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National and regional Research & Education networks traverse our planet, providing ultra-high speed connectivity and tailor-made services that underpin scientific discovery, foster global collaborations and unlock access to education.

This site features fascinating stories from around the world about people and projects making a difference enabled by these powerful networks. 

 

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American Presidents in an interactive classroom

The President of the United States of America is said to be the most powerful person in the world. So naturally, to understand past presidencies you want to get as close as possible to key presidential decisions. For that you need access to primary sources, and that is exactly what The Presidential Primary Sources Project is doing.

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US schools and libraries embrace LOLA

US schools and libraries embrace LOLA

LOLA, an open source Low Latency audio and video conferencing technology that enables real-time, simultaneous, live musical performances across long distances, is emerging as an exciting opportunity for schools and libraries to fully leverage their advanced high speed connectivity to allow students to greatly expand their musical horizons.

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Using UltraGrid to simulate acute care of a patient with a stroke

The sooner a person suffering a stroke receives medical attention, the better the outcome is likely to be. Scenario training using simulation technology is helping hospital staff respond to these types of emergencies more efficiently.

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Brazil breaks new ground with advanced telemedicine network

The Telemedicine University Network Rute in Brazil is considered the biggest initiative in telemedicine and telehealth in the world. Watch the interview with Rute’s coordinator, Luiz Ary Messina, and learn more about the reach and roadmap for this world-changing initiative.

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E-portfolios help Japanese engineering students improve learning

The Engineering Department of the Kyushu Sangyo University in Japan has designed a dedicated e-portfolio as an educational tool to make students aware of their strengths and weaknesses, helping them achieve their goals in a structured fashion.

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Telemedicine: helping reduce deaths from cancer in Asia

Gastric cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in Asia. It accounts for the deaths of some 28 men and 13 women per 100,000. The Telemedicine Development Center of Asia has been building capacity to deliver valuable technical training for cancer specialists right across the region.

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Chile and CERN communicating closely

Even if you are a researcher living in the most southern country in the world, you can still participate in groundbreaking global research. For example, the Science and Technology Center of Valparaíso in Chile plays a role in the ATLAS experiment at CERN in Switzerland.

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Taking Flight: a high-tech approach to studying birds

To encourage national and international collaboration, the Motus web portal will make data summaries and visualizations of bird migration tracking data, captured by the small Motus radio transmitters affixed to individual birds, publicly available for education and citizen science purposes.

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Artists from three countries perform live via video links

A music and dance performance in Copenhagen included live feeds of musicians in London and dancers in Barcelona. Thanks to LOLA technology the synchronised effect was as if they were all physically present on the same stage.

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Social media snitches on imminent cyber-attacks

Together with researchers from several universities, Brazil’s research and education network RNP, has designed an early warning system that monitors a range of social media channels to spot imminent attacks and to launch preventive measures and counterattacks.

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Revealing the inner workings of a tornado

Leigh Orf from the University of Wisconsin-Madison leads a group of researchers specialised in re-creating meteorological events leading up to the forming of tornadoes. Built on real-world observational data, the computer simulations unveil the inner workings of these monstrous events in unprecedented detail.

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Protecting the Earth from hazardous asteroids

On 19 April 2017 the ‘Rock’ asteroid made an uncomfortably close pass to Earth – the closest in 400 years. The first step to protecting against such hazards is to monitor them to calculate their precise orbits; this requires fast, reliable internet connections so that the huge volumes of observation data involved can be sent speedily and reliably to researchers around the world for analysis.

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