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Cable damage? How an international backup saved a national network

Why are cross-border fibres important? Investing in international connectivity can give NRENs the possibility to quickly set up a backup solution in case of necessity. This is what happened in Italy on 9 January, when a large number of cables… Continue Reading →

Connecting rural campuses addresses challenges faced by researchers

In 2018,  the University of Cape Town segment of the Rural Campuses Connection (RCC) project, part of a national initiative to connect the country’s rural research facilities, was completed, significantly improving connectivity for rural campuses. “The RCC project was very… Continue Reading →

Why should weather forecasts be presented by ‘official’ weather stations only?

Observations from the ‘Internet of things’, such as intelligent cars, phones, buildings and personal weather stations could be added to the mix, to provide even more detailed information on local to hyper-local meteorological phenomena. That is exactly what the Nordic… Continue Reading →

From farm to table: the Sweeper robot has got your peppers covered

Let us introduce you to the Sweeper! A robot that autonomously roams a greenhouse, ‘eye-balls’ sweet peppers to check if they have reached optimal ripeness, and then plucks them off the plant and places them in a vat – all… Continue Reading →

Scientists use machine learning to prevent senior falls

Researchers are developing intelligent devices that predict and prevent deadly falls among the elderly, by using machine learning that is supported by the cyberinfrastructure of the Pacific Research Platform (PRP) over the California Research and Education Network (CENIC). Wearable gadgets,… Continue Reading →

Future-proofing access to educational resources for a school in regional Australia

Calrossy, an independent day and boarding school in Tamworth, New South Wales, enjoys a reputation for excellent academic development. However, being located in rural Australia, more than four hundred kilometres from the nearest urban centre – Sydney – Calrossy is… Continue Reading →

Norse mythology inspires robust approach to securing digital infrastructure in Sweden

Today most parts of Sweden’s digital crisis infrastructure are physically located in Stockholm. Such centralisation makes the infrastructure vulnerable to attacks, specifically in case of war. This is why the Swedish research and education network SUNET has teamed up with… Continue Reading →

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GPS network navigates climate and seismic disaster prevention

Tlaloc, the Aztec rain god, was revered, and greatly feared, for his purported ability to send rain as well as bring drought and famine. He was believed to be able to hurl lightning, unleash devastating hurricanes and bring down rains… Continue Reading →

Building expertise for a new era of online artistic collaboration

Although an hour’s flight away from each other, Master students at the University of Oslo and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim can play music, have discussions, and socialise in near-to real time. Thanks to Norway’s R&E network… Continue Reading →

Student interns develop campus security systems in Nigeria

Bridging the gap between today’s advanced computing and networking technologies and knowledge shared in Nigeria’s higher education community. That’s what Eko-Konnect’s Campus Technology Internship Program (CTIP) is all about. The program brings together students from diverse tribal, cultural and religious backgrounds to… Continue Reading →

Improving gastric cancer survival rates in Central Asia

Mortality rates for gastric cancer are particularly high across Asia, including the Central Asian countries. Early detection is crucial for enhancing patients’ survival rates. Powered by the CAREN and TEIN networks, telemedical training by experts in Japan plays a vital… Continue Reading →

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