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Grow food, grow jobs: how broadband can boost farming in California’s Central Valley

Education Food Security CENIC

Broadband helps farmers and students in California’s Central Valley use technology and develop skills to improve the agriculture economy. Read how CENIC collaborators such as the USDA, UC ANR, community colleges, and ISPs find funding and develop plans for better connectivity for the far reaches of the state, to help grow food and grow jobs.

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Using educational games to teach math

Education RNP (Brazil)

3rd grade students from seven public schools near Sao Paolo have participated in a pilot project for the preparation of games to favour math learning. The project is proving that learning numbers and calculus can be a more fun experience with the use of educational games in the classroom

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Network connects astronomical observatories of the Canary Islands to the world

Astronomy RedIRIS (Spain)

Data transmission between the astronomical observatories of the Canary Islands and the world increased tenfold since improving its connection to RedIRIS in 2012

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Research & education networks solve real-world problems

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 blog features fascinating stories from around the world about people and projects empowered by these networks to make a difference.

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Singapore and Sapporo scenic sites come to life via R&E network link

In February 2018 spectators in Singapore were enchanted by crystal clear video images of the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan whilst viewers in Japan could remotely take in the beauty of Singapore's iconic Botanic Gardens: long-distance cultural exchange powered by cutting-edge video technology and high-speed R&E network links.

Proteomics project faster with grids and lightpaths

The research field of proteomics contributes to important new medical insights, producing vast amounts of data along the way.  To convert these massive amounts of proteomics data into knowledge requires dedicated computing and storage capacity.

Protecting the research & education sector against cyber attacks

As cyber attacks increase steadily in frequency and scale, the importance of defending ones own network against attackers increases as well. That is why many R&E networks have a Computer Emergency Response Team, CERT, to handle security incidents.

Supporting women in ICT

The West and Central African Research and Education Network is forging strategic partnerships to support women in ICT, demonstrating its commitment to opening windows of opportunities for women, historically underrepresented in STEM fields.

Using big data solutions to solve the mystery of worm behavior

To study the strategies animals use to navigate the world around them, researchers analyse the behaviour of roundworms to create a model system. The project faced a number of data challenges that threatened to hold the team back from their scientific goal.

Casting your digital vote with Zeus

Zeus is a highly successful online voting system with ultra-high security, excluding any possibility of tampering with the result, together with guaranteeing full voter anonymity.