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Tracking cuckoos from space – building the Animal Internet

Biodiversity Environment Other Space Technology DFN (Germany)

How is this even possible? A cuckoo carrying a tiny transmitter signalling to a satellite and allowing researchers to track its 16,000-kilometre, ten-month-long loop migration from Scandinavia to Central Africa and back.

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Preserving a vital food source with the help of advanced research infrastructure

Food Security Genomics AARNet (Australia) AfricaConnect2 KENET (Kenya) UbuntuNet (East & Southern Africa)

Scientists in Kenya and Australia collaborate on a research project to diagnose viruses that infect cassava, and sequencing whole cassava virus genomes in order to help eradicate infection.

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IoT solution may help in the treatment of obese children

Health & Medicine RNP (Brazil)

Data from the Internet of Things Applied to Pediatrics project developed in Brazil may contribute to the early identification of risk factors related to obesity.

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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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‘Creating the Future’, inspired by space

More than 80 cosmonauts and astronauts from 20 countries met with youngsters and members of the public in Minsk, Belarus, during the XXXI Planetary Congress of the Association of Space Explorers.

Connecting rural campuses addresses challenges faced by researchers

In South Africa, a major milestone has been reached with the completion of the University of Cape Town segment of the Rural Campuses Connection project, part of a national initiative to connect the country’s rural research facilities.

Private weather observations to be integrated into forecasting

Observations from the “Internet of things”, such as intelligent cars, phones, buildings and personal weather stations added to the mix can provide detailed information on local to hyper-local meteorological phenomena.

Has the world gone peppers?

Researchers from across Europe are hard at work developing a robot that autonomously roams a greenhouse, “eye-balling” sweet peppers to check if they have reached optimal ripeness, and then plucks them off the plant and places them in a vat – all automatically.

Scientists use machine learning to prevent senior falls

Researchers in the United States are developing intelligent devices that predict and prevent deadly falls among the elderly by using machine learning.

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

Reliable internet supports classroom teaching, linking students to metropolitan experts and underpinning the adoption of new technologies.