High-speed Internet is redefining K-12 education in the US. Studies show that learning outcomes are better when technology is integrated into pedagogically sound teaching. Two vastly different California schools are showing the power of broadband by using the same digital learning tools.
With an increasing number of researchers working with 5G, there is a growing demand for test facilities outside of a restricted laboratory setting. The EUWireless project is now offering users a complete “telecommunication infrastructure” at his or her disposal.
According to experts, the world needs Data Stewards. Estimates say, that in Europe alone 500.000 will be needed over the coming years. Research & education networks are contributing to make that happen.
In Mexico, the eduroam service has grown significantly in the last several years, from two locations 2014 to 444 today, providing the research and education community with a secure, free national and worldwide wifi roaming service.
When Queen Mary University of London looked to open a branch campus in Malta, its priority was to ensure that the experience of students based in Malta would be comparable with students based in the UK (but perhaps with more sunshine).
Researchers at the University of California San Diego used satellite images from multiple sources to map and understand city growth patterns in India, with the help of computers trained to distinguish types of growth. The technology is also being used to identify refugee camps and schools in Africa.
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.