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Powerful network supports new ways of exhibiting and preserving digital media

AARNet’s high-performing low-latency network underpins exhibitions and public programs and collaborations hat are driving innovations in media, technology and user experience for museums.

Optical fibre: a new way of monitoring earthquakes

A huge network of optical fibre runs underground across Australia, delivering the internet on light pulses. Optical fibre is very sensitive to vibration, making it an option for recording the Earth’s tremors.

Connecting researchers to the supercomputers at the cornerstone of Australian researchers

AARNet’s partnership with supercomputing centres, universities and research institutes allow researchers to connect to some of the fastest supercomputers in Australia and undertake globally competitive research.

Furthering international research collaboration through competition

NRENs supported the Data Mover Challenge 2021, an annual international competition that brings together experts from industry and academia and tests their software and solutions for transferring huge amounts of research data.

Researchers put Einstein’s theory to the test

A research team used telescopes around the world, including CSIRO’s Parkes radio telescope – Murriyang, to complete the most challenging tests yet of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and found it holds true.

Simulating atoms for green energy

To help Australia transition to a lower emissions economy, researchers at Griffith University are using the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and AARNet to explore new materials for more efficient green energy production.

How astronomers are making the universe feel smaller

While astronomers tackle the largest research area possible – the entire universe beyond the Earth’s atmosphere – just a few telescopes around the world provide much of the data they study to uncover the secrets of the universe’s celestial objects.

Exploring how stars work

Scientists investigate mysterious Lithium-producing stars using Australia's interconnected national research infrastructure.

Global partnership helps education sector defend against cyber attacks

Australia, Canada, UK and US collaborate on an automated platform to share intelligence on malware attacks

Australian researchers collaborate to model effects of climate change on biodiversity

The Biodiversity Climate Change Virtual Lab (BCCVL) is one of the most accessed services via the Australian Access Federation (AAF), the national provider for federated single sign-on.

GÉANT and the SKA – an astronomical collaboration

The Square Kilometre Array, known as the SKA, will become the world’s biggest radio telescope, surveying the sky ten thousand times faster than ever before.

Protecting reptiles and amphibians

A new genomics resource has been established to help understand and protect Australia’s unique reptiles and amphibians.