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Opening SESAME to the world

The hope was to build a tool that can probe the secrets of the material world. The dream is that such a tool will not just bring world-class science to the Middle East, but also unprecedented cooperation across a conflict-ridden region. In May 2017, that dream came true with SESAME's synchrotron.

Optimizing an airplane wing more precisely than ever before

Engineers used research networks and supercomputing in two countries to inform the design of airplane wings that will make airplanes lighter, reducing fuel consumption and the number of raw materials used in construction

Supporting environmental public policies of Chile

Dr. Javier Sellanes, a professor at the Universidad Católica del Norte is manager of the project that gave life to Pandora, the platform that manages a distributed repository network for the conservation of information related to biodiversity in Chile, including over 30 thousand species of flora and fauna.

Helping scientists analyse their data

One of the major trends in scientific research is the increase in data volume. Science is increasingly data-driven when datasets are on the tera-scale level. Once, only particle physicists produced these huge amounts of data, but now many other branches of science do too and a new service aims to make crunching these data easier for researchers.

Life sciences researchers fast-track medical breakthroughs

Researchers collaborated across continents to advance our understanding of diabetic kidney disease and metabolic changes in pregnancy. High-speed networking plays a critical role connecting researchers and data in Australia to data, resources and colleagues located in Europe. 

A virtual “data house” for genomics researchers

Genome researchers in the Netherlands work closely together in the field of omics data (such as genomic and metabolomic data). To ensure the data can be shared easily and securely, E-LAN network technology is being piloted in a shared network environment.

American Presidents in an interactive classroom

The President of the United States of America is said to be the most powerful person in the world. To understand past presidencies, you want to get as close as possible to key presidential decisions. You need access to primary sources, and that is exactly what The Presidential Primary Sources Project is doing.

US schools and libraries embrace LOLA

LOLA is an open source, low latency audio and video conferencing technology that enables real-time, simultaneous, live musical performances across long distances. LOLA is emerging as an opportunity for schools and libraries to leverage their advanced high speed connectivity to allow students to greatly expand their musical horizons.

Using simulations of acute care to aid stroke patients

The sooner a person suffering a stroke receives medical attention, the better the outcome is likely to be. Scenario training using simulation technology is helping hospital staff respond to these types of emergencies more efficiently.

Brazil breaks new ground with advanced telemedicine network

The Telemedicine University Network Rute in Brazil is considered the biggest initiative in telemedicine and telehealth in the world. Watch the interview with Rute’s coordinator, Luiz Ary Messina, and learn more about the reach and roadmap for this world-changing initiative.

E-portfolios help Japanese engineering students improve learning

The Engineering Department of the Kyushu Sangyo University in Japan has designed a dedicated e-portfolio as an educational tool to make students aware of their strengths and weaknesses, helping them achieve their goals in a structured fashion.

Telemedicine: helping reduce deaths from cancer in Asia

Gastric cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in Asia. It accounts for the deaths of some 28 men and 13 women per 100,000. The Telemedicine Development Center of Asia has been building capacity to deliver valuable technical training for cancer specialists right across the region.