Swedish medical research goes East

Research & Education networks go where their customers go. So, while research and education grows increasingly global, networks do the same. One recent example is the prestigious Swedish Karolinska Institute’s opening of its first hub outside Sweden, the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine in Hong Kong.

China link boosts global recruitment

How Jisc helped improve the point-to-point link between the University of Hull and its China office – contributing to a rise in student recruitment

Chasing gravitational waves with the network

The observation in August 2017, for the first time ever, of the merging of two neutron stars was the result of an important collaboration between the American and Italian interferometers LIGO and VIRGO. This discovery initiates the era of "multimessenger astrophysics," which promises to reveal exciting new insights about the Cosmos.

Make your own kind of music with R&E networks

The net:art project is harnessing the power of audio-visual transmission technologies for the performing arts. This is about enabling artists to interact with one another and their audiences, despite the distances that separate them.

Monitoring volcanoes by satellites

For volcanologists and seismologists Iceland is the world’s volcanic laboratory, where they try out new, data-intensive monitoring and early warning technologies, to help save lives and livelihoods in all parts of the world threatened by volcanic eruptions.

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

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.

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.

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.

Artists from three countries perform live via video links

A music and dance performance in Copenhagen included live feeds of musicians in London and dancers in Barcelona. Thanks to LOLA technology the synchronised effect was as if they were all physically present on the same stage.

Protecting the Earth from hazardous asteroids

On 19 April 2017 the 'Rock' asteroid made an uncomfortably close pass to Earth - the closest in 400 years. The first step to protecting against such hazards is to monitor them to calculate their precise orbits; this requires fast, reliable internet connections so that the huge volumes of observation data involved can be sent speedily and reliably to researchers around the world for analysis.

Sharing Shakespeare in sync – and winning awards

Although approx. 2555 km apart, theatre students from The University of Tampere, Finland, and Coventry University, UK, are rehearsing Shakespeare together, sharing a “virtual learning theatre” made possible by powerful videoconferencing equipment and high-speed connectivity.