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Chilean scientists watching the explosion of 61 supernovas in real-time

Studies by scientists in Chile shed light on phenomenon related to the creation of the Universe, the formation of celestial bodies and the characterization of different kinds of stars. “Our goal is to understand the parent stars of supernovas. I mean, what kind of star produced the explosion”, says researcher Francisco Förster.

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One event delivers remote surgical training to 1000+ Mexican physicians

More than 1,000 Mexican physicians were trained remotely in the latest endoscopy procedures during a single event in 2015 by using high-definition videoconferencing technology and advanced academic networks.

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Streaming Colombia’s science and education

Since 2008 the Live RENATA streaming service has amplified Colombia’s research and education by transmitting thousands of hours of knowledge to a growing number of national and international Internet users, creating new opportunities for learning and discovery. Apart from in academia, this service is also used by government institutions to present policies and strategies. Other organizations have transmitted conferences about engineering, science and culture.

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Working hard to extend the reach of the Internet

Working hard to extend the reach of the Internet

Meet the Network Startup Resource Center, NSRC, collaborating with emerging research and education networks across the globe to extend the reach of the Internet.

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Super-connectivity for one of the world’s brightest light sources

1200 researchers from all over the world visit the Brazilian city of Campinas near Sao Paolo every year, to work at the National Laboratory for Synchrotron Light, LNLS. Among other things, synchrotron light has been essential for the production of new drugs, fertilizers, cell analysis, the study of different types of soil and new sources of energy.

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Cleverly sharing workload across time zones

The control room is the first installation of its kind in America that can operate telescopes and fluorescence detectors at a distance, from Mexico to Argentina. It also maximizes usages times and optimizes the transmission of scientific data.

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Convenient connectivity while abroad

Mexican student Abraham Montoya Obeso discovered the advantages of eduroam during his stay at the University of Bordeaux in France.

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Teleoplogis, an innovative teleoperated lab for teaching and research­

A collaborative project that has seen little-used cells of machinery reinvented as a shared remote manufacturing teaching and research tool for industrial engineers in Colombia and Mexico.

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Creating an atlas of the black-eyed bean genome

“Without Science DMZ, our laboratories would be isolated islands,” says Ana Benko-Iseppon, a Brazilian researcher working on the global project to develop more environmentally adapted cultivated forms of the black-eyed bean.

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Brazilian university develops a remote experimentation tool for public education

When the teacher Karine Coelho, from the Balneário Arroio da Silva School, in the State of Santa Catarina, needs to teach inclined planes, propagation of heat, electrical circuits or other matters in the Physics curriculum for high school, her students have access not only to the theory, but to practical experiments that reinforce the content taught in the classroom, within the reach of their cellphones.

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eduroam unstoppable

eduroam unstoppable

eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, worldwide roaming access developed for the international research and education community. Since its launch in Europe in 2003, eduroam has gained popularity and is now available in 76 countries worldwide. Eduroam is also expanding beyond campuses to public, commercial and city Wi-Fi initiatives, providing an ever-increasing mobile platform for its multi-million users.

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Researchers turn to web conference for Doce River disaster recovery

In November 2015, the bursting of the dam of a mining company caused one of the largest environmental disasters ever recorded in Brazil. Over 60 billion liters of mining tailings reached the Doce River basin, and mud flooded the river and its tributaries, causing irreversible damage to the environment. When the dam broke, 55 million cubic meters of mud were released, which devastated cities, buried houses and caused 19 deaths. RNP’s web conference platform helped researchers co-ordinate their response to this disaster.