Brian Schmidt: why funding science infrastructure is essential

 March 5, 2015 

By Brian Schmidt, Australian National University When you see the word “infrastructure”, the first thing conjured in most people’s minds is roads, bridges and rail. These are, after all, the most visible portion of the A$100 billion of infrastructure that the nation is currently investing in. But there is another kind of infrastructure that is... View Article

Six museums from AARNet’s GLAM community join Google Cultural Institute

 March 3, 2015 

Thousands of Australian cultural artefacts and virtual online tours of galleries are now a few clicks away as Google Street View goes inside the country’s top museums. We’re excited to see six museums and galleries from the AARNet GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) community listed among the fourteen new participating institutions announced at the Australian launch... View Article

Customer Dashboard: new and improved features

 March 2, 2015 

You asked and we listened. Some improvements have been made to the AARNet Customer Dashboard. Based on customer feedback, the Bandwidth Utilisation reports have been revised on the AARNet Customer Dashboard. The existing report has been improved and a new “real-time” utilisation graph has been added (for AARNet4 connections only), showing a 2-day window, which lags... View Article

STEM outreach: inspiring high-school girls to pursue careers in science and technology

 March 2, 2015 

AARNet is much more than fibre, routers and switches. Our networking infrastructure enables access to content, resources and people, which delivers new experiences, fosters collaborations and builds like-minded interdisciplinary communities striving to make a difference. Research and education communities connected to AARNet, including the nation’s universities, CSIRO and GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums) are involved in myriad innovative STEM... View Article

AARNet’s IGLEw brings the Universe to New England TechFest

 March 2, 2015 

The AARNet IGLEw (Immersive Global Learning Environment), an inflatable 3D theatre equipped with the latest immersive and interactive technologies, will be at the Armidale Ex-Services Memorial Club, from 4-6 March 2015 for New England TechFest. Satellite imagery from NASA’s Digital Universe Atlas and other scientific resources will be streamed into the IGLEw in real time at high resolution... View Article


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