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Fiber-Optic Cables Provide New Tool as Early Earthquake Sensors

Fiber-optic cables, like those in CENIC’s CalREN network and used for internet services everywhere, might eventually serve dual purposes — used not only to transmit data, but also to provide earthquake measurements, and maybe even safety alerts.

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The Big Pixel Initiative: Using Satellite Data to Map Urbanization, Schools, and Refugee Camps

Researchers at UC San Diego used satellite images from multiple sources to map and understand city growth patterns in India, with the help of computers trained to distinguish types of growth.

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Identifying Tiny Organisms with Giant Impact on Climate

Advances in automated plankton identification will benefit the fields of both computer science and biological science, enabling improved classification algorithms for machine learning and vast new data streams for plankton ecology. With success, the ability to rapidly and automatically find patterns in plankton ecology could drastically speed up observations of climate change challenges and solutions.

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Bringing Internet Access to Environmental Education in Yosemite

CENIC, UC Merced, and the National Park Service are collaborating to get Internet access to the new NatureBridge campus in 2019, which will offer many benefits and support environmental education for youths far and wide.

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Grow Food, Grow Jobs: How Broadband Can Boost Farming in California's Central Valley

Broadband helps farmers and students in California’s Central Valley use technology and develop skills to improve the agriculture economy. Read how CENIC collaborators such as the USDA, UC ANR, community colleges, and ISPs find funding and develop plans for better connectivity for the far reaches of the state, to help grow food and grow jobs.

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The Unfinished Internet: Vint Cerf on Expansion, Education, and Preservation

At CENIC's 2018 conference, Internet co-founder Vint Cerf advocated for broader Internet access, greater digital literacy, and improved digital preservation. Read the blog and watch his keynote now.

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The Exploratorium and CENIC

The Exploratorium was the first cultural organization to join CENIC, and their connection to CalREN has supported remarkable programming and powered scientific discovery.

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CENIC Presents Innovations in Networking Awards

Each year CENIC presents the Innovations in Networking Awards to highlight the exemplary innovations that leverage ultra-high bandwidth networking, particularly where those innovations have the potential to transform the ways in which instruction and research are conducted or where they further the deployment of broadband in underserved areas.

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Pacific Wave and CENIC

Pacific Wave continues to be one of CENIC’s major international initiatives, operated in partnership with the Pacific Northwest Gigapop. Undertaken as a part of an effort to improve service to CENIC members, Pacific Wave makes possible improved high-performance connectivity between CalREN and 29 Asia Pacific countries.

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SFJAZZ Collaborates with K–12 Schools and Public Libraries Using CalREN

In honor of Black History Month, SFJAZZ Education’s School Day Concert program presented award-winning bassist and bandleader Marcus Shelby and his Quintet to over 800 students at 11 schools across the SF Bay Area.

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