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Penn State Wins $2.9 Million To Develop Concentrating Solar Panels

Pennsylvania State University has won a $2.9 million grant to develop fixed-tilt concentrating photovoltaic panel that will provide significantly more solar energy than conventional solar panels.

San Diego Supercomputer Center Gets 1-Year Extension on 'Gordon'

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has received an extension from the National Science Foundation to continue operating the supercomputer known as Gordon until August 31, 2016.

Research Uncovers MOOC Cheating Strategy

Researchers from MIT and Harvard University have uncovered a new cheating scheme specific to MOOCs.

OpenStax Releases 3 New Free College Textbooks

Three new free textbooks have been added to the inventory within Rice University's OpenStax College collection.

Eastern Michigan U Runs Digital Engagement Clinic

The Center for Digital Engagement at Eastern Michigan University and Ann Arbor SPARK, a nonprofit organization that encourages and supports local businesses, collaborated to offer a digital engagement clinic over the summer.

Michigan State U Streamlines Payments with E-Invoicing

Michigan State University has selected a new electronic invoicing tool in an effort to streamline invoice and payment processes.

ACT Alarmed by U.S. Student Test Results

This year's ACT results show 31 percent of students still unready for college in English, math, reading or science — every subject tested by the assessment organization. That's a figure that has not changed since 2012, when it was slightly higher. Fewer than a fifth of those students can be expected to go on to earn a college degree within six years.

Google Classroom Gains New Features

Instructors can now use Classroom to initiate question-driven discussions and to reuse assignments, announcements or questions from previous classes.

Modular Fiber Interface for Camera Systems Suits Legacy Locations

A United Kingdom-based company has launched a new interface specifically for delivering fiber connectivity to compact and remote high-definition pan/tilt cameras in locations where updating cabling is difficult.

U Oklahoma Libraries Launches Navigation App

Patrons at the University of Oklahoma Libraries can now navigate the system's collections, exhibits and campus landmarks via smartphone.