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NYU-Poly Researchers Awarded DARPA Contract to Explore the Deep Web

Researchers at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering are developing methods to explore hard-to-find information on the Web — both on the surface and on the deep Web, the realm not indexed by standard commercial search engines.

U Texas School of Information Partners with Iron Mountain on Information Management

The University of Texas School of Information has partnered with storage and information management company Iron Mountain in an effort to bridge the worlds of study and practice in the field of information management.

Robotic Telepresence Platform Now Features Teleportation

Revolve Robotics has announced KUBI Video 2.0, the latest version of its video collaboration app for its flagship KUBI robotic telepresence platform.

SkySync Added to Internet2 Net+ Portfolio

Portal Architects’ software is designed to make it easier for universities and research institutions to migrate information to storage services.



Intelitek, Robai Partner on Robots for STEM Ed

Robai, a robotics provider, and Intelitek, a maker of software for robotics, have partnered to launch a line of robots designed specifically for the education market.

LED-Lit Robotic Garden Nurtures Kids To Code

The creators of a robotic garden from MIT are hoping it becomes a tool to encourage students — especially girls — to understand more about algorithms and programming.

Penn State Teams Dominate App-Building Hackathon

Teams from Pennsylvania State University took first and second place in the first-ever Civitas Learning Student Success Hackathon.

Cornell Launches Prototype Challenge for Engineering Students

Cornell University is collaborating with a private partner to launch a six-month entrepreneurial competition.

Hobsons Acquires Starfish Retention Solutions

Hobsons has acquired Starfish Retention Solutions, a provider of higher ed student success and advising tools.

West Virginia Network Rebuilds Data Warehouse in 90 Days

A service center that delivers multiple computing facilities and network communications for most of the colleges and universities in West Virginia has rebuilt a data warehouse and dozens of reports from scratch after determining that the previous model was flawed in design and implementation.