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University of Alberta Taps IBM Streaming Analytics Software for Climate Change Research

Advanced analytics software from IBM is providing researchers at the University of Alberta in Canada a real-time view of carbon's impact on the environment.

Let's Encrypt Could Secure All Web Sites Free and Easily

By next summer, every Web site could start encrypting its communications free and easily. That's the idea behind a new consortium effort.

EdX Launching MOOCs with Free Certificates for Teacher Training and AP Prep

MOOC nonprofit edX has signed on for ConnectED, the White House's program to connect "99 percent" of America's students to broadband and high-speed wireless in schools and libraries and improve the skills of teachers through the use of technology.

Kuka Unveils Robotics Certificate Program

Kuka Robotics has Unveiled a program designed to help high schools, community colleges, universities and vocational schools offer a certificate based on robotics, Kuka Official Robotics Education.



Admissions Officers Check Social Media Pages, Students Don't Care

Two surveys find respondents saying admissions officers are more likely to check applicants' social media activity but that students aren't worried about what they'll find.

Research: People Ignore Security Warnings through Habit

An experiment at Brigham Young University in Provo found that users "routinely ignore security warnings."

Stanford Researchers Create Computer Vision Algorithm for Describing Visual Scenes

Researchers at Stanford University have created a computer vision algorithm that can analyse an unknown image and describe it using words and phrases.

Brandman U Offers Program in Using Social Media to Recruit Employees

A partnership with The Sourcing Institute will give employment recruiters tips on how to use social media to find quality employees.

Acer Intros Slim Touchscreen Notebook

Acer America is rolling out a lightweight touchscreen notebook that can last up to 10 hours in the classroom without a recharge.

Rafter Launches Books in Tuition Service

Rafter, a company that specializes in course materials management, has launched Rafter360, a new service that promises to deliver all class materials to a student upon registration for a course.