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Microsoft Debuts Azure for Student Developers

Microsoft has released Microsoft Azure for student developers, a free version of the company's development tool for Web sites and Web apps.

Northwestern Debuts 2 New MOOCs, First MOOC Specialization

Northwestern University will launch two new massive open online courses (MOOCs), one in healthcare and one in business, this spring, as well as its first MOOC specialization.

Boise State University Moves ERP to the Cloud

In an effort to transform core business processes and advance strategic goals, Boise State University is moving its ERP to the Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud.

MIT, Stanford Researchers Create Dual-Layered Solar Cells

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University has developed a new two-layered solar cell capable of harvesting a broader range of energy from sunlight.



Sherpa Unveils E-Discovery Module for Information Governance Platform

Sherpa Software has added an e-discovery module to its information governance platform, Altitude IG.

Duke Wraps Fourth Annual DataFest Stats Competition

Duke University held ASA DataFest 2015 March 22-24, 2015. It was the university's fourth-annual 48-hour statistics and data analysis competition.

Dump User Names, Says Dartmouth Research

The focus on coming up with unusual passwords for getting into secure sites is probably misplaced, particularly when those passwords are accompanied by user names that are all too guessable. That's what a joint academic and industry research team has come up with after nearly a year of working together on the problem of authentication.

U San Diego Deploys Intelligent To-Do App for Students

The University of San Diego has launched Insight, a to-do app designed to help students stay organized in their personal and academic lives and plan for the future.

MIT Algorithm Lays Path to Safer Code

A team of MIT researchers has come up with a system that can generate inputs to trigger intentional integer overflows to help identify security vulnerabilities in code.

Researchers Help Online Workers Act on Grievances

While the Internet may be wildly successful at bringing like-minded people together, it can be less effective at helping people gather together to act on shared grievances. A group of researchers undertook a study to try to understand the barriers that prevent online workers from taking collective action.