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Carnegie Mellon Manages Energy Usage with Predictive Analytics

Carnegie Mellon University has found that helping users change their behaviors regarding energy usage involves giving them information in an integrated form, monitoring building performance and making real-time data accessible and visible. The findings grew out of a predictive analytics project by the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, a degree program and research center in the School of Architecture that studies advanced building technologies and designs as a way to improve "total-building" efficiency and performance.

Gale Adds Nearly 700 STEM Titles to Virtual Reference Library

Gale will add approximately 750 new books focused on STEM, healthcare and K-12 topics to its e-book platform, Gale Virtual Reference Library, as a result of signing four new publishers.

$121 Million in Federal Grants Bolster Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

The federal government is awarding $121 million in grants with the aim of improving academic and career outcomes for those with disabilities

8 Billion Mobile Devices by 2019, but Can Batteries and Chargers Keep Pace?

The installed base of mobile devices is expected to hit 8 billion worldwide by 2019, according to a new forecast. But can the technologies that power these devices keep pace with this growth?



GitHub Rolls Out Free Student Developer Pack

GitHub has partnered with 13 companies and organizations to provide a package of developer tools free for students.

Plymouth U To Provide 30,000 E-Textbooks to Its Students

In the largest e-textbook program ever undertaken in the United Kingdom, Plymouth University is rolling out more than 30,000 e-textbooks to students institution-wide.

Healthcare College Selects ERP Software for New Pharmacy School

A nonprofit healthcare-focused university in California has selected an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, called CAMS Enterprise for the start of its pharmacy program.

Claremont McKenna Launches New Interactive Map

The college's new map, complete with 3D renderings, can be accessed via a Web portal or a mobile app.

11 Institutional Centers of Excellence to Explore Big Data in Health

The National Institutes of Health has just made a major investment in the use of "big data" in healthcare. Eleven institutions from California to Pennsylvania have received grants to pursue centers of excellence in multiple areas as part of BD2K, the Big Data to Knowledge initiative.

Gartner Trends: Tech To Realign Human and Digital Life

Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.