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Look, Up in the Sky! Cyber Beetle Could Tackle Tight Rescue Missions

Forget about wireless drones. Try giant wireless beetles from tropical Africa outfitted with gear for surveillance and search and rescue operations. An international research team that has been working with the beetles since at least 2009 for just these purposes recently made breakthroughs that allow them to steer the beetles from a remote location more precisely.

Carnegie Mellon, U Pittsburgh Team with Pittsburgh Medical Center on Big Data Health Care Initiative

Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have teamed up to explore ways big data can improve health care.

National Telecom and Information Administration Admin To Deliver Internet2 Global Summit Keynote

Lawrence Strickling, assistant secretary for communications and information at the United States Department of Commerce and administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration will deliver a keynote address at the Internet2 2015 Global Summit.

Report: Few CIOs Give Cloud Solutions Appropriate Consideration

Cloud solutions have matured enough to be a viable option for many IT projects, but few CIOs are giving them the consideration they may deserve, according to a new survey from Gartner.



StorTrends Intros All-Flash Storage Arrays

Atlanta-based StorTrends has released two new storage devices that feature all-flash storage area network (SAN) arrays.

MIT Hackathon Tackles Technologies To Benefit the Disabled

An assistive technologies hackathon at MIT late last month came up with innovations for assisting people with everything from cerebral palsy and paraplegia to hearing and visual impairments.

MIT Formally Kicks Off Cybersecurity Work

MIT has shared additional details on how it plans to spend a $15 million cybersecurity grant. The multidisciplinary effort will address cybersecurity from three directions: technology, public policy and organizational management.

Improving STEM Ed through Sleep

A new multidisciplinary project from the University of Arizona will encourage elementary students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math by involving them in research involving their own sleep patterns.

NASA Invites College Students To Help People Get to Mars

Even as NASA is culling through volunteers willing to sign on to head to Mars, a trip that could be one-way, it is also hoping to woo college students to help it design critical systems for that same journey and other space travel.

Brown, Johns Hopkins U Partner on 'Visual Turing Test'

A team of researchers from Brown University and Johns Hopkins University have come up with a system, dubbed a "visual Turing test," to evaluate how well computers can wring meaning from images.