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One-Seventh of the World's Population Got a Smart Phone Last Year

In 2013, for the first time ever, the number of smart phones shipped worldwide in a year topped 1 billion. That's about one smart phone for every seven human beings alive.

U Houston Research: Anonymous Commenting Less Civil

As you might expect, when people can maintain their anonymity in online forums, they're more likely to post uncivil comments. That's also the conclusion of a researcher at the University of Houston.

Report: Online Enrollment Growth Slows

More than 7.1 million students took at least one online course at a higher education institution in fall of 2012, according to a new report, Grade Change: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2013.

George Siemens: A New Lab for Research on Technology and Digital Networks

This spring, George Siemens will make the move stateside to the University of Texas-Arlington, where he will base his research on how technology and digital networks influence the knowledge development process within society, and related implications for the future of higher education institutions.

Duke Researchers Use Superlens To Improve Wireless Energy Transfer

Researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering have developed a method of transmitted energy wirelessly over distances greater than the size of the transmitter and receiver.



Startup Knode Teams with Wiley To Offer Custom Researcher Portals

A startup that offers a cloud-based biomedical search and profiling platform is teaming up with a major publisher of scientific and technical texts to create customized research portals for academic organizations and scientific societies.

New Algorithm from MIT, Yale, and USC Tackles Max Flow Challenge

Researchers from MIT, Yale University, and the University of Southern California have developed what they are labeling the "fastest known algorithm" for solving the problem of "maximum flow."

Brief: Louisiana State Launches New Researcher Database

Louisiana State University has introduced a new database that provides a list of the institution's faculty and their research areas.

Report: Android To Top 1 Billion Shipments in 2014

Shipments of devices with the Android operating system will surpass 1 billion units in 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Caltech Adopts Open Access Policy for Scholarly Writing

With the beginning of the new year, California Institute of Technology has implemented a new open-access policy for the scholarly writing done by its faculty.