Research, Surveys & Forecasts


Carnegie Mellon Research Ties Biological and Computing Networks

A team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers is using a biological model to understand how computer networks might better respond to security assaults.

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Can Facebook Make Better Students?

A new study out of Baylor University's College of Arts and Sciences suggests the social network can improve some aspects of students' academic performance and, in large classes, create a sense of connectedness that promotes active learning.

Straight Path Spectrum Joins NYU Wireless

Straight Path Spectrum has joined NYU Wireless as an affiliate sponsor and advisory board member, contributing its expertise in millimeter frequencies to the academic wireless communications research center at New York University.

U Washington Game-Based Platform Helps Students Master Concepts in Algebra Challenge

The University of Washington's Center for Game Science has been testing an adaptive game-based platform that is showing promise in promoting mastery of algebra concepts among students in grades K-12.

U Iowa Team Tackles Cheap Magnetic to Optical Data Transfer for Plastic Chips

Cheap, flexible computing devices may be one step closer to reality, thanks to researchers at the University of Iowa and New York University.



Research: Wearable Device Sales Set To Triple in 2014

The number of wearable computing devices sold in the United States will triple in 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm International Data Corporation, to top 19 million shipments.

Research: PC Shipment Sag Slows

Worldwide PC shipments declined 1.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period in the previous year, according to market research company Gartner. The decline is the smallest the segment has seen in the last seven quarters.

The Intersection of Learning Analytics and Openness

As institutions put more stock in learning analytics, campus technology leaders explore how a culture of openness could make the difference between success or failure for the rising technology.

Purdue Research Looks To Give Vision to Smartphones

Purdue University researchers are figuring out a way to make smartphones smarter. The goal is to enable the devices to "understand" and identify and tag objects that appear in a camera's field of view.

North Carolina State Research Says Online Gaming Expands the Social Life of Gamers

People who play massively multiplayer online games don't necessarily prefer the company of avatars to live humans. In fact, reports new research supported by the United States Air Force Research Laboratory, online gaming expands players' social lives.