Research, Surveys & Forecasts

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."

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.

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.

Traditional Limits on Invisibility Cloak Disappear in U Texas Research

The creation of a real-life invisibility cloak just took another stride forward. Engineers at the University of Texas at Austin have come up with a design for a cloaking device that makes it "invisible" or undetectable to parts of the electromagnetic spectrum over a greater number of frequencies.

UCLA Researchers Develop New Compression Method for Big Data

A team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a new data compression method that could help with the capture and analysis of massive amounts of data in real time.

Report: Online Completion Rates Only Trail On-Campus Rates Slightly

Completion rates for on-campus courses are only slightly higher than those for online courses, according to a new report from the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies.

CMU Research Helps Users Create and Recall 100 Passwords

A small team at Carnegie Mellon is taking a new look at the on-going challenge of enabling people to memorize multiple passwords without recording them in a file or on paper.

MIT's WiTrack Tracks 3D Motion for Gaming through Walls

A technology in development at MIT allows for precise 3D tracking of people via radio signals, even through walls, enabling devices located elsewhere to be controlled simply with the movement of their bodies.