Research, Surveys & Forecasts


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.

Research: Upping Test Scores Doesn't Equate to Improving Abstract Reasoning

Research by a team of neuroscientists at MIT and other institutions has found that even when schools take instructional steps that help raise student scores on high-stakes tests, that influence doesn't translate to improvements in learners' abilities to perform abstract reasoning.

Millennials View Education as Least Satisfying Segment for Empowerment, Workplace Collaboration

For young people seeking innovation in the organizations where they work, education as a sector may not be the most conducive environment. "Millennials," who make up a quarter of the current workforce, consider educational institutions the least innovative, at least when compared to retail, technology, healthcare and advertising, marketing and PR.

Report: PCs Sag as Tablets Surge

Global PC shipments continue to drop in 2013 while tablet sales soar, according to two new forecasts from market research firm International Data Corporation.

National Cheng Kung U Develops Switchless Cluster Supercomputer

The National Cheng Kung University Supercomputing Research Center in Taiwan has developed a switchless cluster supercomputer, called CK-Star.



High Career Turnover Rates for Women in STEM Fields: Inhospitable Environment a Factor

Fifty percent of women working in STEM careers leave their field for other occupations in the first 12 years of their career, compared to only 20 percent of professional women in non-STEM fields, according to a new study from researchers at Cornell University and the University of Texas at Austin.

Report: Gig.U Broadband Projects Offer Lessons for Gigabit Deployments

For universities looking to start or accelerate their own next-generation network efforts in their communities, Gig.U is offering up lessons learned from its members broadband projects. In its latest report, "A Gigabit Garden Begins To Grow: Lessons from the First Planting," the group outlines efforts to build networks with gigabit speeds in 18 university communities around the United States.

Report: Half of University Faculty Have Flipped their Classroom or Will in the Next Year

Half of university faculty members have deployed the flipped classroom model or plan to within the next 12 months, according to a new survey from the Center for Digital Education and Sonic Foundry.

Carnegie Mellon U, University of Pennsylvania Partner To Secure Commercial Tech for DARPA

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab and the University of Pennsylvania will explore ways to improve the security of commercial projects used by the United States Military, thanks to a four-year $3.9 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Report: Android Improves Smartphone Market Share to 81 Percent

Phones with Google's mobile operating system, Android, accounted for 81 percent of all smartphone shipments in the third quarter of 2013, according to a new report from market research firm International Data Corporation.