A team of instructors and students at Towson University is trying to build a better CAPTCHA mousetrap, one that incorporates audio to make Web sites more accessible to the blind.
A project at Carnegie Mellon University has been launched in hopes of improving the condition of roads in Pittsburgh in time for the spring thaw while helping city road crews know where the worst potholes are located in their region.
A regional cyber competition this month will pit security experts from Boeing, McAfee Foundstone, Logic Security, and a district attorney's office posing as terrorists against students from six western universities.
A small UK company has launched a set of free open source computation utilities for college students.
A new international competition challenges college students--and particularly women--to come up with creative ways to save energy in five different sectors of city environments.
Now that Watson has had its latest resurgence of fame and appeared as a top trending topic on both Google and Twitter, IBM is about to show college students how to use the underlying technologies of the supercomputer.
Purdue University has received a grant that will help it fund scholarships for master students in information security. The million-dollar, two-year grant from the National Science Foundation could be renewed for an additional two years.
The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the UC San Diego has installed a 10,368-core AMD-based cluster that uses flash storage in place of traditional disk drives. Named Trestles, the new system is expected to serve members of TeraGrid, a distributed "cyberinfrastructure" for open scientific research, through 2013.
Tapping the talents of a globally based team of programmers promises the alluring image of efficient, around-the-clock application development. But as these students learned, time conflicts, power outages, and over-commitment can get in the way of a good idea.
A Brazilian university is accelerating astronomy research with the help of a 2,304-core system built around AMD Opteron 6172 processors and with 4.6 TB of main memory.