Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Knovel Delivers Hardware Engineering References

A reference service that provides technical information has added a new subject area specifically covering computer hardware engineering.

Arizona Western College Goes for Variety in Solar Installation

Yuma-based Arizona Western College has begun generating its own electrical power through a solar installation that uses five different types of technologies.

Carnegie Mellon Figures Out How To Match Images Across Media

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed what they're calling a "surprisingly simple method" for identifying visually similar images that don't match at the pixel level.

Northwestern Adds Master's in Analytics to Engineering School

Northwestern University has added a new degree program focused on the study of data analytics.

Public Posting of Genetic Details Gets Boost from Open Science Movement

Two organizations promoting open access to research have announced the winner of a competition encouraging developers to create apps that make science more open.



Purdue Builds Top-100 Supercomputer on Unreleased Chips

Purdue University is home to one of the fastest supercomputers in the country and the 54th most powerful in the world, according to the international Top500.org list. The twist is that the system uses Intel chips that haven't been released to market yet and aren't expected until next March.

Data Analytics Tech Opportunities on the Rise

Students interested in a fruitful career as developers have ripe opportunities right now in the fields of data analytics, mobile, cloud, and social business, according to a new report focused on short-term technology trends.

Knovel Challenge Tests Engineering Research Capabilities

A company that provides access to technical information for engineers is nearing the end of its annual competition that encourages engineering students to answer questions for a chance to win prizes, such as an iPad 2 and cash.

MentorNet Expands Program to All Science Engineering Students

MentorNet, a nonprofit organization that matches students majoring in engineering and science with volunteer mentors, is expanding its program to include any students in these fields, especially women and minorities.

Indiana U Sets Up Secure Community Research Cloud

A consortium of universities will be using a cloud-based high performance computing system based in secure premises. A partnership between Indiana University and HPC vendor Penguin Computing will help researchers get around concerns about where the shared equipment delivering their services is kept.