Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

AutoCAD WS 1.1 Adds Offline Editing

Autodesk is releasing an update to AutoCAD WS, the free AutoCAD app designed for iOS devices like iPad and iPhone.

San Diego Supercomputer Center Tapped To Help Shape Next Gen Computing

The San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego has been brought into a project designed to create the next generation of computer systems.

National College Adds Virtual Environment to Tech Training

National College has gone public with its use of online training curriculum in its tech program at one of its campuses.

Microsoft Lures Researchers to Azure Cloud in 3 European Deals

Microsoft is working with three organizations in Europe to broaden researcher access to cloud resources. The company has announced that it's working with Europe's VENUS- consortium, France's INRIA, and the University of Nottingham Horizon Institute.

Purdue Opens West Coast Center To Connect with High Tech

Indiana-based Purdue University will be opening a new west coast center in Mountain View, CA in NASA Research Park, the same base where Pennsylvania-based Carnegie Mellon also runs a university. The new center is intended to link Purdue's engineering and technology faculty and researchers with high-tech companies and entrepreneurs.

AutoCAD 2011 for Mac OS X Arrives for Education

Autodesk has brought AutoCAD 2011 for Mac OS X to its Education Community, offering teachers and students about 90 percent off the full commercial version. The standard education edition of AutoCAD 2011 for Mac, which also began shipping this month, will continue to be free for education users.

Joint University Team To Lay Out Vision of New Internet

Four decades after it hosted the first message to be sent out over the Internet in 1969, the University of California, Los Angeles will be managing a joint institutional research project to lay out the framework for a new Internet.

5 Scientific Research Facilities Get Big Dollar Boost for New Construction

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $50 million in grants across five institutions to support the construction of new scientific research facilities. These labs--at four universities and a non-profit organization--will cover a wide variety of research fields.

Duke Latest To Sign Journal Open Access Compact

Pricey subscription journals will take another hit with news that Duke University has joined a group of kindred research institutions in signing a Compact for Open Access Publishing Equity (COPE).