Science, Technology, Engineering & Math


Researchers Demonstrate Faster Data Transmission Over New Kind of Fiber

A team of researchers at universities in Florida and the Netherlands may have developed a new kind of optical fiber that can transmit data at more than 20 times current top speeds.

18 Projects Aim To Advance Sustainability Through Technology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) awards totalling $12.5 million to 18 university research projects that seek to advance the science of environmental sustainability while also advancing computing and communication technologies.

Federal Grants Aim To Improve Efficiencies in Solar Energy

The United States Department of Energy recently awarded $14 million to 10 research institutions as part of its "SunShot" program, which aims to make solar energy as cost-competitive as traditional energy sources before the end of this decade.

Researchers Propose Application To Bypass Internet Traffic Jams

Researchers from Cornell University, the University of Southern California and University of Massachusetts have proposed an application to help network operators find the best routes for their data and bypass Internet traffic jams.

Report: Wearable Interfaces To Become Increasingly Sensor-Based Over Next 5 Years

Over the next five years, mobile and wearable devices will rely less on touchscreen user interfaces and increasingly on sensors, and the next generation of devices and the Internet of Things will drive development of voice, gesture, eye-tracking and other interfaces, according to a new study from ABI Research.



Cornell Scientists Teach Upstate NY Science Teachers

As part of a National Science Foundation grant project, high school teachers are in the lab at Cornell University learning content to pass on to their own students.

U Nebraska Team Develops Wearable Tech Curriculum

A National Science Foundation grant will help students in Nebraska apply engineering skills to wearable technology.

RIT Opening Technology-Rich Classroom for STEM Courses

Tablets, projectors, cameras, interactive whiteboards, collaborative software and more will enhance STEM learning in a new classroom being dedicated this Friday at the Rochester Institute of Technology's College of Applied Science and Technology (CAST).

RIT Opens $3 Million Prototyping Lab for Manufacturing

High tech manufacturing has a new $3 million home at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The school's "Digital Manufacturing and Product Realization Lab" will accommodate design and simulation as well as prototype fabrication and product inspection, testing and validation.

15 Colleges Revamping Computer Sci Programs To Appeal to Women and Minorities

An organization that runs programs to advance women in computing and a college that has seen success in its own efforts to woo non-traditional students to computing has launched a new program intended to help 15 American institutions increase the percentage of their undergraduate majors who are female or students of color.