Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Internet2 and ESnet Span Country with 100 Gigabit Network

The promise of 100 Gbps data transfer in the United States just got more real with completion of a transcontinental network that delivers 8.8 terabits of capacity.

Research Platform Enables Students To Link Theory to Practical Application

A new pair of universal software radio peripheral (USRP) instruments, NI USRP-2920 and NI USRP-2921, from National Instruments has opened the doors for students to test abstract mathematical theory within a real-world environment.

MIT Opens Center for Graphene Devices and Systems

The Microsystems Technology Laboratories at MIT is introducing a new research concentration.

Budapest U Establishes IPv6 Training and Research Lab

Budapest University of Technology and Economics has established a laboratory for training and research in Internet protocol version 6 (IPv6). The purpose of the lab is to provide an open environment for validating solutions, network setups, and applications built on IPv6 and to provide onsite and online training.

USC Expands Genomic Research Options

The University of Southern California has expanded its use of software from NextBio, which develops life sciences research tools.

Researchers Throw Out Digital Waste Scheme

A couple of computer scientists--one from Johns Hopkins University and the other at the University of Alabama at Birmingham--have looked to the science of waste management for guidance on what to do with unwanted or unused data from the digital world.

Carnegie Mellon and NASA Size Up Wildfires

As wildfire season heats up in the western United States, Carnegie Mellon University's Silicon Valley Campus is teaming up with NASA during September and October to further test out new approaches and technologies for managing emergency response.

Taking Mobile Applications into the Cloud

Cloud-enabled mobile computing is at the intersection of two of today's hottest areas in IT, coupling resource-starved mobile phones with the resource-rich cloud.

Arizona State Tries Practice over Theory in Engineering Education

When it comes to learning engineering, real-world problem solving has greater appeal to students than theory--it can also improve test scores. These are initial findings suggested by a recent experiment at Arizona State University performed as research for NASA. In two junior-year courses in the university's aerospace engineering program, faculty shifted how they were teaching to put less focus on theory and more emphasis on simulation and visualization through the immediate use of engineering software.

UC San Diego Receives $150,000 in Software Licenses from Power Analytics

The University of California, San Diego's Jacobs School of Engineering has received a software donation, worth $150,000, from Power Analytics.