A group of university researchers that found success in taking over control of a major criminal botnet to learn how it operates has been funded to develop a system that can automatically identify attacks on the Internet.
A dozen students in Mississippi are working with a cellular carrier to develop smartphone games that will eventually end up in the Google Android Market. The students, enrolled in a game design class at Mississippi State University, are working with Cellular South to create computer games for the HTC Hero.
Digital content provider ebrary has launched a subscription database designed to make research into health care technology and equipment easier and more efficient.
The University of Texas at El Paso has received funding to support its efforts to connect STEM-oriented graduate students with kids in K-12. The five-year, $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will pay for development of a new program at the university called NSF Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education.
Carnegie Mellon University has opened up one of its computing clusters to others involved in a research project on cloud computing. The university's School of Computer Science is the latest research institution to host a site as part of Open Cirrus, a global, open-source test bed for the advancement of cloud computing research and education.
IBM will be opening up its software portfolio online to academia to enable faculty to incorporate technology into their curricula. The company said it's working with 20 United States colleges and universities to help them use a new "academic skills cloud" that includes both software and courseware. IBM said it expects to add additional schools over time.
Batteries are the bane of modern life, especially when they're located in an inaccessible location such as a biomedical monitoring system or the interior of an industrial flue or vent, making them tough to replace. Results from research at MIT may eventually eliminate the need for batteries in small electronic devices that need to work for long periods of time.
High performance network operators Internet2 and National LambdaRail (NLR) will be collaborating on development and deployment of a unified Cisco TelePresence service offering for the research and education community. The collaboration will enable Internet2 and NLR members to have TelePresence-based conferences with each other.
A pan-university team will be able to continue their research into securing the national power grid with an infusion of federal funding for a project that began several years ago.
Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ has launched a publicly available database online that provides a search function to identify minority nurse educators who have been certified in online teaching. The database was developed specifically to help students find employment and to help institutions increase diversity within their adjunct faculty.