With colleges in the United States averaging about 97 physical labs and about 1,100 lab desktops, Dell has introduced a new product line that's designed to save institutional customers management time and hassle by taking labs virtual.
AutoCAD is coming back to the Mac, and this time it will be free. The archetypal computer aided drafting program from Autodesk, which for more than a decade has been available only on Windows operating systems, will ship this fall for Mac OS X, along with mobile editions for Apple's iOS devices--iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The new Mac edition will be free for students and teachers through Autodesk's Education Community.
A team of researchers in eight universities has just won a five-year, $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create new computing techniques for measuring and analyzing the behavior of children. The goal is to create new ways to identify those at risk for autism and other developmental delays.
Carnegie Mellon University recently introduced a new master's degree in robotics systems development. The university's Robotics Institute said that graduates of this program will attend two full-time semesters on campus followed by a seven-month internship with an industrial partner active in robotics or automation markets.
A group of Carnegie Mellon students and alumni from the university's Pittsburgh and Qatar campuses did 10-week internships this summer on a couple of technology projects to help students in Bangladesh, including English literacy and technology to help the visually impaired.
North Carolina State University has begun using data analytics software from IBM to identify potential investors for its technologies and scientific advancements.
The University of Florida in Gainesville has purchased software that will enable a major research center on its campus to aggregate hardware for creating a symmetric multiprocessing system.
A new Dell cluster is going in at the University of Cambridge in its High Performance Computing (HPC) Service as part of a Dell/Cambridge HPC Solution Centre. The Solution Centre acts as a vehicle for "capturing" HPC requirements, developing solutions, and running tests in a production environment for Dell.
Carnegie Mellon University has turned to crowdsourcing to develop new ideas for managing power in electric cars. Researchers at the Pittsburgh institution have announced a contest to find the most efficient methods, and the grand prize will be an electric car.
A research project at the University of Cincinnati will experiment with the use of Apple iPads in K-8 classrooms. The initiative will test the use of 35 Apple iPads to collect educational research in a federally funded partnership to improve teacher quality in elementary math and science education.