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Vanderbilt U Teams Develops Energy Harvester for Wearable Devices

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have developed a machine that could be placed in your clothes to harvest energy from the movement of your body and charge electronic devices.

MIT Turns Campus into Green Lab with Sustainability Incubator Fund

MIT's Office of Sustainability (MITOS) has chosen the recipients for the first round of grants from its Campus Sustainability Incubator Fund. Four multi-departmental projects will share in $200,000 as they use the campus as a lab for sustainable design, management and operations.

Acrobatiq Adds New Course Authoring and Analytics Capabilities

An upgrade to Acrobatiq's adaptive learning and analytics platform boasts enhancements to the Acrobatiq Smart Author digital publishing application as well as improvements to the Acrobatiq learning analytics engine.



2 Cornell U Teams Land up to $15 Million to Study AI, Autonomous Systems

Two research groups at Cornell University were recently awarded grants from the Department of Defense (DOD) of up to $7.5 million each to study artificial intelligence and autonomous systems.

Southern Connecticut State U: Experiences on Campus Are Key Predictor of Academic Success

A 10-year data analysis at Southern Connecticut State University revealed that campus experiences are more important than student demographics when it comes to retention and student success.

Rochester Institute of Tech Gets $1 Million to Train Hard-of-Hearing Science Undergrads

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.025 million grant to RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf to develop training programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students to become future scientists.

University of Texas-led Research Project Tackles Fake News with Social Bots

With a new $30,000 seed grant, a group of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas will use highly sophisticated algorithms to stop the spread of fake news across the internet via social media sites like Twitter.

Hobsons Updates Starfish with Improved Analytics, Accessibility

Hobsons has unveiled Starfish 7, the latest version of its student retention platform, with upgrades such as improved predictive analytics.

Stanford Team Develops 4D Camera for Use in Robots, VR, Autonomous Cars

The camera uses a technique called light field photography, originally described by Stanford professors Marc Levoy and Pat Hanrahan in 1996, that captures information about the direction and distance of the light that hits the sensor.

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