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News Update :: Tuesday, January 16, 2007


BlackBoard Launches Education Social Bookmark Service

Course management system giant Blackboard has launched a social bookmarking service--"customized for education" -- and aimed at Blackboard and WebCT customers....

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UK Students Offered Cash for Open Source Software

British university students are being offered cash incentives to write open source software. The UK Free Software Network (UKFSN), a Hertfordshire, England-based Internet service provider, said it will use its profits to form a fund to benefit students who write software that can be modified by its end users....

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U. Illinois Robotics Researchers Discover Less Intelligence is More

Robotics researchers at the University of Illinois are helping develop a "minimalist" theory for programming robot intelligence, a method designed to pare down robot data requirements to the essentials....

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Berners-Lee Wins Draper Prize, Engineering's Nobel

Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the World Wide Web, will receive the 2007 Charles Stark Draper Prize, the $500,000 annual award considered "engineering's Nobel Prize."...

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Schwarzenegger Proposes $95 Million For Tech Initiative

Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to ask for $95 million in the state budget to create the Governor's Research and Innovation Initiative, designed boost investment in the state's "innovation sectors," including information technology, cleantech, biotech and nanotech....

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

Stanford Signs Deal to Manage Electronic Waste

Stanford University signed a contract with Electronic Recyclers, California's largest recycler of electronic waste, to manage and recycle all electronic waste materials collected on the campus....

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West Virginia U. Signs Major Energy Performance Contract

West Virginia University signed an energy savings performance contract to help significantly reduce the annual energy and water usage at its Morgantown, WV campus....

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