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News Update :: Tuesday, February 13, 2007


MIT IS Staff: Windows Vista Not Ready for Prime Time
MIT tech staff have advised school administrators not to upgrade yet to the enterprise version of Windows Vista....
Back to the Future: Harvard Stocks up on Thin Clients
The Harvard Physics department has replaced its graduate department PCs with thin clients. The switch the Wyse 500 thin client systems was driven by the need to reduce "at the desk" support time and lower energy costs associated with powering PCs, campus officials said....
Princeton Libraries Join Google Book Scanning Project
Princeton's library system will participate in Google Inc.'s controversial project to scan the most famous literary written works in the world and make them searchable over the Internet....
Bowling Green Prof Warned for Using Net Anonymizer
Paul Cesarini, an assistant professor of technology education at Bowling Green State University, was warned by campus network security officials that he was violating the school's network acceptable use policies by using Tor, an e-mail anomymizing system....
Pittsburgh Art Institute Launches Social Network
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh will open an online social network to facilitate collaboration among students and between students and faculty...
Knight Gives Miami $10 Million To Develop New Media
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will give the University of Miami $10 million to build the Knight Center for International Media, a media laboratory for developing global news techniques....
Carnegie Mellon Students Develop Networked Mood Ring
Carnegie Mellon computer science students have invented a software application that represents people's emotions in words and in bands of color. Called Moodjam, the software can be used to create a cross-media diary that can be played on the users' home page....
MIT Profs Claim Breakthroughs on 'Optics on a Chip'
MIT researchers said they are close to bringing "optics on a chip" to market. The MIT team said their work could enable photonic integrated devices to be mass-manufactured for the first time....

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