News Update :: Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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Preview: Angel Learning Island on Second Life
Today Angel Learning, in conjunction with the Second Life Educators Community (SLED), will unveil a brand new island in Second Life dedicated toward educational experimentation. Campus Technology had a chance to teleport to the new island ahead of its public debut to bring you this exclusive preview....
Harvard To Field Citywide Wireless Sensors Network
Harvard University is collaborating with the city of Cambridge, MA and networking firm BBN Technologies to install 100 wireless sensors on streetlights in Cambridge to help research environmental changes, ranging from air pollution to potential terrorist activity....
Cal State Order Reinforces State Illegal File Sharing Policy
California State University Chancellor Charles Reed last month issued an executive order that the use of Cal State resources, including computers and Internet connections, must not be used to download, copy, or use copyrighted music, motion pictures, and other content. The order extends to students, staff, faculty, and the general public....
Iowa State To Unveil C6, Upgraded Virtual Reality Room
Iowa State University will unveil next week "C6," a newly upgraded six-sided virtual reality room. The 3-meter by 3 meter C6, part of ISU's Virtual Reality Applications Center, will be able to immerse users in VR experiences enhanced by 100 million pixels of computer-generated imagery and eight channels of high-definition audio....
Microsoft Seeds University 'Virtual Earth' Projects
Microsoft last week announced 21 winners of a $1.1 million program to help university researchers develop advanced mapping and location-based search technologies....
CMU Prof Proposes Faster P2P Music, Movie Downloads
A Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist has proposed a way to speed transferring large data files, such as movies and music, with a technology that would generalize the types of files that could be moved over peer to peer networks....
UC Berkeley Group Said To Pursue $10 Cell Phone
UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) is in talks with Taiwanese telecom manufacturers to see whether it's possible to manufacture a $10 cell phone, according to report in Taiwan-based DigiTimes....
Stanford Hosts Language Mash-Up Contest for Web 2.0
Media X, a Stanford-based community of researchers studying interactive communications and technology, is sponsoring a contest to invent new words and expressions to describe the convolution of information, technology, and ideas that falls under the banner of "Web 2.0."...

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