News Update :: Tuesday, June 5, 2007

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Edu Inventor Points Computer Pen at College Students
Educational tool developer and inventor Jim Marggraff last week unveiled a new pen computer that is literally that--a pen with a computer, microphone, and camera stuffed inside it....
Purdue Names Permanent Chief Information Officer
After a national search, Purdue University last week named long-time management Boilermaker Gerry McCartney as its vice president for information technology and chief information officer....
UCLA Disputes Position on Congressional Piracy List
Administrators from the University of California at Los Angeles are disputing the validity of data used by two congressional committees to identify universities that allowed the most illegal downloading of movie and music content on their campuses....
CMU Researcher Uses eCommerce Tool To Digitize Books
A researcher at Carnegie Mellon University has found a way to turn the process by which people register at commercial websites into a method for digitizing books, the Associated Press reported....
CMU Goes Inside for New Computer Science Leader
Carnegie Mellon University named a researcher from its own ranks as the new head of its computer science department....
UC Profs See Car Traffic as Basis of a Mobile Internet
Computer scientists at UCLA are working on a project to use moving cars as nodes in a network to create literally a mobile mobile network....
U Illinois Grant To Tame Unstructured Data for Research
The Andrew Mellon Foundation last week awarded $1.2 million grant to the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to help find ways to solve the so-called "80 percent problem."...
National Taiwan U Breaks CD Storage Capacity Barrier
Researchers at National Taiwan University have made a breakthrough in optical storage technology, a process that can boost the capacity of a single compact disc to 150 gigabytes to 200 gigabytes, university spokespeople said....

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