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News Update :: Tuesday, July 17, 2007


Universities Tap the Internet To Map the Universe ... One Galaxy at a Time
You're sitting on a pile of about a million telescopic photos of the universe, and each one needs to be classified. Bit of a job. So what do you do? Astronomers at the University of Portsmouth, Oxford University, and Johns Hopkins University came up with a solution last week that not only alleviated the burden but also generated an enthusiastic response from the public: They opened up the project to volunteers via the Internet....
CMU Takes RoboCup 2007 on Penalties
In a pair of matches whose excitement level had to be measured in degrees Kelvin, Carnegie Mellon University last week took home gold and bronze from the 2007 RoboCup competition in Atlanta. RoboCup, sponsored by the RoboCup Federation, is a research initiative that pits teams of robots against one another in league-based soccer matches. CMU took first and third place in the Small-Size Robot League and the Four-Legged Robot League, respectively. Both were won on penalty kicks....
Duke Puts Mouse Brains Online
Answering the prayers of those who like to look at mouse brains, Duke University's Center for In Vivo Microscopy last week posted the results of new advances in magnetic resonance imaging, showing off high-resolution 3D images of mouse brains, including a genetically modified mouse brain....
Schnabel Takes Over Indiana U Informatics School
Computer scientist and researcher Robert B. Schnabel has been named dean of Indiana University's School of Informatics. He has succeeded J. Michael Dunn, who retired at the end of June and remains as dean emeritus....
Glendale Community College Gets $200,000 Engineering Gift
Glendale Community College in California has received a gift of $200,000 worth of Autodesk Inventor Professional software from engineering firm Brinderson & Associates. The gift came through the Autodesk Invest in Education program....
Arrive Launches Campus Manager
Arrive Corp., an ICT/AV technology provider that recently launched in North America, has debuted two facilities management tools targeted toward higher education: Campus Manager and Easy Conference....
FileMaker Pro 9 Adds Live SQL Support
FileMaker has released four new versions of FileMaker Pro, a database widely used in education. The new FileMaker Pro 9 family, which launched July 10, includes FileMaker Pro 9, FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced, FileMaker Server 9, and FileMaker Server 9 Advanced....
Northwestern Releases Open-Source File Bridge
Northwestern University has developed an extension for Blackboard systems that allows the CMS to communicate with Xythos applications. The tool, File Bridge, is being made available to colleges and universities as open-source software....

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