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  • Duke University Digitizes Yearbooks

    Duke University has digitally published almost 50 years of its yearbook, The Chanticleer, online in a joint project of the University Archives and the Duke Library's Digital Collections program. Issues between 1912 and 1960 have been scanned and posted in multiple formats, including PDF and text, as well as a flip book format that allows readers to browse through the volumes quickly and do text and photo searching.More
  • Engineers Improve Real-Life Cloaking Technology

    A team of Duke University engineers is working on a new type of cloaking device that can bestow invisibility to an object by "cloaking" it from visual light. First prototyped in 2006, the newest version can cloak in a broader range of frequencies than an earlier effort.More
  • Researchers Develop Camera for the Blind

    A team of scientists at MIT has developed a camera that allows the sight-impaired to take and see photos. The recent demonstration of the device comes two decades after Elizabeth Goldring, a senior fellow at MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies, and colleagues began work on a "seeing machine."More
  • Survey: IT Security Spending on the Increase

    Organizations will be dedicating a larger chunk of their IT budgets in 2009 to security measures, according to a survey by Web security vendor Finjan. Conducted in December 2008 among 200 IT and security professionals, the survey focused on determining the trends for allocating IT budgets in 2009 compared to 2008.More
  • Robo-Forklift Prototyped at MIT

    Researchers in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are working on a better way to handle supplies in a war zone: a semi-autonomous forklift that can be directed by people safely away from the dangers of the site.More
  • China's Tianjin U Buys Strasbaugh Chip Processing System

    China's Tianjin University of Technology will be installing an nSpire R&D CMP system from Strasbaugh in one of its high-tech research and development laboratories, expanding the university's semiconductor R&D capability. Strasbaugh's sales and service representative in China, the 45th Research Institute of CETC, will be responsible for providing service and support to the university.More
  • Green Supercomputing

    Phillip Dickens, a computer science professor from the University of Maine, discovered he could go green with the choice of supercomputer he needed for the job. In fact, to demonstrate how low the energy requirements of a supercomputer could be, he enlisted members of the university's bicycle team to power it with their pedaling.More