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  • UA Scientists Using Facebook To Build 6-12 Learning Tool

    Using a three-year, $1.4 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a team of faculty at the University of Arizona in Tucson is building a new Facebook program intended to help middle and high school students learn how to teach themselves.

  • New IBM Mainframe Can Manage 100,000 Virtual Machines Simultaneously

    IBM has launched what it described its most significant advance in data center infrastructure over the last two decades. The new zEnterprise is a mainframe noteworthy not just because of its increased processing capacity but because it is the first to provide integration with its Power7 blade infrastructure and x86-based blade racks.

  • MIT Research Asks, Just How Fast Is U.S. Broadband?

    In the race for Internet speed, the United States could definitely be called a slacker. According to data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, in the area of average advertised broadband download speed this country falls somewhere between those little heralded hotbeds of high tech, Italy and Greece.

  • Northeastern U Trying Unified Search

    In the coming year, Boston's Northeastern University will try a new search technology for its library collections.

  • Texas Tech Upgrades Antennas for Stadium Rehab

    When a phone company's name is on your university's facility, do you want calls made through its cellular service to be dropped inside that building? Avoiding that scenario may be part of the reasoning behind Texas Tech University's decision to deploy a new antenna system to support cellular service in its newly renovated Jones AT&T Stadium.

  • UC San Diego Shows Off Virtual Reality with Touch

    Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have cobbled together a virtual reality device using a 3D high definition TV along with a haptic technology that allows users to view 3D images but also touch them.