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Breaking Stories in Higher Ed


  • 5 Scientific Research Facilities Get Big Dollar Boost for New Construction

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $50 million in grants across five institutions to support the construction of new scientific research facilities. These labs--at four universities and a non-profit organization--will cover a wide variety of research fields.

  • IBM Launches Sim Game To Tackle City Challenges

    As part of its marketing push for "smarter cities," IBM has launched a new simulation game to help players understand the challenges faced by cities. CityOne gives participants the opportunity to tackle crisis scenarios by exploring 100 real-world scenarios to transform cities through technologies that reduce traffic congestion, save water, streamline supply chains, and tap alternative energy sources.

  • New Aruba OS Addresses High-Density WiFi

    Aruba Networks has released a new operating system for its 802.11n wireless controllers and access points. ArubaOS 6.0 is designed to improve over-the-air reliability and security for campus customers that need to manage high-density wireless usage environments. The company has also developed user guides for deploying WiFi in high-density settings and managing Apple iPads.