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More Schools Embracing Ipad as Learning Tool
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More Schools Embracing Ipad as Learning Tool

A growing number of schools across the United States are embracing the iPad as a teaching tool. Some parents and scholars have raised concerns that schools are...

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Inside Higher Ed to Carry Series of Commentaries by Academics

Beginning Monday (January 3), the Inside Higher Ed website will begin carrying The Academic Minute, a series of daily 90-second commentaries by scholars speaking...

Cheaters Find an Adversary in Technology
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Cheaters Find an Adversary in Technology

Mississippi had a problem born of the age of soaring student testing and digital technology. High school students taking the state’s end-of-year exams were using...

Google's Marissa Mayer
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Google's Marissa Mayer

Who says you have to be a guy to be a geek? This Google senior executive is teaching a new generation that femininity and technology are a winning formula.

House Clears America Competes Reauthorization
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House Clears America Competes Reauthorization

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that reauthorizes the America COMPETES Act, which promotes basic research and programs geared toward enhancing...

India's Elephantine Effort
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India's Elephantine Effort

An ambitious biometric ID project in the world's second most populous nation aims to relieve poverty, but faces many hurdles.

The Touchy Subject of Haptics
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The Touchy Subject of Haptics

After more than 20 years of research and development, are haptic interfaces finally getting ready to enter the computing mainstream?

Ipads to Help Autistic Children Communicate
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Ipads to Help Autistic Children Communicate

Nova Southeastern University's Mailman Segal Institute launched a new initiative, "18 iPads in 18 Days," to help facilitate the learning process for children with...

Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skills
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Video Games Boost Brain Power, Multitasking Skills

Parents, the next time you fret that your child is wasting too much time playing video games, consider new research suggesting that video gaming may have real...

Cognitive Robotics Lab Tests Theories of Human Thought
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Cognitive Robotics Lab Tests Theories of Human Thought

In a new Cognitive Robotics Lab at Rensselaer, students are exploring how human thought outwits brute force computing in the real world. The lab's 20 robots allow...

Best Colleges For Women and Minorities in STEM
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Best Colleges For Women and Minorities in STEM

Westminster College ranked first for graduating women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, according to a Forbes study. The best school...

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To Attract the Next Google, the City Seeks a New College

Worried that New York City is not spawning enough technology-based start-up companies with the potential to become big employers like Google, city officials are...

Cyber Corps Enlists CS Students to Protect National Security
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Cyber Corps Enlists CS Students to Protect National Security

Nearly 60 Florida State University graduate students in computer science will serve on the front line of defense in protecting the United States' information infrastructure...

An Exhibition That Gets to the (square) Root of Sumerian Math
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An Exhibition That Gets to the (square) Root of Sumerian Math

Papyrus, parchment, paper ... videotape, DVDs, Blu-ray discs—long after all these materials have crumbled to dust, the first recording medium of all, the cuneiform...

A Lego Reconstruction of the World's Earliest Computer
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A Lego Reconstruction of the World's Earliest Computer

Before the birth of Christ the Greeks built a mechanical computer. Now an Apple engineer has made a functional Lego replica.

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NSF Extends Program to Draw African Americans to Careers in Robotics, Computer Science

The U.S. National Science Foundation is extending its support of the Advancing Robotics Technology for Societal Impact Alliance, a program designed to encourage...

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Su Receives $3.4 Million Federal Grant to Benefit Women in Sciences

Syracuse University recently received a five-year, $3.4 million U.S. National Science Foundation grant to study ways to attract and retain more female professors...

Umd Launches Maryland Cybersecurity Center
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Umd Launches Maryland Cybersecurity Center

The path to assuring the security of vital cyber networks lies in interdisciplinary collaboration of IT and legal, policy, business and behavioral experts, co-director...

U.s. Students Show Significant Gains in Math, Science Results
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U.s. Students Show Significant Gains in Math, Science Results

U.S. math and science scores for students significantly improved on the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's Program for International Student...

MIT Expands and Strengthens its Links to China
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MIT Expands and Strengthens its Links to China

MIT's connections to China, already well-established, are set to be strengthened and expanded as part of a major, long-term effort to promote intellectual and...
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