UMass Amherst Opens Large-Scale MakerBot Innovation Center

UMass Amherst is teaming up with MakerBot to deploy a large-scale 3D printing Innovation Center in New England, the first ever at a university library, according to the 3D printing company. The...

Google Gives Lick Observatory $1M

Google has given $1 million to the University of California’s Lick Observatory. The unrestricted funds, spread over two years, will go toward general expenses, augmenting the $1.5 million the UC Office of...

IBM, USC, Fluor Forms Center For Applied Innovation

IBM, the University of South Carolina and engineering construction company Fluor have formed a Center for Applied Innovation. The center will provide application services to both public and private sector organizations across North America,...

IBM, Nvidia Partner On Research Applications On OpenPOWER Systems

IBM, in collaboration with Nvidia, and the Jülich Supercomputing Center, in Germany, has unveiled plans for a new competency center working on research applications on GPU-accelerated OpenPOWER compatible systems. The Power Acceleration and Design Center...

EdCast Raises $6M

EdCast, a Stanford StartX company that creates knowledge cloud platforms for organizations to collaborate upon, has completed a $6 million Series A round of financing led by SoftBank Capital. Mitch Kapor (Kapor Capital), Menlo Ventures, Novel TMT Ventures, Cervin Ventures, Aarin Capital, NewSchools Venture Fund/ CoLab, and the Stanford StartX Fund.

UC San Diego Scientists Build Safety Tools For The Internet Of Things

Computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a tool that allows hardware designers and system builders to test security- a first for the field. There is a big...

15-Year Old Creates Machine Learning Tool To Study Genes

Nathan Han, 15, of Boston has developed  a machine learning software tool to study mutations of a gene linked to breast cancer. Han was awarded first place at this year’s Intel International Science...

UC Irvine Using Google Glass To Teach Medicine

The UC Irvine School of Medicine is integrating Google Glass into its four-year curriculum – from first- and second-year anatomy courses and clinical skills training to third- and fourth-year hospital rotations.  The...

IBM Research Discovers New Class Of Polymers

Scientists from IBM Research have discovered a new class of polymer materials, says IBM. These new materials have demonstrated resistance to cracking, is stronger than bone, can self-heal to their original shape, and are also completely...

Researchers Testing NSF Funded Next-Gen Internet Architecture (XIA)

Researchers are testing a next-generation Internet architecture,  the eXpressive Internet Architecture (XIA),  that enables the network to directly access content where it is most accessible, not necessarily on a host website, and...

BASIC Turns 50

At 4 a.m. on May 1, 1964, in the basement of College Hall, Professor John Kemeny and a student programmer simultaneously typed RUN on neighboring terminals. When they both got back...

Researchers Invent 3D Printing Tools To Make Teddy Bears Out Of Wool

A new type of printer developed by Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research Pittsburgh can turn wool and wool blend yarns into fabric objects that people might enjoy touching.  The device looks...

SanDisk Donates $1M To UC Berkeley

SanDisk has made a $1 million donation to the College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. The donation will fund recently completed renovations to Cory Hall, home of the college’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, and the undergraduate student Computing Lab, which has been renamed the SanDisk Computing Lab.

Yahoo Signs $10M Mobile Toolkit Partnership With Carnegie Mellon

Yahoo and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have inked a five-year, $10 million partnership. The agreement is highlighted by a mobile toolkit that will enable CMU researchers to experiment with Yahoo’s real-time...

Facebook Working With UC Berkeley Psychologists On Inappropriate Posts

Facebook is swamped with complaints about “inappropriate” posts, each of which must be manually reviewed by an employee. Yet rather than take down the offending content, the social network has tapped...