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Rochester Institute of Tech To Sell Carbon Credits To Fund Future Sustainability

The Rochester Institute of Technology has entered into an agreement with a private partner to sell carbon credits to fund future sustainability initiatives on campus.

New Data Security Pressures Driving Next Generation Firewalls

The firewalls and intrusion protection systems in use by educational organizations to protect their enterprise networks may not be keeping up with the new security demands of virtualized data centers.

U West Florida Grad Course Turns Distance Learners into Data Crunchers

A class of 11 graduate students, most of whom attend online, at the University of West Florida have spent the fall mining databases to create a quality of life index for all 3,108 counties in the contiguous United States.

18 Projects Aim To Advance Sustainability Through Technology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted Cyber-Innovation for Sustainability Science and Engineering (CyberSEES) awards totalling $12.5 million to 18 university research projects that seek to advance the science of environmental sustainability while also advancing computing and communication technologies.



EON Virtual Reality Tools Enhanced for Mobile Use

EON Reality, which creates immersive environments for education and training and maintains a library of virtual reality applications, has updated its mobile capabilities to support an expanded set of software and devices.

WizIQ Rolls Out New Cloud LMS

The new WizIQ LMS enables teachers to create assignments and tests, track course activities and, in the case of for-profit instruction, publish courses on a WizIQ network.

3D Printer Shipments To Double Annually Through 2018

Global shipments of 3D printers will more than double next year to reach 217,350 units, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Researchers Propose Application To Bypass Internet Traffic Jams

Researchers from Cornell University, the University of Southern California and University of Massachusetts have proposed an application to help network operators find the best routes for their data and bypass Internet traffic jams.

Report: Wearable Interfaces To Become Increasingly Sensor-Based Over Next 5 Years

Over the next five years, mobile and wearable devices will rely less on touchscreen user interfaces and increasingly on sensors, and the next generation of devices and the Internet of Things will drive development of voice, gesture, eye-tracking and other interfaces, according to a new study from ABI Research.

Westphal College at Drexel Deploys Appliance To Secure and Maintain Computers

Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University has implemented a systems management appliance to help the school's five-person IT team install and update software to  ensure all of its computers are up-to-date with the latest patches.