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Report: Internet of Things To Reach 25 Billion Units, $264 Billion by 2020

The number of objects connected to the Internet and in use will grow 30 percent from this year to next, for a total of 4.9 billion, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner, and will hit 25 billion by 2020.

MakerBot Acquires User Experience Company Layer by Layer

MakerBot, a provider of 3D printers, has acquired Layer by Layer, a software company that will now focus on creating user-friendly platforms for the MakerBot ecosystem.

OSU Course Helps Teachers with Online Lab Science Classes

Oregon State University is collaborating with a private partenr on a graduate-level course designed to help the students teach their own online laboratory science classes.

Penn State Researchers Tackle Social Network Privacy Gaps

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University's College of Information Science and Technology and the University of Kansas have partnered in an effort to reduce the gap between perceived and actual privacy for users of social networks.



New Video Collaboration Wall Unveiled at Boston University

Two graduates invented a new technology used in the video collaboration wall at the university’s College of Engineering.

Excelsior College Adds Partner for New CBE Program

Excelsior College will partner in a plan to help higher-education institutions provide competency-based education programs to their students.

Report: Teacher Prep Courses Easier Than Other Majors

Teacher candidates are significantly more likely to graduate with honors than other students owing to less rigorous coursework, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

WebAssign Adds 23 New Math Texts

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, has added 23 new online math textbooks from publishers including Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, OpenStax College, W.H. Freeman and Worldwide Center of Math.

Georgia Tech Adds Private Partner for Internet of Things Research

The Georgia Institute of Technology has teamed with a private partner to develop new technologies, such as telematics, wearables or LTE network improvements, for the Internet of Things.

Student Competitors Face Off at NYU-Poly Cyber Security Week

New York University Polytechnic's School of Engineering will be hosting eight separate security events this week in the 11th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week Conference.