Content tagged with Education
posted in October 2008
Harvard Refuses To Open In-Copyright Books To Google
News  |  10/31/2008  | 
In a letter to Harvard library staff, director Robert C. Darnton said the ramifications of the settlement were too unclear for Harvard to commit to participating in the Google project.
Microsoft's $250 Million Check To Calif. Remains Mostly Untouched
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
The grants stem from a class action lawsuit filed in 1999, claiming that Microsoft overcharged for software bought between February 1995 and December 2001.
Lenovo Unveils Netbook For Education Market
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
The computer maker also announced two ThinkCentre business desktops with remote power management features.
Yahoo's Zimbra Mail Emerges As Hosted Service
News  |  10/27/2008  | 
Zimbra, which already runs 20 million mailboxes, is looking to expand in educational institutions, through an advertising-supported e-mail option or as a paid-for service.
IBM Offers Free Cloud Computing To North Carolina Students
News  |  10/23/2008  | 
The program is an expansion of IBM's Virtual Computing Lab, a 2-year-old, on-demand computing platform powered by donated IBM BladeCenter servers and software.
In The Classroom, Tech Options Expand
Features  |  10/23/2008  | 
One well-to-do district shows the growing ways teaching and technology can mix.
Can Data Mining Save America's Schools?
Features  |  10/23/2008  | 
Schools have more data than ever, and there's a major push on to make better use of it to identify students who need help.
Newly Discovered State Of Matter Could Extend Moore's Law
News  |  10/21/2008  | 
Researchers believe the strange state of matter could help improve transistors as they approach the physical density limit imposed by the laws of physics.
Is Google Making Us Smarter?
News  |  10/15/2008  | 
UCLA researchers report that searching the Internet may help improve brain function.
IBM Expands R&D In China
News  |  10/14/2008  | 
The new facility will focus primarily on information analytics, Web-delivered service computing, cloud computing, and stream computing.
Researchers Teach Computers To Recognize Objects In Images
News  |  10/9/2008  | 
Some 60,000 photos were manually tagged with keywords by Penn State computer scientists to associate keywords with the pixel patterns that depict the objects in images.
IBM Unveils Servers, Storage For Midsize Companies
News  |  10/7/2008  | 
The systems carry IBM's "Express" brand, indicating that they are faster to deploy than enterprise-level servers and contain a number of automated management features to simplify maintenance.
Wi-Fi May Help College Students Get Better Grades
News  |  10/6/2008  | 
But students can be distracted from classwork, too, as more than half in a survey said they checked Facebook or MySpace and sent or received e-mail while in class.
'Ultima' Game Creator To Conduct Experiments On Space Station
News  |  10/3/2008  | 
Video game designer and programmer Richard Garriott will cooperate with NASA on experiments, including studying how astronauts' eyes react to low and high pressure.

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