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Blogging deemed beneath the hallowed halls of academia

After the International Studies Association proposes a ban on blogging for editors of its journals, faculty groups raise their swords.

By January 30, 2014


Defense Dept. turns to Apple, Lockheed Martin for wearable tech

The US government is teaming up with the private sector and academia to make sure the country keeps up with the rapidly advancing wearable tech market.

By August 28, 2015


Top 5 back to school gifts

A new school year is upon us. Equip an enterprising student with the tech they'll need to survive academia.

By July 22, 2015


In this fake city, cars learn to talk to each other

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET visits Mcity, a 32-acre fake city in Michigan designed to test self-driving cars' navigation and communication abilities -- and to keep research from migrating to Silicon Valley.

By July 30, 2015


Academia.edu acquires Plasmyd to let peers review papers

The online repository of academic research papers is building in a new variant of the ages-old peer-review process to scrutinize academic work.

By October 23, 2013


Academia.edu raises funds to build a Facebook for scientists

Startup hopes to overhaul how researchers publish papers, making them freely available to all and substituting social-network success for the traditional peer-review process.

By September 26, 2013


Open Source Virtual Reality gains 13 more partners, gives away VR kits to universities

Software, hardware, interfaces and audio: OSVR has new partners in the fold in advance of its June launch, and a plan to seed some headsets to universities.

By February 10, 2015


Lego female-scientist minifigs rock their own Twitter account

Followers are flocking to the Lego Academics on Twitter to watch the toy scientists tackle the amusing everyday challenges of academia. Creator Donna Yates shares her Lego story.

By August 20, 2014


NSA recruits college students for cyber-operations program

The government agency known for its secretive surveillance tactics is opening academic cybersecurity training centers in five US universities.

By July 15, 2014


The ethical problem with Facebook's emotional experiment

Facebook teamed up with academia to manipulate users' emotions in a week-long science experiment, but users had no idea they were test subjects. CNET's Bridget Carey explains Facebook's latest controversy.

By June 30, 2014