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KU still tallying total cost of massive internet fiber cut, weighing options for preventing a repeat outage
Kansas University has yet to tally the total cost of an internet fiber cable cut that crippled campus earlier this spring, but some sources indicate it may be in the millions of dollars. Meanwhile KU Information Technology is looking at how to prevent such an outage from occurring in the future, and University Senate representatives say funds must be secured to build a backup system.
Supercomputers have won "Jeopardy!," beat a world champion in chess and will teach you how to cook. And now, the technology is being harnessed to streamline the United States Air Force acquisitions process — an effort that will be undertaken by a small Lawrence business.
Internet restored to all KU buildings after construction accident severed lines, but some telephone lines still not functioning
On Friday, Internet access got restored at all Kansas University buildings following a fiber cable cut that left some facilities offline for almost three days. Telephone landlines in a few campus buildings remained out of order, however, with no “definitive timeline” for completion.
A small Lawrence business is helping to harness artificial intelligence to improve the United States Air Force acquisitions process — a project the business can see through if it’s selected this spring to receive a second round of funding.
A graduate student wants to make it easier for people like himself to manage the life-altering symptoms of anxiety. He is in the process of creating a mobile app, as part of his thesis, to help people calm themselves when they start to feel out of control.
An engineer who co-founded Google Earth and now works for Uber and a visual artist renowned for her photography of the Great Plains will receive honorary doctorate degrees from Kansas University come spring.
If you’re a serious sports watcher, awards-show junkie or don't like the idea of life without live-tweeting The Bachelor, probably nothing but cable and satellite TV subscriptions will do. But cord-cutters are relying on an ever-increasing array of products and services to keep their TV screens flickering. Here’s a roundup of some of the most popular: By Sara Shepherd
Those attending the ceremonial launch of RG Fiber's gigabit service for Baldwin City Wednesday on the Baker University campus were told that when the service goes online next spring it would herald a new era in telecommunications. “We’ll be able to send data and information at the speed of light,” said Mike Bosch, CEO of RG Fiber’s parent company Reflective Group LLC. “That’s about 100 times faster than anything ever experienced here in Baldwin City.”
Temptation is always lurking, Jerry Hassler said, poised to nudge you back into drug and alcohol abuse.
Local consumers and businesses could see slower service and higher costs for Internet service under rules being proposed by the Federal Communications Commission, local experts say. The "net neutrality" rules would allow ISPs to create so-called "fast lanes" for certain content providers like Netflix and YouTube, which could mean slower traffic for other web services. By Peter Hancock
OMG. LOL. GTG. 10 years ago, only about 2 percent of US residents used texting. Now, nearly 18.5 billions texts are sent a month — primarily by teens. Today, Room 125, the Lawrence High School student podcast, looks at the ...
Temperatures will feel cooler today after yesterday's warm blast, but our high of 63 will still be above average. A slim chance of rain showers is expected for the mid-afternoon and portions of the evening with a northeast wind between ...
Local residents learn about motion-tracking musical software, which is being used to help special needs children
Leaf Miller of the Deep Listening Institute in New York talks about the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI), a motion-tracking software, which is being used to help stimulate special needs children with limited mobility.
A new Hydroelectric Plant is being built for Bowrersock Mills and Power on the north side of the Kansas River. The new plant will produce more clean energy than the older plant across the river.
Watch as Google vice president of engineering Brian McClendon surprises a classroom of Kansas University first-year electrical engineering and computer science students with a gift of their own: Motorola Android tablets.
Freshman at Wyandotte County High School react to the announcement that Google has picked Kansas City, Kan., as their location to install a high-speed fiber network.
Saavi Accountability founder Justen Wack briefly explains the concept behind his company's software program that aims to help people with online addictions.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is working to fix problems that caused errors with 85 percent of its hard drives. The fix will cost about $700,000.
National experts in social media will be in Lawrence Thursday for a social media conference. Tickets are required for those interested in attending the event at the Oread Hotel.
Kansas University released its application for mobile devices Wednesday. The application helps fans keep track of news, navigate on campus and even plays the Rock Chalk Chant.
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six spent Monday morning warning children of the potential dangers of the Internet.
A Google VP talked to students on the KU campus about technology of the future. The discussion focused on cloud computing and programming mobile applications.