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Former Uber exec and KU grad Brian McClendon joins university as research professor

Brian McClendon, who recently left his post as a vice president at Uber, has joined the University of Kansas as a research professor in electrical engineering and computer science. McClendon, 52, said he hopes his experience and connections in the tech industry can help students and researchers at his alma mater.

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KU alumnus' startup making inroads in sports tech industry

A year ago Austin Barone was catching his breath after a 21-hour semester, his last at the University of Kansas. Heading into this year’s industry sales season — Barone leaves Friday for the American Football Coaches Association convention — Just Play Sports Solutions has clients nationwide from high school to at least one pro team, a board of directors with semi-celebrity names, and an optimistic outlook.

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NEA grant to KU to help physically disabled play music

A group of University of Kansas professors has received a $35,000 grant to put on a symposium all about AUMI, the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument.

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Screamin’ Dingo plane design earns international award for KU engineering students

A plane design partly from the University of Kansas and partly from Down Under took the top prize in an international design competition and will be on display next week at a national aerospace conference.

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100-gigabit internet now up and running at KU

One-hundred-gigabit internet — yes, 100 times faster than the 1-gigabit internet area residents are clamoring for these days — is now up and running on the Kansas University campus.

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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.

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Air Force chooses Lawrence engineering firm to complete supercomputer project

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.

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Lawrence business working on Air Force 'supercomputer' project

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.

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Baltimore student’s anxiety game among wave of apps aimed at wellness

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.

OMG, a podcast about texting

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 ...

House committee suggests $26 million in education cuts

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.

Bowersock Hydroelectric Plant

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.

Google VP gives away tablets to KU engineering students

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.

Wyandotte County High School students react to Google Fiber announcement

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 explains his company's software program

Saavi Accountability founder Justen Wack briefly explains the concept behind his company's software program that aims to help people with online addictions.

KDHE fixing costly hard drive problem

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.

Social media conference set for Thursday

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.

KU releases iPhone application

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.

AG warns children of Internet danger

Kansas Attorney General Steve Six spent Monday morning warning children of the potential dangers of the Internet.

Google VP talks tech at KU

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.

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