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Rutgers researchers are working on an app that would deal with one of the most difficult aspects of cancer: surviving. Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey research member Shawna Hudson was recently awarded a $3.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop and test out a comprehensive program that aims to study and help improve the health management needs of cancer survivors.
Shawna Hudson, associate director for research at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, was awarded a $3.2 million grant to develop an app to help cancer survivors track tests.
Over the summer, my startup, Hublished, was featured twice in TechCrunch, once in VentureBeat and about a half-dozen other times in tech and startup publications. While media coverage should never be used as any indication of the health of a startup, the exposure nevertheless gave our community and us cause to celebrate.
For college students who cannot afford recurring Netflix fees, the joy of finally finding that specific episode of “Game of Thrones” on an illegal website is immediately met with the disappointment of a lagging loading bar. The delay between the time it takes for an online video to stream — essentially download to your computer — and actually start playing is infamously known as buffering. It is the bane of YouTube addicts around the world.
Vivek Seth, a Rutgers Business School sophomore, was inspired to eliminate buffering while watching TV shows over the summer.
Salman Khan disrupted the world of education 10 years ago when he began remotely tutoring his cousins in math and science, and recording his lessons to be posted on YouTube. He later founded the now immensely popular Khan Academy with the simple and ambitious mission of providing a world-class education to everyone for free. Khan’s concept has resonated with many teachers who see modern education in desperate need of a makeover.
The bottom floor of an on-campus dormitory may be an unlikely place to find electronics for sale, but that’s exactly where the new technology store on Livingston campus is located. Kite+Key opened Oct. 10 as the first tech retail store on Rutgers campus authorized to sell Apple products. It offers a variety of gadgets and accessories at standard prices with built-in student discounts, said Dmitri Tisdale-Stanley, a specialist at the store.
Kite+Key, located underneath the Livingston Apartment Building A, does not sell phones, but offers customers smartphone accessories.
Although the store’s interior design is reminiscent of an Apple store, Kite+Key sells a wide range of products.
“HackRU” ended this Sunday afternoon, marking the finish of the first official Major League Hacking season. Before the event, Rutgers was in fourth place overall with 405.66 points, behind Carnegie Mellon University with 753 points, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with 498.5 points and University of Maryland with 412.66 points, according to the MLH website.
The Major League Hacking trophy sits on display at the Rutgers ‘HackRU.’
Kyle Johnson, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, created ‘Gravatar: The Last Twerkbender,’ with Abdulaziz Ramos, a School of Arts and Sciences senior.
Students from universities such as the University of Maryland and Massachusetts Institute of Technology attended Rutgers’ ‘HackRU’ over the weekend at the Douglass Campus Center. The hackathon ran from Saturday Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. to Sunday Oct. 13, ending at 5 p.m.
September was a busy month for gadget fans. Apple introduced a brand new software update, iOS 7, alongside two new iPhones. Amazon unveiled a new tablet with a first-of-its-kind technical support video line called Mayday. BlackBerry Messenger, BlackBerry’s famed instant message client, which was set to release on iPhone and Android, was delayed.
Steve Ballmer stepped down as CEO of Microsoft in September after 13 years.
Apple released the iPhone 5s and 5c Sept. 20, along with iOS 7.
The fifth annual Rutgers hackathon will consist of student computer programmers working without sleep or pause for a full 24 hours while they collaborate on creating new applications.
Last year’s ‘HackRU’ hosted more than 200 students in the Livingston Student Center. This year, nearly 400 developers will compete in the hackathon Oct. 12.