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Internships at Integrys – Available at the Job Fair on February 27th

Plan to attend the upcoming UWGB Job Fair next Wednesday, February 27th, 2013. Integrys (holding company of Wisconsin Public Service) is looking to fill these internship positions:
• 1 Programmer Analyst intern
• 2 Business Systems Analyst interns
• 1 Compliance intern
• 1 Design Analyst intern
These positions would start this summer on a full time basis, and are year round positions that transition to part time during the school year to fit around the student’s class schedule. These are paid positions and with a great company that has an excellent reputation for outstanding internships.
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Schreiber Foods — Paid Internship

Schreiber Foods — Paid Internship

Schreiber Foods is hiring for a IT Customer Support intern! This paid internship opportunity is year round and offers valuable work experience to prepare you for a successful career in business, IT or computer science. A complete job description can be found by following the link below. Apply today by submitting your application on Schreiber’s website –

Internship Details

Swarm robots perform classical ‘scores’ inside Georgia Tech’s GritsLab

The folks at the Georgia Robotics and InTelligent Systems (Grits) Lab at Georgia Tech have been hard at work for some time now researching swarm robots. A portion of said work deals with tasks that require a group of hi-tech gadgets to individually reach a location and a specific time — much like the mobile landing platform that we saw last year.

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IBM supercomputer simulates 530 billion neurons and a whole lot of synapses

By Brian Heater for

IBM Research, in collaboration with DARPA’s Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) program, has reached another brain simulation milestone. Powered by its new TrueNorth system on the world’s second fastest supercomputer, IBM was capable of crafting a 2.084 billion neurosynaptic cores and 100 trillion synapses — all at a speed “only” 1,542 times slower than real life.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 is fit for a queen — The Queen, in fact

By Jamie Rigg posted Nov 14th 2012 7:09AM for

The Queen always keeps up with the latest technology, and today she’ll try to squeeze a Galaxy Note 10.1 into her handbag. The tablet represents a “digital time-capsule,” and will be loaded with multimedia clippings — submitted by people from all over the world — detailing history during her reign. A total of 60 video, audio and text entries were selected from 80,000 (150GB-worth), but all of that data will eventually be added to an online archive called the “Diamond (re)Collection.” The project was orchestrated by The Royal Commonwealth Society, which briefly considered using an iPad, but ultimately decided Samsung’s slate was the more regal (even if it is less cool). It leaves us wondering — will the next Royal Decree be signed with an S-Pen?

XBMC 12 ‘Frodo’ Beta 1 appears, includes support for Android, Raspberry Pi, HD audio and more

By Richard Lawler posted Nov 15th 2012 8:24AM for

Development of the XBMC project has continued to roll along since Eden launched officially earlier this year, and now the first beta for v12 Frodo is live. Those who dive in will experience a slew of new features that have been trickling out in monthly builds recently, including support for HD audio formats like DTS-MA and Dolby TrueHD, live TV and PVR access plus versions for Android and Raspberry Pi. There’s a long list of features to check out — and known issues, this is a beta after all — check out the official blog for all the details and to try it out yourself.

Brussels Philharmonic plays music with Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

By Tyler Lee for

What happens when a prestigious symphonic orchestra and an innovating technologymeet? A musical revolution takes place: the Brussels Philharmonic is the first orchestra in the world to replace its paper sheet music by Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 tablets.

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ESA, NASA Test Interplanetary Internet By Remote Controlling a Lego Robot from The ISS

By Jon Fingas for

NASA (and the ESA) have long been working on a multi-planet internet that can link up spaceships, probes and rovers, but they’ve at last brought the experimentation from the broad scale to smaller dimensions. Lego bricks, to be exact.

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RISC OS For The Raspberry Pi

by Jamie Rigg for

The latest officially supported operating system on the Raspberry Pi is the original RISC OS. A far cry from Linux variants the naked board is used to, RISC OS was developed in the late eighties by the same hotshots who designed the first ARM processor. Fittingly, it’s also related to the OS found on the BBC Micro, a computer that shared the Raspberry Pi’s educational vision. Don’t expect much from the simple OS, but it will run extremely fast given the Pi’s hardware is practically futuristic compared with the computers it was intended for. The simplicity does mean, however, that it’s much easier to get right into the system and start tinkering. It was formerly a closed-source OS, so luckily, there are a bunch of Programmers’ Reference Manuals (PRMs) available to kick-start your next project. Click the image for details.

Cray unleashes 100 petaflop XC30 supercomputer with up to a million Intel Xeon cores

By Timothy Prickett Morgan for The

Hot on the heels of the delivery of the 20-plus petaflops “Titan” CPU-GPU hybrid supercomputer to Oak Ridge National Laboratory last week, Cray has launched what is unquestionably a much better machine, the long-awaited “Cascade” system developed in conjunction with the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and sporting the new “Aries” interconnect.

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