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Intel Free Press has revised and updated its mobile app to version 4.3 with a new look and new features. The app includes all the feature stories available at the main site, along with photos, videos, twitter feeds from the writers and more. It even includes real-time weather and a GPS-based Google traffic feature. Available for Android, Apple, and Blackberry phones at the following locations: Google Play, the iTunes store, and Blackberry World. Intel Free Press is a tech news site from Intel, with news and information focused on people, technology, events and topics relevant to Intel and the computing industry.

Service providers around the globe continue to look for ways to innovate and deliver solutions to meet the growing demands of their customers. To help address those needs, Intel today launched its Intel® Media Server Reference Design (MSRD) at the TV Connect show in London. The MSRD, based on the Intel® Atom™ processor CE5300, is both a hardware and software design kit that allows OEMs and system integrators to quickly develop Intel-based set-top boxes and media servers. Want to learn more? Check out this blog post from the team.

The Enterprise Platforms and Services Division (EPSD) recently rolled out an the Intel® Storage System (JBOD2000) to meet the need for expandable storage in the enterprise and data centers. The straightforward option delivers up to 12 terabytes of storage capacity. JBOD2000 works seamlessly with Intel® Server Systems and Intel® RAID and has single or multi-cable connectivity, up to 24 SAS/SATA drive bays and sixteen external 6Gbps SAS ports. With products like JBOD2000 EPSD continues to create and deliver innovative solutions to partners and customers. Find out more about JBOD2000, or other EPSD solutions.

Congratulations to Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali, winners of the latest ACM Turing Award. Their work made modern cryptography possible, adding immeasurably to our ability to communicate and conduct commerce over the Internet.

As part of Samsung’s ‘Built for Africa’ program, which focuses on developing products to meet the unique needs of Africa, Intel and Samsung have entered into a strategic collaboration to co-develop products and programs in the education, public sector and telco space to enhance the lives of consumers living in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a first step, this joint effort will expand on Intel’s holistic efforts toward educational transformation within the continent, where students and teachers alike are learning to equip themselves with employable skills in a digital age.

Sara Volz of Colorado Springs, Colo. wins $100,000 Award from the Intel Foundation

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sara Volz, who investigated increasing the oil content of algae to create an economically viable source of biofuel, received the top award of $100,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2013, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
  • Other finalists from across the United States took home additional awards totaling $530,000.
  • The Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition, recognizes 40 high school seniors who are leaders in innovation and seeking to solve some of the world's greatest challenges.

 

 

2013 Intel Science Talent Search Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 12, 2013 – First-place winner Sara Volz, 17, of Colorado Springs, Colo. (center), second-place winner Jonah Kallenbach, 17, of Ambler, Pa. (left), and third-place winner Adam Bowman, 17, of Brentwood, Tenn. (right) celebrate their awards at the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious high school science research competition. A program of Society for Science & the Public, the competition encourages high school seniors to seek solutions to some of the world’s largest problems, from medical treatments to environmental solutions.

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 12, 2013 – Innovation, from improving robot navigation to advancing treatment for breast cancer, is thriving today in the nation's capital. Honoring high school seniors with exceptional promise in math and science, Intel Corporation and Society for Science & the Public (SSP) recognized the winners of what is considered the nation's most elite and demanding high school research competition, the Intel Science Talent Search.

 

Sara Volz, 17, of Colorado Springs, Colo., won the top award of $100,000 from the Intel Foundation for her research of algae biofuels. Algae produces oil that can be converted into a sustainable, renewable fuel; however, the fuel can be costly. Sara used artificial selection to establish populations of algae cells with high oil content, which are essential for an economically feasible biofuel. Sara, who built a home lab under her loft bed, sleeps on the same light cycle as her algae.

 

Second-place honors and $75,000 went to Jonah Kallenbach, 17, of Ambler, Pa., whose bioinformatics study breaks new ground in predicting protein binding for drug therapy. Jonah solved an open problem first posed several years ago, and his work suggests a new path to drug design by targeting a protein's disordered regions. His research may open doors to treatment for diseases, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer and tuberculosis.

 

Third-place honors and $50,000 went to Adam Bowman, 17, of Brentwood, Tenn., who successfully designed and built a compact and inexpensive, low-energy, pulsed plasma device. Typical plasma sources are large, complicated and expensive. Using his inexpensive technology, Adam believes plasma research can now be conducted in small-scale operations and even high school labs.

 

"The Intel Science Talent Search is an opportunity to reshape the dialogue around our nation's youth," said Wendy Hawkins, executive director of the Intel Foundation. "We believe it's crucial to U.S. innovation to bring greater attention to math and science achievement, encourage more youth to embrace these fields, and demonstrate the impact these subjects have on our country's future success."

 

Other top honors from the competition include:

 

Fourth Place: Hannah Larson of Eugene, Ore., received a $40,000 award for her research of an abstract mathematical structure that's important in many areas of theoretical physics and computer science.

 

Fifth Place: Peter Kraft of Munster, Ind., received a $30,000 award for his synthesis of 10 new coordination polymers, which are massive molecules with complex network structures that have applications in gas purification and the storage of hydrogen in fuel cells.

 

Sixth Place: Kensen Shi of College Station, Texas, received a $25,000 award for his development of a computer algorithm that makes it easier for a robot to avoid colliding with obstacles in its path.

 

Seventh Place: Samuel Zbarsky of Rockville, Md., received a $25,000 award for his math research that could improve the efficiency of 3-D computer networks.

 

Eighth Place: Brittany Wenger of Sarasota, Fla., received a $20,000 award for her development of an artificial neural network to help diagnose breast cancer using data from fine needle biopsy samples.

 

Ninth Place: Akshay Padmanabha of Collierville, Tenn., received a $20,000 award for his development of an algorithm that detects oncoming epileptic seizures.

 

Tenth Place: Sahana Vasudevan of Palo Alto, Calif. received a $20,000 award for her math research that proved a new, generalized way to minimize an important function of arithmetic.

 

In total, the Intel Foundation awarded $1.25 million for the Intel Science Talent Search 2013. When Intel assumed the title sponsorship 15 years ago, it increased the annual awards by more than $1 million.

 

This year's finalists hail from 20 states and represent 40 schools. Of the 1,712 high school seniors who entered the Intel Science Talent Search 2013, 300 were announced as semifinalists in January. Of those, 40 were chosen as finalists and invited to Washington, D.C. to compete for the top 10 awards. These finalists join the ranks of other notable Science Talent Search alumni who, over the past 72 years, have gone on to win seven Nobel Prizes, two Fields Medals, five National Medals of Science, 11 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and even an Academy Award for Best Actress.

 

Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to public engagement in scientific research and education, has owned and administered the Science Talent Search since its inception in 1942.

 

"Society for Science & the Public is proud to join Intel in congratulating Sara Volz for her scientific accomplishments," said Elizabeth Marincola, president of Society for Science & the Public. "Sara's work demonstrates how a young person who is fascinated by science, which she has been since a kindergarten science fair, can work with few sophisticated resources and have real impact on society. Sarah's research on a novel method to help make algae biofuel economically feasible has the potential to make a serious impact on a critical global challenge. Sara and the rest of the Intel Science Talent Search 2013 finalists serve as an inspiration for young researchers who are drawn to science. Their hard work and innovation will create solutions to the problems of tomorrow."

 

To learn more about Society for Science & the Public, visit www.societyforscience.org, and follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Because Intel views education as the foundation for innovation, Intel and the Intel Foundation have invested more than $1 billion over the past decade, and Intel employees have donated close to 3 million hours toward improving education in more than 60 countries.

 

To get the latest Intel education news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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Intel Science Talent Search Public Day

Yesterday, Jamie Solimano, 17, of New York chatted with young students about her research at the Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public. Jamie is one of 40 Intel Science Talent Search finalists competing this week in the nation's oldest and most prestigious high school science research competition. Additionally, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan surprised the finalists with a visit.

This week, audiences in New York and Los Angeles were the first to watch “Girl Rising,” a feature film that spotlights the power of education to change the lives of girls around the world. The premieres, hosted by Intel, Vulcan Productions and CNN Films, drew celebrities including Allison Williams, Lauren Bush Lauren, Sami Gayle and John Hockenberry. Today, on International Women’s Day, the film was released on-demand in theatres nation-wide through Gathr, a new model for theatrical distribution.

Mario Armstrong, a Digital Lifestyle Expert, explores Intel's Convertible Ultrabooks, Tablets, Tabletop PCs, 4th Generation Core Processers and Perceptual Technology.  According to Armstrong, "Say goodbye to your standard laptops. The Intel Ultrabooks have everyone buzzing this year. They flip, they fold, they do things a normal notebook can't."  Check out http://bit.ly/YRlivg

Intel was recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the leading business ethics think-tank, as one of the 2013 World’s Most Ethical Companies. By implementing and maintaining ethical business practices and initiatives, Intel earned a spot on this year’s list. Intel was previously recognized on this list in 2009 and 2012. Learn more about Intel’s corporate responsibility initiatives.

Mobile adoption among emerging markets is poised to grow significantly in the coming years, which will connect new populations of people with mobile technologies for the first time. For many in emerging markets, a smartphone will serve as their first computer. As in the case of Africa, it has and always will be a mobile first continent. To support the growth of mobile technology in the continent, Intel is working with iHub to foster growth of the software development community in Africa with targeted investments in mobile application development, university training and expansion of technology hubs. In the final episode of Mobile Insights from MWC 2013, we hear from Erik Hersman, managing director and co-founder of iHub, and Renée James, executive vice president and general manager of Intel's Software and Services Group to learn more about mobile technology development in Africa.

Intel’s Dr. Genevieve Bell is named a 2013 Women of Vision Awards recipient from The Anita Borg Institute, while Intel is also recognized as the 2013 Top Company for Technical Women Award winner. The institute is a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computer science and engineering.

Mobile health is growing at a rapid pace with the development of new apps, tools, and innovations that enable everything from accessing health metrics on the go to remote doctor visits. As mobile technology evolves, so do the risks and loopholes to our privacy and identity. How are experts in the healthcare tech and security industries keeping up with the rapid pace of innovation? In today’s episodes of Mobile Insights from MWC 2013, we connect with Pamela Goldberg, Massachusetts Technology Collective, Kirsten Gagnaire of MAMA, and  Arjen Swank of Text to Change to discuss mobile health, and Christopher Sellers of Mobeam, Fran Rosch of Symantec, Sam Guilaumé of Movea, Charles Walton of Secure Key, and Raj Samani of McAfee to discuss security, plus others.

Using Big Data and predictive analytics, Intel found it could achieve a 25 percent decrease in time for chip design validation, accelerating the time to market of new processors. This is one of the highlights of the 2012-2013 Intel IT Performance Report, which also showcases results for IT initiatives in cloud computing, BYOD and other areas. For instance, Intel’s BYOD program has resulted in annual productivity gain of 5 million hours. This report, as well as the company’s 2013 IT priorities, will be featured in a webcast on Wednesday, March 13, hosted by Intel CIO Kim Stevenson. Please click here to register.

Today Intel is making it easier for consumers to “browse, click and play” in order to simultaneously share HD video and multimedia across different mobile devices in real-time while streaming content to consumer devices such as SmartTVs. Storage solutions based on the new low power Intel® Atom™ media processor CE5300 series system-on-chip (SoC) allow consumers to easily set up all of their media in one place and avoid capacity limitations of mobile devices. For instance, high definition 1080p video can be converted to lower resolution 480p video to play on a smartphone, conserving network bandwidth and battery power, and at the same time to 720p video for displaying clearer pictures on a tablet. View the press release for more details.

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