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DHS Awards $10.4M in Mobile Security Research Contracts
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DHS Awards $10.4M in Mobile Security Research Contracts

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate has announced $10.4 million in cybersecurity Mobile Technology Security R&D awards...

NSF Grant Funds Research on Wearable Device Security
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NSF Grant Funds Research on Wearable Device Security

Two Wichita State University professors have been awarded a $380,000 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to investigate cybersecurity and privacy...

Customizing 3-D Printing
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Customizing 3-D Printing

Researchers from MIT and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel have developed a design tool that automatically turns CAD files for a 3-D printer into...

Alien Transit Systems May Be a Giveaway in the Search for ET
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Alien Transit Systems May Be a Giveaway in the Search for ET

Avi Loeb has an unorthodox new idea about how to search for alien civilizations—and it is hardly a surprise.

Putin vs. the Internet: The Laws That Matter
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Putin vs. the Internet: The Laws That Matter

A new law in force in Russia from Sept. 1 is intended to force foreign Internet firms to maintain local servers to handle data on Russian citizens.

7 Technology Trends that Will Make or Break Many Careers
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7 Technology Trends that Will Make or Break Many Careers

No matter what field you work in, if you're hoping to get ahead in your career, you need to be mindful of technology trends.

Technology Transforms Cell Phone Into High-Powered Microscope
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Technology Transforms Cell Phone Into High-Powered Microscope

Technology that transforms a cell phone into a powerful, mobile microscope could significantly improve malaria diagnoses and treatment in developing countries...

James L. Flanagan, Who Helped Make Computers Talk, Dies at 89
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James L. Flanagan, Who Helped Make Computers Talk, Dies at 89

James L. Flanagan, whom we can thank for articulate digital assistants like Siri and intelligible subway loudspeakers and blame for the disembodied voices that...

Gaming Computers Offer Huge, Untapped Energy Savings Potential
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Gaming Computers Offer Huge, Untapped Energy Savings Potential

Berkeley Lab researcher Evan Mills reports that gaming computers offer a potential estimated energy savings of $18 billion per year, without sacrificing system...

On the Farm: Startups Put Data in Farmers' Hands
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On the Farm: Startups Put Data in Farmers' Hands

Farmers and entrepreneurs are starting to compete with agribusiness giants over the newest commodity being harvested on U.S. farms—one measured in bytes, not bushels...

European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google
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European Publishers Play Lobbying Role Against Google

In private sessions this summer, giant publishers and media companies from Germany, France and elsewhere have met with European officials about proposals to regulate...

Dartmouth Football's Brilliant Dummies
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Dartmouth Football's Brilliant Dummies

Wearing a green Dartmouth College jersey, the newest player on the school's football team readies for action during a preseason practice.

Up and Down Quarks Favored Over Strange Ones
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Up and Down Quarks Favored Over Strange Ones

Researchers found that when enough energy is provided for a single pair of up, down, or strange quarks, the new particles are far more likely to be made of the...

The Government Needs to Work with Silicon Valley to Create Our Military Future
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The Government Needs to Work with Silicon Valley to Create Our Military Future

In 1931, the city fathers of Sunnyvale, California, came up with a unique plan to rescue their town from the doldrums of the Great Depression.

Connecting Your Car to Your Smartphone Can Make Auto Data Work for You
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Connecting Your Car to Your Smartphone Can Make Auto Data Work for You

If your car could talk, you might be surprised by how much it has to say.

Why Neuroscience Needs Hackers
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Why Neuroscience Needs Hackers

There was a time when neuroscientists could only dream of having such a problem.

Tech Companies Are Hiring More Liberal-Arts Majors Than You Think
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Tech Companies Are Hiring More Liberal-Arts Majors Than You Think

Silicon Valley has a reputation for being filled with egghead coders who popped out of college as brilliant engineers (or who never finished college in the first...

Social Is Dead: What 146 Startup Pitches Showed Me about the Next Wave of Tech Companies
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Social Is Dead: What 146 Startup Pitches Showed Me about the Next Wave of Tech Companies

Investing in startups is like bird-watching, or at least that's the quote from legendary venture capitalist Mike Moritz.

The Upside of a Downturn in Silicon Valley
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The Upside of a Downturn in Silicon Valley

In October 2008, in the early days of the last economic collapse, Sequoia Capital invited founders of technology companies to a frank meeting outlining the new...
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