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NSF Grant Targets Liberal Arts Grads for Software Engineering
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NSF Grant Targets Liberal Arts Grads for Software Engineering

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $632,000 scholarship grant to Stevens Institute of Technology to help fund liberal arts graduates in the software...

How to Crack Many Master Lock Combinations in Eight Tries or Less
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How to Crack Many Master Lock Combinations in Eight Tries or Less

There's a vulnerability in Master Lock branded padlocks that allows anyone to learn the combination in eight or fewer tries, a process that requires less than two...

IBM Brings Quantum Computing a Step Closer
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IBM Brings Quantum Computing a Step Closer

Researchers at IBM have stitched together a prototype circuit that could become the basis of quantum computers a decade hence.

Facebook Is Eating the Internet
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Facebook Is Eating the Internet

Facebook, it seems, is unstoppable. The social publishing site, just 11 years old, is now the dominant force in American media.

Professor Dame Wendy Hall Receives Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award
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Professor Dame Wendy Hall Receives Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award

University of Southampton professor and former ACM president Dame Wendy Hall has been awarded with the Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award for her work in transforming...

Detecting Effects of 3-D Shapes in Nanoscale Chip Features
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Detecting Effects of 3-D Shapes in Nanoscale Chip Features

NIST researchers have determined that uncertain SEM measurements of gate transistor lengths in ultra-small scale chips are strongly affected by variations in the...

As Demand Grows, Midwestern Colleges Prep Students to Fly Drones
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As Demand Grows, Midwestern Colleges Prep Students to Fly Drones

On the night of May 4, 2007, a tornado classified as a 5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale reached the town of Greensburg, Kansas.

Preparing for Warfare in Cyberspace
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Preparing for Warfare in Cyberspace

The Pentagon’s new 33-page cybersecurity strategy is an important evolution in how America proposes to address a top national security threat. It is intended to...

Clarkson Adds Master's in Data Analytics
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Clarkson Adds Master's in Data Analytics

Clarkson University will offer a new master of science degree in the field of data analytics, beginning this fall. The new graduate degree has been approved by...

Advancing Security and Trust in Reconfigurable Devices
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Advancing Security and Trust in Reconfigurable Devices

A research team at the Georgia Tech Research Institute is studying a range of security challenges involving field programmable gate arrays.

Ethics of Embryo Editing Paper Divides Scientists
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Ethics of Embryo Editing Paper Divides Scientists

In the wake of the first ever report that scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos, experts cannot agree on whether the work was ethical. They also disagree...

MIT Report Details Benefits of Investment in Basic Research
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MIT Report Details Benefits of Investment in Basic Research

A report by a committee of MIT researchers and research administrators examining how funding cutbacks will affect the future of scientific studies in the United...

Passive Cooling System for Processors Could Save U.S. $6.3 Billion a Year
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Passive Cooling System for Processors Could Save U.S. $6.3 Billion a Year

A patented passive cooling system for computer processors developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville could save U.S. consumers more than $6.3 billion...

In NATO Cyber Wargame, Berlya Fends Off Arch-Enemy Crimsonia
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In NATO Cyber Wargame, Berlya Fends Off Arch-Enemy Crimsonia

Somewhere near Iceland, a new NATO member, Berlya is under cyber-attack, most likely launched from its arch-rival Crimsonia, although the Berlyans can’t be completely...

Just How Hackable Is Your Plane?
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Just How Hackable Is Your Plane?

Chris Roberts knows a lot about hacking planes. But not because he's trying to make them fall out of the sky.

Highly Conductive Germanium Nanowires Made by a Simple, One-Step Process
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Highly Conductive Germanium Nanowires Made by a Simple, One-Step Process

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have deposited germanium nanowires on indium tin oxide substrate using a simple, one-step process...

How a Computer Can Help Your Doctor Better Diagnose Cancer
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How a Computer Can Help Your Doctor Better Diagnose Cancer

A research team has developed a computational model that aims to automatically suggest cancer diagnoses by learning from thousands of data points from past pathology...

Researchers Test Brain Activity to Identify Cybersecurity Threats
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Researchers Test Brain Activity to Identify Cybersecurity Threats

Iowa State University researchers measured brain activity to identify what might motivate an employee to violate company policy and sell or trade sensitive information...

Statcast Arrives, Offering Way to Quantify Nearly Every Move in Game
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Statcast Arrives, Offering Way to Quantify Nearly Every Move in Game

Which outfielders take the most efficient routes to a fly ball? Which pitcher's curveball has the highest spin rate? Which batter has the fastest speed to first...

Cloud Security Reaches Silicon
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Cloud Security Reaches Silicon

MIT researchers have implemented in silicon a system for defending against memory-access attacks.
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