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H-1B Visa Usage Declines Sharply Due to Economy, Bureaucracy

The United States' struggling economy is a major reason why almost 40,000 H-1B visa application slots are currently unused, in addition to 9,000 slots in the Masters...

Unraveling the Matrix
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Unraveling the Matrix

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Gilbert Strang has developed a way to split certain types of matrices into simpler ones, which could help produce...

Wireless Technology Hits the Road
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Wireless Technology Hits the Road

The recently approved IEEE 802.11p wireless communication standard for vehicles could improve traffic safety by supporting the delivery of information that helps...

Team-Working Robots Huddle Together to Boost Comms
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Team-Working Robots Huddle Together to Boost Comms

When you are in hostile territory, it pays to stick together—especially if you are a robot. Falling into line will be easier with an innovative communication system...

Silk Moves from Textiles to Technology
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Silk Moves from Textiles to Technology

Synonymous with beauty, silk is a masterpiece of nature with amazing mechanical properties that support its use in a growing number of high-tech applications ranging...

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New Focus for Digital Photography

Software that gives users more control of a camera could revolutionize photography.

The Agnostic Cartographer
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The Agnostic Cartographer

How Google’s open-ended maps are embroiling the company in some of the world’s touchiest geopolitical disputes.

U.S. Military Cyberwar: What's Off-Limits?
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U.S. Military Cyberwar: What's Off-Limits?

The United States should decide on rules for attacking other nations' networks in advance of an actual cyberwar, which could include an international agreement...

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ORNL, Allinea Prep Debugging Tool for Petascale Supercomputers

A collaboration between ORNL and software toolmaker Allinea Software has produced a formidable weapon in the fight against software application bugs.

To Pack a Stadium, Provide Video Better Than TV
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To Pack a Stadium, Provide Video Better Than TV

How do you keep football fans as regular visitors to stadiums when the television coverage of every play is so good?

Customizing Science Instruction With Digital Libraries
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Customizing Science Instruction With Digital Libraries

Middle and high school teachers participating in the Curriculum Customization Service program use animations, images and interactive media to help engage Denver...

Commerce Seeks Industry Comment on Ways to Bolster Cybersecurity
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Commerce Seeks Industry Comment on Ways to Bolster Cybersecurity

The U.S. Commerce Department's Internet Policy Task Force is seeking comments from the private sector and academia about the cybersecurity challenges they face...

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IT Industry Working Toward Energy Efficiency, Report Finds

The information technology industry is on track to achieve the Climate Savers Computing Initiative's goal of reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions by 54 million...

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White House Proposal Would Ease FBI Access to Records of Internet Activity

The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court...

Research Project to Investigate Cloud Computing Technologies
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Research Project to Investigate Cloud Computing Technologies

Aston University researchers are investigating the possibilities of next-generation cloud computing technologies for large scale and complex information technology...

Researcher Demonstrates ATM 'Jackpotting' at Black Hat Conference
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Researcher Demonstrates ATM 'Jackpotting' at Black Hat Conference

In a city filled with slot machines spilling jackpots, it was a "jackpotted" ATM machine that got the most attention Wednesday at the Black Hat security conference...

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Data World Record Falls as Computer Scientists Break Terabyte Sort Barrier

Computer scientists from the University of California, San Diego broke "the terabyte barrier"—and a world record—when they sorted more than one terabyte of data ...

Satellite Quantum-Communication Circles Closer
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Satellite Quantum-Communication Circles Closer

Communications protected by quantum encryption systems offer unconditional security—if you know which way is up. A new quantum protocol is the first that promises...

New Book Explores Democracy in the Digital Age
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New Book Explores Democracy in the Digital Age

A new book by a University of Illinois at Chicago communication scholar explores how online media has influenced political culture, redefined contemporary society's...

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The Hunt for the Wikileaks Whistle-Blower

Attorney General Eric Holder's new probe into Wikileaks's posting of 91,000 war documents will likely find that tracing the path of the documents back through the...
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