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Changing Search Behavior on the World Wild Web
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Changing Search Behavior on the World Wild Web

Are we at a turning point in search is the real $100M question of the month.  It's more about adaptation then features as most regular Internet Users head toward...

Latin America & Internet Security
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Latin America & Internet Security

How are our countries dealing with internet security issues? 

Cornell Economist Says Disaster Relief Workers Need AI Tools
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Cornell Economist Says Disaster Relief Workers Need AI Tools

 Economist Christopher B. Barrett has been developing decision trees to help CARE relief workers analyze conditions in disaster zones. They need more efficient...

More on Bridging the Gap Between Ecologists and Computer Scientists
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More on Bridging the Gap Between Ecologists and Computer Scientists

At the First Conference on Computational Sustainability, Cornell's Evan Cooch, evolutionary ecologist, describes what happened in the past when he asked an engineer...

Enviro Scientists Call on Comp Scientists to Bridge Gap in Solving NP-Hard Problems
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Enviro Scientists Call on Comp Scientists to Bridge Gap in Solving NP-Hard Problems

Environmental scientists are unaware of advances in computational complexity and have been limiting problems they tackle, but they are hopeful as result of First...

Matching Digital Photos to Identify Wildlife
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Matching Digital Photos to Identify Wildlife

Dutch Scientists create digital "collective intelligence" system to compare photos of animals' markings. 

Low-Cost Sensors Help People Turn 'Green'
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Low-Cost Sensors Help People Turn 'Green'

University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon researchers are building sensors for phones and homes that give people feedback on their habits and encourage them...

Framing the Right Problem For Water Fowl
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Framing the Right Problem For Water Fowl

 U.S. Geological Survey scientists describe their work, outlining complexity.

HPC: Making a Small Fortune
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HPC: Making a Small Fortune

There is an old joke in the high-performance computing community that begins with a question, “How do you make a small fortune in high-performance computing?” There...

The Future of Applications?
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The Future of Applications?

With the Web delivering richer content to our desktops, why don't today's applications let us seamlessly create that content?

Scientists Convene at First Computational Sustainability Meeting
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Scientists Convene at First Computational Sustainability Meeting

 Keynote Address at the First Computational Sustainability Meeting by Carla Gomes.

Windmills in the Water
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Windmills in the Water

A call to the computer science community for what a research agenda might look like for the role of information and communications technologies in energy, the environment...

E-Government in Latin America
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E-Government in Latin America

According to wikipedia: e-Government  is a diffused neologism used to refer to the use of information and communication technology to provide and improve government...

The Impact of APCS on ­Undergraduate CS Enrollment
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The Impact of APCS on ­Undergraduate CS Enrollment

The critics and detractors of the Advanced Placement exam in Computer Science (APCS) are many.  But the flaws of APCS most likely have no effect on undergraduate...

The Siren Song of Startups
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The Siren Song of Startups

If you go to a startup, make sure you go for the right reasons.

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In February, President Obama pegged Melissa Hathaway of the National Security Council to do a 60-day review of the nation’s cybersecurity policy. Midway through...

Building a Smarter Web
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Building a Smarter Web

As more information moves to the Web, we need better tools to manage it. Today's tools focus on static Web pages. However, I claim that the Web is becoming a platform...

Robotics in South America
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Robotics in South America

Webopedia defines robotics as: The field of computer science and engineering concerned with creating robots, devices that can move and react to sensory input. Robotics...

Helping Younger People Protect Themselves from Security Attacks
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Helping Younger People Protect Themselves from Security Attacks

One potentially disturbing trend that came out in a recent eCrime meeting is that younger people 18-24 years old seem to be more susceptible to phishing attacks...

Media Computation: For Creativity and Surprises
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Media Computation: For Creativity and Surprises

The Media Computation approach to introductory computing is mostly used for creative expression, but it can also lead to some surprises.
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