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Insect Cyborgs May Become First Responders, Search and Monitor Hazardous Environs
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Insect Cyborgs May Become First Responders, Search and Monitor Hazardous Environs

Research conducted at the University of Michigan College of Engineering may lead to the use of insects equipped with cameras, microphones, and other sensors to...

For Tech's Elite, Mobile Gaming Is a Big Play
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For Tech's Elite, Mobile Gaming Is a Big Play

After Aadil Mamujee graduated from Harvard Business School in 2010, he could have worked anywhere. Rather than join a hedge fund or consulting firm though, he...

Online Chat Boosts Lying and Email Has the Most Lies
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Online Chat Boosts Lying and Email Has the Most Lies

University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers find that communication using instant messaging and e-mail increases lying compared to face-to-face talk, and e-mail...

Software Helps FBI Crack International Cybercrime Case
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Software Helps FBI Crack International Cybercrime Case

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham helped the FBI and NASA's Office of Inspector General identify seven cybercriminals accused of hacking...

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Gartner: 10 Key It Trends For 2012

If you had to pick 10 technology-related trends that will affect your enterprise infrastructure in the coming year, Gartner says you'd do well to start with virtualization...

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Inside the Walls: Facebook's New Home

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his Harvard University dorm room in 2004, the company has occupied temporary, rented space. Now, for the first...

Fixated on What He Fixes
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Fixated on What He Fixes

Peter Guggenheim has worked so long at Stuart Electronics that his feet have worn holes through two layers of tile and an inch of plywood, down to the floorboards...

Cyber Workshop at Sandia Labs Seeks Potential Responses to Cyberattacks
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Cyber Workshop at Sandia Labs Seeks Potential Responses to Cyberattacks

The difficulties of defending utilities, commerce and national security against cyberattacks, and what to do to change that situation, were major themes of a recent...

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5 Tech Pros Companies Want to Hire

Network pros, developers, business analysts, data experts, and security specialists in demand.

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The Importance of Word Choice: Terms with Multiple Meanings For Scientists and the Public

If you haven't seen the excellent post on Mountain Beltway—Words matter—you should head over there and take a look. The post brought up some interesting ideas about...

Georgia Tech Turns Iphone Into Spiphone
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Georgia Tech Turns Iphone Into Spiphone

A research team from Georgia Tech has discovered how to program a smartphone to sense nearby keyboard vibrations and decipher complete sentences with up to 80 percent...

The Rare Find: Reinventing Recruiting
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The Rare Find: Reinventing Recruiting

In late 2006, 22-year-old Adam D'Angelo confronted a serious problem. Facebook, then a small Silicon Valley startup, had picked him to be its chief technology...

­.va. Team Awarded $3 Million Nsf Secure Computation Grant
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­.va. Team Awarded $3 Million Nsf Secure Computation Grant

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to a team lead by University of Virginia computer scientist David Evans for a project to develop...

Instant Health Checks For Buildings and Bridges
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Instant Health Checks For Buildings and Bridges

During 2011's deadly onslaught of earthquakes, floods and tornadoes, countless buildings had to be evacuated while workers checked to make sure they were stable...

'thinking Machines' Will Guide Future Power Grids
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'thinking Machines' Will Guide Future Power Grids

Plans to develop the "smart" grid cannot succeed without the creation of new "thinking machines" that can learn and adapt to new situations, says Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy...

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How Many Security Clearances Have Been Issued?

More than 4.2 million people have security clearances for access to classified information, a number that vastly outstrips previous estimates and nearly rivals...

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The ­niversity of Wherever

For more than a decade educators have been expecting the Internet to transform that bastion of tradition and authority, the university. Digital utopians have...

Ready For the Robot Revolution?
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Ready For the Robot Revolution?

Robots are about to invade our lives. From performing household chores, to entertaining and educating our children, to looking after the elderly, roboticists...

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In China, Business Travelers Take Extreme Precautions to Avoid Cyber-Espionage

Packing for business in China? Bring your passport and business cards, but maybe not that laptop loaded with contacts and corporate memos.

In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores
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In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores

Amy Furman, a seventh-grade English teacher here, roams among 31 students sitting at their desks or in clumps on the floor. They're studying Shakespeare's "As...
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