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10 Jobs That Barely Existed on 9/10/01, From Robot Squadmate to Warplane Whisperer
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10 Jobs That Barely Existed on 9/10/01, From Robot Squadmate to Warplane Whisperer

The terror attacks on New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001, changed the lives of all Americans—few more so than the millions who have participated in the...

For Software Developers, A Bounty Of Opportunity
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For Software Developers, A Bounty Of Opportunity

As people across the country suffer from long-term unemployment, the tech industry is experiencing a shortage of qualified workers. Particularly in software development...

Social Media Expert Explores Dynamics of Online Networking
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Social Media Expert Explores Dynamics of Online Networking

A study of the dynamics of an open source community suggests a "performance–based clustering" phenomenon in which most collaborations involve accomplished developers...

AI Demo Shows How Chatbots Soon Sink Into Non Sequiturs and Nonsense
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AI Demo Shows How Chatbots Soon Sink Into Non Sequiturs and Nonsense

An exchange between two robot avatars set up as a demonstration for an artificial intelligence class at Cornell University quickly devolved into conversational...

Virginia Tech Researcher Addresses Issues That Slow Wireless Networks
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Virginia Tech Researcher Addresses Issues That Slow Wireless Networks

A Virginia Tech researcher has won a five-year U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER award to address cross-layer network incompatibility issues to help speed...

Kids Today Need a Licence to Tinker
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Kids Today Need a Licence to Tinker

Back to school time and millions of British kids are heading back to classrooms to embark on the national curriculum so beloved of busybody ministers.

Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path to a College Degree
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Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path to a College Degree

Harvard and Ohio State are not going to disappear any time soon. But a host of new online enterprises are making earning a college degree cheaper, faster, and...

Ben Fry, Information Designer
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Ben Fry, Information Designer

In the golden age of data visualization, he helps designers think like programmers, and vice versa.

Antennas in Your Clothes? Researchers' Design Could Pave the Way
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Antennas in Your Clothes? Researchers' Design Could Pave the Way

The next generation of communications systems could be built with a sewing machine. To make communications devices more reliable, Ohio State University researchers...

Big Silicon Valley Demand For Analog Engineers' 'black Art'
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Big Silicon Valley Demand For Analog Engineers' 'black Art'

You want a good look at Silicon Valley's bipolar job market? Step into the 11th-floor office of Young Sohn. The CEO of Santa Clara-based Inphi is tearing his...

Hackers' Low-Tech Tool: A Phone Call
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Hackers' Low-Tech Tool: A Phone Call

The conference for the best hackers in the free world is held every year in Las Vegas. It's called DefCon. The entrance fee is $150, cash only. (And it's a bad...

Researchers to Demo and Deploy Disaster Communications System
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Researchers to Demo and Deploy Disaster Communications System

Communication systems can be overwhelmed by a disaster, leaving people without phones and Internet connectivity when they need them most. Now Georgia Tech researchers...

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Education Needs a Digital-Age ­pgrade

If you have a child entering grade school this fall, file away just one number with all those back-to-school forms: 65 percent. Chances are just that good that...

Dealing with the Cyberworld's Dark Side
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Dealing with the Cyberworld's Dark Side

People who are cyberstalked or harassed online experience higher levels of stress and trauma than people who are stalked or harassed in person, according to a...

Defcon Opens Its Doors to Pre-Teen and Teen Hackers
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Defcon Opens Its Doors to Pre-Teen and Teen Hackers

DefCon, the conference where hackers and the people who monitor them get together to trade the latest in hacking and tracking data, had some new attendees: children...

China Aims to Renew Status As Scientific Superpower
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China Aims to Renew Status As Scientific Superpower

China was probably the world's earliest technological superpower, inventing the plow, the compass, gunpowder, and block printing. Then, science in the Middle...

Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point For the Spread of Ideas
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Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point For the Spread of Ideas

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted...

Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle
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Social Media History Becomes a New Job Hurdle

Companies have long used criminal background checks, credit reports and even searches on Google and LinkedIn to probe the previous lives of prospective employees...

Future Tech Jobs: We Need Social Science Graduates
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Future Tech Jobs: We Need Social Science Graduates

With interconnectivity at the heart of the social Web, forward-looking technology companies are now embracing the idea of hiring more social science graduates to...

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Leadership of Cyber Warriors

Leadership is a core competency of the officers, warrant officers, and non-commissioned officers across the military services. A principle tenant of leadership...
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