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Still Creating Otherworldly Adventures

When the special-effects whiz and director Douglas Trumbull receives a special Oscar on Saturday—the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for filmmakers "whose technological...

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New Execs Pledge to Rev ­p Amd

Hoping to revive their struggling company, Advanced Micro Devices executives vowed Thursday to more quickly make microchips that are power-efficient, low-cost,...

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Apple Forcing It Shops to "adapt or Die"

Many IT departments are struggling with Apple's "take it or leave it" attitude, based on discussions last week at MacIT, which is Macworld|iWorld's companion conference...

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Companies Worry About Sec's Advice to Disclose Cyberthreats

Deluged by cyberattacks they've mostly hidden from the public, companies in Silicon Valley and elsewhere are being prodded by federal regulators to finally fess...

Computer Scientist Taps Piloting Know-How To Create Safer Flight Systems
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Computer Scientist Taps Piloting Know-How To Create Safer Flight Systems

Carlos Varela, an associate professor of computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and also a licensed pilot, has received seed funding from the U.S....

Ncsa Blue Waters Project Selects Globus Online For Data Movement
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Ncsa Blue Waters Project Selects Globus Online For Data Movement

The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has chosen Globus Online as the data movement solution for the Blue Waters supercomputer, set for deployment...

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Sebastian Thrun Resigns from Stanford to Launch ­dacity

Professor Sebastian Thrun has given up his Stanford position to start Udacity—an online educational venture. Udacity's first two free courses are Building a Search...

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How ­.s. Lost Out on Iphone Work

When Barack Obama joined Silicon Valley's top luminaries for dinner in California last February, each guest was asked to come with a question for the president.

Stephen Hawking's New Pc
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Stephen Hawking's New Pc

Intel application engineer Travis Bonifield has been working closely with Hawking to communicate with the world for a decade.

Civilian Contractors Playing Key Roles in ­.s. Drone Operations
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Civilian Contractors Playing Key Roles in ­.s. Drone Operations

After a U.S. airstrike mistakenly killed at least 15 Afghans in 2010, the Army officer investigating the accident was surprised to discover that an American civilian...

Five Questions with Astronaut Rex Walheim
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Five Questions with Astronaut Rex Walheim

Rex Walheim is an astronaut. He's gone to space three times, including on the last flight of the space shuttle. He has spent an accumulated 36 hours outside the...

Facebook Auditions Kid Hackers with All-Night Codefest
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Facebook Auditions Kid Hackers with All-Night Codefest

"Yes! We have elegance!" says a student from the University of Waterloo. Then he pauses, and his shoulders slump.

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Retailers Are Losing the Software Talent Wars

For a decade, Target outsourced its website operations to Amazon.com. The Minneapolis retail giant began preparing two years ago to take control of the site when...

Cloud Centers Bring High-Tech Flash but Not Many Jobs to Beaten-Down Towns
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Cloud Centers Bring High-Tech Flash but Not Many Jobs to Beaten-Down Towns

Here in this once-thriving town of furniture makers and textile mills, where Main Street businesses have vanished, nearby fast-food joints have closed and unemployment...

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...

Countdown: America's No. 1 Solar Car Ready to Race the World
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Countdown: America's No. 1 Solar Car Ready to Race the World

With a cutting-edge solar car, an advanced strategy and an intrepid 16-student race crew, the University of Michigan's national champion solar car team is ready...

From Doom to Rage: 20 Years of Id Development
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From Doom to Rage: 20 Years of Id Development

Both Tim Willits and Matt Hooper got their start in game design as fans, creating maps for id Software games like Doom and Quake. Now, as the studio celebrates...

Researchers Aim For Processors That Run Without a Battery
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Researchers Aim For Processors That Run Without a Battery

Virginia Commonwealth University has received two grants to support work on energy-efficient computing devices that pack more processing power in a chip and potentially...

Researchers Assist IBM in Cognitive Computer Chip Design
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Researchers Assist IBM in Cognitive Computer Chip Design

New experimental computer chips modeled on nervous systems are aimed at creating computers that can learn through experience, find correlations, create hypotheses...

Intel Anthropologist: Fieldwork with the Silicon Tribe
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Intel Anthropologist: Fieldwork with the Silicon Tribe

Anthropologist Genevieve Bell gives the chip maker insight into how people experience new technologies.
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