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Augmented Reality Gives Physical World a Vrtual Dimension
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Augmented Reality Gives Physical World a Vrtual Dimension

For some it seems, the world is not enough.

Rediscovered Plans Aid Edsac Reconstruction
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Rediscovered Plans Aid Edsac Reconstruction

The National Museum of Computing's reconstruction of an early British digital computer will benefit from the resurfacing of circuit diagrams of the machine. 

Female Tech Staff 'in Decline' in the U.k.
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Female Tech Staff 'in Decline' in the U.k.

A new report finds the gender gap in the U.K. information technology industry is getting worse.

The Digital ­nwrapping of the Egyptian Priest Neswaiu
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The Digital ­nwrapping of the Egyptian Priest Neswaiu

In the 19th century and even later, there was no shortage of people eager to watch the unwrapping of an Egyptian mummy.

Alan Turing Institute to Be Set Up to Research Big Data
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Alan Turing Institute to Be Set Up to Research Big Data

The U.K.  government will provide 42 million UK pounds ($70 million US) to fund a research center that will carry the name of computer pioneer Alan Turing. 

The Special Effects Firms Transforming the Film Industry
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The Special Effects Firms Transforming the Film Industry

If you are looking for a sure thing at this year's Oscars look no further than Gravity to win the best visual effects category.

The Last Places on Earth Without the Internet
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The Last Places on Earth Without the Internet

It can be easy to forget what life was like before the Internet.

Bbc Plans to Help Get the Nation Coding
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Bbc Plans to Help Get the Nation Coding

The British Broadcasting Corporation will launch an initiative in 2015 promoting software programming in the United Kingdom. 

Harvard Plans to Boldly Go With 'spocs'
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Harvard Plans to Boldly Go With 'spocs'

Harvard University is moving beyond massive open online courses to small private online courses. 

Why Video Games May Be Good For You
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Why Video Games May Be Good For You

Games have long been accused of making players violent, but evidence has been building over the years that they can have positive effects.

Bigshot Diy Camera Aims to Teach Kids Tech Basics
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Bigshot Diy Camera Aims to Teach Kids Tech Basics

Owners of Bigshot's device need to assemble its parts in a specific sequence to make it work. An online guide explains the science behind them.

Huge Holograms Offer Medics More Memorable Classes
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Huge Holograms Offer Medics More Memorable Classes

A system which uses giant holograms to help medical students master their subject has been pioneered by two London-based junior doctors.

Raspberry Pi Heads For the Open Ocean
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Raspberry Pi Heads For the Open Ocean

Confronted with that tiny device, some have seen a way to play old arcade games, as a media server or to monitor their sleeping children. There are some that have...

Star Trek 'holodeck' in the Living Room?
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Star Trek 'holodeck' in the Living Room?

With "immersive media" taking content well beyond the TV screen, new technology is attempting to move virtual reality towards something even closer to real life...

Eu Commission Launches 'grand Coalition' to Tackle It Shortage
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Eu Commission Launches 'grand Coalition' to Tackle It Shortage

A grand coalition launched by the European Commission will address the IT skills shortage in the European Union. 

The Road to Uncovering a Wartime Colossus
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The Road to Uncovering a Wartime Colossus

The story of how the Colossus computer at Bletchley Park aided the allied code-cracking effort during World War II is becoming well known. Its claim to be a forerunner...

Computer Science Part of English Baccalaureate
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Computer Science Part of English Baccalaureate

Britain is adding computer science to its English Baccalaureate (EBacc), and will count the subject as a science option toward the qualification.  A panel of technology...

Computer Code Frees ­S to Think in New Ways
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Computer Code Frees ­S to Think in New Ways

Throughout this past year, U.K. Education Secretary Michael Gove was on a campaign to replace the British schools' ICT curriculum with a computer science program...

Time-Lapse Code Wins Raspberry Pi Contest
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Time-Lapse Code Wins Raspberry Pi Contest

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has named Aaron Hill and Ashley Newson the winners of its summer coding contest for teenagers.

Almost Being There: Why the Future of Space Exploration Is Not What You Think
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Almost Being There: Why the Future of Space Exploration Is Not What You Think

Mocup is a tiny, adorable remote-controlled robot built from a Lego Mindstorms set with an off-the-shelf Beagleboard computer for a brain and a webcam for an eye...
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