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Japan's Internet Largely Intact After Earthquake, Tsunami
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Japan's Internet Largely Intact After Earthquake, Tsunami

Japan's Internet infrastructure demonstrated surprising resilience in the face of the recent earthquake and tsunami, as most Web sites remain in operation and the...

Nasa's Robot May Get Japanese Space Companion
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Nasa's Robot May Get Japanese Space Companion

The next launch of the U.S. space shuttle Discovery will carry a humanoid robot to the International Space Station. Dubbed Robonaut 2 (R2), the robot has a helmeted...

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­niversity Professor Creates Facebook-Like Traffic Site

The On-Line Network-Enabled Intelligent Transportation Systems (ONE-ITS), a new social media platform for sharing information about traffic problems in a city,...

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Intel Developing Security 'game-Changer'

Intel researchers are developing computer security technology that stop all zero-day attacks. "We're going to see a quantum jump in the ability of future devices...

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Intel Says Light Peak Interconnect Technology Is Ready

Intel's high-speed Light Peak interconnect technology, which links PCs to displays and external storage devices, is ready for implementation, says Intel's David...

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White House Says Supercomputing 'arms Race' Could Prove Costly

Looks for better ways to make sure supercomputers "address our current national priorities."

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The Clock Is Ticking on Encryption

Today's secure cipher-text may be tomorrow's open book.

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Python 3.2 Tweaked For Parallel Development

Python's developers plan to offer greater support for writing multithreaded applications in the 3.2 version of the open source programming language. The pre-release...

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In Historic Shift, Smartphones, Tablets to Overtake PCs

Shipments of smartphones, tablets and other app-enabled devices will overtake PC shipments in the next 18 months, an event that may signify the end of the PC-centric...

Green Grid Creates More Metrics For Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
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Green Grid Creates More Metrics For Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

The Green Grid consortium is developing two metrics to add to its power usage effectiveness metric for measuring energy efficiency in data centers. The new metrics...

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Japanese Supercomputer Gets Faster But Draws No More Power

The Tokyo Institute of Technology recently developed Tsubame 2.0, a high-performance computer that is the second most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world...

U.s. Tech Lead Is at Risk, Says Obama's Top Scientist
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U.s. Tech Lead Is at Risk, Says Obama's Top Scientist

The United States is in danger of losing its technological edge amid a deterioration in its global competitiveness, warns U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Particularly...

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IBM Chip Breakthrough May Lead to Exascale Supercomputers

IBM's new CMOS Integrated Silicon Nanophotonics technology boosts the data transfer rate between computer chips using pulses of light, and could boost supercomputing...

China Breaks Ground on Futuristic Supercomputer Complex
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China Breaks Ground on Futuristic Supercomputer Complex

China recently held a ground-breaking ceremony and released the designs for its new supercomputing center, which will be located in Changsha. The rendering consists...

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Google Wave May Become an Apache Project

Google Wave's developers have submitted the software to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), making it a candidate to become a Podling included in the Apache Incubator...

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European ­nion Funds Cloud Security Project

The European Union is funding Trustworthy Clouds, a research project aimed at developing a series of technical advances that will increase the security of cloud...

Top Scientist ­rges 'ambitious' ­.s. Exascale Supercomputer Plan
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Top Scientist ­rges 'ambitious' ­.s. Exascale Supercomputer Plan

Peter Beckman, director of the DOE's Exascale Technology and Computing Institute, says the United States needs to make a sizable push to open up funding resources...

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H-1b at 20: How the 'tech Worker Visa' Is Remaking It in America

The H-1B visa program turns 20 years old this month. Not everyone in IT is saying 'Best Wishes.'

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IBM, Intel Question Key Top500 Supercomputer Metric

Researchers at IBM and Intel are questioning the methods by which the supercomputing Top500 list is compiled. "The Top500 . . . doesn't measure about 80 percent...

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Improving Economy Means Opportunities in It

Information technology hiring could be about to surge in 2011, according to the recent Robert Half Technology Salary Guide 2011. Professionals who can help a company...
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