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Nasa Working on Tech to Take Humans to Mars – and Bring Them Back
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Nasa Working on Tech to Take Humans to Mars – and Bring Them Back

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is working on the technologies needed to take astronauts to Mars and back. 

Software Employment Rises 45% in 10 Years, as Angst in Engineering Grows
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Software Employment Rises 45% in 10 Years, as Angst in Engineering Grows

IT employment has gone up and down over the past decade, but the only tech occupation that appears to have recovered to full employment is software developer, according...

Linux Foundation Sees Broadening Role For Developers
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Linux Foundation Sees Broadening Role For Developers

The Linux Foundation is expanding its training options to help Linux developers. 

Cerf Sees a Problem: Today's Digital Data Could Be Gone Tomorrow
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Cerf Sees a Problem: Today's Digital Data Could Be Gone Tomorrow

Google chief Internet evangelist and ACM president Vint Cerf worries that much of the data generated since the Internet's beginning will be lost over time. 

When Cars Talk, This Is What They'll Tell Each Other
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When Cars Talk, This Is What They'll Tell Each Other

Researchers are giving Internet Protocol addresses to all vehicles, allowing them to be instantly identifiable to nearby cars on the same network. 

Harvard Global Grid Computing Project Will Help Create Printable Solar Cells
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Harvard Global Grid Computing Project Will Help Create Printable Solar Cells

Harvard University's Clean Energy Project soon will release a list of organic compounds that could be used to make inexpensive, printable photovoltaic cells. 

Google Australia Funds Universities to Spur Computer Science
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Google Australia Funds Universities to Spur Computer Science

Google Australia is providing funding to 12 universities to develop workshops to help high school teachers promote computer science in their curricula. 

City Living: There's an App For That
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City Living: There's an App For That

U.S. citizens increasingly are developing mobile applications that rely on a wealth of publicly available municipal data. For example, Portland, Ore., has developed...

­.s. Sees Tech's 'center of Gravity' Shifting to Asia
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­.s. Sees Tech's 'center of Gravity' Shifting to Asia

The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently released a report that outlines potential worldwide scenarios over the next 15 to 20 years. It...

Twitter a Big Winner in 2012 Presidential Election
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Twitter a Big Winner in 2012 Presidential Election

Both Twitter and Facebook played a big role in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, as this was the first national election since social-networking technology became...

Intel Strives to Develop Tiny Chips to Run Wearable Computers
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Intel Strives to Develop Tiny Chips to Run Wearable Computers

Intel researchers are developing tiny microprocessors that would power wearable computers. 

Self-Driving Cars a Reality For 'ordinary People' Within 5 Years, Says Google's Sergey Brin
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Self-Driving Cars a Reality For 'ordinary People' Within 5 Years, Says Google's Sergey Brin

Self-driving, autonomous vehicles will be available for "ordinary people" in less than five years and they will be much safer than those driven by humans, says...

10 Hot It Skills For 2013
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10 Hot It Skills For 2013

The demand for high-tech professionals continues to rise, as 33 percent of IT professionals in Computerworld's 2013 Forecast survey say they plan to hire more workers...

Silicon Valley's Top Threat Is China, Survey Finds
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Silicon Valley's Top Threat Is China, Survey Finds

Many high-level technology executives are convinced that some other country, probably China, will supplant Silicon Valley as the global center for innovation within...

From ACM News

Fbi Seeks Social Media Monitoring Tool

The goal is to use the tool to keep on top of breaking events, incidents and emerging threats, the agency said in a recent Request for Information  from IT vendors...

Weave Open Source Data Visualization Offers Power, Flexibility
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Weave Open Source Data Visualization Offers Power, Flexibility

The open source Weave project is a platform designed to make it easier for government agencies, nonprofits, and corporate users to offer the public a way to analyze...

H-1b Workers Are Better Paid, More Educated, Study Finds
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H-1b Workers Are Better Paid, More Educated, Study Finds

The average annual earnings of H-1B workers are about 10 percent higher than the average annual earnings of U.S. workers, after adjustments for age, occupation...

Google's Marissa Mayer Says More Women Needed in Tech
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Google's Marissa Mayer Says More Women Needed in Tech

Despite recent advances by women in high-tech fields, there is still much room for growth, according to a group of female tech executives speaking at the recent...

­.S. Report Sees Perils to America's Tech Future
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­.S. Report Sees Perils to America's Tech Future

A Department of Commerce report warns that certain aspects of the U.S. economy are losing their competitive edge. "Our ability to innovate as a nation will determine...

From ACM TechNews

Feds Launch 'healthy App Challenge'

The ONC has partnered with the U.S. Surgeon General to launch the Healthy App Challenge, which invites developers to submit health, wellness, and fitness apps that...
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