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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


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Despite Green Diet, Data Centers Still Gobble Power

Despite U.S. government warnings on exploding energy consumption, data centers are not getting more power-efficient.

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N.y. Bomb Plot Highlights Limitations of Data Mining

The recent failed bombing attempt in New York City shows the limitations of data-mining technology. Using data mining to search for potential terrorists is similar...

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After Google-China Dust-­p, Cyberwar Emerges as a Threat

Recent cyberattacks against Google and other tech firms highlight concerns about adversaries' ability to launch a full-fledged cyberwar against the United States...

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Cyberattacks Are 'Existential Threat' to U.S., FBI Says

The threat from cyberattacks is so severe that it actually threatens the very existence of the United States, says Steven Chabinsky, the deputy assistant director...

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It Adds 25,000-Plus Jobs in 2010

A new survey from the TechServe Alliance says IT employment grew by 14,000 jobs from January to February 2010, representing one of the strongest month-to-month...

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Start-­p Opens Offshoring Alternative in Distressed Michigan

A start-up IT services firm—headed by veteran offshoring executives—as opened up an offshoring alternative in Michigan, a state with a 17.5 percent unemployment...

Dwarf Helicopters, Smart Subs, and Mining Robots to Automate Australia
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Dwarf Helicopters, Smart Subs, and Mining Robots to Automate Australia

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems (CAS)  research director Hugh Durrant-Whyte has led the development of robots for use in...

Australia Builds Secret Database to Fight Cyber-Terrorism
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Australia Builds Secret Database to Fight Cyber-Terrorism

Australia's federal government has been given sensitive data from utilities, banks, and other organizations for the Critical Infrastructure Protection Modeling...

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White House Calls for IT Boost to Fight Terrorism

A new White House report says the U.S. government needs better information technology (IT) to counter potential terrorist attacks, such as the recent attempt to...

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Obama Warns Against Turning Away the 'best and the Brightest'

At the recent White House jobs summit, President Barack Obama addressed the need to admit foreign students into the United States. Obama said the intellectual...

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22 Stories ­nderground: Iron Mountain's Experimental Room 48

Down a road that winds through the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, just across from a cow pasture, the bucolic scenery of Butler County is interrupted by...

H-1b Demand Spike May Signal Improving Outlook For Skilled Pros
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H-1b Demand Spike May Signal Improving Outlook For Skilled Pros

Demand for H-1B visas has risen sharply over the past six to eight weeks, and the number of companies planning to increase college hiring is also rising, indicating...

Tokyo Students Design a New Robotic Muscle Suit
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Tokyo Students Design a New Robotic Muscle Suit

Tokyo's University of Science demonstrated a new version of a robotic muscle suit during the recent International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo. The new wearable robotic...

­.s. Cyber War Policy Needs New Focus, Experts Say
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­.s. Cyber War Policy Needs New Focus, Experts Say

Three cybersecurity experts recently told a meeting of the Congressional Cyber Caucus that current U.S. policies for protecting the United States against various...

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Industry Body Forming to Address IT Graduate Skills

A pilot group within the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is months away from creating a global IT education-focused body to address the needs of the industry. ...

New ICANN Agreement Runs Into Criticism
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New ICANN Agreement Runs Into Criticism

There has been some concern that the new agreement between ICANN and the U.S. Department of Commerce will not provide enough accountability. Under the new agreement...

A Peek Into Xerox R&d
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A Peek Into Xerox R&d

Xerox is executing a research and development (R&D) strategy with concentrations on information explosion, mass customization, and sustainability, says Xerox CTO...

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Industry Body Forming to Address It Graduate Skills

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is creating the Open Web Education Alliance (OWEA), a new body designed to help ensure that educational institutions around...

MIT Creating Microchip That Could Restore Vision
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MIT Creating Microchip That Could Restore Vision

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a microchip that could be used with wireless technology and eyeglasses equipped with a camera...

Google Opens Voting on Ideas to Change the World
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Google Opens Voting on Ideas to Change the World

Google's Project 10 100 — a contest celebrating the company's 10th anniversary — asked participants in September 2008 to submit ideas that could help change the...
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