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Feds Seek Public Input on the Future of Iot
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Feds Seek Public Input on the Future of Iot

The U.S. Department of Commerce is seeking public comment on the Internet of Things.

Roads in the Future Will Need Data Standards as Well as Signs, Says Dot's Cio
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Roads in the Future Will Need Data Standards as Well as Signs, Says Dot's Cio

Data standards will be needed to facilitate traffic flow in the future, and government officials, engineers, and automakers are considering how to implement the...

Gps Tech Built to Find Missing Aircraft Not Always Used
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Gps Tech Built to Find Missing Aircraft Not Always Used

Aviation experts have cited multiple possible reasons for the problems in the multi-country effort to locate the Malaysia Airlines jetliner that dropped off the...

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Why the ­.s. May Lose the Race to Exascale

In the global race to build the next generation of supercomputers—exascale—there is no guarantee the U.S. will finish first.

Microsoft Sees Huge Potential in Fuel Cells
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Microsoft Sees Huge Potential in Fuel Cells

Microsoft recently released a study that touted the use of fuel cells to power data centers. 

Researchers Beef Up Flash Memory With Protein
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Researchers Beef Up Flash Memory With Protein

Researchers in Asia say they have created the first three-dimensional flash memory device made with protein. 

­.s. Appetite For Internet ­ser Data Not ­nique
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­.s. Appetite For Internet ­ser Data Not ­nique

Despite recent concerns about information collection by the United States, law enforcement agencies in Europe and other nations appear to gather equal or greater...

Self-Driving Cars Could Create 1Gbyte of Data a Second
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Self-Driving Cars Could Create 1Gbyte of Data a Second

Self-driving cars will come with a wide range of sensors, creating machine-to-machine data at the rate of 1Gbyte per second, according to BigData-Startups.com founder...

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. 

By 2020, There Will Be 5,200 Gbytes of Data For Every Person on Earth
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By 2020, There Will Be 5,200 Gbytes of Data For Every Person on Earth

Over the next eight years more than 40 zettabytes of digital data will be produced, which is equal to 5,200 gigabytes of data for every person on Earth, according...

Big Data Brings Big Academic Opportunities
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Big Data Brings Big Academic Opportunities

Many colleges and universities are developing advanced degree programs in analytics to manage big data.  

Car Control Software Chaos Revealed in Major Safety Study
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Car Control Software Chaos Revealed in Major Safety Study

While automated software control systems are increasingly being used in vehicles, safety authorities do not have enough expertise to measure or regulate them, according...

Table Salt Found to Boost Data Storage Density
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Table Salt Found to Boost Data Storage Density

Table salt could be used to increase the capacity of hard drives from as much as 4 Tbytes today to more than 21 Tbytes, according to researchers at the Institute...

5 Tech Breakthroughs: Chip-Level Advances That May Change Computing
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5 Tech Breakthroughs: Chip-Level Advances That May Change Computing

Chip-level advances, including new processors and circuits, could be the building blocks that lead to a new generation of computing products and devices. 

From ACM TechNews

World's Data Will Grow By 50x in Next Decade, Idc Study Predicts

The number of servers managing the world's data will grow tenfold over the next 10 years, according to the IDC Digital Universe study. The study also predicts...

World's Servers Process 9.57zb of Data a Year
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World's Servers Process 9.57zb of Data a Year

University of California, San Diego researchers estimate the world's 27 million business servers processed 9.57 zettabytes of information in 2008, with most of...

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IBM, 15 European Partners to Develop 'Smart' Cloud

IBM is leading a joint research effort with 15 European partners to develop an object-based standardized smart cloud storage architecture. The project is called...

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IBM Scientists Give Storage Some 'panache'

IBM's Almaden Research Center is developing several advanced technologies for storage and data analysis, including Panache, a clustered file system that provides...

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P2p Networks a Treasure Trove of Leaked Health Care Data, Study Finds

Dartmouth College researchers have found that health care data is as easily accessible on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks now as it was before the enactment of a new...

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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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