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10 Cool Network and Computing Research Projects
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10 Cool Network and Computing Research Projects

If you think the latest enterprise and consumer network and computer technologies rolling into your data center and being snuck into your offices by end users are...

DARPA Takes Aim at Energy Conversion Technology
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DARPA Takes Aim at Energy Conversion Technology

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is launching a program which focuses on transduction, the conversion of energy from one form to another. 

U.s. Intelligence Wants High-Tech Access to the Most Prodigious Sensor of All: Humans
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U.s. Intelligence Wants High-Tech Access to the Most Prodigious Sensor of All: Humans

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is doing research for its Future Applications of Sense Technology for Fidelitous Wearable Devices program...

DARPA Wants to Toughen-­p Wan Edge Networking, Security
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DARPA Wants to Toughen-­p Wan Edge Networking, Security

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to improve networking and security at the wide area network edge.

Google Lets Connected Devices Commune Without Specialized Apps
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Google Lets Connected Devices Commune Without Specialized Apps

A new initiative by Google seeks to form an open standard for the Internet of Things, dubbed the Physical Web by the company's Chrome team. 

DARPA Demos Lightweight, 94ghz Silicon System on a Chip
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DARPA Demos Lightweight, 94ghz Silicon System on a Chip

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says it has demonstrated an all-silicon, microchip-sized system on a chip that runs at 94 GHz.

­.s. Intelligence Agency Wants Brain-Like Algorithms For Complex Information Processing
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­.s. Intelligence Agency Wants Brain-Like Algorithms For Complex Information Processing

The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence wants to develop technology that will enable computers to think like humans. 

How MIT and Caltech's Coding Breakthrough Could Accelerate Mobile Network Speeds
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How MIT and Caltech's Coding Breakthrough Could Accelerate Mobile Network Speeds

Researchers say they have successfully transmitted data without link layer flow control overloading throughput with retransmission requests. 

Iowa State Researchers Discover Possible Route to Terahertz Storage Speeds
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Iowa State Researchers Discover Possible Route to Terahertz Storage Speeds

Ultra-short laser pulses and special materials can be used to switch magnetism about 1,000 times faster than current storage devices, say researchers. 

Big Data Roadblocks Will Slow Driverless Cars ­ntil 2040, Analyst Says
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Big Data Roadblocks Will Slow Driverless Cars ­ntil 2040, Analyst Says

Despite aggressive predictions on the time frame for mainstream adoption of driverless cars due to progress in autonomous vehicle technology, some experts say privacy...

How Tin Whiskers Screw Up Everything From Servers to Smartphones
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How Tin Whiskers Screw Up Everything From Servers to Smartphones

Tin whiskers are tiny metal filaments that grow inside electronic devices, and they have been known to contribute to problems since the 1940s. New research sheds...

The Industrial Robot Revolution
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The Industrial Robot Revolution

A dramatic shift in how robots are made and perceived is leading to their widespread adoption and use.  

Researchers Claim 100-Fold Increase in Data Storage Speed
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Researchers Claim 100-Fold Increase in Data Storage Speed

Researchers at the universities of York and Nijmegen have developed a method for accelerating data storage hundredfold.  

China Unveils Another Supercomputer
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China Unveils Another Supercomputer

China recently launched its newest supercomputer, known as the Tianhe-1 system, using the same technology that it used to build the Tianhe-1A system. 

At&t Researchers Call For Smartphone Apps That Won't Suck Your Battery Dry
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At&t Researchers Call For Smartphone Apps That Won't Suck Your Battery Dry

AT&T researchers are calling on developers to build more energy-aware apps to conserve battery life in smartphones. 

Vint Cerf on the Internet and Out-of-This-World Communications
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Vint Cerf on the Internet and Out-of-This-World Communications

Vint Cerf is one of the most recognized network engineers of all time. He is often referred to as one of the "fathers of the Internet" for his groundbreaking...

Meet the Fastest Public-Key Algorithm Few Have Even Heard Of
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Meet the Fastest Public-Key Algorithm Few Have Even Heard Of

The Accredited Standards Committee X9 has approved NTRUEncrypt, a public-key algorithm that  is considered to be faster than both elliptic-curve cryptography and...

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No More Ipv4 Addresses

Asian registry snares last two address blocks, sparks automatic depletion of the free pool.

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Hpc Experts Look Past Petaflop to the Exascale

At SC10, the annual supercomputing conference, high-performance computing (HPC) experts debated whether the industry will reach an exaflop by 2020, and if the achievement...

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Supercomputing Fest Will Spotlight World's Fastest Computers, High-Performance Issues

The SC10 supercomputing conference to be held in New Orleans will highlight high-performance computing advances in computation, networking, storage, and analysis...
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