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Eye-Opening Optical Research Projects That Could Supercharge the Internet
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Eye-Opening Optical Research Projects That Could Supercharge the Internet

Several research teams around the world are investigating optical technologies that have the potential to make networks--and the Internet--faster and more efficient...

Algorithm Developed to Predict Future Botnet Attacks
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Algorithm Developed to Predict Future Botnet Attacks

Researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel have developed an algorithm that can trace botnets back to their perpetrators. 

Machine Learning, Social Media Data Help Spot Flooded Areas
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Machine Learning, Social Media Data Help Spot Flooded Areas

Researchers analyzed 2013 flooding in Colorado and found 150,000 tweets from people affected by the disaster. 

British Voice Encryption Protocol Has Massive Weakness, Researcher Says
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British Voice Encryption Protocol Has Massive Weakness, Researcher Says

A researcher charges the protocol created by a U.K. governmental group to encrypt voice calls has a weakness built into it by design that could enable mass surveillance...

Image Too Good to Be True? DARPA Program Targets Image Doctoring
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Image Too Good to Be True? DARPA Program Targets Image Doctoring

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to develop an easy-to-use toolset to detect altered images.

Can Myriad Wireless Networks Connect as One Fast, Secure System?
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Can Myriad Wireless Networks Connect as One Fast, Secure System?

U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency researchers are working on a program that aims to solve critical wireless technology problems. 

Researchers Tout Technology to Make Electronics Out of Old Tires
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Researchers Tout Technology to Make Electronics Out of Old Tires

Discarded tires could be used to create electrodes for supercapacitors. 

STEM Fields Dominate Ranking of College Majors
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STEM Fields Dominate Ranking of College Majors

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics degree holders were among the top earners in a new ranking of bachelor-level majors by PayScale. 

NASA Algorithms Keep Unmanned Aircraft Away From Commercial Aviation
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NASA Algorithms Keep Unmanned Aircraft Away From Commercial Aviation

New algorithms could enable large unmanned aircraft to remain "well clear" of commercial airliners in flight and prevent a disaster. 

Revenge of the Nerds: Starting Salaries For Class of 2015 Techies Top $100k
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Revenge of the Nerds: Starting Salaries For Class of 2015 Techies Top $100k

Demand for students graduating with computer science, software engineering, and computer engineering degrees is on the rise.

Stanford Crypto Expert Dan Boneh Wins $175k Computer Science Award
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Stanford Crypto Expert Dan Boneh Wins $175k Computer Science Award

Stanford University professor Dan Boneh's contributions to cryptography have earned him the 2014 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in Computing Sciences.

Computer Science Surge Sparks Campus Building Boom
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Computer Science Surge Sparks Campus Building Boom

Colleges and universities across the U.S. have been building new facilities to keep up with expanding science, technology, engineering, and math programs. 

Shortage of Security Pros Worsens
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Shortage of Security Pros Worsens

Cybersecurity job postings grew 74 percent from 2007 to 2013, more than twice the rate of all information technology jobs, according to a Burning Glass study. 

What Advanced Tech Will Dominate Your Car By 2025? IBM Knows
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What Advanced Tech Will Dominate Your Car By 2025? IBM Knows

An IBM study on the future of automotive technologies found self-healing cars and connections to the Internet of Things are the wave of the future. 

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.

Wellesley College Researchers Seek the Truth via Twitter Trails
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Wellesley College Researchers Seek the Truth via Twitter Trails

Researchers at Wellesley College in Massachusetts have developed a tool that examines how true and false stories propagate on Twitter. 

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. 

Tim Berners-Lee Wants Internet Magna Carta to Guarantee Netizens' Privacy
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Tim Berners-Lee Wants Internet Magna Carta to Guarantee Netizens' Privacy

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is using the 25th anniversary of his invention of the World Wide Web to push for an Internet bill of rights.
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