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U.s. Revamps Science, Technology Standard-Setting Efforts

As part of the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010, the U.S. National Institutes of Standards and Technology has been instructed to expand cooperation...

Chips in Football Helmets to Monitor For Concussions
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Chips in Football Helmets to Monitor For Concussions

Intel researchers are working with football helmet manufacturers and several universities to develop technology that can monitor brain damage in real time and build...

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Search Engine Optimization 'poisoning' Way Up This Year: Report

Websense says 22.4% of Google searches lead to bad URLs vs. 13.7% at end of 2009.

Obama's Chief Scientist Pushes National Broadband Plan
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Obama's Chief Scientist Pushes National Broadband Plan

John Holdren, the White House's top science and technology adviser, says the FCC's national broadband plan would lead to an improvement in the productivity of science...

Researchers Argue For Smarter Traffic Lights
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Researchers Argue For Smarter Traffic Lights

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich's Dirk Helbing and Dresden University of Technology's Stefan Lammer have proposed using a combination of sensing technology...

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Five Federal Agencies Want Big Robot Technology Advances

Five U.S. agencies recently announced plans to fund innovative research and development of robotic technologies with the goal of enriching human lives. DARPA seeks...

­.s. Military Wants to Exert Influence Over Private Cyber Infrastructure
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­.s. Military Wants to Exert Influence Over Private Cyber Infrastructure

The U.S. military wants more authority to protect the nation's cyberinfrastructure because it depends on power grids, transportation networks, and financial systems...

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Survey: Broadband Growth Slowing in the US

Broadband adoption in the United States is slowing, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. The number of U.S. residents with broadband Internet service...

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Java Supplants IT Security as Most Sought-After Tech Skill Set, Survey Finds

Java/J2EE has become the most difficult skill set and position to fill, according to a new Dice.com survey. Java development has supplanted IT security and virtualization...

Archive Project Will Digitize Wwii Enigma Messages
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Archive Project Will Digitize Wwii Enigma Messages

British historians have launched a project to digitize messages intercepted from Germany's Enigma machine during World War II. The encrypted messages were decoded...

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Commerce Department Scrutinizes Internet Privacy

The U.S. Commerce Department and various government agencies are creating an Internet Policy Task Force to examine policy frameworks and ways in which the "challenges...

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High-Tech Employment Grows

U.S. employment rose for three high-tech job categories in 2010's first quarter, according to IEEE-USA, citing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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Hurdles Multiply For H-1b Seekers

U.S. government efforts to enforce H-1B visa rules could reduce the demand for the 65,000 available visas for fiscal year 2011, for which applicants could petition...

Gender Discrimination Linked to Poor Project Management
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Gender Discrimination Linked to Poor Project Management

A new Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology report suggests that technically oriented women may face gender discrimination in their jobs at high-tech firms...

Obama Cyber Czar Choice Worries About Smartphones, Social Networking
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Obama Cyber Czar Choice Worries About Smartphones, Social Networking

Howard Schmidt, U.S. President Obama's choice for cybersecurity czar, has previously worked in both the public and private security sectors and also has written...

Are Nations Paying Criminals for Botnet Attacks?
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Are Nations Paying Criminals for Botnet Attacks?

Countries that want to disrupt other nations' government, banking, and media resources can simply hire cybercriminals to launch botnet attacks, according to new...

Harvard's Robotic Bees Generate High-Tech Buzz
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Harvard's Robotic Bees Generate High-Tech Buzz

Harvard University researchers have received a $10 million U.S. National Science Foundation grant to create a colony of flying robotic bees called RoboBees. The...

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How Emerging Wireless Techs Are Transforming Healthcare

Heath care technology researchers are taking advantage of faster wireless networks and developing new "telehealth" sensors and devices as part of a booming new...

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Domain-Name Abuse Proliferates; Rogue Registrars Turn a Blind Eye

Domain name abuse continues to be a serious problem, which is too often proliferated by some registrars who are willing to overlook phony registration information...

Still Trying to Crack Nazi Enigma Messages
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Still Trying to Crack Nazi Enigma Messages

Enigma@home is attempting to break one of three original messages generated by the Enigma machine, which was intercepted by the Allies in 1942. The Enigma M4 machine...
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