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Cisco Challenge Winners Use AI, IoT to Tackle Global Problems
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Cisco Challenge Winners Use AI, IoT to Tackle Global Problems

Cisco awarded the top prize in its Global Problem Solver Challenge to an Internet of Things-enabled system for transporting dairy products.

5 Burning Questions With New Ietf Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper
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5 Burning Questions With New Ietf Chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper

New Internet Engineering Task Force chair and Cisco Fellow Alissa Cooper lauds the organization as "a very special place because of the standards work it has done...

DARPA Wants to Cultivate the ­ltimate Transistor of the Future
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DARPA Wants to Cultivate the ­ltimate Transistor of the Future

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency this month will present the Dynamic Range-enhanced Electronics and Materials program, which aims to develop a...

DARPA $2m Contest Looks to Bring AI to Wireless Spectrum Provisioning
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DARPA $2m Contest Looks to Bring AI to Wireless Spectrum Provisioning

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency recently announced the $2-million Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.

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...

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. 

DARPA Accelerates ­ltimate Automated Pilot Software
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DARPA Accelerates ­ltimate Automated Pilot Software

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded its first contracts to vendors to build an automated system designed to reduce pilot fatigue. 

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...

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. 

Researchers' New App Outs Iphone and Android Phone Energy Hogs
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Researchers' New App Outs Iphone and Android Phone Energy Hogs

New, free iOS and Android software identifies which apps drain the most power from device batteries. 

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.

Open Source Project Builds Mobile Networks Without Big Carriers
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Open Source Project Builds Mobile Networks Without Big Carriers

Range Networks is working on an open source project that aims to shift mobile network creation from proprietary hardware to inexpensive commodity hardware. 

Researchers Show High-Speed Laser Communications Device For Space
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Researchers Show High-Speed Laser Communications Device For Space

A prototype array can read more information than usual from single particles of light, and can achieve much higher data rates than conventional systems. 

DARPA Adds $15.5 Million to Help Take Semiconductors Beyond Moore's Law
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DARPA Adds $15.5 Million to Help Take Semiconductors Beyond Moore's Law

Microelectronics Advanced Research Corp. has received $15.5 million to further development of future semiconductor technology. 

Small, Electric-Powered Nano-Lasers May Help Keep Moore’s Law Valid
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Small, Electric-Powered Nano-Lasers May Help Keep Moore’s Law Valid

A seven-year research project has resulted in an electrically powered nano-laser that would let developers put even more lasers in the same space. 

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. 

5 Grand Challenges That Will Boost Future Optic, Photonic Technology
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5 Grand Challenges That Will Boost Future Optic, Photonic Technology

A recent U.S. National Research Council report defines research priorities that would lead to advances in optics and photonics, highlighting five challenges facing...

Tiny Linux Computer Punches Above Its Weight
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Tiny Linux Computer Punches Above Its Weight

The $25 Raspberry Pi computer could have an impact far beyond the educational sector, with early production runs showing significant demand for the technology....

World's Most Massive Supercomputer Needed For Colossal Space Telescope
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World's Most Massive Supercomputer Needed For Colossal Space Telescope

The International Center for Radio Astronomy Research is working with the Canadian Astronomical Data Center to develop systems that will work with the Square Kilometer...
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