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Mind-Reading Computer Moves Closer to Reality
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Mind-Reading Computer Moves Closer to Reality

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed a mind-reading program that deciphers symbols that people have viewed.

10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects
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10 Most Important Open Source Networking Projects

Networking vendors use open source projects as platforms for enterprise projects, or as the underlying technology for some of the world's largest networks.

How to Make Fully Homomorphic Encryption 'practical and ­sable'
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How to Make Fully Homomorphic Encryption 'practical and ­sable'

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has awarded Galois $1 million to make fully homomorphic encryption available to programmers.

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...

Intelligence Agency Opens $325,000 Advanced, Automated Fingerprint Gathering Competition
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Intelligence Agency Opens $325,000 Advanced, Automated Fingerprint Gathering Competition

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity's newest contest challenges participants to build an automated fingerprint collection system that matches...

­nhappy Developers Lead to Bad Code and Bad Processes
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­nhappy Developers Lead to Bad Code and Bad Processes

Researchers at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have found unhappy developers adversely affect the development process and software products.

DARPA Wants to Simulate How Social Media Spreads Info Like Wildfire
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DARPA Wants to Simulate How Social Media Spreads Info Like Wildfire

A new program from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency aims to better understand the spread and evolution of information online.

National Science Foundation Doles Out $12m For Wireless Growth
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National Science Foundation Doles Out $12m For Wireless Growth

The U.S. National Science Foundation on Tuesday distributed 11 grants, totaling $12 million, to researchers working to expand the reach of wireless technology.

Headaches Likely to Grow Over Auto Cybersecurity Concerns
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Headaches Likely to Grow Over Auto Cybersecurity Concerns

Issues related to automobile cybersecurity are likely to increase, but U.S. auto cybersecurity standards are not expected until at least 2018. 

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.

Internet2 at 20: Alive and Kicking
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Internet2 at 20: Alive and Kicking

Nearly two decades since its launch, Internet2 continues to run on U.S. university campuses. 

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...

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. 

DARPA Wants to Transform Vacuum Electronics For Superior Communications, Data Transmissions
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DARPA Wants to Transform Vacuum Electronics For Superior Communications, Data Transmissions

DARPA wants to improve the performance and reliability of vacuum electronic devices, critical components of defense and civilian systems that require high power...

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. 

Darpa Wants Software That Adapts, Lasts Over 100 Years
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Darpa Wants Software That Adapts, Lasts Over 100 Years

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched a project to develop software systems that can adapt and survive for more than 100 years. 

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. 

Can Drones Hunt With Wolf Pack-Like Success? DARPA Thinks So
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Can Drones Hunt With Wolf Pack-Like Success? DARPA Thinks So

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency wants to enable groups of drones to operate collaboratively under the supervision of a single human commander...

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...
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