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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.

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 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.

Researchers Create 3D Faces From Online Photos to Defeat Face Authentication Systems
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Researchers Create 3D Faces From Online Photos to Defeat Face Authentication Systems

Researchers say they have developed a virtual reality-based cyberattack that can reproduce the human face well enough to trick face-authentication systems.

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. 

How the Open Compute Project's Telco Project Could Transform the Iot, Driverless Cars
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How the Open Compute Project's Telco Project Could Transform the Iot, Driverless Cars

The Open Compute Project recently announced the Telco Project, which is focused on data center technologies for telecommunications companies.

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. 

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.

MIT Researchers Bring Javascript to Google Glass
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MIT Researchers Bring Javascript to Google Glass

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed WearScript, a Javascript environment that runs on Google Glass. 

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. 

Nasa, Air Force Define Cutting-Edge Next-Gen Space Computer
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Nasa, Air Force Define Cutting-Edge Next-Gen Space Computer

NASA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate have issued a call for R&D into a next-generation computer system for spacecraft. 

Java Inventor James Gosling Building Smart Marine Robots
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Java Inventor James Gosling Building Smart Marine Robots

Java inventor James Gosling is using Java's security framework to design marine robots that can be sent across the ocean to gather weather data or carry out research...

Ietf Explores New Working Group on Identity Management in the Cloud
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Ietf Explores New Working Group on Identity Management in the Cloud

The Internet Engineering Task Force is considering approving the Simple Cloud Identity Management scheme, which manages user identity in cloud-based applications...

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...

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.  

New System Secures Cellphones For Web Transactions
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New System Secures Cellphones For Web Transactions

Password less authentication is an experimental two-factor authentication method designed to ensure the security of online transactions made via cell phones.

­.s. Intelligence Group Seeks Machine Learning Breakthroughs
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­.s. Intelligence Group Seeks Machine Learning Breakthroughs

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity announced that it is looking for new ideas that may become the basis of cutting-edge machine-learning...
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