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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


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...

How MIT and Caltech's Coding Breakthrough Could Accelerate Mobile Network Speeds
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How MIT and Caltech's Coding Breakthrough Could Accelerate Mobile Network Speeds

Researchers say they have successfully transmitted data without link layer flow control overloading throughput with retransmission requests. 

Mozilla Developing Geolocation Data Service For Public ­se
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Mozilla Developing Geolocation Data Service For Public ­se

Mozilla plans to offer developers a more privacy-aware geolocation service using cell towers and Wi-Fi signals.

Symantec: World Has 2.2 Zettabytes of Business Data That Costs $1.1 Trillion to Store and Secure
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Symantec: World Has 2.2 Zettabytes of Business Data That Costs $1.1 Trillion to Store and Secure

Organizations globally hold approximately 2.2 zettabytes of data and spend roughly $1.1 trillion to secure and provide access to it, according to a new Symantec...

US Sets $1.4m to Get Unique Metaphor-Recognizing Software System Humming
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US Sets $1.4m to Get Unique Metaphor-Recognizing Software System Humming

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has awarded a $1.4 million contract to a team that plans to develop software that can automatically recognize metaphorical speech...

Mit Takes Aim at Secure, Self-Healing Cloud
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Mit Takes Aim at Secure, Self-Healing Cloud

MIT researchers are studying how to build a cloud computing infrastructure that recognizes and eliminates a cyberattack under normal operating procedures.  

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...

Researchers Claim 100-Fold Increase in Data Storage Speed
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Researchers Claim 100-Fold Increase in Data Storage Speed

Researchers at the universities of York and Nijmegen have developed a method for accelerating data storage hundredfold.  

Few Data Scientists Happy With Current State of 'big Data' Analytics
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Few Data Scientists Happy With Current State of 'big Data' Analytics

Big data analytics technology is not meeting enterprise needs, according to 97%  of data scientists polled by Revolution Analytics at the recent Joint Statistical...

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Supercomputing Fest Will Spotlight World's Fastest Computers, High-Performance Issues

The SC10 supercomputing conference to be held in New Orleans will highlight high-performance computing advances in computation, networking, storage, and analysis...

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DARPA Takes Aim at Insider Threats

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking to address security threats by launching a new initiative to enable security staff to rapidly detect...

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Steganography Discovery Could Help Data Thieves, But Also Improve Radar, Sonograms

The technology for instruments used to see through fog also could be used for optical steganography, according to a team of researchers at Princeton University. ...

Researchers Sound Alarm on Web App 'side Channel' Data Leaks
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Researchers Sound Alarm on Web App 'side Channel' Data Leaks

Researchers who have tested the security of popular online tax, health, investing, and search sites report that the Web applications are becoming more vulnerable...

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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...

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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Berkeley Lab Gets $62m to Build Blazing Ethernet Network

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been awarded $62 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to...

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How Networking Is Transforming Healthcare

High-speed computer networks have the potential to transform the healthcare industry, according to Mike McGill, program director for Internet2's Health Sciences...

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IBM Security Software Masks Confidential Info

IBM researchers have developed Masking Gateway for Enterprises (MAGEN), software that uses optical character recognition and screen scraping technology to identify...

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Five Cool Cloud Computing Research Projects

The HotCloud conference on cloud computing in San Diego will showcase a number of research projects. One such project is a Trusted Cloud Computing Platform developed...

Top 10 Technology Skills
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Top 10 Technology Skills

Although many sectors of the economy are struggling to survive, the information technology (IT) industry is still relatively strong. Employment experts say that...
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