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Yahoo Creates Company to Profit From Hadoop Software

Recent successes at Yahoo are few and far between as it tries to overhaul a slumping business. One notable exception—at least for Silicon Valley’s engineers—is...

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New Ways to Exploit Raw Data May Bring Surge of Innovation, a Study Says

Math majors, rejoice. Businesses are going to need tens of thousands of you in the coming years as companies grapple with a growing mountain of data.

Digging Deeper, Seeing Farther: Supercomputers Alter Science
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Digging Deeper, Seeing Farther: Supercomputers Alter Science

Inside a darkened theater a viewer floats in a redwood forest displayed with Imax-like clarity on a cavernous overhead screen.

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When There

Information overload is a headache for individuals and a huge challenge for businesses. Companies are swimming, if not drowning, in wave after wave of data—from...

Keeping Tabs on the Infrastructure, Wirelessly
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Keeping Tabs on the Infrastructure, Wirelessly

Engineers routinely inspect bridges and other structures for cracks and corrosion. But because they can’t always be there in person, one highly intelligent bridge...

Remapping Computer Circuitry to Avert Impending Bottlenecks
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Remapping Computer Circuitry to Avert Impending Bottlenecks

Hewlett-Packard researchers have proposed a fundamental rethinking of the modern computer for the coming era of nanoelectronics—a marriage of memory and computing...

Panel Set to Study Safety of Electronic Patient Data
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Panel Set to Study Safety of Electronic Patient Data

Almost two years ago, President Obama pledged $19 billion in stimulus incentives to help convert the nation’s doctors and hospitals to using a paperless system...

Math Puzzles
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Math Puzzles

I met a man with seven wives. ...” You may know this singsong quiz, But what you might not know is this: That it began with ancient Egypt’s Early math-filled manuscripts...

For Baseball Archivists, a Tag Ends Every Play
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For Baseball Archivists, a Tag Ends Every Play

Most baseball fans saw it as a dribbler in front of the plate, a throw to first and the completion of a no-hitter for Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay...

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Advances Offer Path to Shrink Computer Chip

Scientists at Rice University and Hewlett-Packard are reporting this week that they can overcome a fundamental barrier to the continued rapid miniaturization...

The Coming Data Explosion
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The Coming Data Explosion

The Internet is facing an explosion of data as more and more devices are connected to the Internet. Already, the growth rate of data on the Web is outpacing Moore's...

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Court Says Internet Filtering in Public Libraries Not Censorship

A Washington state supreme court issued a decision yesterday [May 6, 2010] supporting a public library's decision to fully filter Internet content, stating that...

New Technology Generates Database on Spill Damage
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New Technology Generates Database on Spill Damage

A technology with data from social media is now being used to log the effects of the oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico's north coast. Witnesses' texts, tweets and...

The Data-Driven Life
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The Data-Driven Life

Humans make errors. We make errors of fact and errors of judgment. We have blind spots in our field of vision and gaps in our stream of attention. Sometimes we...

Artists Mine Scientific Clues to Paint Intricate Portraits of the Past
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Artists Mine Scientific Clues to Paint Intricate Portraits of the Past

Artists are still painting things they cannot see in real life. Rather than being separated from their subjects by thousands of miles, though, today’s artists are...

A Little Black Box to Jog Failing Memory
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A Little Black Box to Jog Failing Memory

On a cold, wet afternoon not long ago, Aron Reznick sat in the lounge of a home for the elderly here, his silver hair neatly combed, his memory a fog. He couldMicrosoft’s...

Scientists Strive to Map the Shape-Shifting Net
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Scientists Strive to Map the Shape-Shifting Net

In a dimly lit chamber festooned with wires and hidden in one of California’s largest data centers, Tim Pozar is changing the shape of the Internet. He is using...

Computers Turn Flat Photos Into 3-D Buildings
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Computers Turn Flat Photos Into 3-D Buildings

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but in cyberspace it might be. Computer science researchers at the University of Washington and Cornell University are deploying a...

For Chip Makers, the Next Battle Is in Smartphones
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For Chip Makers, the Next Battle Is in Smartphones

The going rate for a state-of-the-art chip factory is about $3 billion. The plants typically take years to build. And the microscopic size of chip circuitry requires...

Do-It-Yourself Genetic Engineering
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Do-It-Yourself Genetic Engineering

It all started with a brawny, tattooed building contractor with a passion for exotic animals. He was taking biology classes at City College of San Francisco, a...
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