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Using Computers and Sensors to Curb Electricity Use in Buildings
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Using Computers and Sensors to Curb Electricity Use in Buildings

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed algorithms and a real-time occupancy sensor network to create a smart heating, ventilation...

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How Much Information?

In 2008, the world's servers processed 9.57 zettabytes of information, almost 10 to the 22nd power, or ten million million gigabytes. This was 12 gigabytes of...

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Nsf Funds Expedition Into Software For Efficient Computing of Nanoscale Devices

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $10 million, five-year grant to researchers who will explore software-assisted monitoring of system components...

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Nsf Awards San Diego Supercomputer Center $2.8 Million For Trestles System

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, $2.8 million to build and deploy...

Michael L. Norman Named Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center
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Michael L. Norman Named Director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center

Michael L. Norman has been named to the position of director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego.

Virtual Reality Used to Study Haiti, Baja Earthquakes
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Virtual Reality Used to Study Haiti, Baja Earthquakes

University of California, Davis researchers are using the virtual reality equipment to study earthquake damage and predict whether faults are likely to move again...

Hot New Material Can Keep Electronics Cool
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Hot New Material Can Keep Electronics Cool

University of California, Riverside researchers led by professor Alexander Balandin have developed technology that could keep laptops and other electronics from...

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Computer-Driven High Speed Trading Improves Market Liquidity

Responding to concerns about an increasingly electronic stock exchange, Terrence Hendershott studied algorithmic trading and found that computer-driven trading...

Funding Supports Diamond-Based Quantum Information Processing and Communication
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Funding Supports Diamond-Based Quantum Information Processing and Communication

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) scientists say that diamonds could revolutionize quantum mechanics in computing by enabling ultra-secure communications...
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