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New Step For the Future Web
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New Step For the Future Web

The Semantic Evaluation At Large Scale (SEALS) project will develop a new research infrastructure dedicated to the evaluation of semantic technologies. The infrastructure...

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Ten Emerging Technologies to Watch in 2010

The editors at EE Times have compiled a list of 10 emerging technologies to watch in 2010. 

White House Pushes Science and Math Education
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White House Pushes Science and Math Education

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday (November 23) announced Educate to Innovate, a campaign to enlist companies and nonprofit groups to donate time and money...

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Tim Berners-Lee Launches 'www Foundation' at Igf 2009

Sir Tim Berners-Lee used the recent Internet Governance Forum to announce the launch of the World Wide Web Foundation, which he says will be an incubator for transformative...

Shared Supercomputing and Everyday Research
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Shared Supercomputing and Everyday Research

Recent advancements in supercomputer design coupled with falling prices are breaking down the barriers that have traditionally surrounded computing-intensive research...

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Equal Opportunities Through Technology Education

Academy of FinlandThe international Understanding and Providing a Developmental Approach to Technology Education (UPDATE) project is studying more effective methods...

German Research Computer Qpace Is the Most Energy Efficient in the World
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German Research Computer Qpace Is the Most Energy Efficient in the World

At the recent SC09 supercomputing conference, the QCD Parallel Computing on the Cell (QPACE) was recognized as the world's most energy-efficient supercomputer....

Problem Solvers
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Problem Solvers

This year's Grace Hopper Celebration focused on using technology for social good.

Making Automation Work
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Making Automation Work

Today's automated systems provide enormous safety and convenience. However, when glitches, problems, or breakdowns occur, the results can be catastrophic.

Ready For a Web OS?
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Ready For a Web OS?

The hegemony of the traditional desktop operating system is starting to fracture with the emergence of a new generation of Web browsers that may finally herald...

Blueprints For Self-Assembly
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Blueprints For Self-Assembly

Researchers are using tools from information theory and computer science to facilitate the automatic creation of nanoscale structures.

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Google Offers Peek at Operating System, a Potential Challenge to Windows

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google began lifting the veil on its planned Chrome operating system on Thursday, but it said that computers powered by the software would...

Self-Policing Cloud Computing
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Self-Policing Cloud Computing

Researchers at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and IBM Research-Zurich have developed a cloud computing security system that makes elements of the cloud act...

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Southampton's World-Class Supercomputer Opens Windows

The University of Southampton's new supercomputer was ranked 74th on the Top500 supercomputer list and is the fastest university-owned supercomputer in England....

Building the Smart Home Wirelessly
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Building the Smart Home Wirelessly

Researchers at Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) say that radio tags, combined with mobile communication devices, could provide seamless smart home...

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Invisibility Visualized: New Software For Rendering Cloaked Objects

Researchers at Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a new visualization tool that will enable users to see what a cloaked object looks like...

Are Nations Paying Criminals for Botnet Attacks?
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Are Nations Paying Criminals for Botnet Attacks?

Countries that want to disrupt other nations' government, banking, and media resources can simply hire cybercriminals to launch botnet attacks, according to new...

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Tai Xue-Cheng Wins Feng Kang Prize in Scientific Computing

Tai Xue-Cheng, a specialist in numerical analysis and computational mathematics at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), has been named the winner of the 8th...

Prace Is Ready For Implementation: Applications Ported
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Prace Is Ready For Implementation: Applications Ported

The Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE) has been researching promising petascaling techniques, as well as related work on optimization techniques...

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Tech Innovation Program Seeks Comments on Potential Future Funding Areas

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is asking for public comment on four white papers that outline potential areas for research funding grants...
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