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Robotics Inspire Students in Computer Science
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Robotics Inspire Students in Computer Science

Lamar University's Increasing Student Participation In Research Development (INSPIRED) team hosts computing workshops for middle and high school students in an...

Kim Jong-Il's Old School Nurtures Top Scientists
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Kim Jong-Il's Old School Nurtures Top Scientists

As North Korea's nuclear tests and missile launches affirm its technological and military prowess, alarming its neighbors and drawing international criticism, a...

University Deploys 'world's Largest' 802.11 Wireless Network
From ACM TechNews

University Deploys 'world's Largest' 802.11 Wireless Network

The University of Queensland (UQ) says it is implementing the biggest 802.11n wireless network in the world to serve as a platform for research, access, and collaboration...

From ACM News

China Dominates Nsa-Backed Coding Contest

Programmers from China and Russia have dominated an international competition on everything from writing algorithms to designing components. Whether the outcome...

Software Engineers Bestow Inaugural Influential Educator Award
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Software Engineers Bestow Inaugural Influential Educator Award

ACM's Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) has honored the late A. Nico Habermann, the founding dean of Carnegie Mellon University's (CMU's)...

From ACM TechNews

At Stanford, Research Surpasses Investments as Top Revenue Source

Stanford University's scientific research income has surpassed its multibillion-dollar endowment and other investments, making scientific research the school's...

From ACM TechNews

Department Tackles Visa Delay for Researchers

The U.S. State Department has added workers and developed new procedures in an attempt to speed up the visa process for foreign graduate students and post-doctoral...

From ACM Careers

Report Finds Large Gender Gap in Teen Ratings of Computing as a Career

An interim report issued by ACM and the WGBH Educational Foundation confirms a significant gender gap among college-bound students in their opinions of computing...

Canadian Program Woos India's Brightest
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Canadian Program Woos India's Brightest

Some of the sharpest young minds from India have taken up residence at British Columbia universities as part of an unusual program intended to woo international...

Japan ­niversity Gives Away Iphones to Nab Truants
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Japan ­niversity Gives Away Iphones to Nab Truants

A prestigious Japanese university is giving away hundreds of iPhones, in part to use its Global Positioning System to nab students that skip class. Aoyama Gakuin...

Tech Field Seeks More Women
From ACM TechNews

Tech Field Seeks More Women

Although more women are pursuing degrees in math, physics, computer science, engineering, biochemistry, and other technology-centric fields than ever before, enrollment...

It's Not Just Tv Anymore: The Promises and Perils of Children's Technological Environments
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It's Not Just Tv Anymore: The Promises and Perils of Children's Technological Environments

Today's children are coming of age immersed in video gaming, Web browsing, and instant messaging. Many have cell phones, laptops, and hand-held video games. Others...

From ACM TechNews

Classroom Computers Boost Face-to-Face Learning

A European Union-funded research initiative called LEAD is using computers to enhance collaborative, face-to-face learning and problem solving. The research demonstrates...

In 2010 Asia and Latin America Will Be Leading in Use of Free Software
From ACM TechNews

In 2010 Asia and Latin America Will Be Leading in Use of Free Software

The use of free software in South America and Asia will reach about 70 percent in 2010, and will be particularly prevalent in the education sector, according to...

Cifellows Project Fosters Computing Innovation
From ACM Careers

Cifellows Project Fosters Computing Innovation

The Computing Innovation Fellows project announced by the Computing Community Consortium (CCC) and the Computing Research Association (CRA) will award grants to...

Saudi Arabia and Intel Plan R&d Center
From ACM TechNews

Saudi Arabia and Intel Plan R&d Center

In an effort to strength the Middle East's technical work force, Intel will help establish a nanoelectronics research center at the King Abdul-Aziz City of Science...

Content Control
From Communications of the ACM

Content Control

Entertainment businesses say digital rights management prevents the theft of their products, but access control technologies have been a uniform failure when it...

Micromedicine to the Rescue
From Communications of the ACM

Micromedicine to the Rescue

Medical researchers have long dreamed of "magic bullets" that go directly where they are needed. Now micromedicine and nanotechnology are making a range of molecules...

Daskalakis Wins ACM Award For Advances in Analyzing Behavior in Conflict Situations
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Daskalakis Wins ACM Award For Advances in Analyzing Behavior in Conflict Situations

Constantinos Daskalakis has won the 2008 Doctoral Dissertation Award from ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) for his work on behavior in complex networks...

Stanford's Startup Culture Stronger Than Ever
From ACM News

Stanford's Startup Culture Stronger Than Ever

Stanford University's 100-year tradition of entrepreneurialism, which has spawned such tech giants as Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Google, Sun, and Yahoo!, has been...
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