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Researchers Cool Cpus With Nano-Size Fridges

As chips become increasingly dense, the extreme heat they generate has pushed researchers to search for ways to mitigate it. Intel, RTI International, and Arizona...

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Predicting Breakdowns

Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and Lockheed Martin are working on a sensor-based monitoring system that assesses the health of a vehicle...

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Fight Brews Over How to Build a Better Internet

The U.S. Internet infrastructure is slower and more expensive than many other developed nations, and reaches fewer of its citizens. About 10 percent of U.S. households...

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Intel Researchers Demo Rf Energy Harvester

Moore's law is a key factor in an ambient radio frequency (RF) energy-harvesting project from researchers at the Intel Research Seattle Lab. At the recent Rawcon...

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Technology Will Ease Healthcare Dilemma

University of Ulster researchers predict that high-tech, home-based health monitoring will be a critical part of alleviating some of the pressures the healthcare...

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Pcs Will Become Sensitive

Over the next decade, IT will become increasingly pervasive but computers will be less prevalent as they are incorporated into vehicles, desks, and even furniture...

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AI Comes of Age

Artificial intelligence (AI) research has taken great strides in recent years, proliferating and being incorporated into practical applications. Significant AI...

SIGGRAPH Debuts in Asia
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SIGGRAPH Debuts in Asia

ACM's premier computer graphics conference hosts its first-ever graphics event in Asia, with a more global focus.

The First Internet President
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The First Internet President

Barack Obama's presidential campaign utilized the Internet and information technology unlike any previous political campaign. How politicians and the public interact...

Making Sense of Sensors
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Making Sense of Sensors

Researchers are recognizing the potential of position sensors to help them overcome the limitations of traditional user interfaces.

Photography's Bright Future
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Photography's Bright Future

Researchers working in computational photography are using computer vision, computer graphics, and applied optics to bring a vast array of new capabilities to digital...

­SACM's Policy Role
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­SACM's Policy Role

ACM members have a professional duty to ensure that the public comprehends and benefits from advances in computing.

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Report Calls For Boost in It Research, Policies

U.S. President Barack Obama's transition team has received a copy of a National Academy of Sciences report that recommends several strategies the United States...

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Technology Gets a Piece of Stimulus

The $825 billion stimulus plan proposed by U.S. President Barack Obama and House Democrats includes a $37 billion investment in three high-technology areas: broader...

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'horizon Report' Names Top Technology Trends to Watch in Education

The use of smart phones and other mobile devices to run more services will be one of the top technology trends to watch in education, according to Educause's Learning...

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New Administration, Congress Aim to Boost Federal R&d

The Obama administration and the U.S. Congress want to provide significant new funding for science and technology research and development. The America COMPETES...

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It Professionals See Salary Increase But Job Security Remains Top Concern

The average IT salary rose 4.6 percent to an average of $78,035 in 2008, and by more than 5 percent to an average of $87,257 for IT professionals working in the...

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Crowd-Sourcing the World

Santa Fe Institute research fellow Nathan Eagle is launching txteagle, a project that will distribute tasks using cell phones in an effort to leverage an underused...

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New Report Reveals That Girls Have the Edge in New Technologies

More girls are using computers at home than boys, and mothers are usually assisting their children with the technology, according to the new Learning in the Family...

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Human Face of the Human Interface

John M. Carroll, founder of the User Interface Institute at IBM's Watson Research lab and a professor at Pennsylvania State University, says the ability to pick...
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