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Ec Calls For Energy Efficiency Through Ict
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Ec Calls For Energy Efficiency Through Ict

The European Commission (EC) believes information and communication technologies (ICT) can be used to reduce energy use, which also would help in the effort toView...

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Ancient Cultures Are Just a Click Away

Thanks to European research, today's portals can take you to fascinating virtual destinations — both ancient and new — and all just a click away. The work allows...

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Future Shock: The Pc of 2019

The personal computer (PC) is expected to advance in both intelligence and form factor over the next 10 years, evolving into a merger of computing devices and peripherals...

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Acm Awards Recognize Innovators Who Solve Real World Problems

ACM has announced the winners of five prestigious awards honoring innovations in computing technology that benefit society through their profound impact on the...

Computer Science Majors Increase at Most Significant Rate Since Dot Com Boom
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Computer Science Majors Increase at Most Significant Rate Since Dot Com Boom

The number of computer science majors enrolled in U.S. universities rose 8.1 percent in 2008, the first increase in six years, reports the Computing Research Association...

Georgia Tech Professors Predict Final Four Match ­ps
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Georgia Tech Professors Predict Final Four Match ­ps

The Logistic Regression Markov Chain (LRMC), a computer-ranking system designed by Georgia Institute of Technology professors, predicts that the basketball teams...

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Sc09 Announces Technical Program Focus

This year's SC09 conference will focus on the role of high-performance computing (HPC) in biological sciences, environmental sustainability, and the emerging three...

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Studying the Female Form: Math Could Lead to Sexier Lingerie, Safer Labcoats

Researchers at Japan's Kyoto Institute of Technology and Osaka University have developed a computerized model for identifying body shape components that can be...

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India Will Be Big Technology Innovator in Next Decade

India will be at the forefront of innovation in the coming decade, according to MIT's Technology Review. The driver of this innovation will be investments in science...

'fashion Model Robot' ­nveiled, Already Harassed
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'fashion Model Robot' ­nveiled, Already Harassed

While that perv in the back is busy shooting HRP-4C's buttocks, the rest of us can marvel at the fact that Japan has produced a walking, talking fashion robot....

Slimmer, Stickier Nanorods Give Boost to 3-D Computer Chips
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Slimmer, Stickier Nanorods Give Boost to 3-D Computer Chips

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new technique for growing slimmer copper nanorods, a key step for advancing integrated 3-D chip...

Nasa Plans Improved
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Nasa Plans Improved

NASA is testing the use of software-defined radios (SDRs) to enable its Deep Space Network to function as an Internet in space. NASA is preparing a SDR test module...

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Government Cyberattacks Militarize the Web

Distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks are now being used by governments as another way to counter opposition, warns Arbor Networks senior security researcher...

That's Mr. Roboto to You
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That's Mr. Roboto to You

Scientists in Japan are testing a robotic teacher at fifth- and sixth-grade classes at a primary school in Tokyo. Originally introduced as a secretary, the Saya...

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Berners-Lee: Semantic Web Will Have Privacy Built-In

World Wide Web Consortium director Sir Tim Berners-Lee says the Semantic Web will improve online privacy protection by allowing Internet users to control who can...

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Tech Skills Crucial to Any Career, Students Say

A recent IBM Academic Initiative survey found that 80 percent of 1,600 college students polled agreed that high-technology skills will help them succeed, and a...

Carnegie Mellon Engineers Create Innovative Mobile Video Service to Give Sports Fans Unprecedented Access to Key Plays
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Carnegie Mellon Engineers Create Innovative Mobile Video Service to Give Sports Fans Unprecedented Access to Key Plays

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) engineers Priya Narasimhan and Rajeev Gandhi have led the development of YinzCam, a large-scale mobile wireless video service designed...

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Twins Separated at Birth: Cloud Computing and Hpc

Microsoft's Dan Reed is the director of the Cloud Computing Futures (CCF) organization, whose overall goal is the transformation of the way people construct and...

Q&A: The Robot Wars Have Arrived
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Q&A: The Robot Wars Have Arrived

Brookings Institution fellow P.W. Singer says in an interview that the military's funding of robotics will have ramifications in areas that people are as yet unaware...

Software Tracks Tigers in 3D
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Software Tracks Tigers in 3D

New software developed with help from the Wildlife Conservation Society will allow tiger researchers to rapidly identify individual animals by creating a three-dimensional...
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