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Obama Cyber Czar Choice Worries About Smartphones, Social Networking
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Obama Cyber Czar Choice Worries About Smartphones, Social Networking

Howard Schmidt, U.S. President Obama's choice for cybersecurity czar, has previously worked in both the public and private security sectors and also has written...

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R&d Spending in ­.s. Expected to Rebound

The United States recorded its first annual decline in spending on research and development (R&D) since 2002, as R&D spending this year fell about 3.8 percent to...

Women's Issues in Science and Engineering Take Center Stage
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Women's Issues in Science and Engineering Take Center Stage

The focus of the recent Women in Science and Engineering Workshop was the challenges that female scientists and engineers must contend with. The goal of the workshop...

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Computer Science Education: It's Not Shop Class

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has a plan to reform U.S. high school computer science education by giving the curriculum a much-needed update. NSF...

Computer Identifies Authentic Van Gogh
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Computer Identifies Authentic Van Gogh

Tilburg University Ph.D. student Igor Berezhnoy has used artificial intelligence to develop new digital technology for analyzing the authenticity of paintings....

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As Attacks Increase, ­.s. Struggles to Recruit Computer Security Experts

Cyberattacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication at a time when the U.S. government is struggling to address a shortage of proficient computer security...

Cyber Security Shortcomings at Nuclear Labs?
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Cyber Security Shortcomings at Nuclear Labs?

The U.S. Department of Energy, which is responsible for the nation's nuclear weapons and nuclear energy, may jeopardize the security of its technology and lose...

Obama to Name Chief of Cybersecurity
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Obama to Name Chief of Cybersecurity

Nearly seven months after highlighting the vulnerability of banking, energy and communications systems to Internet attacks, the White House on Tuesday is expected...

Putting the Squeeze on Data
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Putting the Squeeze on Data

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Piotr Indyk and graduate student Radu Berinde last year introduced two versions of a linear data-compression algorithm...

Stanford Technology Helps Scholars Get 'big Picture' of the Enlightenment
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Stanford Technology Helps Scholars Get 'big Picture' of the Enlightenment

Stanford University professors Dan Edelstein and Paula Findlen used visualization technology developed by professor Jeff Heer to map thousands of letters that were...

Robot Assists Surgeon in Removal of Lung Tumor
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Robot Assists Surgeon in Removal of Lung Tumor

When Craig Harrison found out he would be the first patient in North Texas to have robot-assisted lung-tumor surgery, an operation performed at UT Southwestern...

Give a Humanist a Supercomputer . . .
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Give a Humanist a Supercomputer . . .

Humanities researchers involved in the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Department of Energy's high-performance computing competition provided updates...

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Disentangling a Billion Dollar Opportunity

Leading representatives from academia, government, and industry recently met at the Institute of Physics to discuss the most recent advances in quantum information...

Ntu and Edb Launch S$50 Million Ic Design Research Centre
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Ntu and Edb Launch S$50 Million Ic Design Research Centre

Nanyang Technological University and Singapore's Economic Development Board (EDB) have launched the Integrated Circuit (IC) Design Center of Excellence. The center...

Cyber Challenge Tests Nation's Top Hackers
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Cyber Challenge Tests Nation's Top Hackers

With the coolness of a card shark at the final table of the World Series of Poker, Matt Bergin pulls the hood of his brown sweatshirt over his head and concentrates...

Real-Time Action in a Virtual World
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Real-Time Action in a Virtual World

A new digital system developed by the University of Illinois and the University of California, Berkeley enables people in different locations to interact in real...

Learning to Love to Hate Robots
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Learning to Love to Hate Robots

Several studies have recently been conducted to determine how humans and robots interact and how to improve the human-robot relationship. For example, a Carnegie...

New Programs Aim to Lure Young Into Digital Jobs
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New Programs Aim to Lure Young Into Digital Jobs

Educators and technologists say both the image of computing work and computer science education in high schools need to change to fill what are expected to be the...

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Complex Integrated Circuits Made of Carbon Nanotubes

Stanford University researchers have developed the first three-dimensional (3D) carbon nanotube circuits. Three-dimensional nanotube circuits could be a major...

Privacy Concerns Could Limit Benefits From Real-Time Data Analysis
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Privacy Concerns Could Limit Benefits From Real-Time Data Analysis

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) computer scientist Tom M. Mitchell says society will be unable to capitalize on real-time data analysis technologies unless questions...
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