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China Seeks to Reduce Internet Users' Anonymity

A leading Chinese Internet regulator has vowed to reduce anonymity in China's portion of cyberspace, calling for requirements that people use their real names when...

Voice Blogging Gains Momentum With Hibuddy
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Voice Blogging Gains Momentum With Hibuddy

After social networking, blogging, micro blogging comes a new phenomenon called voice blogging. It indeed is what you think it is. It is a voice blogging service...

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China Loses Web Filter Battle

Green Dam, the company behind the controversial mandate to install filtering software on every computer in China, has closed its Beijing office and is running...

­nique Thz 'fingerprints' Will Identify Hidden Explosives from a Distance
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­nique Thz 'fingerprints' Will Identify Hidden Explosives from a Distance

A breakthrough in remote wave sensing by a team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute opens the way for detecting hidden explosives, chemical or biological agents...

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Google's Do-It-Yourself App Creation Software

Google is bringing Android software development to the masses. The company will offer a software tool, starting Monday, that is intended to make it easy for people...

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Feds Publish Final Ehealth 'meaningful Use' Rules

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued the final guidelines that will determine how doctors, hospitals and other medical care facilities...

Sinister Take on Search Engine Optimization
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Sinister Take on Search Engine Optimization

Cybercriminals are increasingly using SEO to trick computer users into visiting malicious websites, according to security researchers. In one tactic, cybercriminals...

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Java Supplants IT Security as Most Sought-After Tech Skill Set, Survey Finds

Java/J2EE has become the most difficult skill set and position to fill, according to a new Dice.com survey. Java development has supplanted IT security and virtualization...

Shrewd Search Engines Know What You Want
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Shrewd Search Engines Know What You Want

For better or worse, search engines have become the gateway to the Web. They help users to find information, advertisers to sell products—they even help hackers...

Techmeme Offers Tech News at Internet Speed
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Techmeme Offers Tech News at Internet Speed

One of the first Web sites loaded on Silicon Valley’s laptops and iPhones each morning—and then again and again throughout the day—is Techmeme.

Microsoft and Nasa Bring Mars Down to Earth Through the Worldwide Telescope
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Microsoft and Nasa Bring Mars Down to Earth Through the Worldwide Telescope

Today, Microsoft Research and NASA are providing an entirely new experience to users of the WorldWide Telescope, which will allow visitors to interact with and...

A Turning Point For Genetic Testing
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A Turning Point For Genetic Testing

In a prelude to overhauling its regulatory oversight of genetic diagnostic testing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will convene a public meeting next week...

Crunching Cancer With Numbers
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Crunching Cancer With Numbers

When Danny Hillis spent a day watching a top surgeon perform keyhole cancer surgery, he was left both exhilarated and depressed. The clinical precision with which...

The Speech That Inspired the Studsat Satellite Project
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The Speech That Inspired the Studsat Satellite Project

Studsat, a tiny satellite that was built by 35 students belonging to four engineering colleges in Bangalore and three in Hyderabad, was put in orbit on Monday...

Computer Science Professor Receives Hp Labs Innovation Research Award
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Computer Science Professor Receives Hp Labs Innovation Research Award

Elke Rundensteiner, professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has been selected to participate in the HP Labs Innovation Research Program...

Autonomous Cars Could Let Drivers Check Email
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Autonomous Cars Could Let Drivers Check Email

Oxford University researchers are developing autonomous vehicle technology that enables drivers to check their email while the car drives itself. 

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­.s. R&d Companies Employed 27 Million Workers Worldwide in 2008

U.S. research & development companies employed 27.1 million workers worldwide in 2008, including 18.5 million domestically, according to a new report from the U...

Woven Electronics
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Woven Electronics

ETH Zurich researchers have developed intelligent textiles that have electronic components such as sensors and conductive filaments woven into the fabric. 

Artificial Intelligence For Improving Team Sports
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Artificial Intelligence For Improving Team Sports

Carlos III University of Madrid researchers are developing a system for evaluating sport performance by using artificial intelligence to automatically analyze a...

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Google's Do-It-Yourself App Creation Software

Google is offering software designed to make it simple for users to create their own applications for Android smartphones. The free software has been under development...
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