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Friend This: Scientists Will Find Research Partners on National Network
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Friend This: Scientists Will Find Research Partners on National Network


Skiing Robot Navigates Slalom Courses
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Skiing Robot Navigates Slalom Courses

Bojan Nemec from the Jozef Stefan Institute in Slovenia recently presented his skiing robot at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems...

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Congress Endorses Computer Science Education as Driver of Innovation, Economic Growth

ACM joins with several partners from the computing community to commend the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of a resolution to raise the profile of computer...

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Quantum Computers Could Tackle Enormous Linear Equations

Aram Harrow of the University of Bristol in England along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Avinatan Hassidim and Seth Lloyd believe that encoding...

Cheetah, Gecko and Spiders Inspire Robotic Designs
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Cheetah, Gecko and Spiders Inspire Robotic Designs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Sangbae Kim is trying to replicate the mechanisms used by animals in robotics. Kim says the animal kingdom provides...

Computers Have Speed Limit as ­nbreakable as Speed of Light, Say Physicists
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Computers Have Speed Limit as ­nbreakable as Speed of Light, Say Physicists

Boston University physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli have demonstrated that if processors continue to improve in accordance with Moore's Law, an unbreakable...

Acm, Ieee-CS Honor Pioneer of Grid Computing
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Acm, Ieee-CS Honor Pioneer of Grid Computing

ACM and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) have named Francine Berman the winner of the inaugural Ken Kennedy Award. Established this year, the award, named for...

Exploring New Frontiers
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Exploring New Frontiers

The Expeditions in Computing program provides scientists with the funding to work on ambitious, often multidisciplinary research.

Implementing Electronic Medical Records
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Implementing Electronic Medical Records

Despite a number of challenges, patients' medical records are slowly making the transition to the digital age.

Electronic Paper's Next Chapter
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Electronic Paper's Next Chapter

The technological challenge for researchers working on the next generation of electronic paper is to render color as brightly as traditional paper, without increasing...

Deep Data Dives Discover Natural Laws
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Deep Data Dives Discover Natural Laws

Computer scientists have found a way to bootstrap science, using evolutionary computation to find fundamental meaning in massive amounts of raw data.

Frankencamera Could Herald a New Digital Photography Era
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Frankencamera Could Herald a New Digital Photography Era

There's a pieced-together monster shaking up the campus of Stanford University this fall. Named after the legendary, lumbering creature that Halloween nightmares...

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Georgia Tech Wins Nsf Award For Next-Gen Supercomputing

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced its receipt of a five-year, $12 million award from the U.S. National Science Foundation's Office of Cyberinfrastructure...

Is Your Microrobot ­p For the (nist) Challenge?
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Is Your Microrobot ­p For the (nist) Challenge?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with IEEE, is inviting university and collegiate student teams currently engaged in...

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Artificial Muscles Made of Hydrogen Can Make Domestic Robots Silent

Engineers have found a way to make domestic robots a lot quieter, by building them with artificial muscles that run on hydrogen, instead of noisy compressed-air...

Jumping the Queue For Official Documents
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Jumping the Queue For Official Documents

Software developed by European researchers allows citizens and local governments to exchange official documents over mobile phones. The software could help usher...

Handheld Camera Brings 'invisible' Into View
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Handheld Camera Brings 'invisible' Into View

A group of researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology has developed a handheld camera that uses microwave signals to non-destructively peek inside...

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First Gordon Prize in Managing Cybersecurity Resources Awarded

The first $1,000 Gordon Prize in Managing Cybersecurity Resources goes for an essay written by researchers from Harvard and Dresden, Germany. Maryland's Robert...

Researchers to Model the Life Cycles of Successful Virtual Teams
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Researchers to Model the Life Cycles of Successful Virtual Teams

Florida State University (FSU) researcher Kathleen Burnett has received a two-year, $380,226 U.S. National Science Foundation grant to study scientific researchers...

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­CSB Joins With Leading Asian Institute to Develop Green Electronics

The research and development of "green" nanoscale devices with ultra-low power leakage is the focus of a new collaboration between the University of California,...
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