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Female High Schoolers Targeted For Math, Science Degrees By N.j. Colleges
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Female High Schoolers Targeted For Math, Science Degrees By N.j. Colleges

Rutgers University is among a group of New Jersey colleges that are working to get more women interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering...

Researchers Will Tap Social Media to Support Citizens in Emergency Response
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Researchers Will Tap Social Media to Support Citizens in Emergency Response

University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) researchers have received more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate the public's use...

Getting Your Robot On: Wearable Machines' Intimate Interface
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Getting Your Robot On: Wearable Machines' Intimate Interface

Engineers around the world are exploring all kinds of possibilities for wearable robot interfaces, from brain implants to touch interfaces. Professor Jacob Rosen...

Open Source Dna
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Open Source Dna

Tel Aviv University professor Eran Halperin and researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have developed a mathematical formula that can be used to...

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Filtering Network Attacks With a 'netflix' Method

University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) researchers have developed a new method for blacklisting spam, distributed denial-of-service attacks, worms, and other...

Lawmakers Strike New Tone With Proposed Cybersecurity Bill
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Lawmakers Strike New Tone With Proposed Cybersecurity Bill

The second draft of a U.S. Senate cybersecurity bill scales back language that would give the president the ability to shut down the Internet in an emergency....

Faster Searches Key to a Greener Web
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Faster Searches Key to a Greener Web

University of Glasgow researchers created a system using field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to search a document index 20 times faster than a system based on...

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Paris Event to Showcase Informatics Advances, Honor European Pioneers

The fifth edition of the European Computer Science Summit (ECSS) will take place in Paris on October 8-9, 2009, with a special workshop for new (and not so new)...

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Queen's University Belfast and Imperial College London have launched a program that will conduct research into the interaction of light with matter at the nanoscale...

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Budget, Personnel Cutbacks Could Be a Cause of It Outages

When eBay Inc.'s PayPal unit suffered a worldwide outage early last month, Sailrite Enterprises Inc., a sailing supply company based in Churubusco, Ind., lost its...

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Researchers Design Graphene-Based Nano-Material with Magnetic Properties

An international team of researchers has designed a new graphite-based, magnetic nano-material that acts as a semiconductor and could help material scientists create...

Computational Process Zeroes in on Top Genetic Cancer Suspects
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Computational Process Zeroes in on Top Genetic Cancer Suspects

A team of engineers at Johns Hopkins University have devised innovative computer software that can sift through hundreds of genetic mutations and highlight the...

Trying to Woo Partners, Cloud Computing Vendors Show Them the Money
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Trying to Woo Partners, Cloud Computing Vendors Show Them the Money

One of the early promises of software-as-a-service and cloud computing was that it would allow start-ups to directly market their Web services while skipping the...

After the Transistor, a Leap Into the Microcosm
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After the Transistor, a Leap Into the Microcosm

Gaze into the electron microscope display in Frances Ross’s laboratory here and it is possible to persuade yourself that Dr. Ross, a 21st-century materials scientist...

Opencl: Parallel Programmers' New Best Friend
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Opencl: Parallel Programmers' New Best Friend

Apple's new Snow Leopard operating system features the Open Computing Language (OpenCL), new parallel programming technology that Apple hopes will become a standard...

Dhs Cybersecurity Chiefs Speak Out
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Dhs Cybersecurity Chiefs Speak Out

As federal agencies continue to brainstorm ways to effectively oversee cybersecurity, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is increasing its foothold...

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National Science Foundation Awards $1.4 Million For Genocad Development

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech professor Jean Peccoud has been awarded a three-year, $1.42 million grant from the National Science Foundation...

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$30 Million Grant to Enhance Teragrid Computing Network

A $30 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation will enable the University of Chicago to expand and extend until 2011 the operation of TeraGrid, a...

Taiwan ­niversity Students Build Tour Guide Robot
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Taiwan ­niversity Students Build Tour Guide Robot

Engineering students at National Taiwan University recently demonstrated a robot that is capable of creating two- and three-dimensional maps of an area and then...

IBM 'x-Rays' a Molecule
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IBM 'x-Rays' a Molecule

IBM researchers have imaged the inner structure of a molecule, an achievement they say could lead to smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient processors and memory...
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