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Ornl, Partners Helping Scientists Deal with Data Deluge

Vast amounts of information that could hold the key to breakthroughs in environmental research will be made readily available through DataOne, a global data access...

Nist Demonstrates 'universal' Programmable Quantum Processor
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Nist Demonstrates 'universal' Programmable Quantum Processor

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first "universal" programmable quantum information processor able...

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Researchers Develop Anti-Counterfeiting Technology For Rfid Tags

Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have developed a unique and robust method to prevent cloning of passive radio frequency identification (RFID)...

3D Web Will Save Hpc Industry, Intel Cto Says
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3D Web Will Save Hpc Industry, Intel Cto Says

Intel chief technology officer Justin Rattner believes that three-dimensional (3D) Web technologies will revive the high-performance computing (HPC) industry....

Facebook Offers Poor Personal Data Protection
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Facebook Offers Poor Personal Data Protection

A study of Norwegian Internet users and social media found that people are willing to post their personal information on social media sites even when they are not...

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Evaluators Sought For Degree Programs in Computing

CSAB Inc. — the lead society within ABET Inc. for the accreditation of college-level programs in computer science, information systems, IT, and software engineering...

Hackers Create Tools For Disaster Relief
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Hackers Create Tools For Disaster Relief

The first-ever Random Hacks of Kindness recently took place in Mountain View, Calif., bringing software developers together to focus on how technology could be...

IBM Advances on a Computer that Works Like a Human Brain
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IBM Advances on a Computer that Works Like a Human Brain

Researchers from IBM's Almaden Research Center and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have performed a computer simulation that matches the scale and complexity...

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Software Knowledge ­nnecessarily Lost

Dutch researchers investigating how software architectural knowledge can be better disseminated discovered that many architects simply do not talk with each other...

Feds Mull Rules, Fees to Spur Net Access
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Feds Mull Rules, Fees to Spur Net Access

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is debating whether it should force Internet service providers (ISPs) to share their networks with rivals and increase...

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Supercomputers Are Still Fast, but Less Super

A decade-long trend reached its inevitable conclusion this week when a supercomputer based on chips from Advanced Micro Devices became the fastest machine on the...

P2p Comes to the Aid of Audiovisual Search
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P2p Comes to the Aid of Audiovisual Search

Current methods of searching audiovisual content can be a hit-and-miss affair. Manually tagging online media content is time consuming, and costly. But new 'query...

Georgia Tech Launches Experimental Green It Initiative
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Georgia Tech Launches Experimental Green It Initiative

The biggest challenge in computing today, some experts say, is not processing power, but power consumption. To help understand and reduce power consumption, the...

China Joins Supercomputer Elite
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China Joins Supercomputer Elite

China has become one of a handful of nations to own one of the top five supercomputers in the world. Its Tianhe-1 computer, housed at the National Super Computer...

Improving Security With Face Recognition Technology
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Improving Security With Face Recognition Technology

University of Miami professor Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb has developed a new way to improve the efficiency and accuracy of facial recognition technology. Abdel-Mottaleb...

Moscow Wants Trained It Specialists
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Moscow Wants Trained It Specialists

Amid Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's calls for modernization, one of the IT sector's top employers has said Russian high-tech companies are being let down by...

Petascale Tools Could Provide Deeper Insight Into Genomic Evolution
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Petascale Tools Could Provide Deeper Insight Into Genomic Evolution

Research recently funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 aims to develop computational tools that will utilize next-generation petascale computers...

Georgia Tech Creates Online Master's Degree in Information Security
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Georgia Tech Creates Online Master's Degree in Information Security

Georgia Tech's College of Computing has created a new Master of Science in Information Security degree available online in a distance learning format, a flexible...

There's No Business Like Grid Business
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There's No Business Like Grid Business

Scientists have embraced the computing and communications grid, but businesses have held back, concerned about complexity and security. Now a European research...

Intuitive Semantic Internet Would Know What Is Said
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Intuitive Semantic Internet Would Know What Is Said

The push to develop the Semantic Web recently received fresh support through a National Science Foundation grant, which has been awarded to researchers at Rensselaer...
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