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Internet of Things Plays With Hand of Aces
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Internet of Things Plays With Hand of Aces

European researchers have created new software components called Autonomic Communication Elements (ACEs) which can be combined to create services for any type of...

Deep Sky Project Provides a Portal Into Data Universe
From ACM TechNews

Deep Sky Project Provides a Portal Into Data Universe

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Center receives about 3,000 astronomical files every night from automated sky scanning systems from around...

From ACM TechNews

Yahoo! Partners With Top Universities to Advance Cloud Computing Research

Yahoo! has expanded its partnerships with top U.S. universities to advance cloud computing research. The University of California at Berkeley, Cornell University...

From ACM TechNews

Electrosmog on the Circuit Board

Electronic components continue to be made smaller and smaller, which reduces the amount of power that they require but increases signal-to-noise ratios. If electronic...

From ACM TechNews

Dual Degree Programs Aim to Create Better Engineers

The Computing Research Association recently reported that enrollment in engineering and computer science programs increased by 8 percent over the 2007-2008 school...

Darpa Awards $16 Million to Rice University to Improve Compilers
From ACM News

Darpa Awards $16 Million to Rice University to Improve Compilers

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Rice University $16 million to develop a new set of tools that can improve the performance of...

From ACM TechNews

Hpc Experts Meet to Discuss Fault Tolerance

At the Fault Tolerance for Extreme Scalability Workshop, co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation Office of Cyberinfrastructure's Blue Waters and TeraGrid...

Scholarship For Cis Program Seeks to Close the Gap
From ACM TechNews

Scholarship For Cis Program Seeks to Close the Gap

Florida A&M University's Computer Information Sciences (CIS) Program has been awarded a $552,000 National Science Foundation grant to recruit minority women to...

From ACM TechNews

The Mobile Future of the Keyboard

Touchscreen keyboards could stand some improvement before they become the norm in smartphones and make their way to desktop computers, gaming devices, and even...

A Step Toward Superfast Carbon Memory
From ACM TechNews

A Step Toward Superfast Carbon Memory

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have made computer memory devices using graphene, a flat sheet of hexagonally arranged carbon atoms capable...

Video Game Competition Announced For Siggraph 2009
From ACM TechNews

Video Game Competition Announced For Siggraph 2009

ACM's Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) 2009 will feature GameJam!, a new international video game competition and will give...

World's Most Efficient Supercomputer Gets to Work
From ACM TechNews

World's Most Efficient Supercomputer Gets to Work

The new Fujitsu FX1 supercomputer in Japan has a peak performance of 110.6 teraflops, making it the most powerful machine in Japan and the most efficient supercomputer...

From ACM TechNews

Rti Sponsors Hpc Adoption Conference

The 2009 High-Performance Computing Adoption Conference will be held May 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport Hotel. The three-day event will define...

From ACM TechNews

Robot That Can Turn Cartwheels, Do Somersaults

Sherry Randhawa of Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, recently demonstrated some of the school's progress in robotics and computing. A major attraction...

They're Hiring in Hong Kong
From ACM CareerNews

They're Hiring in Hong Kong

A sudden wave of hiring in East Asia, especially in Hong Kong, could lead to a brain drain of computer science talent away from America. Talented IT professionals...

From ACM TechNews

Demand for H-1B Visas Tumbles

Applications for H-1B visas are down about a third from a year ago, according to the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. The agency began accepting...

The Internet's Librarian
From ACM TechNews

The Internet's Librarian

Technologist and entrepreneur Brewster Kahle (pictured) wants to produce a free, online corpus of human knowledge called the Internet Archive that is bigger than...

From ACM TechNews

White House Says ­U.S. Needs H-1b Visas to Avoid 'competitive Disadvantage'

President Barack Obama has already reversed several actions and policies established by President George W. Bush, but has shown little interest in revising a rule...

25 Highly Anticipated Open-Source Releases Coming This Year
From ACM TechNews

25 Highly Anticipated Open-Source Releases Coming This Year

The free and open source software community is hotly anticipating a large number of new releases this year, including an upgrade to Mozilla's Firefox browser that...

The Best Computer Interfaces: Past, Present, and Future
From ACM TechNews

The Best Computer Interfaces: Past, Present, and Future

The 2009 Computer-Human Interaction conference will feature a display that recalls interfaces from the past, shows the most modern interfaces available today, and...
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