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Future Internet Design Summit
From Communications of the ACM

Future Internet Design Summit

The National Science Foundation's meeting on Internet architectures focused on designs related to emerging social and economic realities. The four-day,  invitation...

Mit's Big Wheel in Copenhagen
From ACM TechNews

Mit's Big Wheel in Copenhagen

A bicycle wheel developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers features a hub packed with electronics that can perform multiple unique functions...

From ACM TechNews

Launch of First Operating System For Smart Grid Home Automation

The Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) has founded the Open Gateway Energy Management Alliance (OGEMA) to promote an open...

Tenure-O-Meter
From ACM TechNews

Tenure-O-Meter

Indiana University computer scientists have developed the Tenurometer, a tool for evaluating the impact of scholars in their field. Tenurometer counts the number...

From ACM TechNews

A Week to Focus on Computer Science Education

The U.S. House of Representatives has designated Dec. 6-12 Computer Science Education Week to help raise awareness of the dearth of computer science in grades K...

From ACM News

22 Stories ­nderground: Iron Mountain's Experimental Room 48

Down a road that winds through the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, just across from a cow pasture, the bucolic scenery of Butler County is interrupted by...

From ACM News

A Virus-Safe Software to Reduce Carbon Footprint

At a time when the world is deliberating upon ways to cut carbon emissions, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) has unveiled software especially developed...

Salary Survey: Chinese, Indian Engineers Expand Wish List
From ACM TechNews

Salary Survey: Chinese, Indian Engineers Expand Wish List

The 2009 EE Times Global Salary & Opinion Survey found that salary increases for engineers in India and China have climbed over the past five years, and the rate...

Women Make Strides in Sciences
From ACM TechNews

Women Make Strides in Sciences

The University of Calgary's Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) program helps young women explore opportunities in underrepresented science and engineering...

Conquering the Digital Data Overload
From ACM TechNews

Conquering the Digital Data Overload

University of Utah computer scientist Juliana Freire is working to find data that could be missed in the quagmire of technology available, and to manage and integrate...

From ICT Results

Manufacturing, Reinvented

European researchers have created hardware and software that will enable companies to fundamentally revolutionize the way they manage and run their organization...

Project Formalizes Semantic Search Ontologies
From ICT Results

Project Formalizes Semantic Search Ontologies

European researchers have created new tools for semantic technology development which are helping to set the next generation of official standards. The tools also...

Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages
From ACM TechNews

Volunteers Log Off as Wikipedia Ages

Despite being the fifth-most popular Web site in the world, Wikipedia, which receives about 325 million visitors each month, is losing unprecedented numbers of...

From ACM TechNews

'snowflock' Project Tackles Vm Management

University of Toronto computer science researchers at the school's recent Research In Action event demonstrated a cross-section of the exploratory technology projects...

Taking the Drudgery Out of Software Development
From ICT Results

Taking the Drudgery Out of Software Development

Software developers will no longer have to reinvent the wheel when writing new programs and applications thanks to a clever new set of tools and a central repository...

Ready For a Web OS?
From Communications of the ACM

Ready For a Web OS?

The hegemony of the traditional desktop operating system is starting to fracture with the emergence of a new generation of Web browsers that may finally herald...

Global Study Reveals Role of It in Strategic Efforts to Combat Recession
From ACM News

Global Study Reveals Role of It in Strategic Efforts to Combat Recession

A study released Friday (Nov. 20) by RONIN has found that companies across the globe taking a strategic approach to emerging from the recession are investing more...

Certification and Accreditation Process For Federal Systems Transformed
From ACM News

Certification and Accreditation Process For Federal Systems Transformed

A revised draft publication on computer security guidance issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is focused on transforming the episodic...

What's Next for Wi-Fi?
From ACM TechNews

What's Next for Wi-Fi?

The Wi-Fi experience will undergo a dramatic transformation triggered by the recent approval of the IEEE 802.11n wireless standard. The standard facilitates a...

From ACM TechNews

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...
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