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Women in Science? Universities Don't Make the Grade
From ACM TechNews

Women in Science? Universities Don't Make the Grade

Efforts to close the gap between men and women in STEM fields often focus on students instead of faculty and institutional structures, according to  a study that...

From ACM News

What to Do If You've Been Hacked

It's a nightmare scenario every business fears. Your tech department has spotted suspicious activity on the company network. Your customers and employees are...

Which Telecoms Store Your Data the Longest? Secret Memo Tells All
From ACM News

Which Telecoms Store Your Data the Longest? Secret Memo Tells All

The nation’s major mobile-phone providers are keeping a treasure trove of sensitive data on their customers, according to newly released Justice Department internal...

How Rapidly Expanding Storage Spurs Innovation
From ACM News

How Rapidly Expanding Storage Spurs Innovation

Moore's Law gets all the press. It's easy to present even to non-technical readers, and the way it's most often expressed is something like, "computers double...

'big Data' Means Business Needs Mathematicians
From ACM Careers

'big Data' Means Business Needs Mathematicians

The proliferation of ways to measure things—point-of-service terminals, Web analytics, geographic and temporal records, even semantic information—means businesses...

From ACM TechNews

A Made-to-Measure Social Network For the Academic World

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne researchers have developed Graaasp, an academic social network that responds to the specific needs of the academic world...

From ACM News

Drone Makers Seek Out New Targets

Almost a century after the first pilot-less plane was test launched from the back of a truck in the English village of Upavon, unmanned aircraft vehicles, or...

Net Neutrality Rules Published, Lawsuits Soon to Follow
From ACM News

Net Neutrality Rules Published, Lawsuits Soon to Follow

The FCC has finally officially published long-delayed rules prohibiting cable, DSL, and wireless internet companies from blocking Web sites and requiring them...

Astronomers Plead For Space Telescope's Life
From ACM News

Astronomers Plead For Space Telescope's Life

NASA officials and leading astronomers say the James Webb Space Telescope, successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, should still fly despite mounting criticism...

Schmidt Avoids a Gates-Like Disaster in D.c.
From ACM News

Schmidt Avoids a Gates-Like Disaster in D.c.

Eric Schmidt cut a confident figure today prior to his testimony before U.S. lawmakers, who later appeared determined to find out if Google abuses its supremacy...

Google Searching For New Ideas
From ACM Opinion

Google Searching For New Ideas

If anyone can preview the future of computing, it should be Alfred Spector, Google's director of research. Spector's team focuses on the most challenging areas...

Success at 16
From Communications of the ACM

Success at 16

A high school student wins first prize from ACM for developing a faster keyboard layout.

Living in a Digital World
From Communications of the ACM

Living in a Digital World

Technology has created new opportunities to connect and interact. Yet, researchers are increasingly concerned that heavy technology usage is changing people's behavior...

Nasa Announces Two Game-Changing Space Technology Projects
From ACM News

Nasa Announces Two Game-Changing Space Technology Projects

NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development. The selections are part of the agency's efforts to pursue revolutionary technology...

From ACM News

The No-Name Companies Selling More Phones Than Samsung, Lg, and Apple Combined

MicroMax. Spice. Tianyu. Maxx Mobile. Videocon. Karbonn. These are some of the hundreds of small cell phone makers that are eating up market share across the...

From ACM News

The America Invents Act and the Individual Inventor

Much has been said about how the newly passed patent reform legislation, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, benefits large corporations. While that argument...

Microsoft
From ACM News

Microsoft

Reading my RSS and Twitter feeds Tuesday night, I turned to a tech writer friend and said, "the Wintel Era just ended, and half of these people are fighting over...

Chinese Students Are Storming ­.s. Grad Schools: They Have the Money and the Brains
From ACM News

Chinese Students Are Storming ­.s. Grad Schools: They Have the Money and the Brains

If you build it, they will come. No, I'm not talking about a baseball field amidst stalks of corn but the educational institutions dotting the U.S. landscape...

Nasa Technology, At Work on Earth
From ACM News

Nasa Technology, At Work on Earth

Variations of many NASA inventions, initially developed for space travel and exploration, have worked their way into consumer culture, ranging from common household...

10 Jobs That Barely Existed on 9/10/01, From Robot Squadmate to Warplane Whisperer
From ACM News

10 Jobs That Barely Existed on 9/10/01, From Robot Squadmate to Warplane Whisperer

The terror attacks on New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001, changed the lives of all Americans—few more so than the millions who have participated in the...
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