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Vulnerability Seen in Amazon's Cloud-Computing

A new study by researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) suggests that leading cloud-computing...

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Material That Could Boost Data Storage, Save Energy

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new material that would enable a fingernail-sized computer chip to store a terabyte of data. The breakthrough...

Skiing Robot Navigates Slalom Courses
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Skiing Robot Navigates Slalom Courses

Bojan Nemec from the Jozef Stefan Institute in Slovenia recently presented his skiing robot at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems...

Cheetah, Gecko and Spiders Inspire Robotic Designs
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Cheetah, Gecko and Spiders Inspire Robotic Designs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Sangbae Kim is trying to replicate the mechanisms used by animals in robotics. Kim says the animal kingdom provides...

Computers Have Speed Limit as ­nbreakable as Speed of Light, Say Physicists
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Computers Have Speed Limit as ­nbreakable as Speed of Light, Say Physicists

Boston University physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli have demonstrated that if processors continue to improve in accordance with Moore's Law, an unbreakable...

Exploring New Frontiers
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Exploring New Frontiers

The Expeditions in Computing program provides scientists with the funding to work on ambitious, often multidisciplinary research.

Frankencamera Could Herald a New Digital Photography Era
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Frankencamera Could Herald a New Digital Photography Era

There's a pieced-together monster shaking up the campus of Stanford University this fall. Named after the legendary, lumbering creature that Halloween nightmares...

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Georgia Tech Wins Nsf Award For Next-Gen Supercomputing

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced its receipt of a five-year, $12 million award from the U.S. National Science Foundation's Office of Cyberinfrastructure...

Is Your Microrobot ­p For the (nist) Challenge?
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Is Your Microrobot ­p For the (nist) Challenge?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with IEEE, is inviting university and collegiate student teams currently engaged in...

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­CSB Joins With Leading Asian Institute to Develop Green Electronics

The research and development of "green" nanoscale devices with ultra-low power leakage is the focus of a new collaboration between the University of California,...

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New Software Could Smooth Supercomputing Speed Bumps

Supercomputers have long been an indispensable, albeit expensive, tool for researchers who need to make sense of vast amounts of data. One way that researchers...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Arduino's Tom Igoe
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Arduino's Tom Igoe

Tom Igoe is a co-developer of the Arduino programming language, which he says was created out of a desire to provide a tool for teaching physical computing to artists...

Is My Robot Happy to See Me?
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Is My Robot Happy to See Me?

Scientists at Georgia Tech have tested people's ability to interpret a robot's "emotion" by reading its expression to see if there were any differences between...

Researchers Save Electricity With Low-Power Processors and Flash Memory
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Researchers Save Electricity With Low-Power Processors and Flash Memory

During ACM's recent Symposium on Operating Systems Principles, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Labs Pittsburgh won the best paper award for...

Quantum Computer Chips Now One Step Closer to Reality
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Quantum Computer Chips Now One Step Closer to Reality

Researchers at Ohio State University have discovered a way to make quantum devices using technology common to the chip-making industry today. This work might one...

Hacker Dojo Sparks Ideas and Tinkering
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Hacker Dojo Sparks Ideas and Tinkering

A typical evening at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, CA, sometimes looks like chaos — two friends cobbling together a robot out of chips, circuit boards and servo...

'Light on a Wire' Promises Faster Computing, Communications
From ICT Results

'Light on a Wire' Promises Faster Computing, Communications

A team of European researchers has demonstrated some of the first commercially viable plasmonic devices, paving the way for a new era of high-speed communications...

Kraken Becomes First Academic Machine to Achieve Petaflop
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Kraken Becomes First Academic Machine to Achieve Petaflop

The National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS), a joint project between the University of Tennessee (UT) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has upgraded...

Why Desktop Multiprocessing Has Speed Limits
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Why Desktop Multiprocessing Has Speed Limits

Despite the mainstreaming of multicore processors for desktops, not every desktop application can be rewritten for multicore frameworks, which means some bottlenecks...

$2 Million Grant to Fund Research on Wireless Patient Monitoring
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$2 Million Grant to Fund Research on Wireless Patient Monitoring

A team of wireless researchers and doctors from Rice University and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute have won a $2 million federal grant to design and...
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