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Teaching Intangibles With Technology

European and Israeli researchers have developed an education system that focuses on teaching students critical thinking, social interaction, discourse, rhetoric...

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The 9 Hottest Skills For '09

Even with a struggling economy and record unemployment, certain IT skills will be in high demand in the coming year. Programming and application development will...

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Stimulus Could Boost It Job Prospects

The overall outlook for IT employment in 2009 is mixed, but some analysts say the U.S. federal economic stimulus package could add IT positions. Compared to jobs...

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Multicore Doesn't Mean Equal Core

Virginia Tech researchers recently found that the speed at which code is executed on multicore processors can vary by as much as 10 percent depending on how the...

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Mobile Phones to Be Primary Internet Device By 2020, Experts Predict

Mobile phones will become the primary Internet device for most people by 2020, largely due to their increasing computing power, predicts the "Future of the Internet...

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­U.S. Is Losing Global Cyberwar, Commission Says

The United States is woefully unprepared for the challenges of 21st century cybersecurity, concludes a new report from the U.S. Commission on Cybersecurity, which...

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Project to Develop Conservation Software

A collaborative effort between Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment, the Nature Conservancy, and the World Wildlife Fund has been awarded a...

Touching the Future
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Touching the Future

In combination with finger and hand gestures, multitouch input is enabling users to manipulate and display information in innovative and unprecedented ways.

Living Machines
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Living Machines

Researchers of molecular computing and communication are focusing on the type of breakthroughs needed to make the vision of ultrasmall, biocompatible computers....

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10 Microsoft Research Projects

Microsoft is supporting a host of projects in its research and development division that are focused on tackling real-world technical challenges but could haveView...

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Six Ways to Build Robots That Do Humans No Harm

A new book by Yale University ethicist Wendell Wallach and Indiana University professor Colin Allen, titled "Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong,"...

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Open-Source Developers Set Out Software Road Map for 2020

A group of open source software advocates have published  a report that establishes a road map for the software industry through 2020. The report makes several...

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Internet2: Full Speed Ahead

The Internet2 nonprofit consortium is engaged in the development, implementation, and use of networking technologies to tap a massive volume of new URL address...

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­U.S. Agency Sees Robots Replacing Humans in Service Jobs By 2025

The U.S. National Intelligence Council's (NIC's) report, "Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World," outlines the military, economic, and environmental challenges...

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Semantic Desktop Paves the Way For the Semantic Web

The European Union-funded Nepomuk project has developed innovative software to make finding and sharing information on a computer significantly easier, potentially...

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Software For Safe Bridges

Inspectors might not have to examine bridges for visible damage directly on site as a result of new software that has been developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer...

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Multi-Core and Parallel Programming: Is the Sky Falling?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor Marc Snir acknowledges that multicore parallelism is difficult, and this difficulty can give rise to divergent...

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Google Executive ­rges Improvements to Technology Infrastructure

Google CEO Eric Schmidt says the U.S. federal government should invest in green technology and a national computer infrastructure to help create jobs and foster...

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Internet's Bandwidth Health Still in Trouble, Report Says

Demand for Internet bandwidth will exceed the Internet's capacity by 2012, predicts a new Nemertes Research report. Nemertes originally projected that Internet...

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Cell Phones Linked to Track Real-Time Traffic

The Mobile Millennium trial, a real-time wireless traffic network for San Francisco, launched this month and will link together GSM-based cell phones equipped with...
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