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Gödel Prize and Other CS Awards
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Gödel Prize and Other CS Awards

Sanjeev Arora, Joseph S.B. Mitchell, and other researchers are recognized for their contributions to computer science.

Celebrating the Legacy of Plato
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Celebrating the Legacy of Plato

The PLATO@50 Conference marked the semicentennial of the computer system that was the forerunner of today's social media and interactive education.

Making Sense of Real-Time Behavior
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Making Sense of Real-Time Behavior

Data captured by sensors worn on the human body and analyzed in near real-time could transform our understanding of human behavior, health, and society.

Mechanism Design Meets Computer Science
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Mechanism Design Meets Computer Science

A field emerging from economics is teaming up with computer science to improve auctions, supply chains, and communication protocols.

Predicting Success With Niwa Supercomputer
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Predicting Success With Niwa Supercomputer

New Zealand's National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research has launched the most powerful computer in the southern hemisphere. The new supercomputer can...

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We're Running Out of Internet Addresses

Don't panic, but we're running out of internet addresses. Not domain names—those Website names that you see at the top of this page and which always start with...

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IBM ­nveils a New Generation of Mainframes

The mainframe business is to IBM what manufacturing is to the American economy, a shrinking but strategically vital part of the franchise. With the introduction...

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Htc, Samsung Rebut Apple's Smartphone Claims

Asian handset makers HTC Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. on Monday rebutted claims made by Apple Inc. that the iPhone 4's reception problems are shared by other...

Brighter Color For Reflective E-Reading Displays
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Brighter Color For Reflective E-Reading Displays

Hewlett-Packard researchers are developing a composite material that use ambient light to create more vibrant colors for video-capable, low-power screens. 

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Pitting Cloud Against Cloud

Tools that benchmark performance promise to reveal the strengths and weaknesses of competing cloud providers.

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'broken Symmetry' Discovery Opens Path to Room-Temperature Superconductors

In a major step toward understanding the mysterious "pseudogap" state in high-temperature cuprate superconductors, a team of scientists have found a "broken symmetry...

Video Game Processors Help Lower Ct Scan Radiation
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Video Game Processors Help Lower Ct Scan Radiation

A new approach to processing X-ray data could lower by a factor of ten or more the amount of radiation patients receive during cone beam CT scans, report researchers...

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New Research Can Spot Cloud Computing Problems Before They Start

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a system that will enable large-scale, computer-hosting infrastructure providers to more accurately predict...

Tiny Springs Could Reduce Microchip Waste
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Tiny Springs Could Reduce Microchip Waste

Palo Alto Research Center researchers led by Eugene Chow have developed a technique involving microscale springs that make computer chips more reliable and less...

Battery Research Could Shorten Recharge Time For Cell Phones
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Battery Research Could Shorten Recharge Time For Cell Phones

Researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated that small quantities of graphene can dramatically improve the power and cycling stability...

Rainbow Trapping in Light Pulses
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Rainbow Trapping in Light Pulses

A group of scientists at Nanjing University in China have shown how a rather wide spectrum of light—a rainbow of radiation—can be trapped in a single structure....

Autonomous Cars Could Let Drivers Check Email
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Autonomous Cars Could Let Drivers Check Email

Oxford University researchers are developing autonomous vehicle technology that enables drivers to check their email while the car drives itself. 

Japanese Supercomputer Ranked 1st in Little Green500 List
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Japanese Supercomputer Ranked 1st in Little Green500 List

Japan's Grape-DR supercomputer tops the June 2010 edition of Green500.org's Little Green500 list, which ranks the performance per unit power consumption of smaller...

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Meeting Consumers' Hd Demands With a Faster Algorithm

Lehigh University researchers have developed signal-processing algorithms that enable handheld devices to display high-definition images. 

Flexible Organic Transistor Memory Looks Promising For Future Electronics
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Flexible Organic Transistor Memory Looks Promising For Future Electronics

South Korean engineers have developed a flexible memory based on an organic transistor, which they say could be integrated, along with transistors and logic circuits...
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