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Making a Difference
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Making a Difference

The Grace Hopper Celebration featured technical talks, workshops, networking events, and lively discussions about increasing the number of women in computer science...

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Learning By Blogging

European researchers have created software that links student blogs and other social software tools into a virtual collaborative learning environment. The three...

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Stanford to Host Engineering Symposium in India

Stanford University's School of Engineering has announced the Stanford Engineering Symposium India to be held on December 18-19, 2008 in Bangalore, India. The event...

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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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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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Agent-Based Computer Models Could Anticipate Future Economic Crisis

The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory is working to create new economic models that will provide more realistic pictures of different types...

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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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High Speed Broadband Will Create Energy Bottleneck and Slow Internet, Study Says

A surge in energy consumption caused by the increased adoption of broadband will continue to slow the Internet, concludes a University of Melbourne study presented...

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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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Nasa Tests First Deep-Space Internet

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers have successfully tested the first deep space communications network based on the Internet, using the Disruption-Tolerant...

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The First Metropolitan Quantum Cryptography Network Will Be Available in Spain By 2010

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid School of Computing researchers have developed a prototype metropolitan quantum-key distribution network that will be ready for...

It Salaries Take Tiny Leaps
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It Salaries Take Tiny Leaps

Salaries for information technology (IT) professionals have essentially stalled, reveals Computerworld's 22nd annual Salary Survey. The survey, based on responses...

The Limits of Computability
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The Limits of Computability

Computational complexity and intractability may help scientists better understand how humans process information and make decisions.

Analyzing Online Social Networks
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Analyzing Online Social Networks

Social network analysis explains why some sites succeed and others fail, how physical and online social networks differ and are alike, and attempts to predict how...

Damage Control
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Damage Control

The U.S. patent system is overdue for reform, but what needs fixing, and how, is a matter of some dispute.

User-Centric Services Provisioning in Wireless Environments
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User-Centric Services Provisioning in Wireless Environments

To date, services provided for mobile users are still hard to build. Two main challenges need to be considered. The first...

A European Perspective of VoIP in Market Competition
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A European Perspective of VoIP in Market Competition

The debate on the future of VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) is not new. For some time now this technological innovation has been considered one of main drivers...

Education: Reprogramming College Preparatory Computer Science
From Communications of the ACM

Education: Reprogramming College Preparatory Computer Science

The college preparatory computer science education curriculum must be improved, beginning with the earliest phases of the process.
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