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Pnnl, Chinese Researchers Begin Cooperative Clean Energy Work

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the National Energy Technology Laboratory and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have formed a partnership...

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Entering the Secret World of Wikileaks

The Website Wikileaks publishes secret documents submitted by anonymous sources and makes them available to the public. The site, which went public in January 2007...

China's Green Dam May Be Ready to Collapse
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China's Green Dam May Be Ready to Collapse

China's Green Dam software-filtering project has been staying afloat without government funds for the past year, but the project may now be in danger of collapse...

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The Challenge of China's Green Technology Policy

To remain competitive in the growing clean energy race, the United States  must implement a new public investment strategy with the overarching goal of making...

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It Employment Jumps For First Time Since 2008

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' quarterly current population survey report shows that IT employment rose an estimated 5 percent during the second quarter,...

ECS Releases All Public Data in Open Linked Data Format
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ECS Releases All Public Data in Open Linked Data Format

The University of Southampton's School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) recently became the United Kingdom's first university department to release all...

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U.S. DOE Awards $2.04 Million to Rensselaer Nuclear Engineering Program

More than $2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy will strengthen nuclear research and education, and help develop the next generation of nuclear...

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China Seeks to Reduce Internet Users' Anonymity

A leading Chinese Internet regulator has vowed to reduce anonymity in China's portion of cyberspace, calling for requirements that people use their real names when...

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China Loses Web Filter Battle

Green Dam, the company behind the controversial mandate to install filtering software on every computer in China, has closed its Beijing office and is running...

­nique Thz 'fingerprints' Will Identify Hidden Explosives from a Distance
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­nique Thz 'fingerprints' Will Identify Hidden Explosives from a Distance

A breakthrough in remote wave sensing by a team from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute opens the way for detecting hidden explosives, chemical or biological agents...

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Feds Publish Final Ehealth 'meaningful Use' Rules

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued the final guidelines that will determine how doctors, hospitals and other medical care facilities...

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Java Supplants IT Security as Most Sought-After Tech Skill Set, Survey Finds

Java/J2EE has become the most difficult skill set and position to fill, according to a new Dice.com survey. Java development has supplanted IT security and virtualization...

A Turning Point For Genetic Testing
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A Turning Point For Genetic Testing

In a prelude to overhauling its regulatory oversight of genetic diagnostic testing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will convene a public meeting next week...

The Speech That Inspired the Studsat Satellite Project
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The Speech That Inspired the Studsat Satellite Project

Studsat, a tiny satellite that was built by 35 students belonging to four engineering colleges in Bangalore and three in Hyderabad, was put in orbit on Monday...

Computer Science Professor Receives Hp Labs Innovation Research Award
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Computer Science Professor Receives Hp Labs Innovation Research Award

Elke Rundensteiner, professor of computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, has been selected to participate in the HP Labs Innovation Research Program...

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­.s. R&d Companies Employed 27 Million Workers Worldwide in 2008

U.S. research & development companies employed 27.1 million workers worldwide in 2008, including 18.5 million domestically, according to a new report from the U...

Woven Electronics
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Woven Electronics

ETH Zurich researchers have developed intelligent textiles that have electronic components such as sensors and conductive filaments woven into the fabric. 

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7887 Khz, Your Home For Classic Cuban Espionage Radio

The FBI documents that accompanied last week's arrest of 10 alleged Russian spies are alternately creepy—who knew the Tribeca Barnes & Noble was a hotbed of espionage...

DARPA Plots Death-From-Above, On Demand
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DARPA Plots Death-From-Above, On Demand

Before a bomb gets dropped in Afghanistan, dozens of people weigh in: air controllers bark coordinates over a radio; officers double-check the target’s location...

Computers at Home: Educational Hope vs. Teenage Reality
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Computers at Home: Educational Hope vs. Teenage Reality

Middleshcool students are champion time-wasters. And the personal computer may be the ultimate time-wasting appliance. Put the two together at home, without hovering...
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