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Getting Your Robot On: Wearable Machines' Intimate Interface
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Getting Your Robot On: Wearable Machines' Intimate Interface

Engineers around the world are exploring all kinds of possibilities for wearable robot interfaces, from brain implants to touch interfaces. Professor Jacob Rosen...

Open Source Dna
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Open Source Dna

Tel Aviv University professor Eran Halperin and researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have developed a mathematical formula that can be used to...

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Filtering Network Attacks With a 'netflix' Method

University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) researchers have developed a new method for blacklisting spam, distributed denial-of-service attacks, worms, and other...

Lawmakers Strike New Tone With Proposed Cybersecurity Bill
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Lawmakers Strike New Tone With Proposed Cybersecurity Bill

The second draft of a U.S. Senate cybersecurity bill scales back language that would give the president the ability to shut down the Internet in an emergency....

Faster Searches Key to a Greener Web
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Faster Searches Key to a Greener Web

University of Glasgow researchers created a system using field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to search a document index 20 times faster than a system based on...

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Paris Event to Showcase Informatics Advances, Honor European Pioneers

The fifth edition of the European Computer Science Summit (ECSS) will take place in Paris on October 8-9, 2009, with a special workshop for new (and not so new)...

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Budget, Personnel Cutbacks Could Be a Cause of It Outages

When eBay Inc.'s PayPal unit suffered a worldwide outage early last month, Sailrite Enterprises Inc., a sailing supply company based in Churubusco, Ind., lost its...

Computational Process Zeroes in on Top Genetic Cancer Suspects
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Computational Process Zeroes in on Top Genetic Cancer Suspects

A team of engineers at Johns Hopkins University have devised innovative computer software that can sift through hundreds of genetic mutations and highlight the...

Dhs Cybersecurity Chiefs Speak Out
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Dhs Cybersecurity Chiefs Speak Out

As federal agencies continue to brainstorm ways to effectively oversee cybersecurity, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is increasing its foothold...

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National Science Foundation Awards $1.4 Million For Genocad Development

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech professor Jean Peccoud has been awarded a three-year, $1.42 million grant from the National Science Foundation...

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$30 Million Grant to Enhance Teragrid Computing Network

A $30 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation will enable the University of Chicago to expand and extend until 2011 the operation of TeraGrid, a...

Taiwan ­niversity Students Build Tour Guide Robot
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Taiwan ­niversity Students Build Tour Guide Robot

Engineering students at National Taiwan University recently demonstrated a robot that is capable of creating two- and three-dimensional maps of an area and then...

A New Language For Phone Networks
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A New Language For Phone Networks

University of Cambridge professor Jon Crowcroft is leading a research effort to change how cell phones send information by creating peer-to-peer mobile device networks...

Sc09 Masterworks Program to Present Compelling Lineup of Experts
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Sc09 Masterworks Program to Present Compelling Lineup of Experts

The Masterworks program at ACM's SC09 conference, which takes place Nov. 14-20 in Portland, Ore., will address how high performance computing (HPC) is being used...

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Get to Hospital to See the Future

Modern hospitals provide a glimpse into how people will interact with machines in the future, according to a new Gartner report on the future of human-computer...

Rfid Significantly Improves Item-Level Inventory Accuracy
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Rfid Significantly Improves Item-Level Inventory Accuracy

A new study on the use of radio-frequency identification tags on individual retail items shows that inventory accuracy decreases or diminishes over time with conventional...

Ole Miss to Tweet its Watts
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Ole Miss to Tweet its Watts

SmartSynch Inc., a smart grid infrastructure company using Internet protocol via public wireless networks, is partnering with the University of Mississippi to reduce...

A Data Deluge Swamps Science Historians
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A Data Deluge Swamps Science Historians

The British Library's Jeremy Leighton John is working to find ways of archiving the massive amounts of data being generated and studied by scientists so future...

Inventor Demonstrates Humanoid Robot's Latest AI Abilities
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Inventor Demonstrates Humanoid Robot's Latest AI Abilities

Independent inventor Le Trung recently demonstrated the newest version of his robot-controlling software called Bio Robot Artificial Intelligence Neural System...

Iu Cognitive Scientists Receive $3.1 Million For Innovative Training Methods
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Iu Cognitive Scientists Receive $3.1 Million For Innovative Training Methods

Indiana University (IU) Bloomington researchers have received a five-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and deploy new...
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