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Scholarship Sponsorships For Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Announced
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Scholarship Sponsorships For Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Announced

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI) for Women and Technology has announced that Cisco, Microsoft, and Sun Microsystems will be among the sponsors for the Grace Hopper...

Making Global Science Networking More ­ser-Friendly
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Making Global Science Networking More ­ser-Friendly

Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory have received a $1.9 million grant from the U.S. National Science...

Software System Helps Train Orthopedic Surgeons
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Software System Helps Train Orthopedic Surgeons

New and experienced orthopedic surgeons can improve their surgical skills with an innovative software surveillance system that tracks their instruments during surgery...

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China Pushes Chinese Domain Mames

China has pushed ahead with deploying Internet domain names written in Chinese as it urges action to standardize their use globally. China has solved most of the...

China's 600-Year-Old Forbidden City Comes Alive Online
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China's 600-Year-Old Forbidden City Comes Alive Online

China's 600-year-old Forbidden City is renovating its Web site in a move to improve its offerings of Chinese culture. According to Hu Chui, head of the Palace Museum's...

Moral Machines
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Moral Machines

Scientists at the Universidade Nova De Lisboa, in Portugal, and the Universitas Indonesia, in Indonesia, are researching artificial intelligence and the application...

­ci to Test Earthquake Damage Sensors in Newport
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­ci to Test Earthquake Damage Sensors in Newport

Researchers at UC Irvine are using sensor technology to test how water pipes are damaged in an earthquake, and the results could be used to build a public alert...

Nsf Funds CM­ Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Privacy and Security
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Nsf Funds CM­ Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Privacy and Security

Carnegie Mellon University has received a five-year, $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to launch a Ph.D. program in usable privacy and security...

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Defying Experts, Rogue Computer Code Still Lurks

Like a ghost ship, a rogue software program that glided onto the Internet last November has confounded the efforts of top security experts to eradicate the program...

Federal Grants Aim to Boost STEM Equity
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Federal Grants Aim to Boost STEM Equity

Two programs created to get more minority and female students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects and careers have received...

­sing Robots to Serve the Elderly at Home
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­sing Robots to Serve the Elderly at Home

Robots that lend a very human-like helping hand to healthy elderly people with limited mobility may be on the horizon, thanks to three University of Illinois at...

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Managing Disasters With High-Tech Imaging Could Save Lives

The Information Products Laboratory for Emergency Response, a partnership between the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the University at Buffalo (UB)...

Online Social Networks Leak Personal Information to Third-Party Tracking Sites
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Online Social Networks Leak Personal Information to Third-Party Tracking Sites

A Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) study by professor Craig Wills found that the practices of many popular social networking sites can make personal information...

Worldwide Battle Rages For Control of the Internet
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Worldwide Battle Rages For Control of the Internet

Governments in the Middle East and north Africa routinely block and censor Web sites to control political discussions, according to a new report on the region by...

Computer Science Meets Environmental Science
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Computer Science Meets Environmental Science

Scientists share knowledge and seek collaborators at computational sustainability conference.

Facing an Age-Old Problem
From Communications of the ACM

Facing an Age-Old Problem

Researchers are addressing the computing challenges of older individuals, whose needs are different — and too often disregarded.

Medical Nanobots
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Medical Nanobots

Researchers working in medical nanorobotics are creating technologies that could lead to novel health-care applications, such as new ways of accessing areas of...

Women in It: Success and Struggle
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Women in It: Success and Struggle

Female participation in the information technology (IT) industry is growing and women now account for 15 percent to 25 percent of technical professionals, although...

Grid Computing, the New Commodity
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Grid Computing, the New Commodity

The European Union-funded GridEcon project has developed a platform for trading computing resources and buying and selling standardized computing resources. GridEcon's...

Robot's Gentle Touch Aids Delicate Cancer Surgery
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Robot's Gentle Touch Aids Delicate Cancer Surgery

Canadian researchers have developed a robot capable of detecting tumor tissue in half the time it takes a human surgeon and with 40 percent greater accuracy while...
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