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A­RP Awards Recognize Outstanding Research and Science Parks

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) announces their 2010 Annual Awards of Excellence and names Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg...

Hrp-4 Robot Can Strike a Pose, Pour Drinks
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Hrp-4 Robot Can Strike a Pose, Pour Drinks

Japan has added another soldier to its humanoid robot army. The HRP-4 is the latest edition in the state-backed humanoid project.

Three Teams Share $10 Million Purse in Automotive X Prize Competition
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Three Teams Share $10 Million Purse in Automotive X Prize Competition

Three teams were awarded a share of the $10 million purse in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZE for Super Fuel-Efficient Vehicles.

Obama Expands 'educate to Innovate' Campaign to Improve STEM Education
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Obama Expands 'educate to Innovate' Campaign to Improve STEM Education

President Barack Obama announced Thursday (September 16) the launch of Change the Equation, a CEO-led effort to dramatically improve science, technology, engineering...

European Partnership Funds Research Toward Robot Aides for the Elderly
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European Partnership Funds Research Toward Robot Aides for the Elderly

A team of researchers from 20 European states, the European Union, and several private enterprises recently launched a project aimed at developing robots capable...

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Commissioner Kroes Wants to Include Developing Countries in Internet Governance

European Union digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes wants countries with emerging economies to have more say in Internet governance since they will soon have...

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Researchers Team Up With Schoolteachers on Web-Based Instruction System

A $2.5 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to Florida State University will fund the creation of an electronic performance support system...

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Nist Finalizes Initial Set of Smart Grid Cyber Security Guidelines

NIST has issued its first Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security, and additional information for crafting strategies to protect the modernizing power grid from...

A Professor
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A Professor

At this time of year, students are buying textbooks and looking for ways to avoid reading them.

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Pi record Smashed As Team Finds Two-Quadrillionth Digit

A researcher has calculated the 2,000,000,000,000,000th digit of pi—and a few digits either side of it.

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Nano-Based Marker Designed to Thwart Counterfeit Products

Nanotechnology advances at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock have been licensed to two new businesses that will market a solution to a $600 billion global...

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Officials In The Dark About Voting Machine Glitches

Problems with voting machines are still popping up 10 years after the controversial presidential vote in Florida.

­.s. Stimulus Funding Is Boosting Innovation
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­.s. Stimulus Funding Is Boosting Innovation

The White House recently published its first analysis of the impact of the ARRA stimulus package on advances in science, claiming successes in funding innovation...

Anticensorship Tool Proves Too Good to Be True
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Anticensorship Tool Proves Too Good to Be True

Experts warn that the software could identify those it claims to protect.

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Why Isn't the Price of Broadband Obeying Moore's Law?

A new index from researchers at Northwestern University shows that the explosive pace in adopting broadband Internet access since 2004 has not led to a decline...

Cern Collides With a Patent Reality
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Cern Collides With a Patent Reality

Previously reluctant to patent the inventions, the CERN particle physics laboratory  recently struck a deal with the World Intellectual Property Organization to...

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Online Newsletter Targets Informatics Professionals

The Standards Standard online newsletter has been launched by the American Medical Informatics Association for health professionals working in the global informatics...

Museum Displays Personal Computer, Video Game Collection
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Museum Displays Personal Computer, Video Game Collection

The small town of Brantford, Ontario, located about an hour west of Toronto, has been been gaining a reputation, in nerd circles at least, as home to the Personal...

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Religious Search Engines Yield Tailored Results

In a world where Google has put every bit of information at our fingertips, some people are now demanding less information when they surf the Internet.

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New Cctv Technology Helps Prevent Terror Attacks

The VTT Technical Research Center of Finland has developed image-processing technology that can analyze large amounts of video data automatically and quickly recognize...
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