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'Synthetic Biology' Holds Promise, But Vigilance Needed
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'Synthetic Biology' Holds Promise, But Vigilance Needed

Far more promise than peril lurks in "synthetic biology," the emerging technology of man-made life, a presidential panel reports yesterday.

Congress Hears Wikileaks Is 'fundamentally Different' From Media
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Congress Hears Wikileaks Is 'fundamentally Different' From Media

The Justice Department would have no problem distinguishing WikiLeaks from traditional media outlets, if it decides to charge WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange...

Tracking Trick Shows the Web Where You Are
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Tracking Trick Shows the Web Where You Are

A new technique from Microsoft Research Silicon Valley could be used to target advertising to users' surroundings without their knowledge.

Word-Wide Web Launches
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Word-Wide Web Launches

New Google database puts centuries of cultural trends in reach of linguists.

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To Attract the Next Google, the City Seeks a New College

Worried that New York City is not spawning enough technology-based start-up companies with the potential to become big employers like Google, city officials are...

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Obama Administration Calls For 'privacy Bill of Rights'

The Obama administration released recommendations Thursday to better protect consumer privacy on the Internet, creating baseline guidelines for how companies...

Cyber Corps Enlists CS Students to Protect National Security
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Cyber Corps Enlists CS Students to Protect National Security

Nearly 60 Florida State University graduate students in computer science will serve on the front line of defense in protecting the United States' information infrastructure...

An Exhibition That Gets to the (square) Root of Sumerian Math
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An Exhibition That Gets to the (square) Root of Sumerian Math

Papyrus, parchment, paper ... videotape, DVDs, Blu-ray discs—long after all these materials have crumbled to dust, the first recording medium of all, the cuneiform...

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U.s. Tries to Build Case For Conspiracy By Wikileaks

Federal prosecutors, seeking to build a case against the WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange for his role in a huge dissemination of classified government documents...

10 Ways a Digital Big Brother Can Be Good For You
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10 Ways a Digital Big Brother Can Be Good For You

The opening passage from George Orwell's "1984" depicts a guy hustling up a stairwell that's plastered with giant posters of a man's face staring at him.

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Appeals Court Holds Email Privacy Protected By Fourth Amendment

In a landmark decision issued today in the criminal appeal of U.S. v. Warshak, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the government must have a search...

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China Surpasses Japan in R&d as Powers Shift

China is expected to to spend $153.7 billion on research & development in 2011 and become the world's second biggest R&D spender, overtaking Japan and trailing...

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Senator Proposes Cybersecurity Standards

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) has introduced legislation that requires top government officials to determine whether it would be cost effective to mandate that Internet...

WikiLeaks Reveals Everybody's Christmas List: The World Wants Drones
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WikiLeaks Reveals Everybody's Christmas List: The World Wants Drones

Black Friday has passed, but the holidays are upon us and shopping days are increasingly few. Having a hard time finding the perfect gift for that tiny emirate...

Life Goes Online After Death with 'memory Boxes'
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Life Goes Online After Death with 'memory Boxes'

The death of a close, elderly relative can often mean a sombre weekend or two going through old things, sorting through photographs, donating old clothes to charity...

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Cryptographers Chosen to Duke It Out in Final Fight

A competition to find a replacement for one of the gold-standard computer security algorithms used in almost all secure, online transactions just heated up.

The Shadow War
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The Shadow War

Someone is killing Iran’s nuclear scientists. But a computer worm may be the scarier threat.

Rivals Say Google Plays Favorites
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Rivals Say Google Plays Favorites

Search giant displays its own health, shopping, local content ahead of links to competing sites.

Sartre Car Platoon Road Tests to Begin
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Sartre Car Platoon Road Tests to Begin

The Safe Road Trains for the Environment (SARTRE) project in Europe has begun to integrate software and hardware into two vehicles that will be used in its first...

Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han Starts to Think Small (devices)
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Multitouch Pioneer Jeff Han Starts to Think Small (devices)

For years now, Jeff Han has been working on large-screen multitouch displays. Han and his company, Perceptive Pixel, are best known for creating the giant touch...
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