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Scientists Decode Words from Brain Signals
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Scientists Decode Words from Brain Signals

In an early step toward turning the thoughts of severely paralyzed people into digitized speech, University of Utah researchers translated brain signals into...

Bringing Engineering to K-12 Classrooms
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Bringing Engineering to K-12 Classrooms

With support from the U.S. National Science Foundation, engineers from Tufts University are bringing engineering to young students through STOMP, the Student...

How to Remake Life
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How to Remake Life

Venter Institute researchers have made the first viable cell with a synthetic genome.

How Coders Can Help Fight Climate Change
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How Coders Can Help Fight Climate Change

University of Toronto professor Steve Easterbrook has issued a research paper in which he outlines how software engineers can help climate scientists build computer...

FCC Seeks More Input on Wireless Internet Rules
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FCC Seeks More Input on Wireless Internet Rules

The FCC recently asked for more feedback regarding whether regulations should apply to wireless Internet service, adding months of debate on the subject. The FCC...

How Internet Growth Is Playing Out in Top Emerging Markets
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How Internet Growth Is Playing Out in Top Emerging Markets

The number of Internet users in the top emerging markets is set to nearly double by 2015—a pace of growth that sounds enticing but that actually presents plenty...

Season For High Science
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Season For High Science

Hurricanes on both coasts are test beds for new forecasting tools.

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Nsf Funds Expedition Into Software For Efficient Computing of Nanoscale Devices

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $10 million, five-year grant to researchers who will explore software-assisted monitoring of system components...

Rensselaer Professor Wins Hp Innovation Award
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Rensselaer Professor Wins Hp Innovation Award

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor of computer science Mohammed J. Zaki has been recognized by the 2010 HP Labs Innovation Research Program for his work...

DARPA
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DARPA

Tomorrow’s WikiLeakers may have to be sneakier than just dumping military docs onto a Lady Gaga disc. The futurists at Darpa are working on a project that would...

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Digital Media Essential in Building Democracies, Research Shows

Research from the University of Washington finds that digital media, such as mobile phones and the Internet, have become all but essential in building democracies...

Prison Without Walls
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Prison Without Walls

Incarceration in America is a failure by almost any measure. But what if the prisons could be turned inside out, with convicts released into society under constant...

Helping Victoria Deal With Bushfires
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Helping Victoria Deal With Bushfires

The University of Melbourne and Bushfire CRC have designed Phoenix RapidFire, a simulation program that can provide detailed information on the spread of fires.

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James Myers to Lead the Nano Computational Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

James Myers has been selected to lead the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites
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Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites

The shoes that Julie Matlin recently saw on Zappos.com were kind of cute, or so she thought. But Ms. Matlin wasn’t ready to buy and left the site. Then the shoes...

­.s. Escalates Air War Over Afghanistan
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­.s. Escalates Air War Over Afghanistan

There may not be quite as many bombs falling from the sky. But don’t let that fool you. The United States has dramatically escalated its air war over Afghanistan...

Technology Aside, Most People Still Decline to Be Located
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Technology Aside, Most People Still Decline to Be Located

Internet companies have appropriated the real estate business’s mantra—it’s all about location, location, location. But while a home on the beach will always be...

Emotionml: Will Computers Tap Into Your Feelings?
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Emotionml: Will Computers Tap Into Your Feelings?

For all those who believe the computing industry is populated by people who are out of touch with the world of emotion, it's time to think again.

Nsf Announces Future Internet Architecture Awards
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Nsf Announces Future Internet Architecture Awards

Four basic research projects funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation will explore different aspects of network architecture to foster new ideas and innovations...

­.s. Military Wants to Exert Influence Over Private Cyber Infrastructure
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­.s. Military Wants to Exert Influence Over Private Cyber Infrastructure

The U.S. military wants more authority to protect the nation's cyberinfrastructure because it depends on power grids, transportation networks, and financial systems...
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