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Computer Science Field Needs a Few (more) Good Women
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Computer Science Field Needs a Few (more) Good Women

When ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) awarded Barbara Liskov the prestigious A.M. Turing Award earlier this month, its decision and timing were perfect...

Innovation Waning, ­U.S. Leaders Worry
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Innovation Waning, ­U.S. Leaders Worry

Is America losing its innovative edge? That's the fear of a growing number of tech-industry leaders, who say that U.S. companies are focusing on short-term gains...

Fewer Applications For H-1b Visas Expected This Year
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Fewer Applications For H-1b Visas Expected This Year

With unemployment skyrocketing across the nation, tech and other companies this year are expected to request fewer H-1B visas for highly skilled foreign workers...

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ACM Recognizes Computing and Information Technology Leaders

ACM (The Association for Computing Machinery) has announced the winners of three awards honoring significant contributions to the computing and information technology...

Researchers Open a Window on Tomorrow's Grid
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Researchers Open a Window on Tomorrow's Grid

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL's) Electrical Infrastructure Operations Center features a prototype control room that provides a glimpse into...

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Canadian Researchers Reveal How They Cracked Chinese Spy Scam

A 34-year-old student and part-time tech geek at Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies tried everything to track down a piece of malicious software that...

Class of 2009: Computer Science Majors Still in Demand
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Class of 2009: Computer Science Majors Still in Demand

The nation's leading computer science programs say graduating seniors are still sought after by technology vendors and corporate shops, despite the global economic...

Computer Science Classes Gets Their Groove Back
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Computer Science Classes Gets Their Groove Back

A new report from the Computing Research Association (CRA) found that student enrollment in computer science (CS) has risen for the first time in six years. The...

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Researchers ­ncover Chinese Cyber Plot Against Foreign Missions

Canadian researchers have reportedly uncovered a Chinese cyber plot that hacked the Web sites of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and systems in the...

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Parties Follow Obama Strategy to Lure Younger Voters

Taking a cue from the success of Barack Obama's Internet campaign in the 2008 U.S. presidential elections, politicians in India are using technology to reach out...

Tech Can Help World's Problems, Ex-President Clinton Says
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Tech Can Help World's Problems, Ex-President Clinton Says

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says that technology companies can play a significant role in solving the world's most difficult challenges if they apply their...

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India Calls For International Crisis Management Plan For Cyber Crimes

Concerned over the growing number of cyber crime cases in its country, the Indian Government on Thursday (March 26) said that an international crisis management...

Nist's Fiscal Year Budget to Increase 8.3 Percent to $819m
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Nist's Fiscal Year Budget to Increase 8.3 Percent to $819m

For fiscal year 2009, which ends on Sept. 30, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has received $819 million in appropriations, an increase...

Thousands of Home Computers to Search Arecibo Data For New Radio Pulsars
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Thousands of Home Computers to Search Arecibo Data For New Radio Pulsars

Einstein@Home, based at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM) and the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI) in Germany, is one of the world's largest public volunteer...

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Scholarships Available to Attendees of the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) expects to draw more scholarship applications for the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing...

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Rfid Technology Tracks and Monitors Nuclear Materials

Scientists from U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a unique radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking technology...

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Sensor Network Turns Soldiers' Helmets Into Sniper Location System

Engineers at Vanderbilt University's Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) have developed a system that turns a soldiers' combat helmets into "smart...

Catering to Car Buyers' Desires
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Catering to Car Buyers' Desires

Buying a new car is one of the biggest purchases most people make. But how can you be sure that the car you order will live up to your expectations? The EU-funded...

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Computer Learning, Electrical Stimulation Offer Hope for Paralyzed

University of Florida professor Warren Dixon says electrical stimulation can be combined with computer learning technologies to help people regain precise, life...

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Tapia 2009 Celebration Announces Technical Program

The 2009 Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computer Conference will feature papers, panels, workshops, poster sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather meetings, a doctoral...
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