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ACM Turing Award Goes to Creator of First Modern Personal Computer
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ACM Turing Award Goes to Creator of First Modern Personal Computer

ACM has named Charles P. Thacker the winner of the 2009 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his pioneering design and realization of the Alto, the first modern personal computer...

IT Spending Will Rise - But Not Rebound - in 2010
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IT Spending Will Rise - But Not Rebound - in 2010

Global IT expenditure is expected to rise slightly this year for the first time since the onset of the global economic downturn, according to industry analyst Ovum...

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Australia Substantially Increases Research Collaboration With China

A study from Thomson Reuters shows broadening international collaboration in the research of Australia and, to a lesser degree, New Zealand, over the past 10 years...

Getting More from Location Data
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Getting More from Location Data

Thanks to smart phones and other mobile devices, the number of applications that make use of geolocation data is exploding. But developers and device makers face...

Survey: Educators Aren't Discussing STEM Careers With Students
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Survey: Educators Aren't Discussing STEM Careers With Students

Science and math educators are keeping classes knowledgeable and interesting, but they are not promoting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers...

Cyberwar Declared as China Hunts for the West's Intelligence Secrets
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Cyberwar Declared as China Hunts for the West's Intelligence Secrets

Urgent warnings have been circulated throughout NATO and the European Union for secret intelligence material to be protected from a recent surge in cyberwar attacks...

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Enrollment Down in Canada's ICT Programs

Across Canada, enrollment in information and communication technology (ICT) degree programs is down. A 2008 study prepared for the Information and Communications...

Researchers Engage Communities to Support Women in It Careers
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Researchers Engage Communities to Support Women in It Careers

Virginia Tech's Appalachian Information Technology Extension Service is a research-based extension program designed to provide support for young women seeking careers...

Anita Borg Institute Announces Women of Vision Award Winners
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Anita Borg Institute Announces Women of Vision Award Winners

The Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology has named Kathleen R. McKeown, Kristina M. Johnson, and Lila Ibrahim the winners of the 2010 Women of Vision Awards...

White House Cyber Czar: 'there Is No Cyberwar'
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White House Cyber Czar: 'there Is No Cyberwar'

Howard Schmidt, the new cybersecurity czar for the Obama Administration, has a short answer for the drumbeat of rhetoric claiming the United States is caught up...

China in Consultations With Google to Resolve Dispute
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China in Consultations With Google to Resolve Dispute

China is in consultations with technology giant Google to resolve its dispute with the company, which has threatened to abandon the Chinese market over hacking...

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Internet's Future on Display at Singularity U.

The Internet of the future is an intelligent network capable of proactively acting on our needs, following us wherever we go, helping provide us with focused health...

Napolitano Issues Dhs National Cybersecurity Challenge to Security Community
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Napolitano Issues Dhs National Cybersecurity Challenge to Security Community

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano delivered a keynote address which focused on cybersecurity at the RSA Conference in San Francisco...

Skapp Project Issues Recommendations on Improving Government Science
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Skapp Project Issues Recommendations on Improving Government Science

A new report from the Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy's Scientists in Government project concludes that policies regarding the roles and responsibilities...

Nsf Career Award Recognizes Wsu Vancouver Professor
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Nsf Career Award Recognizes Wsu Vancouver Professor

WenZhan Song, assistant professor in the School of Engineering and Computer Science at WSU Vancouver, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER...

Cloud Technology to Combat Cancer
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Cloud Technology to Combat Cancer

Cloud services provided over grid technology are helping to treat cancer patients, thanks to an enormous effort by European researchers working closely with industry...

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Study: Google-China Attack Driven by Amateurs

The computer attack which led Google to threaten leaving China and created a firestorm between Washington and Beijing appears to have been deployed by amateurs,...

U.s. Won't Succeed If India Has More Scientists: Obama
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U.s. Won't Succeed If India Has More Scientists: Obama

President Barack Obama has said that the U.S. is facing stiff competition from India and cannot succeed if the country continues to produce more scientists and...

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New Energy Harvesting Network Means Batteries Not Included

The new Energy Harvesting Network will offer U.K. researchers a resource for energy harvesting (EH) technology. The  network will give academics, industry, and...

Student-Run Business Wins Epa Energy-Optimization Contract
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Student-Run Business Wins Epa Energy-Optimization Contract

A company founded and run by Missouri University of Science and Technology students recently received its first federal contract, and hopes to parlay that funding...
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