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Fixing Silicon Valley's Gender Gap One Pitch at a Time
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Fixing Silicon Valley's Gender Gap One Pitch at a Time

Teams of high school girls recently pitched Android apps and business plans to business leaders at Microsoft's campus as part of an eight-week program that introduces...

Modeling Human Mobility
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Modeling Human Mobility

Increasingly, cell phones are equipped with GPS locational receivers and their bread crumb trails are opening up entirely new ways to study and predict the dynamics...

National Tech Transfer Awards Recognize Sandia's Work with Cray, Stirling Energy
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National Tech Transfer Awards Recognize Sandia's Work with Cray, Stirling Energy

Sandia National Laboratories has won two national Federal Laboratory Consortium awards for its efforts to transfer technology to supercomputer manufacturer Cray...

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India It Spending to Rise 14 Percent in 2010, Gartner Says

Information technology spending in India will grow by 14 percent in 2010 to $67 billion on higher investments by retail and utility firms and government departments...

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Powerpoint
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We Have Met the Enemy and He Is Powerpoint

 Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the leader of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan, was shown a PowerPoint slide in Kabul last summer that was meant to portray...

Defense-Scale Supercomputer Supports Alternative Energy Research
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Defense-Scale Supercomputer Supports Alternative Energy Research

A new supercomputer that more quickly models the most efficient ways to harness energy from the sun, wind and other renewable resources is now operating at Sandia...

Sony to End Production of Floppy Disks
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Sony to End Production of Floppy Disks

The end of an icon approaches as Sony prepares to end production of the 3.5-inch floppy disk, made obsolete by networking technology and the rise of USB storage...

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German It Body

Finding young women to fill tech jobs continues to be a problem for the German information technology (IT) industry, according to a new study from German technology...

Why the Iphone Could Be Bad News For Computer Science
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Why the Iphone Could Be Bad News For Computer Science

Robert Harle of the University of Cambridge's Computer Laboratory says the closed philosophy of devices such as the iPhone discourages the kind of tinkering that...

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Students' Auction Technology Helps Raise Record Funds for Charity

Software developed by students in the Computer and Information Science Department at Westfield State College in Massachusetts helped the local Kiwanis Club raise...

Nsa's Boot Camp For Cyberdefense
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Nsa's Boot Camp For Cyberdefense

If you're the kind of person who worries about the security of computer networks, you should know that the National Security Agency is worrying about it too. Since...

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A Report From the Visions and Grand Challenges Conferences

The ACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science 2010 and UKCRC Grand Challenges conferences featured invited plenaries and submitted talks focusing on research visions...

Schrodinger's Cash: Minting Quantum Money
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Schrodinger's Cash: Minting Quantum Money

MIT researcher Scott Aaronson has brought quantum money a step closer to reality by outlining a computationally secure quantum money scheme founded on the type...

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EU Invests

The European Union is spearheading the European Commission's Future and Emerging Technologies program by proposing an investment of roughly €500 million in exploratory...

For Web
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For Web

Mark Brooks wants the whole Web to know that he spent $41 on an iPad case at an Apple store, $24 eating at an Applebee’s, and $6,450 at a Florida plastic surgery...

Sandia Receives National Electronics Reuse/recycling Award
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Sandia Receives National Electronics Reuse/recycling Award

Sandia National Laboratories was one of eight winners among government agency sites competing in the Fiscal Year 2009 Electronics Reuse and Recycling Campaign....

WhiteHouse.gov Releases Open Source Code
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WhiteHouse.gov Releases Open Source Code

The U.S. White House released some of the custom code behind its website on Thursday (April 22) for the open source community to review, use or improve.

Facebook v Google for Web Control
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Facebook v Google for Web Control

Mark Zuckerberg will soon hit the ripe old age of 26. And despite his youth, he clearly possesses no fear as he sets his company's sights on trying to wrest control...

Thacker Wins Turing Award
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Thacker Wins Turing Award

Microsoft's Charles P. Thacker named 56th recipient of ACM's A.M. Turing Award.

Cloud Computing and Developing Nations
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Cloud Computing and Developing Nations

For a growing number of organizations worldwide, cloud computing offers a quick and affordable way to tap into IT infrastructure as an Internet service. But obstacles...
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