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How the Internet Will Change the World
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How the Internet Will Change the World

Pew Internet & American Life Project director Lee Rainie discusses the results of a survey of experts on how technology will develop and impact society in the year...

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Connect 2 Congress Lets You Track Your Senator, One Vote at a Time

Georgia Institute of Technology student Peter Kinnaird has developed Connect 2 Congress, software that tracked how senators voted in the 110th U.S. Congress. 

Three Finalists in Prize For Technology Breakthroughs
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Three Finalists in Prize For Technology Breakthroughs

The Technology Academy of Finland has announced the finalists for the international Millennium Technology Prize. 

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Google Backs Yahoo in Privacy Fight with Doj

Google and an alliance of privacy groups have come to Yahoo's aid by helping the Web portal fend off a broad request from the U.S. Department of Justice for e-mail...

Tech Sector in Hiring Drive
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Tech Sector in Hiring Drive

The technology industry, an engine of innovation and U.S. prosperity for more than half a century, is accelerating its recovery from the recession with earnings...

Marketers Watch as Friends Interact Online
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Marketers Watch as Friends Interact Online

Birds of a feather flock together. Or, in the Internet age, a customer's friend is a potential customer. Embracing those truisms, some big marketers, including...

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ACM Recognizes Leaders Who Have Raised Awareness of Computer Science

ACM has announced Edward Lazowska as winner of its Distinguished Service Award and Moshe Y. Vardi as winner of its Outstanding Contribution to ACM Award.

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Intel Gets Personal About Energy Consumption Management

If Intel has its way, its technology will soon be inside not just your personal computer but inside another piece of technology that is way more ubiquitous: the...

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Pentagon Turns to 'softer' Sciences

By highlighting the limits of traditional military technology, the drawn-out conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have spurred the U.S. defense department to shake...

Follow the Smart Phones
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Follow the Smart Phones

A service launched last week by Skyhook Wireless will make it possible for other businesses to predict, with new accuracy, which local bars will be hot at 8 p.m...

Xo Laptops Inspire Learning In Birmingham Grade Schools
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Xo Laptops Inspire Learning In Birmingham Grade Schools

Researchers examine the educational and social effects of making XO laptops available in select classrooms, and their impact on student outcomes.

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The Smarter Electric Grid of the Future

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology's George Arnold recently detailed his vision for what a smart electric grid would look like in 2020. 

New Force Behind Agency of Wonder
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New Force Behind Agency of Wonder

Under the helm of director Regina Dugan, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's roster of concerns includes cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing,...

Innovation, by Order of the Kremlin
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Innovation, by Order of the Kremlin

The Russian government is using Silicon Valley as a template for a new scientific city in order to cultivate a U.S.-like spirit of entrepreneurship through the...

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'mind-Reading' Brain-Scan Software Showcased in Ny

Intel is developing software that uses brain scans to determine what items people are thinking about. The software analyzes magnetic resonance imaging scans to...

Technology in the Classroom: China's Challenges
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Technology in the Classroom: China's Challenges

Even as China's technology infrastructure advances, computer teachers in Shanghai readily acknowledge the shortcomings of tech education in their classrooms.

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Computer-Driven High Speed Trading Improves Market Liquidity

Responding to concerns about an increasingly electronic stock exchange, Terrence Hendershott studied algorithmic trading and found that computer-driven trading...

Keeping Medical Data Private
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Keeping Medical Data Private

Researchers at Vanderbilt University have created an algorithm designed to protect the privacy of patients while maintaining researchers' ability to analyze vast...

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­ncle Sam Wants You (to Fight Hackers)

A shortfall of cybersecurity professionals is on the horizon, with Boeing's Alan Greenberg warning that the U.S. public and private sectors will collectively need...

Augmented Reality Brings Movie Magic to City Visits
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Augmented Reality Brings Movie Magic to City Visits

Many people's first encounter with a foreign country is in the cinema. Using a combination of location-based services and augmented reality,  European researchers...
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