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Searching For STEM Success

Rural community colleges (CCs) have recently done much better than urban and suburban CCs in the percentage increase of associate degrees awarded to women and minorities...

ITU Head: Cyberwar Could Be 'Worse Than Tsunami'
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ITU Head: Cyberwar Could Be 'Worse Than Tsunami'

There needs to be a global cybersecurity peace treaty to avert the threat of international cyberwar, whose effects would be more devastating than a tsunami, says...

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Future Technology in the NFL

In the years ahead, the National Football League looks set to dial up some new tech blitzes that will make the game fairer and safer. Among the technologies most...

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Texas Ag Probing Google's Searches

The Texas attorney general's office is conducting an antitrust review of Google Inc.'s core search-engine business, a sign of widening government scrutiny of...

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Once a Dynamo, the Tech Sector Is Slow to Hire

For years the technology sector has been considered the most dynamic, promising and globally envied industry in the United States. It escaped the recession relatively...

Marc Andreessen Flexes His Muscles in Silicon Valley
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Marc Andreessen Flexes His Muscles in Silicon Valley

He spoke for Hewlett-Packard's board when it showed ex-CEO Mark Hurd the door—and is now part of the team searching for Hurd's successor. He played a role in...

Massive Online Networks to be Focus of Study of Creative Collaborations
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Massive Online Networks to be Focus of Study of Creative Collaborations

Using two creative online communities as their laboratory, two Indiana University Bloomington researchers hope to understand how the inner workings of such massive...

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Cern Collides with a Patent Reality

You might imagine that vast patent royalties flow into the organisation that invented the touchscreen and the World Wide Web. But the atom-smashing outfit CERN...

Some Newspapers, Tracking Readers Online, Shift Coverage
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Some Newspapers, Tracking Readers Online, Shift Coverage

In most businesses, not knowing how well a particular product is performing would be almost unthinkable. But newspapers have always been a peculiar business,...

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...
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