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Nsf's Cyber-Network Now Connects Half the Globe
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Nsf's Cyber-Network Now Connects Half the Globe

The Taj network, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), has expanded to the Global Ring Network for Advanced Application Development (GLORIAD), and...

IT Jobs Will Expand Globally by Nearly 6 Million in 4 Years
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IT Jobs Will Expand Globally by Nearly 6 Million in 4 Years

IDC predicts that by 2013, jobs in information technology (IT) will expand by 5.8 million worldwide, and that 75,000 new businesses will be created during that...

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Conference Focuses on Preventing High-Capacity Computer Data Theft

At the recent International Conference on Applied Modeling and Information Security Systems, high-performance computing researchers cautioned that worldwide computer...

Jeff Dozier of ­csb Wins Microsoft Research's Jim Gray Award
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Jeff Dozier of ­csb Wins Microsoft Research's Jim Gray Award

University of California, Santa Barbara professor Jeff Dozier has received Microsoft Research's second annual Jim Gray eScience Award. The award was created to...

Merging Video With Maps
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Merging Video With Maps

Microsoft and researchers from the University of Konstanz in Germany are collaborating to create Videomap, navigation software that incorporates videos of driving...

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
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NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) says the 2010 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing will include affiliate award programs in Texas...

Hacker Dojo Sparks Ideas and Tinkering
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Hacker Dojo Sparks Ideas and Tinkering

A typical evening at the Hacker Dojo in Mountain View, CA, sometimes looks like chaos — two friends cobbling together a robot out of chips, circuit boards and servo...

Harvard's Robotic Bees Generate High-Tech Buzz
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Harvard's Robotic Bees Generate High-Tech Buzz

Harvard University researchers have received a $10 million U.S. National Science Foundation grant to create a colony of flying robotic bees called RoboBees. The...

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$1.25 Million Grant to Develop Teacher Training Institute

The U.S. National Science Foundation has given Arizona State University a five-year, $1.25 million grant to create the Modeling Institute, which will pool university...

Csi in a Virtual World: Grant Furthers Nc State's Work in Forensic Science
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Csi in a Virtual World: Grant Furthers Nc State's Work in Forensic Science

North Carolina State University (NCSU) researchers are using a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to adapt the process used in building video games to help...

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Eight-State Cyber Consortium Gets $2.7 Million Grant

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $2.7 million grant to an eight-state consortium of technology centers and community colleges that is working...

Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse Portal to be Developed
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Smart Grid Information Clearinghouse Portal to be Developed

Virginia Tech has been awarded a $1.25 million five-year contract by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop, manage, and maintain a public Smart Grid Information...

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Risky Business

A panel of researchers made a case for funding "high risk, high reward" research during a recent hearing of the U.S. House Science and Technology Subcommittee on...

Designing a Ride and Learning Math at Epcot
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Designing a Ride and Learning Math at Epcot

Can children who do not know how many sides a triangle has get excited about learning math and engineering? Maybe a field trip to an amusement park will do the...

Rewiring Cities For a More Convenient Future
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Rewiring Cities For a More Convenient Future

Over the next few years, several Chinese cities aim to add broadband and other services that establish them as "e-cities" or "digital cities." The cities will use...

$2 Million Grant to Fund Research on Wireless Patient Monitoring
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$2 Million Grant to Fund Research on Wireless Patient Monitoring

A team of wireless researchers and doctors from Rice University and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute have won a $2 million federal grant to design and...

Robotic Assistant Lessens Pain of Surgery for Spina Bifida Patients
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Robotic Assistant Lessens Pain of Surgery for Spina Bifida Patients

For the first time, a surgical robot has been used to perform minimally invasive reconstructive surgery on five children whose bladder was dysfunctional because...

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Industry Body Forming to Address IT Graduate Skills

A pilot group within the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is months away from creating a global IT education-focused body to address the needs of the industry. ...

Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data
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Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data

It is a rare criticism of elite American university students that they do not think big enough. But that is exactly the complaint from some of the largest technology...

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­.s. Must Focus on Protecting Critical Computer Networks From Cyber Attack

A study from the RAND Corp. suggests the United States should focus on defending critical civilian and military computer networks from cyberattack, but does not...
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