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Dismantling of Saudi-CIA Web Site Ilustrates Need For Clearer Cyberwar Policies

By early 2008, top U.S. military officials had become convinced that extremists planning attacks on American forces in Iraq were making use of a Web site set up...

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Big Brother at the Movies: Can They Really Do That?

When it comes to portraying Big Brother on the big screen, how close is Hollywood fiction to real-world fact?  Intercepting private cell phone calls. Deploying...

Quantum Physics Leaps Into The Visible World
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Quantum Physics Leaps Into The Visible World

Scientists in California have done something astounding. They've shown that physical laws thought only to rule in the mysterious realm of atoms and electrons can...

New Touch Screen Technology in Works
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New Touch Screen Technology in Works

Carleton University professor Robert Biddle is one of 12 scientists working on the Digital Surface Software Application Network project, which is developing next...

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Pushing For Software Quality Assurance

In a recent Journal of Computer Science research article, "Resistance Factors in the Implementation of Software Process Improvement Project in Malaysia," the authors...

Creating Apps Just For Cars
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Creating Apps Just For Cars

Ford Motor Co. is working with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Microsoft to offer a computer science and engineering course in which Michigan students...

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Computer Scientists Create a Multilingual Search Engine

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid researchers have developed a multilingual search engine that can query a data repository written in Interlingua using questions...

ACM Council on Women Honors Leader in Improving Cad Performance
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ACM Council on Women Honors Leader in Improving Cad Performance

ACM's Council on Women in Computing has named Pennsylvania State University computer science professor Mary Jane Irwin the 2010-2011 Athena Lecturer. 

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U.s. Asks Colleges to Enhance the Nation's Internet Capacity

The U.S. government wants colleges and universities to help bring ultra high-speed Internet access to more communities. The proposal is part of a federal blueprint...

Web Sites That Can Take a Punch
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Web Sites That Can Take a Punch

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a system to keep Web servers running even when they are under attack from cybercriminals. 

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Women in It: How to Combat Misconceptions

Experts say the information technology (IT) industry needs to start appealing to women at a younger age to encourage more of them to choose it as a career. 

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New Spam Targeting Facebook Users Is Invisible to Most Virus Scans, Says Expert

Cyber-criminals are using fake e-mails to target Facebook users and deliver computer viruses that were being detected only by one-third of the 42 most common anti...

Experience Hubble's Universe in 3-D
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Experience Hubble's Universe in 3-D

Supercomputers and 3-D models helped visualization specialists at the Space Telescope Science Institute transformed Hubble Telescope 2-D images into 3-D environments ...

See-Through Networks
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See-Through Networks

Promising faster, more efficient and cheaper computer networking, transparent networks are the paradigm of the future. But thanks to European researchers, they...

Privacy in the Age of Digital Glass Houses
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Privacy in the Age of Digital Glass Houses

The private e-mails and texts that keep you closely connected could quickly turn embarrassing if made public by a spurned friend or partner. How much privacy can...

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Are Machines Ready to Break Down Language Barriers?

Even in an era of global networks and cheap travel, international communication still faces one great barrier: we don't all speak the same language. But that gap...

Electronics 'Missing Link' Brings Neural Computing Closer
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Electronics 'Missing Link' Brings Neural Computing Closer

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Assistant Professor Wei Lu is leading a research effort to make brain-like computers using memristors. 

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Recognition Technology to Transform Mobile Devices

MobileLab researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas, in collaboration with Texas Instruments and GetFugu, are developing next-generation human-device interaction...

An Express Lane From Camera to Computer
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An Express Lane From Camera to Computer

Intel is developing the Light Peak fiber-optic link, cable technology that will transmit 10 gigabits of data per second bidirectionally, and is expected to scale...

China Drawing High-Tech Research From U.s.
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China Drawing High-Tech Research From U.s.

U.S. companies—and their engineers—are being drawn to China more and more as the country develops a high-tech economy that increasingly competes directly with the...
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