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DHS Creates Privacy Principles for Scientific Research

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has developed privacy principles for science and technology-related research and development projects that involve...

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Improving Internet Access on the Move

Train operators will be able to offer passengers more reliable entertainment and Internet services as a result of new technology that has been developed by researchers...

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U.S. Is Losing Global Cyberwar, Commission Says

The United States is woefully unprepared for the challenges of 21st century cybersecurity, concludes a new report from the U.S. Commission on Cybersecurity, which...

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Professional Development Key to Improving Math Achievement

Teachers have a greater impact than new textbooks or computers when it comes to raising math scores, according to a comprehensive research review by the Johns Hopkins...

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First Superconducting Transistor Promises PC Revolution

Andrea Caviglia and colleagues at the University of Geneva in Switzerland have applied a voltage to a single crystal containing strontium titanate and lanthanum...

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Project to Develop Conservation Software

A collaborative effort between Stanford University's Woods Institute for the Environment, the Nature Conservancy, and the World Wildlife Fund has been awarded a...

Touching the future
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Touching the future

In combination with finger and hand gestures, multitouch input is enabling users to manipulate and display information in innovative and unprecedented ways.

Upwardly mobile
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Upwardly mobile

Mobile phones are bridging the digital divide and transforming many economic, social, and medical realities, particularly in developing nations.

Living machines
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Living machines

Researchers of molecular computing and communication are focusing on the type of breakthroughs needed to make the vision of ultrasmall, biocompatible computers....

Making a difference
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Making a difference

The Grace Hopper Celebration featured technical talks, workshops, networking events, and lively discussions about increasing the number of women in computer science...

Collaboration of Soloists Makes the Best Science
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Collaboration of Soloists Makes the Best Science

For the success of a major research university, which is better: large, well-funded laboratory empires with many investigators working toward the same end, or the...

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Learning by Blogging

European researchers have created software that links student blogs and other social software tools into a virtual collaborative learning environment. The three...

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Stanford to Host Engineering Symposium in India

Stanford University's School of Engineering has announced the Stanford Engineering Symposium India to be held on December 18-19, 2008 in Bangalore, India. The event...

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Speed Within Reach at Affordable Prices

Supercomputers have reached new power and performance benchmarks while also increasing their availability to businesses in the past year. In June, IBM's Roadrunner...

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Swapping Your Body Becomes a Virtual Reality

Neuroscientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, have used camera technology to create the illusion that a human being has swapped his or her body...

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DARPA Seeks to Mimic in Silicon the Mammalian Brain

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded contracts for the first stage of the Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics...

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10 Microsoft Research Projects

Microsoft is supporting a host of projects in its research and development division that are focused on tackling real-world technical challenges but could haveView...

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Six Ways to Build Robots That Do Humans No Harm

A new book by Yale University ethicist Wendell Wallach and Indiana University professor Colin Allen, titled "Moral Machines: Teaching Robots Right From Wrong,"...

Professor's Work Erases Technological Barriers
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Professor's Work Erases Technological Barriers

University of Washington computer scientist Richard Ladner is working with people with disabilities to help them get more out of technology. Ladner has launched...

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Open-Source Developers Set Out Software Road Map for 2020

A group of open source software advocates have published  a report that establishes a road map for the software industry through 2020. The report makes several...
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