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Google Tries Jump-Starting 3D Web Graphics
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Google Tries Jump-Starting 3D Web Graphics

Google has released O3D, software designed to bring accelerated three-dimensional (3D) graphics to Web browsers. The program is a browser plug-in for Internet...

U.n. Launches Library of World's Knowledge
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U.n. Launches Library of World's Knowledge

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has officially launched the World Digital Library, an Internet-based library that...

Interactive Tv Courses Reach For Broader Audience
From ICT Results

Interactive Tv Courses Reach For Broader Audience

Providing educators with the tools to create interactive TV courses will expand their ability to reach audiences in their homes and help them learn new skills,Enhanced...

Team Recreates Ancient Karnak, Brings Pharaohs' Complex to Life
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Team Recreates Ancient Karnak, Brings Pharaohs' Complex to Life

A team of more than 24 scholars and technicians at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has created the Digital Karnak, a three-dimensional (3D) simulation...

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Uc Davis Designs Super-Fast, Ultra Energy-Efficient 167-Processor Chip

Computer scientists at the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) have announced what they believe is the highest clock-rate processor chip designed by a...

Network Pioneer Cited For Revolutionary Advances in Web Search Techniques
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Network Pioneer Cited For Revolutionary Advances in Web Search Techniques

ACM announced Tuesday (April 28) that Jon Kleinberg, a professor at Cornell University, is the recipient of the 2008 ACM-Infosys Foundation Award in the Computing...

Wireless Networks Can Now Be Truly Wireless
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Wireless Networks Can Now Be Truly Wireless

Researchers at Karlstad University in Sweden are collaborating with researchers at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories to test technology that promises to maintain the...

Ibm Computer Program to Take on 'jeopardy!'
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Ibm Computer Program to Take on 'jeopardy!'

IBM is developing software designed to compete against human "Jeopardy!" contestants, which, if successful, could mark a major advancement in artificial intelligence...

Researchers Work on Web Site Credibility Tests
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Researchers Work on Web Site Credibility Tests

Scientists at the Know-Center, a technology research center in Austria, are developing software capable of quickly determining if a Web site is a credible source...

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African Researchers Rank Asus Eee Over Olpc's Xo

Though the XO laptop from the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project is aimed directly at children in developing nations, research by African universities and Computer...

Easier Access to Digital Audio Archives
From ICT Results

Easier Access to Digital Audio Archives

Digital sound archives offer enormously rich resources but accessing them is currently difficult. Sound material is often held separately from other materials and...

Computer Model Simulates Mammalian Brain
From ACM TechNews

Computer Model Simulates Mammalian Brain

The Blue Brain project is focused on reverse-engineering mammal brains from laboratory data and to develop a computer model down to the level of the molecules that...

Device Allows Smartphones to Capture and Display Ultrasound Images
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Device Allows Smartphones to Capture and Display Ultrasound Images

Washington University in St. Louis computer engineers have developed an ultrasound device that can be plugged directly into a smartphone's USB port. The device...

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Nist Nudges Quantum Computers Toward Commercial Viability

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated an error suppression technique that they say makes multistep quantum...

From ACM TechNews

Computing Revolution Creating Desktop Supercomputers

University of Western Australia (UWA) Ph.D. candidate Chris Harris is investigating the use of graphics processing units (GPUs) in radio astronomy data processing...

Hackers: The China Syndrome
From ACM News

Hackers: The China Syndrome

For years, the U.S. intelligence community worried that China's government was attacking our cyber-infrastructure. Now one man has discovered it's worse: It's hundreds...

From ACM News

China Insists It Does Not Hack Into US Computers

China insisted on Thursday (April 23) that it was opposed to Internet crimes, following a U.S. media report that said Chinese hackers may have been behind a cyber...

A Genomic Clue For Cloud Computing
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A Genomic Clue For Cloud Computing

University of Maryland computer science researchers recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation Cluster Exploratory Program (CluE) to fund research...

Telepresence Seen as Space Exploration Game-Changer
From ACM TechNews

Telepresence Seen as Space Exploration Game-Changer

Some experts say that telepresence could have such a major impact on society that it changes everything, from how humans explore space to how they remotely communicate...

Russian, Chinese Universities Claim Top Spots in ACM Programming Competition
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Russian, Chinese Universities Claim Top Spots in ACM Programming Competition

Of the top 12 winners at the 2009 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) competing for the best computer programmers in the world, four teams were...
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