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January 2015


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Brainstormers: Obama's Big Research Push Kicks Off With a Meeting of the Minds

Brainstormers: Obama's Big Research Push Kicks Off With a Meeting of the Minds

The motley group included men and women, old and young, in sweatshirts and three-piece suits, shod in socks and sandals, wingtips and heels.


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Prying Eyes: Inside the Nsa's War on Internet Security

Prying Eyes: Inside the Nsa's War on Internet Security

US and British intelligence agencies undertake every effort imaginable to crack all types of encrypted Internet communication.


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Speech Recognition Better Than a Human's Exists. You Just Can't ­se It Yet

Speech Recognition Better Than a Human's Exists. You Just Can't ­se It Yet

Researchers say recent breakthroughs in speech recognition and artificial intelligence will soon make gadgets dramatically better at understanding people.


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New Programming Language Automatically Coordinates Interactions Between Web Page Components

New Programming Language Automatically Coordinates Interactions Between Web Page Components

A new programming language that lets developers write Web applications as self-contained programs.


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In Search of Bayesian Inference

In Search of Bayesian Inference

Long relegated to the statistical backburner, Bayesian Inference is undergoing a renaissance.


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Data Brokers Are Watching You

Data Brokers Are Watching You

You would be surprised by how much they know about you, and what they are doing with your information.


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Smart Transportation Networks Drive Gains

Smart Transportation Networks Drive Gains

Transportation engineers and city planners are looking to information technology to redefine traffic management in urban areas. With the opportunity, however, comes risks.


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Google Boosts ACM's Turing Award Prize to $1 Million

Google Boosts ACM's Turing Award Prize to $1 Million

The increase reflects the escalating impact of computing on daily life, through the innovations and technologies it enables.

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