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February 2010


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China's Cyber War on the ­nited States

China's Cyber War on the ­nited States

In the U.S. Naval Network Warfare Command, the largest threats against U.S. computer networks originate from Chinese hackers. According to a report from Federal Computer Week, Chinese hackers "are constantly waging all-out warfare…


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Milestone Reached on Road to Graphene-Based Electronic Devices

Milestone Reached on Road to Graphene-Based Electronic Devices

Researchers in the Electro-Optics Center Materials Division at Penn State have produced 100-mm diameter graphene wafers, a key milestone in the development of graphene for next-generation high-frequency electronic devices.


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Parallel Algorithm Leads to Cryptography Breakthrough

Parallel Algorithm Leads to Cryptography Breakthrough

Pico Computing announced that it has achieved the highest-known benchmark speeds for 56-bit DES decryption, with reported throughput of over 280 billion keys per second achieved using a single, hardware-accelerated server. The…


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Alternate Interface Technologies Emerge

Alternate Interface Technologies Emerge

Researchers working in human-computer interaction are developing new interfaces to produce greater efficiencies in personal computing and enhance miniaturization in mobile devices.


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Type Theory Comes of Age

Type Theory Comes of Age

Type systems are moving beyond the realm of data structure and into more complex domains like security and networking.


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ACM Fellows Honored

Forty-seven men and women are inducted as 2009 ACM Fellows.

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