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September 2011


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Feds, Eff Clash in Appeals Court Hearing on Nsa Spying

Feds, Eff Clash in Appeals Court Hearing on Nsa Spying

A three-judge federal appeals court grilled government and civil rights lawyers while entertaining arguments here Wednesday concerning dozens of dismissed lawsuits alleging the National Security Agency illegally vacuumed American’s…


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New Sensors Streamline Detection of Estrogenic Compounds

New Sensors Streamline Detection of Estrogenic Compounds

University of Illinois researchers have developed sensors that fluoresce in the presence of compounds that interact with estrogen receptors in human cells. 


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Showcasing Award-Winning Scientific Visualizations

Showcasing Award-Winning Scientific Visualizations

Argonne National Laboratory's computer visualizations of arterial blood flow and the dynamics of early galaxy formation both recently won Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research awards at this year's Scientific Discovery…


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Google, Opendns Add Geo Speed Boost to Net

Google, Opendns Add Geo Speed Boost to Net

OpenDNS, Google, and Verisign have built new technology into their Internet operations that is designed to accelerate the delivery of data worldwide. 


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Astrophysicists Report First Simulation to Create a Milky Way-Like Galaxy

University of California, Santa Cruz researchers recently solved a long-standing physics problem by using Eris, a supercomputer simulation that created a spiral galaxy matching the Milky Way. 


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Nasa Measures Irene's Record Rain Totals From Space

Nasa Measures Irene's Record Rain Totals From Space

NASA has totaled the impressive rainfall from Hurricane Irene using highly precise microwave measurements from a satellite.


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A Breakthrough in Algorithm Design

A Breakthrough in Algorithm Design

Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have devised an algorithm that might be able to solve a certain class of linear systems much more quickly than today's fastest solvers.


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Invasion of the Mobile Apps

Invasion of the Mobile Apps

The market model pioneered by Apple and others is transforming the software world — and has profound implications for software companies and their customers.


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Remaking American Medicine

Remaking American Medicine

Developing an IT ecosystem for health could improve — and transform — the practice of medicine.

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