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April 2014


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Teen to Government: Change Your Typeface, Save Millions

Teen to Government: Change Your Typeface, Save Millions

A Pittsburgh-area middle school student says his school district can save up to $21,000 annually by printing documents exclusively in the Garamond font.


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Ung Students Test Drones to Be Controlled By Thoughts

Ung Students Test Drones to Be Controlled By Thoughts

A team of students at the University of North Georgia is testing drone technology that can be controlled by a person's thoughts. 


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­niversity of Idaho Competes with Big Leagues in Computing

­niversity of Idaho Competes with Big Leagues in Computing

The University of Idaho is home to Big-STEM, a supercomputer that provides researchers with an enhanced amount of memory to support large-scale simulations.


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Nsa Infiltrated Rsa Security More Deeply Than Thought Study

Nsa Infiltrated Rsa Security More Deeply Than Thought  Study

Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency's ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to…


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NASA Model Provides a 3-D Look at L.A.-area Quake

NASA Model Provides a 3-D Look at L.A.-area Quake

On March 28, residents of Greater Los Angeles experienced the largest earthquake to strike the region since 2008.


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How Far Will the Supreme Court Go to Stop Patent Trolls?

How Far Will the Supreme Court Go to Stop Patent Trolls?

What kinds of software—if any—deserve a patent?


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Using Patient Data For Personalized Cancer Treatments

Using Patient Data For Personalized Cancer Treatments

Patient information databases eventually will help improve health outcomes and support development of new therapies.


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Speech-to-Speech Translations Stutter, But Researchers See Mellifluous Future

Speech-to-Speech Translations Stutter, But Researchers See Mellifluous Future

The practical need for accurate instant or simultaneous machine translations continues to grow as applications multiply.


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New Models in Cosmetics Replacing Animal Testing

New Models in Cosmetics Replacing Animal Testing

A European law spurs scientists to develop computational simulations capable of predicting the toxicity of cosmetics.

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