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June 2010


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Researchers Work to Help Mobile Devices Keep Going and Going . . .

Researchers Work to Help Mobile Devices Keep Going and Going . . .

Three researchers have been awarded a $1.2 million, four-year grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop a more energy-efficient processor for mobile embedded systems.


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Oak Ridge National Lab to Lead Reactor Simulation Innovation Hub

Oak Ridge National Laboratory was awarded $122 million to establish and operate a new Nuclear Energy Modeling and Simulation Energy Innovation Hub, which will use supercomputers to investigate nuclear reactor design and engineering…


From ACM News

Teens Getting Creative With Web 2.0 Tools

Teens Getting Creative With Web 2.0 Tools

A pilot study shows that teens were able to use Web 2.0 technological tools in new and innovative ways to connect with each other—ways that the tools' creators had probably never anticipated.


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What Motivates Volunteer Computing Contributors? It Depends

What Motivates Volunteer Computing Contributors? It Depends

Contributors to "volunteer computing" projects such as Wikipedia and Galaxy Zoo are motivated by enjoyment, the desire to 'do good,' to gain knowledge, or by the project's scientific objective, researchers say.


From ICT Results

Found in Translation: A Global Village

Found in Translation: A Global Village

European scientists have developed groundbreaking technology to enable machine translation using statistical analysis. Now linguistic diversity can be found in translation.


From ACM News

Olpc and Marvell to Develop Xo Tablet Computer For Students

Olpc and Marvell to Develop Xo Tablet Computer For Students

One Laptop per Child and Marvell will jointly develop a family of next-generation OLPC XO tablet computers based on the Marvell Moby reference design.


From ACM News

China's Nebulae Supercomputer on Tail of Ornl Jaguar in Newest Top500 List

China's Nebulae Supercomputer on Tail of Ornl Jaguar in Newest Top500 List

The newest version of the TOP500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers, which is issued twice yearly, was formally presented Monday (May 31) at the ISC'10 Conference in Hamburg, Germany.


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Chinese Edge Toward Supercomputer Record

A Chinese supercomputer has been ranked as the world's second-fastest machine, underscoring China's aggressive commitment to science and technology.


From Communications of the ACM

Robin Milner: The Elegant Pragmatist

Robin Milner: The Elegant Pragmatist

Remembering a rich legacy in verification, languages, and concurrency.


From Communications of the ACM

Straightening Out Heavy Tails

Straightening Out Heavy Tails

A better understanding of heavy-tailed probability distributions can improve activities from Internet commerce to the design of server farms.


From Communications of the ACM

Beyond the Smart Grid

Beyond the Smart Grid

The electrical grid isn't the only utility acquiring intelligence, as water and gas meters throughout the U.S. gain radio communication capabilities and…


From Communications of the ACM

Mine Your Business

Mine Your Business

Researchers are developing new techniques to gauge employee productivity from information flow.


From Communications of the ACM

CS and Technology Leaders Honored

CS and Technology Leaders Honored

Awards were recently announced by ACM and the American Association for the Advancement of Science honoring leaders in the fields of computer science and technology.

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