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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.
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…
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.
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.
European scientists have developed groundbreaking technology to enable machine translation using statistical analysis. Now linguistic diversity can be found in translation.
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.
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.
A Chinese supercomputer has been ranked as the world's second-fastest machine, underscoring China's aggressive commitment to science and technology.
Remembering a rich legacy in verification, languages, and concurrency.
A better understanding of heavy-tailed probability distributions can improve activities from Internet commerce to the design of server farms.
The electrical grid isn't the only utility acquiring intelligence, as water and gas meters throughout the U.S. gain radio communication capabilities and…
Researchers are developing new techniques to gauge employee productivity from information flow.
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.