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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


'onshoring' Gives ­.s. Companies an Alternative to Offshore Outsourcing
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'onshoring' Gives ­.s. Companies an Alternative to Offshore Outsourcing

Companies seeking an alternative to offshore outsourcing are trying "onshoring," an emerging trend of outsourcing IT functions to companies in the rural United...

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Cloud Computing Method Greatly Increases Gene Analysis

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have developed new software that uses cloud computing to greatly improve the speed at which...

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Future Technology in the NFL

In the years ahead, the National Football League looks set to dial up some new tech blitzes that will make the game fairer and safer. Among the technologies most...

Some Newspapers, Tracking Readers Online, Shift Coverage
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Some Newspapers, Tracking Readers Online, Shift Coverage

In most businesses, not knowing how well a particular product is performing would be almost unthinkable. But newspapers have always been a peculiar business,...

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Nsf Awards San Diego Supercomputer Center $2.8 Million For Trestles System

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego, $2.8 million to build and deploy...

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A Search Service that Can Peer into the Future

Showing news stories on a timeline has been tried before. But Time Explorer, a prototype news search engine created in Yahoo's Barcelona research lab, generates...

ACM China Nearing Launch
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ACM China Nearing Launch

ACM's expansion into China will support local professionals and increase Chinese involvement in ACM's international activities.

Degrees, Distance, and Dollars
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Degrees, Distance, and Dollars

The Internet is making higher education accessible to a whole new class of students—but not necessarily at a lower cost.

Brains and Bytes
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Brains and Bytes

Computational neuroscientists are learning that the brain is like a computer, except when it isn't.

Online Games Are a Gold Mine for Design Ideas
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Online Games Are a Gold Mine for Design Ideas

Gone are the days when video gaming was a private pursuit. Gaming services such as Microsoft's Xbox Live not only connect players in living rooms the world over...

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Extreme and Green: What Science Needs from Computing

Four participants in the upcoming Kavli Futures Symposium discuss what science needs from computing, how current computing advances are impacting research, and...

Tcs to Offer Cheap Cloud Computing Service in India
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Tcs to Offer Cheap Cloud Computing Service in India

TCS plans to launch an affordable cloud computing service to small and medium businesses in India. The service is expected to be launched by mid-September.

Machine, Heal Thyself
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Machine, Heal Thyself

Florida Institute of Technology researchers are developing ways for computers to sense damage to their systems and automatically make repairs. "We're exploring...

Citizen Scientists Discover Rotating Pulsar
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Citizen Scientists Discover Rotating Pulsar

The discovery by three citizen scientists of a new radio pulsar as part of the Einstein@Home project marks the first genuine astronomical discovery by a public...

Threat Report Reveals Malware at All Time High
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Threat Report Reveals Malware at All Time High

The newly released McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2010 states that malware reached unprecedented levels in the first six months of 2010, the most active...

Elite U.s. Cyber Team Courts Hackers to Fight Terror
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Elite U.s. Cyber Team Courts Hackers to Fight Terror

A U.S. cybersecurity team that has clandestinely tracks cybercriminals wants to swell its ranks with an additional 1,750 "vetted volunteers" by 2012, and to this...

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Nist Advises Securing Critical Computer Systems From Beginning to End

A new draft report from NIST discusses the challenge of maintaining information system security throughout a system's life cycle, and provides an array of practices...

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It Industry Working Toward Energy Efficiency, Report Finds

The information technology industry is on track to achieve the Climate Savers Computing Initiative's goal of reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions by 54 million...

Research Project to Investigate Cloud Computing Technologies
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Research Project to Investigate Cloud Computing Technologies

Aston University researchers are investigating the possibilities of next-generation cloud computing technologies for large scale and complex information technology...

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Data World Record Falls as Computer Scientists Break Terabyte Sort Barrier

Computer scientists from the University of California, San Diego broke "the terabyte barrier"—and a world record—when they sorted more than one terabyte of data ...
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