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Ping-Pong With Electrons
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Ping-Pong With Electrons

A surface acoustic wave has enabled scientists at the University of Cambridge to gain greater control over how electrons move from one place to another. 

'stampede's' Comprehensive Capabilities to Bolster ­.s. Open Science Computational Resources
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'stampede's' Comprehensive Capabilities to Bolster ­.s. Open Science Computational Resources

The University of Texas at Austin's Texas Advanced Computing Center announced that it will deploy and support Stampede, a new supercomputer that will offer data...

Intel Runs PC on CPU Powered by Solar Cell
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Intel Runs PC on CPU Powered by Solar Cell

Intel recently demonstrated Claremont, an experimental low-power processor the size of a postage stamp that could run PCs using solar power by dropping energy consumption...

Living in a Digital World
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Living in a Digital World

Technology has created new opportunities to connect and interact. Yet, researchers are increasingly concerned that heavy technology usage is changing people's behavior...

Improving Brain-Computer Interfaces
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Improving Brain-Computer Interfaces

Researchers are demonstrating advances in restorative BCI systems that are giving paralyzed individuals more effective ways to communicate, move, and interact with...

Nasa Announces Two Game-Changing Space Technology Projects
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Nasa Announces Two Game-Changing Space Technology Projects

NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development. The selections are part of the agency's efforts to pursue revolutionary technology...

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A Future For Drones: Automated Killing

One afternoon last fall at Fort Benning, GA, two model-size planes took off, climbed to 800 and 1,000 feet, and began criss-crossing the military base in search...

Carriers May Be Handicapping Cell Phone Networks
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Carriers May Be Handicapping Cell Phone Networks

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Microsoft Research found that wireless operators may unknowingly be degrading performance on their networks as the...

Microsoft
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Microsoft

Reading my RSS and Twitter feeds Tuesday night, I turned to a tech writer friend and said, "the Wintel Era just ended, and half of these people are fighting over...

New Technologies to Lighten the Web's Energy Load
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New Technologies to Lighten the Web's Energy Load

An international research team has developed a chip that promises to reduce the carbon footprint of the Internet's core telecommunications and computing technology...

How 9/11 Inspired a New Era of Robotics
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How 9/11 Inspired a New Era of Robotics

When Robin Murphy saw the World Trade Center towers fall on September 11, she knew of an unexpected group that could help respond: robots.

Flexible Electronics Hold Promise
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Flexible Electronics Hold Promise

A team from Wake Forest University, working with interdisciplinary collaborators from Stanford University, Imperial College London, the University of Kentucky,...

Need for Speed
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Need for Speed

University of Delaware professor Xiaoming Li is working to improve computer optimization, with the main performance issue now being to help a multitude of threads...

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Hanging Can Be Life Threatening

Although testing and static code analysis are used to detect and remove bugs in a system during development, problems can still occur once a software system is...

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Jobs's Departure as Ceo Puts Product Vision in Hands of Ive

Steve Jobs's departure as chief executive officer this week leaves Apple Inc. without the full- time attention of its technology visionary, putting pressure on...

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IBM Work With World's Thinnest Material Seen Creating Faster Pcs

A one-atom-thick layer of carbon may one day help International Business Machines Corp. and the U.S. military build more precise radar and computers that operate...

Taking a Disruptive Approach to Exascale
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Taking a Disruptive Approach to Exascale

A recent U.S. Department of Energy workshop concentrating on exascale challenges and current gaps in research and ideology offered insight for those seeking a disruptive...

Remaking American Medicine
From Communications of the ACM

Remaking American Medicine

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

Invasion of the Mobile Apps
From Communications of the ACM

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.

Georgia Tech Proposes Internet Consumer Nutrition Label
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Georgia Tech Proposes Internet Consumer Nutrition Label

A recent Georgia Tech University study of Internet service providers (ISPs) concluded that ISPs should provide easy-to-understand information about service-limiting...
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