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Survey Reveals Potential Innovation Gap in the U.s.

Young women in the U.S. represent an untapped group of potential inventors, according to the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Invention Index. The latest index shows that women...

Where High Speed Internet Meets Smart Grid
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Where High Speed Internet Meets Smart Grid

Advanced internet technologies, energy management and the smart grid are coming together in an unlikely location: a mid-sized city in the South.

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'outrageous Ideas' at Cidr: Seeking to Stimulate Innovative Research Directions

The Computing Community Consortium is sponsoring "wacky idea" sessions aimed at identifying major new research opportunities. The program hopes to move beyond...

Obama Honors Outstanding Science, Math, Engineering Mentors
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Obama Honors Outstanding Science, Math, Engineering Mentors

President Obama has named 11 individuals and 4 organizations as 2011 recipients of the prestigious Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics,...

Nasa Inventions Headed to Your Home
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Nasa Inventions Headed to Your Home

With only two shuttle flights left and the future of manned spaceflight in question, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is having a bit of an identity...

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Administration Says It Will Give Industry and Academia Heads Up on Cyberattacks

Universities and businesses will be supplied with government intelligence about malicious Internet activities by the Obama administration so that they can defend...

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Iran Seeks to Boost Corps of Web Watchers

Iran's top police chief envisions a new beat for his forces: patrolling cyberspace.

Bending and Stretching Classroom Lessons to Make Math Inspire
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Bending and Stretching Classroom Lessons to Make Math Inspire

At the aptly named Tiny Thai restaurant here, a small table, about two and a half feet square, was jammed with a teapot, two plates of curry, a bowl of soup,...

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Battle For Tech Geeks: Street vs. Silicon Valley

Wall Street firms are aggressively competing with Silicon Valley for computer programmers and software engineers by offering more laid-back office environments,...

Ipad Animation Helps Assess Mobility in Elderly
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Ipad Animation Helps Assess Mobility in Elderly

Two professors at Wake Forest University have developed the Mobility Assessment Tool which uses an iPad and video animation to assess the physical mobility of older...

In New Military, Data Overload Can Be Deadly
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In New Military, Data Overload Can Be Deadly

When military investigators looked into an attack by American helicopters last February that left 23 Afghan civilians dead, they found that the operator of a ...

Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay
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Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel’s never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories...

Wolfram Education Apps Raise Teaching Dilemma
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Wolfram Education Apps Raise Teaching Dilemma

Wolfram Research, a software company with deep mathematical and scientific expertise, is expanding to the broad education market with a range of mobile apps.

Seeking the World's Best Postdocs
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Seeking the World's Best Postdocs

Society in Science, the unique worldwide fellowship for outstanding postdoctoral researchers, is using video, print, and online advertising to spread the word about...

Eight Jfk News Conferences Now Available Online in Digital Format
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Eight Jfk News Conferences Now Available Online in Digital Format

Using audio tapes preserved by the University of North Dakota, eight John F. Kennedy news conferences from the early '60s have been digitized and placed online....

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International Cybersecurity Treaty Might Not Be Achievable, Report Says

An international pact to establish cybersecurity regulations may be unworkable, according to an EastWest Institute report. "Many states are not ready for [a global...

Project Euclid's Mathjax Displays 'beautiful Math' Online
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Project Euclid's Mathjax Displays 'beautiful Math' Online

Project Euclid, an online information community for mathematicians, has implemented MathJax, new technology that presents math attractively and reliably on the...

Will You Tweet This?
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Will You Tweet This?

New analysis could help predict how stories will be shared.

How High-Frequency Trading Is Changing Wall Street
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How High-Frequency Trading Is Changing Wall Street

On May 6, 2010, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped hundreds of points in a matter of minutes—and then recovered moments later.

Groundbreaking Edsac Computer to Be Recreated at Bletchley Park
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Groundbreaking Edsac Computer to Be Recreated at Bletchley Park

The Computer Conservation Society has commissioned a working replica of the Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator (EDSAC),  the U.K.'s first fully operational...
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