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Germany Launches Project to Boost It R&d in India

The German-Indian Partnership for IT Systems (GRIP-IT) cooperative project will promote collaboration and forge new ties in promising areas of IT  R&D  such...

High-Tech $100 Bill Designed to Combat Counterfeiting
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High-Tech $100 Bill Designed to Combat Counterfeiting

The U.S. has unveiled a new design for the $100 note with advanced technology features to combat counterfeiting.

An Artificial Eye on Your Driving
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An Artificial Eye on Your Driving

Researchers at Tel Aviv University and General Motors are developing algorithms that will enable car-mounted cameras to detect road hazards and alert drivers to...

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A New European Project to Boost Multilingual Internet Use

The European Monnet project is building multilingual ontologies to retrieve and present information across languages, as well as to meet industry and governmental...

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Self-Training Video Analytic Software Developed to Monitor Crowds

Curtin University of Technology researchers have developed software that can detect unusual behavior in crowds, providing a new tool in the fight against crime...

Robots With Skin Enter Our Touchy-Feely World
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Robots With Skin Enter Our Touchy-Feely World

A team at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in May will circulate to various labs the first components of a touch-sensitive skin for their iCub humanoid...

A Flexible Color Display
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A Flexible Color Display

Hewlett-Packard Labs researchers are testing a flexible, full-color display that saves power by reflecting ambient light instead of using a backlight. 

Ultrathin Silk-Based Electronics Make Better Brain Implants
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Ultrathin Silk-Based Electronics Make Better Brain Implants

University of Pennsylvania engineers have designed silk-based electronics that can stick to the surface of the brain, allowing for better brain-computer interfaces...

Prace Award 2010 Winners Announced
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Prace Award 2010 Winners Announced

ISC has named Klaus Iglberger and Ulrich Rude, professors at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, the winners of the 2010 Partnership for Advanced Computing...

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Secure P2p Scheme Leverages Social Networks

Microsoft and Catholic University of Leuven researchers are proposing Drac, a method to secure anonymous instant messaging and voice-over-IP communication using...

Microsoft Sponsors New Web Font Standard
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Microsoft Sponsors New Web Font Standard

Microsoft has become a sponsor of a World Wide Web Consortium effort to standardize Web-based fonts with technology called the Web Open Font Format (WOFF). 

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Google Releases Data on Governments' Demands For User Data, Site Censorship

Advertisers aren't the only ones hungry for data on online users. So are U.S. and foreign governments, according to Internet giant Google.

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Apple Removes Teaching App From App Store, and Educators Complain

Apple generally makes news by publishing new apps, not by unpublishing them. But last week, it made some educators upset when it removed an app, Scratch Viewer,...

PC Makers Vie To Be Green-est
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PC Makers Vie To Be Green-est

Leading PC makers have introduced "green" models and set goals for "toxin free" product lines, but other manufacturers say the supply chain is unable to deliver...

Oak Ridge Lab, Industry to Collaborate in Advanced Battery Research
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Oak Ridge Lab, Industry to Collaborate in Advanced Battery Research

Oak Ridge National Laboratory and American industry will tackle some of the most critical challenges facing lithium ion battery production.

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Startups Find Room to Run on Crowded Social Web

A little more than a year ago, the young co-founders of social network games maker Playdom were sitting pretty. Hit games including Mobsters had helped make their...

Real-Time Search
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Real-Time Search

How do you parse a tweet? Five years ago, that question would have been gibberish. Today, it's perfectly sensible, and it's at the front of Amit Singhal's mind....

Robotic Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Regain Function
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Robotic Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Regain Function

Stroke patients who received robot-assisted therapy were able to regain some ability to use their arms, even if the stroke had occurred years earlier, according...

Loose Clicks Sink Ships
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Loose Clicks Sink Ships

University of California, Berkeley researchers have developed a system that analyzes audio recordings of keyboard clicks to reconstruct an accurate transcript of...

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Barcodes Help Objects Tell Their Stories

Five U.K. academic institutions have collaborated to create the Tales of Things, a Web site based on the concept of the Internet of things that enables users to...
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