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University Creates Robot to Build Red Cabin on the Moon
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University Creates Robot to Build Red Cabin on the Moon

Students at Sweden's Malardalen University will build a smart robot to construct a little red cabin on the moon. The team has been charged with taking the House...

From ICT Results

Handsets Avert Radio Spectrum Saturation, Opportunistically

Mobile users want better video calls, streaming television and faster downloads, placing more demands on the limited radio spectrum available to operators. Could...

Hp, Ibm Labs Straddle Present and Future Technologies
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Hp, Ibm Labs Straddle Present and Future Technologies

Both IBM's Almaden Research Center and Hewlett-Packard Labs are focused on promoting their companies' core businesses and investigating emerging technologies....

From ACM TechNews

Researchers Seek to Assist the Elderly

Washington State University professors Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe and Diane Cook have created a smart home laboratory to assess how technology can help senior...

Nasa and Microsoft to Make Universe of Data Available to the Public
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Nasa and Microsoft to Make Universe of Data Available to the Public

NASA and Microsoft recently announced plans to make planetary images and data accessible over the Internet as part of the Space Act Agreement. NASA and Microsoft...

Architects Compose Symphony of Computing Services
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Architects Compose Symphony of Computing Services

Web services are finding homes in a growing number of applications, from e-learning to manufacturing. But the IT industry's rush to meet demand for services has...

Computer Science Field Needs a Few (more) Good Women
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Computer Science Field Needs a Few (more) Good Women

When ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) awarded Barbara Liskov the prestigious A.M. Turing Award earlier this month, its decision and timing were perfect...

Multicores Seen Driving Next-Generation Mobile Phones
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Multicores Seen Driving Next-Generation Mobile Phones

York University professor Neil Audsley is part of the pan-European Embedded Multi-Core Processing for Mobile Communications project, an effort to make the multi...

'Smart Dew' Motes Serve as Invisible Security Guards
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'Smart Dew' Motes Serve as Invisible Security Guards

Tel Aviv University researchers have developed Smart Dew, tiny sensors as small as dewdrops that can be arranged in a network. The inexpensive sensors are equipped...

From ACM TechNews

Experts See Early Activity From the Conficker Worm

An informal group of computer security experts said they have observed early attempts by the Conficker virus to communicate with a control server, but they are...

Innovation Waning, U.s. Leaders Worry
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Innovation Waning, U.s. Leaders Worry

Is America losing its innovative edge? That's the fear of a growing number of tech-industry leaders, who say that U.S. companies are focusing on short-term gains...

Fewer Applications For H-1b Visas Expected This Year
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Fewer Applications For H-1b Visas Expected This Year

With unemployment skyrocketing across the nation, tech and other companies this year are expected to request fewer H-1B visas for highly skilled foreign workers...

Top 10 Technology Skills
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Top 10 Technology Skills

Although many sectors of the economy are struggling to survive, the information technology (IT) industry is still relatively strong. Employment experts say that...

From ACM TechNews

Eurosys 2009 Explores Future Computer System Designs

The EuroSys 2009 conference, sponsored by the European chapter of ACM's Special Interest Group on Operating Systems, will focus on computer system research that...

Inside Hp Labs: 8 Cool Projects
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Inside Hp Labs: 8 Cool Projects

Hewlett-Packard Labs is hosting a number of research projects, including one on sustainable data centers that aims to determine how future data centers can be self...

From ACM News

ACM Recognizes Computing and Information Technology Leaders

ACM (The Association for Computing Machinery) has announced the winners of three awards honoring significant contributions to the computing and information technology...

From ACM TechNews

Ietf to Explore New Routing Technique

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is forming a new working group to address scalability issues in the Internet's routing system, which are caused by companies...

Researchers Open a Window on Tomorrow's Grid
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Researchers Open a Window on Tomorrow's Grid

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL's) Electrical Infrastructure Operations Center features a prototype control room that provides a glimpse into...

From ACM News

Canadian Researchers Reveal How They Cracked Chinese Spy Scam

A 34-year-old student and part-time tech geek at Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies tried everything to track down a piece of malicious software that...

A New Step Towards Quantum Computers
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A New Step Towards Quantum Computers

Researchers from Dortmound, St. Petersburg, Washington, and the Rurh-Universitaet-Bochum (RUB) in Germany have succeeded in aligning electron spin. The researchers...
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