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IBM Japan Giving ­niversities Taste of Cloud Computing

IBM Japan Ltd. is accelerating the proliferation of cloud computing at universities as part of a global strategy by parent company IBM Corp. aimed at attracting...

Searching For Chinese Start-­ps
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Searching For Chinese Start-­ps

Google Inc.'s newly departed China chief outlined his plans for a technology-incubation company, capitalized with $115 million from several prominent backers. Kai...

Internet Addiction Center Opens In ­.s.
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Internet Addiction Center Opens In ­.s.

Ben Alexander spent nearly every waking minute playing the video game "World of Warcraft." As a result, he flunked out of the University of Iowa.Alexander, 19,...

Quantum Computer Slips Onto Chips
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Quantum Computer Slips Onto Chips

A silicon chip about the size of a penny that uses photons to run Shor's algorithm has been developed by a team of researchers at the University of Bristol in the...

Adding Trust to Wikipedia, and Beyond
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Adding Trust to Wikipedia, and Beyond

WikiTrust, developed by University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) researchers, helps users evaluate information published on Wikipedia by automatically assigning...

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Putting Computing in Education's Core

ACM has submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top Fund program that stress the need to ensure the level of support and attention...

Still Trying to Crack Nazi Enigma Messages
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Still Trying to Crack Nazi Enigma Messages

Enigma@home is attempting to break one of three original messages generated by the Enigma machine, which was intercepted by the Allies in 1942. The Enigma M4 machine...

Career Advice: High-Tech, Healthcare Best Choices For College Students
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Career Advice: High-Tech, Healthcare Best Choices For College Students

College students seeking careers in computer science and engineering have the best chance of being hired in the wake of the recession, according to a Challenger...

Welcome to 3-D Learning
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Welcome to 3-D Learning

The Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) is using three-dimensional (3D) technology to enable students to interact with the content covered in...

The Right Honorable Computer, Barrister-at-Law
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The Right Honorable Computer, Barrister-at-Law

European researchers have created a legal analysis query engine that combines artificial intelligence, game theory and semantics to offer advice, conflict prevention...

Child's Play May Revolutionize Video Gaming, Police Work
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Child's Play May Revolutionize Video Gaming, Police Work

University of Alberta researchers Marcia Spetch and Vadim Bulitko have completed a study on the decisions humans make when hiding and searching for objects. They...

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Dhs Report: It Sector Is Resilient Against Serious Cyberattacks

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently released a report that outlines several scenarios in which attacks against vital elements of the U.S.'s IT infrastructure...

­tsa Wins $5 Million in Stimulus Funds For New Interdisciplinary Center
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­tsa Wins $5 Million in Stimulus Funds For New Interdisciplinary Center

University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) researchers have received a five-year, $5 million National Science Foundation grant to establish the Simulation, Visualization...

Female High Schoolers Targeted For Math, Science Degrees By N.j. Colleges
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Female High Schoolers Targeted For Math, Science Degrees By N.j. Colleges

Rutgers University is among a group of New Jersey colleges that are working to get more women interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering...

Researchers Will Tap Social Media to Support Citizens in Emergency Response
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Researchers Will Tap Social Media to Support Citizens in Emergency Response

University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder) researchers have received more than $2 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate the public's use...

Getting Your Robot On: Wearable Machines' Intimate Interface
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Getting Your Robot On: Wearable Machines' Intimate Interface

Engineers around the world are exploring all kinds of possibilities for wearable robot interfaces, from brain implants to touch interfaces. Professor Jacob Rosen...

Open Source Dna
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Open Source Dna

Tel Aviv University professor Eran Halperin and researchers from the University of California, Berkeley have developed a mathematical formula that can be used to...

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Filtering Network Attacks With a 'netflix' Method

University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) researchers have developed a new method for blacklisting spam, distributed denial-of-service attacks, worms, and other...

Lawmakers Strike New Tone With Proposed Cybersecurity Bill
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Lawmakers Strike New Tone With Proposed Cybersecurity Bill

The second draft of a U.S. Senate cybersecurity bill scales back language that would give the president the ability to shut down the Internet in an emergency....

Faster Searches Key to a Greener Web
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Faster Searches Key to a Greener Web

University of Glasgow researchers created a system using field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to search a document index 20 times faster than a system based on...
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