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Tech Can Help World's Problems, Ex-President Clinton Says
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Tech Can Help World's Problems, Ex-President Clinton Says

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says that technology companies can play a significant role in solving the world's most difficult challenges if they apply their...

Metasearch Engine Leaves Google, Yahoo Crawling
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Metasearch Engine Leaves Google, Yahoo Crawling

One day in the not-too-distant future, you'll be able to type a query into an online search engine and have it deliver not Web pages that may contain an answer,...

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Mozilla, Graphics Group Seek to Build 3D Web

Khronos wants to develop a public version of a royalty-free specification for accelerated three-dimensional (3D) graphics on the Web within 12 months. The consortium...

Nasa Applies Gis to Its Inner Spaces
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Nasa Applies Gis to Its Inner Spaces

The geographic information systems (GIS) team at NASA's Langley Research Center has developed the Space Allocation Optimization tool, a program that uses geospatial...

Latest 3d Tv Technology Offers Interactive Control
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Latest 3d Tv Technology Offers Interactive Control

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and Hitachi recently demonstrated TransCAIP, a three-dimensional (3D) TV system that captures a live scene in real time and...

Shifting Sound to Light May Lead to Better Computer Chips
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Shifting Sound to Light May Lead to Better Computer Chips

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have reversed the process that converts electrical signals into sounds, which could lead to a new tool...

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Europe May Lead Next Web

Europe is leading the way in developing standards for next-generation Web technology. The European Commission (EC) last fall released a study outlining the steps...

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India Calls For International Crisis Management Plan For Cyber Crimes

Concerned over the growing number of cyber crime cases in its country, the Indian Government on Thursday (March 26) said that an international crisis management...

Nist's Fiscal Year Budget to Increase 8.3 Percent to $819m
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Nist's Fiscal Year Budget to Increase 8.3 Percent to $819m

For fiscal year 2009, which ends on Sept. 30, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has received $819 million in appropriations, an increase...

Thousands of Home Computers to Search Arecibo Data For New Radio Pulsars
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Thousands of Home Computers to Search Arecibo Data For New Radio Pulsars

Einstein@Home, based at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM) and the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI) in Germany, is one of the world's largest public volunteer...

New Material Could Lead to Faster Chips
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New Material Could Lead to Faster Chips

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built an experimental graphene-based microchip that could lead to cell phones and other communications...

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Ieee Highlights Technologies That Will Change the World

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) recently assembled a panel of technology experts to discuss various emerging research technologies,...

Google Rolls Out Semantic Search Capabilities
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Google Rolls Out Semantic Search Capabilities

Google has added semantic technology to its Web search engine, which will enable it to identify associations and concepts related to a query, improving the list...

Researchers Pioneer New Software Systems Development Concept
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Researchers Pioneer New Software Systems Development Concept

Software researchers Cornelius Ncube from Bournemouth University and Patricia Oberndorf from the Software Engineering Institute are touting a new method for developing...

Scholarship Program Targets Need For Cyber Security Skills
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Scholarship Program Targets Need For Cyber Security Skills

The Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, jointly run by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is becoming a widely...

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Scholarships Available to Attendees of the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) expects to draw more scholarship applications for the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing...

Wireless Charging: Adaptor Die
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Wireless Charging: Adaptor Die

A movement is underway to eliminate power cables from consumer mobile devices by using wireless recharging. However, while the technology may be sound, a profitable...

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Rfid Technology Tracks and Monitors Nuclear Materials

Scientists from U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a unique radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking technology...

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Sensor Network Turns Soldiers' Helmets Into Sniper Location System

Engineers at Vanderbilt University's Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) have developed a system that turns a soldiers' combat helmets into "smart...

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The Emerging Science of Dna Cryptography

The massively parallel nature of DNA computing represents a significant threat to existing encryption schemes, but the technology also could be used to encrypt...
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