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Ibm: Envisioning the World's Fastest Supercomputer
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Ibm: Envisioning the World's Fastest Supercomputer

IBM will release a new Power7 chip next year that could lead to the development of the world's fastest supercomputer. The IBM Blue Waters project supercomputer...

Power Lines and Tv Deliver Communications to Remote Brazil
From ICT Results

Power Lines and Tv Deliver Communications to Remote Brazil

A cheap way to deliver interactive communications to remote communities has been successfully tested in Brazil and Italy.

Mathematical Models Could Track Gossip, and Terrorists
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Mathematical Models Could Track Gossip, and Terrorists

Thanks to the Internet and online social networks (OSNs) news and gossip now spread seemingly without any order. But according Ryerson University researcher Anthony...

How Search Engines Cope With Real-Time Data
From ACM News

How Search Engines Cope With Real-Time Data

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Cray Studies Exascale Computing in Europe

Cray has announced the Exascale Research Initiative less than a month after Intel said it was setting up an exascale research center with European partners. Cray's...

Local Governments Offer Data to Software Trackers
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Local Governments Offer Data to Software Trackers

Local governments are trying to make government data more accessible to citizens, and some are turning over data to programmers to make it more usable. One example...

Optical Pressure Sensors Give Robots the Human Touch
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Optical Pressure Sensors Give Robots the Human Touch

Researchers at Belgium's Ghent University have developed artificial skin that uses the detection of light as its feedback mechanism. 

Software Models Aid Genetic Study
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Software Models Aid Genetic Study

New modeling software called Qlucore is being used by researchers at King's College to study how genes react to toxins. The gene-modeling software can sort through...

Californians and Cell Phones to Help Computer Scientists Track Air Pollution
From ACM News

Californians and Cell Phones to Help Computer Scientists Track Air Pollution

Computer scientists at University of California, San Diego are creating a network of environmental sensors that will help identify air pollution hot spots. The...

Researchers Show Brain Waves Can 'write' on a Computer
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Researchers Show Brain Waves Can 'write' on a Computer

Neuroscientists at the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville, Fla., have demonstrated how brain waves can be used to type alphanumerical characters on a computer screen...

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Tufts ­niversity Awarded 'digging Into Data Challenge' Grant

A professor at Tufts University will lead a team of international researchers to explore how humanities scholars can use data analysis to track topics about the...

Intel Ceo Paul Otellini New Chair of Innovation Task Force
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Intel Ceo Paul Otellini New Chair of Innovation Task Force

Paul S. Otellini, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corp., has accepted the invitation of the Task Force on American Innovation to serve as its new...

From ACM News

A Virus-Safe Software to Reduce Carbon Footprint

At a time when the world is deliberating upon ways to cut carbon emissions, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) has unveiled software especially developed...

MIT Red Balloon Team Wins DARPA Network Challenge
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MIT Red Balloon Team Wins DARPA Network Challenge

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced that the MIT Red Balloon Challenge Team won the $40,000 cash prize in the DARPA Network Challenge...

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First Computer Science Education Week Targets Issues in Teaching Computer Science

ACM and its partners are launching Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) to uncover and remedy the inadequacy of the nation's computer science (CS) education...

From ACM TechNews

Cellphones Team ­p to Make Wi-Fi Where You Want It

Scientists at Microsoft Research India and colleagues at the University of California, Santa Barbara have developed Cool-Tether, a system that combines the Internet...

Photoelastictouch Combines 3D Shapes With Touchscreens
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Photoelastictouch Combines 3D Shapes With Touchscreens

Researchers at the University of Electro-communications and the Japan Science and Technology Agency have developed a touchscreen interface that features three-dimensional...

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A Vision of Computing From Microsoft's Future Thinker

Over the next 10 years, how people interact with computers will evolve drastically, with hand gesture controls becoming as common as keyboards, and file selection...

From ACM TechNews

Reconfigurable Computing Research Pushes Forward

Alan George, director of the U.S. National Science Foundation's Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC), says that challenges and objectives...

Salary Survey: Chinese, Indian Engineers Expand Wish List
From ACM TechNews

Salary Survey: Chinese, Indian Engineers Expand Wish List

The 2009 EE Times Global Salary & Opinion Survey found that salary increases for engineers in India and China have climbed over the past five years, and the rate...
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