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Nsf Supported 'cake' Takes It to the Next Level
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Nsf Supported 'cake' Takes It to the Next Level

Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science has received a five-year grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to create a...

European Research Plays Bit Part in Ben Hur Live
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European Research Plays Bit Part in Ben Hur Live

Technology developed by European researchers is helping the stage production of Ben Hur Live in London's O2 arena. It might only be a bit part, but technology developed...

Electronics 'Missing Link' ­nited With Rest of the Family
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Electronics 'Missing Link' ­nited With Rest of the Family

Memristors were identified by Hewlett-Packard (HP) as the missing link of electronics 18 months ago, and since then the same team of HP researchers has upgraded...

­.s. Air Force Funds Super-Fast, Secure Computing
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­.s. Air Force Funds Super-Fast, Secure Computing

The U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) is supporting University of Michigan (UM) physicists' development of components for quantum computers that...

Graphitic Memory Techniques Advance at Rice
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Graphitic Memory Techniques Advance at Rice

Rice University researcher James Tour and postdoctoral associate Alexander Sinitskii used industry-standard lithographic techniques to place 10-nanometer strips...

Computers Go to Rehab, Then Back to Work
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Computers Go to Rehab, Then Back to Work

Temple University's Computer Recycling Center has recycled and rehabbed more than 27,000 computers, monitors, printers and scanners since its inception in 2003....

Gestures Set to Shake ­p Mobile ­ser Interfaces
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Gestures Set to Shake ­p Mobile ­ser Interfaces

Mobile interface expert Christian Lindholm believes that mobile phones will be transformed in the next few years due to advances in fold-out screens, gesture controls...

Fly-By-Wireless Set For Take-Off
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Fly-By-Wireless Set For Take-Off

Aircraft manufacturers eager to reduce the weight of planes are looking into the replacement of copper wiring with wireless networks. Imbuing fly-by-wireless networks...

Study Pushes the Button on Intuitive Design
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Study Pushes the Button on Intuitive Design

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researcher Simon Lawry plans to observe adults in their homes using everyday appliances in an effort to develop contemporary...

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Novel Way to Cool Data Centers Passes First Test

A new system that could make the cooling of data centers vastly more efficient has been tested by a team of engineers led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory...

Digital Contacts Will Keep an Eye on Your Vital Signs
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Digital Contacts Will Keep an Eye on Your Vital Signs

University of Washington (UW) researchers are developing a contact lens with a wirelessly powered light-emitting diode (LED) in the hope that the device can be...

SC09 Draws Many New Faces to World's Premier Supercomputing Event
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SC09 Draws Many New Faces to World's Premier Supercomputing Event

Approximately 11,000 researchers, scientists, engineers, and computing experts from around the world are expected to attend SCO9 high-performance computing (HPC)...

The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards
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The Wall Street Journal 2009 Technology Innovation Awards

New York-based Organic Motion Inc.'s motion-capture system that doesn't require bodysuits or markers won the computing-systems category of The Wall Street Journal...

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Research Project Limits Computer Power Consumption

A new scheduling algorithm developed by researchers at the University of Sydney promises to cut the energy consumption of processors in data centers by more than...

Role For Robots: Helping Elderly at Home
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Role For Robots: Helping Elderly at Home

Three University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) engineers and a Rush University nursing specialist have been awarded a three-year, $989,000 National Science Foundation...

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Smart Sensors Power Interaction

More than 70 demonstrations of interactive technologies that use sensors for a wide range of applications were showcased at the Human Computer Interaction conference's...

Nationwide Research Network Will Expand Supercomputer Capabilities
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Nationwide Research Network Will Expand Supercomputer Capabilities

Indiana University (IU) researchers will lead a four-year, $15 million National Science Foundation project to develop software to connect future supercomputers...

Purdue Receives $105 Million to Lead National Earthquake Engineering Network
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Purdue Receives $105 Million to Lead National Earthquake Engineering Network

The U.S. National Science Foundation awarded $105 million to a Purdue-led team to spearhead a center that will serve as headquarters for the operations of the George...

How Do You Say Grid Computing in Spanish?
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How Do You Say Grid Computing in Spanish?

Encouraged by the success of grid computing in Europe, scientists there set out to help their Latin American colleagues develop grid capability. The result today...

Nsf Awards a Petascale Computing Grant to Study Turbulent Clouds
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Nsf Awards a Petascale Computing Grant to Study Turbulent Clouds

University of Delaware National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) scientists have received a $1,064,500 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct...
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