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Dr. Telle Whitney Receives Eda Achievement Award
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Dr. Telle Whitney Receives Eda Achievement Award

Dr. Telle Whitney, president and CEO of the Anita Borg Institute, is the recipient of the Tenth Annual Marie R. Pistilli Women in Electronic Design Automation (EDA)...

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Alliance Formed to Push Development and Adoption of Open Source in Asia

Ten Open Source Software Centers and related promotion organizations in Asian countries and regions today announced the formation of Asian Open Source Software...

System Finds Safe, Efficient Routes for Dangerous Goods
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System Finds Safe, Efficient Routes for Dangerous Goods

A new routing and monitoring system developed by European researchers for trucks carrying dangerous goods promises to make Europe’s roads safer while saving haulers...

Google's Global Policy Head Said to Join Obama Administration
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Google's Global Policy Head Said to Join Obama Administration

Andrew McLaughlin is leaving his post as head of Google's global public policy division to become deputy technology officer for the Obama administration. McLaughlin...

Privacy Study Shows Google's Eyes Are Everywhere
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Privacy Study Shows Google's Eyes Are Everywhere

A U.C. Berkeley report shows that most Internet users don't understand Web site privacy policies, and that major online businesses like Google Inc. freely gather...

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Instant Sex Change Served ­p By Video Software

Software developed by University of East Anglia computer scientist Barry-John Theobald and Weta Digital's Iain Matthews can take a live video feed of a person talking...

From ACM Careers

Report Finds Large Gender Gap in Teen Ratings of Computing as a Career

An interim report issued by ACM and the WGBH Educational Foundation confirms a significant gender gap among college-bound students in their opinions of computing...

Video Games Help Doctors View Ct and Mri Images
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Video Games Help Doctors View Ct and Mri Images

The popular Nintendo Wii video game system is helping radiology students reach new levels! Faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College have coupled the motion-sensitive...

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Dramatic Increase in Number of Acute Computer-Related Injuries

The number of acute injuries associated with computers is on the rise. Over the past two decades, the number of U.S. households with at least one computer has increased...

From ACM TechNews

Eu Project Evaluates Nomadic Device Benefits For Drivers

Swedish Research CouncilParticipants in the European Union (EU) project TeleFOT recently met at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, to assess...

Iphone  The Work Tool For Sustainable Factories of the Future
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Iphone The Work Tool For Sustainable Factories of the Future

The European Union-backed MyCar project is a collaborative effort involving Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology and the Volvo Group that is developing manufacturing...

How a Team of Academic Experts Contributed to Obama's Cyberspace Review
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How a Team of Academic Experts Contributed to Obama's Cyberspace Review

The National Security Council's Melissa Hathaway sought the advice of a variety of computer security experts when she conducted the recently completed 60-day review...

From ACM TechNews

Obama Outlines Coordinated Cyber-Security Plan

U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the country's disjointed efforts to "deter, prevent, detect, and defend" against cyberattacks will now be run by the...

Canadian Program Woos India's Brightest
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Canadian Program Woos India's Brightest

Some of the sharpest young minds from India have taken up residence at British Columbia universities as part of an unusual program intended to woo international...

Downsizing Is Real ­pper For Daylight Solutions
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Downsizing Is Real ­pper For Daylight Solutions

Startup company Daylight Solutions is betting that its cutting-edge sensor technology will change the landscape in fields ranging from medical diagnostics to environmental...

Pentagon Plans New Arm to Wage Computer Wars
From ACM TechNews

Pentagon Plans New Arm to Wage Computer Wars

The U.S. Pentagon is planning to establish a new cyberwarfare command as a complement to a soon-to-be-announced civilian computer network safety overhaul, according...

Craigslist Founder to Keynote Computer Policy Conference
From ACM TechNews

Craigslist Founder to Keynote Computer Policy Conference

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark will give the keynote address at ACM's 2009 Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP), which takes place from June 1-4...

From ACM TechNews

FCC Develops Strategy For Rural Broadband

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a broadband strategy for the rural United States that cautions against relying on a single technology...

From ACM News

Computex to Present Design Awards

Computex Taipei will present awards in five different categories on Monday (June 1) to top international innovators and designers in the field of information technology...

Japan ­niversity Gives Away Iphones to Nab Truants
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Japan ­niversity Gives Away Iphones to Nab Truants

A prestigious Japanese university is giving away hundreds of iPhones, in part to use its Global Positioning System to nab students that skip class. Aoyama Gakuin...
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