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Bending and Stretching Classroom Lessons to Make Math Inspire
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Bending and Stretching Classroom Lessons to Make Math Inspire

At the aptly named Tiny Thai restaurant here, a small table, about two and a half feet square, was jammed with a teapot, two plates of curry, a bowl of soup,...

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Battle For Tech Geeks: Street vs. Silicon Valley

Wall Street firms are aggressively competing with Silicon Valley for computer programmers and software engineers by offering more laid-back office environments,...

Ipad Animation Helps Assess Mobility in Elderly
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Ipad Animation Helps Assess Mobility in Elderly

Two professors at Wake Forest University have developed the Mobility Assessment Tool which uses an iPad and video animation to assess the physical mobility of older...

In New Military, Data Overload Can Be Deadly
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In New Military, Data Overload Can Be Deadly

When military investigators looked into an attack by American helicopters last February that left 23 Afghan civilians dead, they found that the operator of a ...

Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay
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Israel Tests on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

The Dimona complex in the Negev desert is famous as the heavily guarded heart of Israel’s never-acknowledged nuclear arms program, where neat rows of factories...

Wolfram Education Apps Raise Teaching Dilemma
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Wolfram Education Apps Raise Teaching Dilemma

Wolfram Research, a software company with deep mathematical and scientific expertise, is expanding to the broad education market with a range of mobile apps.

Seeking the World's Best Postdocs
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Seeking the World's Best Postdocs

Society in Science, the unique worldwide fellowship for outstanding postdoctoral researchers, is using video, print, and online advertising to spread the word about...

Eight Jfk News Conferences Now Available Online in Digital Format
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Eight Jfk News Conferences Now Available Online in Digital Format

Using audio tapes preserved by the University of North Dakota, eight John F. Kennedy news conferences from the early '60s have been digitized and placed online....

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International Cybersecurity Treaty Might Not Be Achievable, Report Says

An international pact to establish cybersecurity regulations may be unworkable, according to an EastWest Institute report. "Many states are not ready for [a global...

Project Euclid's Mathjax Displays 'beautiful Math' Online
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Project Euclid's Mathjax Displays 'beautiful Math' Online

Project Euclid, an online information community for mathematicians, has implemented MathJax, new technology that presents math attractively and reliably on the...

Will You Tweet This?
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Will You Tweet This?

New analysis could help predict how stories will be shared.

How High-Frequency Trading Is Changing Wall Street
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How High-Frequency Trading Is Changing Wall Street

On May 6, 2010, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped hundreds of points in a matter of minutes—and then recovered moments later.

Groundbreaking Edsac Computer to Be Recreated at Bletchley Park
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Groundbreaking Edsac Computer to Be Recreated at Bletchley Park

The Computer Conservation Society has commissioned a working replica of the Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator (EDSAC),  the U.K.'s first fully operational...

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Wikipedia Is Turning 10, and Founder Jimmy Wales Has Big Plans

For a very long while, knowledge was privileged and so were books, and only privileged people had access to either. Then came printing presses and libraries,...

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Madrid Opts For Robotics For Its Citizens Services

The Autonomous Community of Madrid is sponsoring Robocity2030, a consortium aimed at developing new applications for service robots to help improve humans' quality...

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DARPA Wants a New Language to Explain Everything

Darpa has a well-earned rep for some of the most ambitious, over-the-top research programs of all time. But this might be the most over-the-toppest of all. The...

Virtual Students Are Used to Train Teachers
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Virtual Students Are Used to Train Teachers

University researchers have developed teaching simulation programs aimed at helping student teachers be better prepared when they first enter a classroom. 

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Nsa's Home Base May Have Crappiest Web Site Ever

Through the gates of Fort George Meade pass the most powerful technical minds that the government employs. But Fort Meade's website contains pixelized, faux-shaded...

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U.s. Revamps Science, Technology Standard-Setting Efforts

As part of the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010, the U.S. National Institutes of Standards and Technology has been instructed to expand cooperation...

What to Expect at CES 2012
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What to Expect at CES 2012

A preview of consumer electronics in the years to come.
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