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The Tax Haven That's Saving Google Billions

Google uses a complicated structure to send most of its overseas profits to tax havens, keeping its corporate rate at a super-low 2.4 percent.

Chinese Chip Closes In on Intel, Amd
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Chinese Chip Closes In on Intel, Amd

China may finally have a processor to power a homegrown supercomputer.

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FCC Wants Broadcasters' Unused Spectrum to Help Meet Growing Wireless Demand

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said he plans to encourage broadcasters to give up unused spectrum for auction to wireless carriers...

Pentagon Seeks Tight Ties With Cyber Contractors
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Pentagon Seeks Tight Ties With Cyber Contractors

The U.S. Department of Defense aims to tighten ties with its cyber security contractors in an effort to better protect sensitive computer networks against growing...

Europeans Play Catch ­p on Math and Science
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Europeans Play Catch ­p on Math and Science

Europe is suffering more than other parts of the world from the decline in the number of students pursuing math and science careers. At the same time, Europe is...

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Britain's Biggest Security Threat

Cyberwarfare, not conventional armed conflict, is the country’s No. 1 national-security concern, says a new report from the U.K.'s National Security Council.

Drivel on Facebook More Valuable Than We Think
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Drivel on Facebook More Valuable Than We Think

The seemingly meaningless comments and updates that appear on Facebook are valuable to users because they serve as constant reminders of a highly useful network...

Giant Science Party
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Giant Science Party

Mondo science party this weekend in DC! The USA Science & Engineering Festival and Expo features 1,500 exhibits, 750 organizations, 75 stage shows, and more.

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Tech Job Candidates Face Head-Spinning Questions

Maybe you've had the nightmare. You show up late for the job interview, or perhaps you forgot to prepare at all. Then they pop off the kind of question that has...

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­md Cyber Security Center Stresses 'more-Than-Tech' Solutions

The University of Maryland is launching a new cyber security initiative to stimulate public-private partnerships and address U.S. vulnerabilities, including those...

Expand Human Resource Pool in Science, Technology: India's Pm
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Expand Human Resource Pool in Science, Technology: India's Pm

"We need to expand human resource pool in the area of science and technology to maintain our competitive advantage in the knowledge economy that is now on the...

Festival Visitors Get Virtual 3-D Tour of the ­niverse
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Festival Visitors Get Virtual 3-D Tour of the ­niverse

As part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival, the Thirty Meter Telescope will present a tour of the cosmos with a portable planetarium.

German Radar Satellites Fly Tight Space Waltz
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German Radar Satellites Fly Tight Space Waltz

It is a remarkable acrobatic display. Two German radar satellites are now flying in tight formation as they prepare to make the most detailed ever 3D map of the...

Robots, Solar Cars and Rockets at the White House Science Fair
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Robots, Solar Cars and Rockets at the White House Science Fair

Students from across the United States descended on the White House on Monday (Oct. 18) with their award-winning science fair projects in tow.  President Obama...

Beno
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Beno

Benoît B. Mandelbrot, a maverick mathematician who developed an innovative theory of roughness and applied it to physics, biology, finance and many other fields...

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$5 Million Dod Grant Supports 'lab-on-a-Chip' to Monitor Brain-Injured Patients

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $5 million grant to The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and the University of Cincinnati to further develop...

Campaign Builds to Construct Babbage Analytical Engine
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Campaign Builds to Construct Babbage Analytical Engine

A U.K. campaign to build a truck-sized, prototype computer first envisaged in 1837 is gathering steam.

Facebook in Privacy Breach
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Facebook in Privacy Breach

Top-ranked applications transmit personal IDs, a Journal investigation finds.

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Nist Releases 2009 Department of Commerce Technology Transfer Report

NIST has released the 2009 technology transfer report, an annual report summarizing the technology transfer activities and achievements of the U.S. Department of...

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­.s. Companies Are at Risk of Spying By Their Own Workers

Huang Kexue, federal authorities say, is a new kind of spy. For five years, Mr. Huang was a scientist at a Dow Chemical lab in Indiana, studying ways to improve...
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