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Teen Sailor Meets Nasa Team That Helped Save Her Life
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Teen Sailor Meets Nasa Team That Helped Save Her Life

It has been almost six months since 16-year-old Abby Sunderland’s 40-foot vessel, Wild Eyes, was damaged in a storm, leaving her stranded in the middle of the...

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Rensselaer Creates New Center For Data Science Research

Researchers throughout Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are coming together to develop a new interdisciplinary Data Science Research Center. The center will bring...

Researchers Attack Transistors to Slay Vampire Power
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Researchers Attack Transistors to Slay Vampire Power

The European Union is sponsoring a multimillion-dollar research project to boost the efficiency of everyday electronics and choke the constant flow of wasted...

Army
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Army

It's not that the unpiloted aircraft that the Army flies aren’t already tricked out. Some of them carry the latest surveillance systems and powerful missiles....

Career Opportunities
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Career Opportunities

What are the job prospects for today's—and tomorrow's—graduates?

Security in the Cloud
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Security in the Cloud

Cloud computing offers many advantages, but also involves security risks. Fortunately, researchers are devising some ingenious solutions.

Turning Data Into Knowledge
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Turning Data Into Knowledge

Today's data deluge is leading to new approaches to visualize, analyze, and catalog enormous datasets.

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What Is Wikileaks?

Months after releasing some 90,000 secret records of U.S. military incident and intelligence reports about the war in Afghanistan, Wikileaks has posted online...

Vietnam Jockeys to Become a High-Tech Player
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Vietnam Jockeys to Become a High-Tech Player

Vietnam plans to develop fifteen information technology parks to support the country's developing information and communication technology industry through 2020...

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Air Force Manual Describes Shadowy Cyberwar World

A new Air Force manual for cyberwarfare describes a shadowy, fast-changing world where anonymous enemies can carry out devastating attacks in seconds and where...

Engineering, Computer-Science Pay More Than Liberal Arts
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Engineering, Computer-Science Pay More Than Liberal Arts

Computer science and engineering graduates generally have significantly higher starting salaries than liberal arts majors, according to a Wall Street Journal and...

D.c. Hacking Raises Questions About Future of Online Voting
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D.c. Hacking Raises Questions About Future of Online Voting

Washington, D.C.'s failure to prevent a team of University of Michigan computer scientists from taking control of its online voting website has called into the...

A Web Pioneer Profiles ­sers By Name
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A Web Pioneer Profiles ­sers By Name

In the weeks before the New Hampshire primary last month, Linda Twombly of Nashua says she was peppered with online ads for Republican Senate hopeful Jim Bender...

Building The Next Big Thing: 25 Years of Mit's Media Lab
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Building The Next Big Thing: 25 Years of Mit's Media Lab

MIT’s Media Lab recently hosted a series of talks to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Anyone who has paid attention to technology news over that period has undoubtedly...

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Psychologist Explores Motivations Behind 2007 Cyberattack on Estonia

Angry ethnic Russians throughout the world launched a cyberattack on Estonia in April 2007, crippling its cyber infrastructure for four days. Researchers analyzing...

Feds Plot 'near Human' Robot Docs, Farmers, Troops
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Feds Plot 'near Human' Robot Docs, Farmers, Troops

Robots are already vacuuming our carpets, heading into combat and assisting docs on medical procedures. Get ready for a next generation of "near human" bots that'll...

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White House Unveils STEM Campaign

The Obama administration will use the White House Science Fair and the USA Science and Engineering Festival to promote education in science, technology, engineering...

Web Ads Tied To News Photos Pop Up More And More
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Web Ads Tied To News Photos Pop Up More And More

Just because you can do something doesn't mean, of course, that you should. With today's technology, for instance, it's possible to give people who read the National...

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It Jobs Rank High on List of Best Jobs in America

Software architect ranked as the top job on Money magazine and Payscale.com's list of the 100 best jobs in America. Overall, IT jobs accounted for 26 of the 100...

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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.
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