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­sing Computer Models to Predict War
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­sing Computer Models to Predict War

New York University professor Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has developed a computer model that can forecast the outcomes of international conflicts, and the U.S. Defense...

The Grill: Jane Margolis
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The Grill: Jane Margolis

The convergence of technology, education, and diversity is the topic of a new book written by Jane Margolis of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information...

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The Grill: Caroline Ross

The modification of random-access memory (RAM) to help boost computer performance is the goal of Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Caroline Ross....

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Dawn M. Taylor on Brain-Computer Interfaces

Brain-computer interface research is finally starting to take off because the expansion of computer capacity has broadened people's ability to digitize and process...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Tcl
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Tcl

John Ousterhout is the creator of the Tcl programming language. He says that its creation came about to meet the challenge of producing and deploying a powerful...

Rob Faludi Wants Your Toaster to Befriend Your Smoke Alarm
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Rob Faludi Wants Your Toaster to Befriend Your Smoke Alarm

New York University professor Rob Faludi envisions a world of sociable objects that share information with each other and with people. He offers as an example...

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Gregg Favalora Talks About 3-D Imaging Breakthroughs

Gregg Favalora, the founder, president, chief executive officer and chief technology officer of Actuality Medical Inc., discusses 'crystal ball' 3-D imaging, breakthrough...

Wikiscanner Creator Virgil Griffith
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Wikiscanner Creator Virgil Griffith

California Institute of Technology doctoral candidate in computation and neural systems Virgil Griffith created WikiScanner, software that reveals who has made...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Falcon
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Falcon

Falcon creator Giancarlo Niccolai says the genesis of the programming language was rooted in the concept of having pure object-oriented programming (OOP) without...

Google's Alfred Spector on the Hot Seat
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Google's Alfred Spector on the Hot Seat

Google vice president of research Alfred Spector says the search giant is working on a wide variety of research projects. One project is Search by Voice, an intuitive...

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Information Architect Alex Wright Talks About the Lessons of It History

New York Times information architect Alex Wright says in an interview that there is a tendency to concentrate on information technology's future at the expenseView...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne Shell, or Sh
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne Shell, or Sh

Steve Bourne, creator of the Bourne shell or sh programming language, says in an interview that the language aimed to remedy the problem of designing the shellView...

It Skills Shortage Offers a Chance For ­nemployed Workers
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It Skills Shortage Offers a Chance For ­nemployed Workers

The IT skills shortage may present a number of opportunities to unemployed tech workers. At a time when large numbers of qualified IT workers are having a difficult...

The Grill: Jeannette M. Wing on the Hot Seat
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The Grill: Jeannette M. Wing on the Hot Seat

Carnegie Mellon University professor Jeannette M. Wing is an expert on computational thinking, the discipline of applying computer science's problem-solving methods...
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