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Why America Must Win the Supercomputing Race

Four decades ago, NASA put a man on the moon using a computer system less powerful than the electronics in many modern-day toasters. With that audacious act of...

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On Tech Issues, Obama Falls Short of High Expectations

Barack Obama was the embodiment of the modern, high-tech president when he took office. However, halfway through his first term, he has yet to deliver on much...

Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on the Future of Software
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Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on the Future of Software

Whether you know him by name, you almost certainly have firsthand experience with some of Nolan Bushnell's work. He's known by many as the father of video games...

Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on the Future of Software
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Atari Co-Founder Nolan Bushnell on the Future of Software

Whether you know him by name, you almost certainly have firsthand experience with some of Nolan Bushnell's work. He's known by many as the father of video games...

Web
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Web

The origins of our Webified age were hardly auspicious. Two decades ago, Tim Berners-Lee, a British software programmer at the CERN physics-research laboratory...

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I'm Not a Real Scientist, and That's Okay

What kind of discipline is computer science? I thought it was a science when I received my bachelor's degree. I believed its subdiscipline software engineering...

Could Terrorists Launch America's Nuclear Missiles?
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Could Terrorists Launch America's Nuclear Missiles?

The Air Force calls the situation "Launch Facilities Down." On Oct. 23, a Wyoming-based squadron of 50 nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs)—enough...

The Speed Camera that Doesn't Just Check Your Speed
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The Speed Camera that Doesn't Just Check Your Speed

Everyone knows that speed cameras work. They create the discipline of a lissom lady in leather and make sure everyone understands just what the rules are. In fact...

The Day the Internet Threw a Righteous Hissyfit About Copyright And Pie
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The Day the Internet Threw a Righteous Hissyfit About Copyright And Pie

So you might have heard a story yesterday about a little magazine called Cooks Source. Up until then, you might never have heard of Cooks Source. But maybe you've...

Intel's Andy Grove on Manufacturing in America
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Intel's Andy Grove on Manufacturing in America

Among the scores of fabless chip companies and product design houses in Silicon Valley, Intel is a standout. It's an American high-tech company that not only...

Will Netflix Destroy the Internet?
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Will Netflix Destroy the Internet?

American broadband capacity might not be able to keep up with everyone who wants to stream movies.

Is China a Supercomputer Threat? (Q&A)
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Is China a Supercomputer Threat? (Q&A)

With China expected to officially take the supercomputer performance crown next month, I asked an expert about the state of supercomputing in the U.S. and whether...

Is China a Supercomputer Threat? (Q&A)
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Is China a Supercomputer Threat? (Q&A)

With China expected to officially take the supercomputer performance crown next month, I asked an expert about the state of supercomputing in the U.S. and whether...

Google Is Polluting the Internet
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Google Is Polluting the Internet

The danger of allowing an advertising company to control the index of human knowledge is too obvious to ignore.

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Declare War on Wikileaks

The Pentagon looks defenseless against cyberwarfare.

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In Support of Computer Science Teachers and the CSTA

If we want more computer science students, and if we want computer scientists to be understood for what we are, we must clarify the message about computer science...

Sensor Networks For the Sciences
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Sensor Networks For the Sciences

Lessons from the field derived from developing wireless sensor networks for monitoring active and hazardous volcanoes.

Why Isn't Cyberspace More Secure?
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Why Isn't Cyberspace More Secure?

Evaluating governmental actions—and inactions—toward improving cyber security and addressing future challenges.

Why Do Software Startups Patent (or Not)?
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Why Do Software Startups Patent (or Not)?

Assessing the controversial results of a recent empirical study of the role of intellectual property in software startups.

K-12 Computational Learning
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K-12 Computational Learning

Enhancing student learning and understanding by combining theories of learning with the computer's unique attributes.
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