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December 2010


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The Coming African Tsunami of Information Insecurity

The Coming African Tsunami of Information Insecurity

As the affordability and use of mobile phones in Africa increase, so too will security vulnerabilities.


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We Need a Research Data Census

We Need a Research Data Census

The increasing volume of research data highlights the need for reliable, cost-effective data storage and preservation at the national scale.


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IBM's Single-Processor Supercomputer Efforts

IBM's Single-Processor Supercomputer Efforts

Imagine a CPU designed to issue and execute up to seven instructions per clock cycle, with a clock rate 10 times faster than the reigning supercomputer. This is the ACS-1 supercomputer designed more than 40 years ago.


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The Role of Hispanic-Serving Institutions in Contributing to an Educated Work Force

The Role of Hispanic-Serving Institutions in Contributing to an Educated Work Force

In order to thrive and even survive in the worldwide marketplace of ideas and innovation, the U.S. must aggressively meet the challenge of increasing the number of students…


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Literate Coding

Literate Coding

While it is true that "programmers aren't English majors," there are many days that I wish they were, or that they knew one and offered to help with…


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The Long Quest For -Universal Information Access

The Long Quest For -Universal Information Access

Digital object repositories are on the cusp of resolving the long-standing problem of universal information access in the Internet.

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