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Is Aviation Security Mostly For Show?
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Is Aviation Security Mostly For Show?

Last week's attempted terror attack on an airplane heading from Amsterdam to Detroit has given rise to a bunch of familiar questions. How did the explosives get...

Google
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Google

Future computing and mobile interfaces driven by artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and machine vision are consuming the time of Google’s top inventor...

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TSA To Save Print Media? No Electronics On International Flights? What A Joke.

With the caveat that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has yet to confirm any of this on its Web site, there are several indications that orders have...

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Search, But You May Not Find

As we become increasingly dependent on the Internet, we need to be increasingly concerned about how it is regulated. The Federal Communications Commission has proposed...

Exponentials R ­s: Seven Computer Science Game-Changers from the 2000s, and Seven More to Come
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Exponentials R ­s: Seven Computer Science Game-Changers from the 2000s, and Seven More to Come

Forty years ago, in 1969, Neil Armstrong left footprints on the surface of the moon. It was an extraordinary accomplishment. Also in 1969, with much less fanfare...

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Computer Science Has a Marketing Problem

Computer programming has a marketing problem, if you believe what the U.S. National Science Foundation says. The NSF asserts that people like marketers and journalists...

HP's Computers Are Racist! No Way!
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HP's Computers Are Racist! No Way!

This one seems to be the best handled racist accusation on any Tech company. HP's face recognition technology seems to fail in tracking Black faces as comparedView...

100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists
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100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists

Thanks to the Internet, this list of 100 incredible lectures in the areas of astronomy, biology, medicine, engineering, chemistry, physics, environment, and technology...

The Evolution of Platform Thinking
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The Evolution of Platform Thinking

How platform adoption can be an important determinant of product and technological success.

Five Questions For Francine Berman
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Five Questions For Francine Berman

The winner of the inaugural Ken Kennedy Award, Francine Berman answers questions about her career, the reasons for her success, and the most important lessons she's...

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A Cynic

On July 17, 2008, Senator Barack Obama held a town hall meeting on national security at Purdue University. He and his panel covered issues of nuclear, biological...

Why Design Should Be Rated Alongside Science
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Why Design Should Be Rated Alongside Science

Design education is as important to the future of the economy as the sciences, technology, mathematics and engineering, and should be given equal support.

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Computing Our Children's Future

To the age-old question— "What do you want to do when you grow up?"—children today give many modern answers: "Help feed hungry families." "Prevent and cure diseases...

Breaking the Art-Science Divide
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Breaking the Art-Science Divide

Art and science have always been considered disparate entities. However, acclaimed Bharatanatyam dancer and award-winning art historian, archaeo-metallurgist and...

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Should Search Engines Have a Conscience?

The recent appearance of a racist image of First Lady Michelle Obama during a search using Google's search engine motivates an interesting question: Should search...

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Connecting with an Internet Pioneer, 40 Years Later

Forty years ago—on December 5, 1969—the U.S. Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) connected four computer network nodes at the University...

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Are We Invited to the Nanotechnology Party?

Computers scientists are poised to play a key role in the development of nanotechnology, writes British Computer Society member professor Alan Oxley. Computer...

'some 22 Year Old Kid Will Revolutionize Internet In India'
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'some 22 Year Old Kid Will Revolutionize Internet In India'

Trust Ajit Balakrishnan of Rediff to be candid with his views and candid he was at the recently held IAMAI Digital Summit. Ajit Balakrishnan said, "The Internet...

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Bangalore Blooming Into Innovation Hothouse

Once primarily a place for outsourcing call centers and repetitive software development, Bangalore is now home to a thriving research and development (R&D) industry...

CS Leader at ­niversity of Texas at Dallas Plans to Continue School's Growth
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CS Leader at ­niversity of Texas at Dallas Plans to Continue School's Growth

It's no secret that the University of Texas at Dallas' Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science wants to become a top-ranked research school. The computer...
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