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Keeping Track of Telecommunications Surveillance
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Keeping Track of Telecommunications Surveillance

The creation of a statistical index of U.S. telecommunications surveillance activities and their results will benefit both civil liberties and law enforcement.

ICANN Chief Operating Officer Doug Brent
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ICANN Chief Operating Officer Doug Brent

ICANN chief operating officer Doug Brent says that although he believes the generic top-level domain (gTLD) implementation process is on track, the complete adoption...

Do Elite Colleges Produce the Best-Paid Graduates?
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Do Elite Colleges Produce the Best-Paid Graduates?

PayScale, a site that collects data on salaries for different professions, recently released an updated data set from over 1.2 million users on the salaries of...

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How Wolfram Alpha Could Change Software

The upstart "computational knowledge engine" claims its results are original works, raising important questions about software and intellectual property.

Follow In the Footsteps of Geeks
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Follow In the Footsteps of Geeks

John Graham-Cumming's book "The Geek Atlas" is a travel guide for those interested in the history of science, mathematics and technology, and lists 128 sites around...

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Science Labs Don't Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

A recent article in District Administration magazine discusses the aging science labs in schools across the United States and the cost of upgrading them all. The...

Robots With the Right Stuff
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Robots With the Right Stuff

Humans are outsourcing space exploration to machines thanks to remarkable technological advances that came about in the second half of the 20th century, writes...

Viewpoint: Time for Computer Science to Grow Up
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Viewpoint: Time for Computer Science to Grow Up

As the computer science field has evolved, so should the methods for disseminating computing research results.

Privacy and Security: An Ethics Code for U.S. Intelligence Officers
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Privacy and Security: An Ethics Code for U.S. Intelligence Officers

Debating and arguing the points of a proposed code of behavior to provide guidance in making choices can produce the most effective ethics training.

Education: Alice 3
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Education: Alice 3: Concrete to Abstract

The innovative Alice 3 programming environment, currently in beta testing, teaches students to program with Alice and Java software.

Economic and Business Dimensions: Entrepreneurship During a Slump
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Economic and Business Dimensions: Entrepreneurship During a Slump

A contrarian's perspective on how entrepreneurial opportunities and innovation can thrive during an economic crisis.

The 0s and 1s of Computer Warfare
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The 0s and 1s of Computer Warfare

We are already in the Brave New World of cyberwarfare. Cyberattacks have become a permanent fixture on the international scene because they have become easy and...

Robotics Engineer Aims to Give Robots a Humane Touch
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Robotics Engineer Aims to Give Robots a Humane Touch

Georgia Institute of Technology robotics engineer Ronald Arkin has dedicated his life's work to the development of ethical battlefield robots embedded with a sense...

Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson
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Bill Gates Offers the World a Physics Lesson

It's been a year since Bill Gates left full-time work at Microsoft, but he's found plenty to keep him busy. In between trying to eradicate polio, tame malaria,Microsoft...

Jeffery Deaver's Top 10 Computer Novels
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Jeffery Deaver's Top 10 Computer Novels

Jeffery Deaver's novels and short stories have been translated into 25 languages and appeared on bestseller lists around the world. He is a three-time recipient...

Wendy Tan-White on Skeptical Men and Twitter Success
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Wendy Tan-White on Skeptical Men and Twitter Success

Wendy Tan-White says the corporate world needs to take social media and the Internet far more seriously, but instead is allowing bureaucracy and uncertainty to...

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Is It Time for the Turing Test to Retire?

New research in cognitive sciences and consciousness suggests that experts in artificial intelligence (AI) should reconsider the Turing Test, writes Aladdin Ayesh...

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Ohio is Missing the Boat on Electronics Education

One thing we have learned is that when the U.S. fails to provide enough college graduates in high tech career fields, such as computer science and electronics,...

Bing, the Imitator, Often Goes Google One Better
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Bing, the Imitator, Often Goes Google One Better

For the last 15 years, Microsoft's master business plan seems to have been, "Wait until somebody else has a hit. Then copy it." The list of commercial hits/Microsoft...

India: The Uneven Innovator
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India: The Uneven Innovator

All around Bangalore, 'little Americas' are springing up, as they are in other fast-growing cities such as Hyderabad and Pune. Yet despite the media hyperbole,...
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