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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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Reconfigurable Computing Research Pushes Forward

Alan George, director of the U.S. National Science Foundation's Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing (CHREC), says that challenges and objectives...

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Keeping Top Talent in a Down Economy

Now that the economy appears to be in recovery, organizations should be considering ways to retain their top talent and encourage their highest-potential employees...

Conquering the Digital Data Overload
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Conquering the Digital Data Overload

University of Utah computer scientist Juliana Freire is working to find data that could be missed in the quagmire of technology available, and to manage and integrate...

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

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

Donald Knuth: Geek of the Week
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Donald Knuth: Geek of the Week

Donald Knuth is an extraordinary man. As well as inventing 'Literate Programming' and writing The Art of Computer Programming—often cited as the most important...

Donald Knuth: Geek of the Week
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Donald Knuth: Geek of the Week

Donald Knuth is an extraordinary man. As well as inventing 'Literate Programming' and writing The Art of Computer Programming—often cited as the most important...

Viewpoints: Why Aren't More 'Techies' Women?
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Viewpoints: Why Aren't More 'Techies' Women?

Although technology jobs have become increasingly popular as a result of the recession, young women are still not choosing careers in technology, writes Silicon...

Broken Builds
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Broken Builds

Frequent broken builds could be symptomatic of deeper problems within a development project.

Computing's Paradigm
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Computing's Paradigm

Trying to categorize computing as engineering, science, or math is fruitless; we have our own paradigm.

Israel's Technology Industry as an Economic Growth Engine
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Israel's Technology Industry as an Economic Growth Engine

How government-industry collaboration can have far-reaching economic influences.

Opening Remarks
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Opening Remarks

Highlighting efforts and providing the rationale to increase the participation and success of underrepresented groups in computing.

Scientists and Engineers on Boards Will Keep Focus on the Long Term
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Scientists and Engineers on Boards Will Keep Focus on the Long Term

Companies would likely have a longer-term perspective  if more scientists and engineers were included on their boards of directors or other leadership roles writes David...

How Secure Is Cloud Computing?
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How Secure Is Cloud Computing?

The recent ACM Cloud Computing Security Workshop was the first event devoted specifically to the security of cloud computing systems. Speaker Whitfield Diffie,...

CIO Blast From the Past: 40 Years of Multics, 1969-2009
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CIO Blast From the Past: 40 Years of Multics, 1969-2009

Four decades ago, Multiplexed Information and Computing Service (Multics), widely considered the basis of contemporary time-sharing systems, was first employed...

Securing India's Science Future
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Securing India's Science Future

India is uniquely positioned to use technology for progress, but in the recent past has lagged behind in the quality and spread of science research, according to...

Graphics Processing Technology Key to Unlocking IT Potential in Middle East
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Graphics Processing Technology Key to Unlocking IT Potential in Middle East

Graphics processing units (GPUs) are now becoming instrumental in transforming key industries in the Middle East, as GPUs are poised to unlock groundbreaking capabilities...
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