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This Material Will Power the Future--If Somebody Can Profit From It
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This Material Will Power the Future--If Somebody Can Profit From It

Researchers are working to prove that graphene will enable significant advances in material science, although skeptics question its commercial potential.

Hong Kong Looks to Build ­nderground Datacentre Caves
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Hong Kong Looks to Build ­nderground Datacentre Caves

With more than seven million people squeezed in to around 1,100sq km of land space, and property prices regularly ranking among the highest in the world, Hong Kong...

Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon
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Stuxnet Missing Link Found, Resolves Some Mysteries Around the Cyberweapon

As Iran met in Kazakhstan this week with members of the UN Security Council to discuss its nuclear program, researchers announced that a new variant of the sophisticated...

Three Radical New Brain-Mapping Tools Scientists Want Obama to Deliver
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Three Radical New Brain-Mapping Tools Scientists Want Obama to Deliver

The Obama administration wants to make a huge investment in mapping the human brain,according to The New York Times. How can they get the most bang for their buck...

DARPA Wants Teeny-Tiny Fluids to Cool Down Next-Gen Microchips
From ACM TechNews

DARPA Wants Teeny-Tiny Fluids to Cool Down Next-Gen Microchips

DARPA researchers want to embed stacked microchips with tiny fluid channels to circulate small drops of water as microfluidic cooling systems.

 DARPA Wants Teeny-Tiny Fluids to Cool Down Next-Gen Microchips
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DARPA Wants Teeny-Tiny Fluids to Cool Down Next-Gen Microchips

The Pentagon's mad scientists have concocted a plan to keep the miniature, stacked brains of tomorrow's advanced computers cool enough to power next-gen technological...

Meet the Data Brains Behind the Rise of Facebook
From ACM Opinion

Meet the Data Brains Behind the Rise of Facebook

Jay Parikh sits at a desk inside Building 16 at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, and his administrative assistant, Genie Samuel, sits next to...

The Future of Search
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The Future of Search

Google fellow Amit Singhal and colleagues are working on improving Web search so that Google will understand terms as things with an Internet life and a history...

7 Secret Ways America's Stealth Armada Stays Off the Radar
From ACM News

7 Secret Ways America's Stealth Armada Stays Off the Radar

It's no secret how America's stealth warplanes primarily evade enemy radars.

Why the Frontiers of Biology Might Be Inside a Computer Chip
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Why the Frontiers of Biology Might Be Inside a Computer Chip

When David Harel started the experiment, the petri dish of mouse cells looked just like any other.

With Millions Paid in Hacker Bug Bounties, Is the Internet Any Safer?
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With Millions Paid in Hacker Bug Bounties, Is the Internet Any Safer?

The night before the end of Google's Pwnium contest at the CanSecWest security conference this year in Vancouver, a tall teen dressed in khaki shorts, tube socks...

Intel Wants to Put a Supercomputer in Your Pocket
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Intel Wants to Put a Supercomputer in Your Pocket

Five years from now, says Intel, your phone could double as a supercomputer. That's the goal of Intel's experimental Single-chip Cloud Computer project, or SCC.

Google Throws Open Doors to Its Top-Secret Data Center
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Google Throws Open Doors to Its Top-Secret Data Center

If you're looking for the beating heart of the digital age—a physical location where the scope, grandeur, and geekiness of the kingdom of bits become manifest—you...

Remembering Jon Postel—and the Day He Hijacked the Internet
From ACM News

Remembering Jon Postel—and the Day He Hijacked the Internet

One January day in 1998, Jon Postel emailed eight of the 12 organizations that handled the address books for the entire internet.

Paging Dr. Watson: Artificial Intelligence As a Prescription For Health Care
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Paging Dr. Watson: Artificial Intelligence As a Prescription For Health Care

Everyone agrees health care in the United States is a colossal mess, and IBM is betting that artificially intelligent supercomputers are just what the doctor ordered...

Leonard Kleinrock, the Tx-2 and the Seeds of the Internet
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Leonard Kleinrock, the Tx-2 and the Seeds of the Internet

It was 4:00 in the morning, and Leonard Kleinrock was sitting inside MIT's Lincoln Laboratory on the outskirts of Boston, hunched in front of a massive computer...

Larry Roberts Calls Himself the Founder of the Internet. Who Are You to Argue?
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Larry Roberts Calls Himself the Founder of the Internet. Who Are You to Argue?

In 1966, the U.S. Department of Defense hired Roberts to design the ARPAnet, a computer network that would connect various research outfits across the country.

What Do the H-Bomb and the Internet Have in Common? Paul Baran
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What Do the H-Bomb and the Internet Have in Common? Paul Baran

Paul Baran set out to build a means of communication that could survive a nuclear war. And he ended up inventing the fundamental networking techniques that underpin...

'degrade, Disrupt, Deceive': ­.s. Talks Openly About Hacking Foes
From ACM News

'degrade, Disrupt, Deceive': ­.s. Talks Openly About Hacking Foes

There was a time, not all that long ago, when the U.S. military wouldn't even whisper about its plans to hack into opponents' networks.

How Pacific Island Missile Tests Helped Launch the Internet
From ACM News

How Pacific Island Missile Tests Helped Launch the Internet

There are a thousand stories about the origin of the internet, each with their own starting point and their own heroes. Charles Herzfeld's tale began in 1961 on...
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