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U.S. DOE Awards $2.04 Million to Rensselaer Nuclear Engineering Program

More than $2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy will strengthen nuclear research and education, and help develop the next generation of nuclear...

Microsoft and Nasa Bring Mars Down to Earth Through the Worldwide Telescope
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Microsoft and Nasa Bring Mars Down to Earth Through the Worldwide Telescope

Today, Microsoft Research and NASA are providing an entirely new experience to users of the WorldWide Telescope, which will allow visitors to interact with and...

The Speech That Inspired the Studsat Satellite Project
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The Speech That Inspired the Studsat Satellite Project

Studsat, a tiny satellite that was built by 35 students belonging to four engineering colleges in Bangalore and three in Hyderabad, was put in orbit on Monday...

Computers at Home: Educational Hope vs. Teenage Reality
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Computers at Home: Educational Hope vs. Teenage Reality

Middleshcool students are champion time-wasters. And the personal computer may be the ultimate time-wasting appliance. Put the two together at home, without hovering...

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Indian Students Head For Canada to Join Research Internships

As part of MITACS Globalink internship program, 105 undergraduate Indian students are working on a number of research projects alongside undergraduate and graduate...

Talent Scarcity Crimps IT's Growth, Says Narayana Murthy
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Talent Scarcity Crimps IT's Growth, Says Narayana Murthy

The scarcity of computer science engineers in India has led to the booming information technology sector poaching talent from other engineering disciplines, according...

Pi & Canada Partner on Growing Science & Technology Centers in Africa
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Pi & Canada Partner on Growing Science & Technology Centers in Africa

During a special visit to Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper announced new federal funding of $20 CDN million...

A Decade Later, Internet Appliance Dream Is Realized
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A Decade Later, Internet Appliance Dream Is Realized

Ten years ago, the next big thing in tech was supposed to be the Internet appliance: a device that offered tech newbies a simpler and cheaper way to get onto the...

Cellphone Serves as Learning Platform For the Developing World
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Cellphone Serves as Learning Platform For the Developing World

The cellphone, the fastest growing technology platform in the developing world, is delivering educational content to children in out-of-school settings in rural...

Steming the Tide
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Steming the Tide

Many recent studies have shown that cultural attitudes are a problem for women in STEM fields.

Computing Careers: The Future Is Bright
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Computing Careers: The Future Is Bright

"The Market for Computing Careers," a new report from Calvin College professor Joel Adams, suggests a bright future for people pursuing computing careers. 

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The Idea Incubator Goes to Campus

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of a handful of universities that work closely with investors to make sure promising ideas are nurtured into successful...

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Scholarships Will Enable Women Students to Attend Computing Conferences

Wipro Technologies and ACM have announced an agreement wherein Wipro will fund scholarships that enable women students majoring in computer science and related...

Seeing the Science in Our Surroundings
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Seeing the Science in Our Surroundings

Schoolchildren in Nottingham, United Kingdom, are using a new computer toolkit to start assignments in the classroom and continue them outdoors or at home. 

3-D Virtual Learning Platforms
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3-D Virtual Learning Platforms

Carlos III University of Madrid researchers working on the eMadrid project are studying how to use three-dimensional virtual worlds for teaching. 

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Nist to Lead Nice Cybersecurity Program

NIST has been tapped to coordinate the new interagency program, which aims to promote cybersecurity awareness and know-how across the country and among citizens...

Visions of the Future
From Communications of the ACM

Visions of the Future

ACM joined forces with the British Computer Society to deliver its first academic research conference in Europe.

Eric Brewer: Change Agent
From Communications of the ACM

Eric Brewer: Change Agent

Eric Brewer's latest project involves designing and deploying low-cost wireless infrastructure in developing regions.

Censored!
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Censored!

Countries use Internet censorship to dominate the political dialogue, but also to create favorable conditions for government-controlled businesses.

Sharing Computational Perspectives
From Communications of the ACM

Sharing Computational Perspectives

Computer scientists are now making intellectual contributions to a wide range of other disciplines, including evolutionary theory, physics, and economics.
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