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It Job Market Recovering Faster Than After Dot-Com Bubble Burst
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It Job Market Recovering Faster Than After Dot-Com Bubble Burst

More new technology jobs have been created since the end of the past recession than during the same recovery period following the burst of the dot-com bubble and...

Big Data, Java and Other Developer Skills: Top Hiring Priorities
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Big Data, Java and Other Developer Skills: Top Hiring Priorities

Big data-related jobs ranked fourth among the top information technology skills hiring executives are looking for in 2013, according to a recent Dice.com survey...

Google Cleared of Search Results Bias After 2-Year U.s. Investigation
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Google Cleared of Search Results Bias After 2-Year U.s. Investigation

Google has been forced by regulators in the U.S. to agree to legally binding changes to the way it presents some search results and runs its search advertising...

Just the Facts
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Just the Facts

In repackaging other companies' news, some news aggregators are diverting readers and ad dollars, and, critics argue, undercutting the incentive to spend money...

Stopping the Leaks
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Stopping the Leaks

Side channels give out information that can be used to crack secrets, but researchers are identifying the holes and trying to close them.

In the Year of Disruptive Education
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In the Year of Disruptive Education

As college tuitions soar, various online models vie to educate college students worldwide — at no cost.

Zoom In, Zoom Out
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Zoom In, Zoom Out

Drilling down to more detail on a computer screen, or moving out to see the context, is basic. But it's hardly simple and, after 20 years, innovations are still...

Quantum Quests
From Communications of the ACM

Quantum Quests

Three breakthrough experiments involving photons have extended coherence times and indicated scalable production.

Putting More Cores to Work in Server Farms
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Putting More Cores to Work in Server Farms

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne researchers, working in the EcoCloud research center, have found that reorganizing the inner architecture of the processors...

Agency Programs Show Outlines of Future Cyber Ecosystem
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Agency Programs Show Outlines of Future Cyber Ecosystem

Although the creation of autonomous, self-defending, and self-healing online ecosystems remains years away, several U.S. government programs are already laying...

Speeding Algorithms By Shrinking Data
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Speeding Algorithms By Shrinking Data

MIT researchers have developed a technique to represent data so that it takes up much less space in memory but can still be processed in conventional ways.  

Researchers Struggle to Measure Big Data's Impact
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Researchers Struggle to Measure Big Data's Impact

The impact of big data on the U.S. economy is huge, but how huge isn’t easily determined.  

Software on Mars
From Communications of the ACM

Software on Mars

With the AEGIS system, the Mars Exploration Rovers can autonomously select, capture, and analyze images using onboard logic.

Control Without Controllers
From Communications of the ACM

Control Without Controllers

Disney's Touché project could transform every conductive surface into a touch-control surface.

On the Digital Trail
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On the Digital Trail

Forensics experts increasingly use data from digital devices to solve crimes, fight lawsuits, and unravel accidents.

Should High Schools Teach Big Data?
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Should High Schools Teach Big Data?

TechAmerica Foundation's Big Data Commission aims to prepare the United States for future high-tech jobs, especially those focused around data.

USC Develops Software to Facilitate Large-Scale Biological Inquiry
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USC Develops Software to Facilitate Large-Scale Biological Inquiry

USC researchers have developed the ProteoWizard Toolkit, a cross-platform set of libraries and applications designed to facilitate the sharing of raw data and its...

Using Cell Phone Data to Curb the Spread of Malaria
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Using Cell Phone Data to Curb the Spread of Malaria

Researchers at HSPH and seven other institutions used cell phone data in Kenya to investigate how people's travel patterns contribute to the spread of malaria....

New Web-Based Model For Sharing Research Datasets Could Have Huge Benefits
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New Web-Based Model For Sharing Research Datasets Could Have Huge Benefits

Ohio State University researchers recently proposed creating a Web-based data network to help researchers and policymakers use existing knowledge to develop real...

W3c Launches Web Standards Documentation Site
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W3c Launches Web Standards Documentation Site

The World Wide Web Consortium recently launched Web Platform Docs, a Web site with tutorials and other documentation that provides information on current Web standards...
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