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Paper ­ncovers Power of Foldit Gamers' Strategies

University of Washington researchers recently completed a study that examined Foldit players' strategies and compared them to the best-known scientist-developed...

The Future of Human Computer Interfaces
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The Future of Human Computer Interfaces

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are developing novel and more natural ways for people to interact with computers and access and store information...

Poor Penmanship Spells Job Security For Post Office's Scribble Specialists
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Poor Penmanship Spells Job Security For Post Office's Scribble Specialists

A man in Emden, Mo., recently mailed a letter that he had addressed, in a scribble, to somebody in "Shelhjreille, Mo." That's the way his handwriting made it...

Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales on the Internet's Future
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Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales on the Internet's Future

Censorship is the biggest threat to the development of the Internet, according to Wikipedia's founder Jimmy Wales.

Software Finds Place in Posse
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Software Finds Place in Posse

Law-enforcement and intelligence agencies are increasingly relying on information from the Web and electronic records to help solve crimes and evaluate threats...

Ibm, Georgia Tech Launch Children's Health Data Modeling Project
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Ibm, Georgia Tech Launch Children's Health Data Modeling Project

The Georgia Institute of Technology will use IBM analytics technology to study data models as a way to systematically improve the pediatric health system. 

A Social-Media Decoder
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A Social-Media Decoder

From his 24th-floor corner office in midtown Manhattan, the veteran CBS research chief David Poltrack can gaze southward down the Avenue of the Americas, its...

How Revolutionary Tools Cracked a 1700s Code
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How Revolutionary Tools Cracked a 1700s Code

It has been more than six decades since Warren Weaver, a pioneer in automated language translation, suggested applying code-breaking techniques to the challenge...

Risky Business
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Risky Business

Governments, companies, and individuals have suffered an unusual number of highly publicized data breaches this year. Is there a solution?

Hacking Cars
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Hacking Cars

Researchers have discovered important security flaws in modern automobile systems. Will car thieves learn to pick locks with their laptops?

Modeling Chaotic Storms
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Modeling Chaotic Storms

Scientists say improvements to extreme-weather prediction are possible with new weather models and a reinvention of the modeling technologies used to process them...

­niversity Studies Crowdsourcing For Intelligence
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­niversity Studies Crowdsourcing For Intelligence

The U.S. intelligence community is studying how to tap the power of crowdsourcing through a multi-university effort. 

Founding Father Wants Secure 'internet 2'
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Founding Father Wants Secure 'internet 2'

A new version of the Internet might be the best way to defend against cyberattacks, says Internet co-founder Vint Cerf. 

'big Data' Means Business Needs Mathematicians
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'big Data' Means Business Needs Mathematicians

The proliferation of ways to measure things—point-of-service terminals, Web analytics, geographic and temporal records, even semantic information—means businesses...

Data Mining For Global Change: Furthering Science, Knowledge
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Data Mining For Global Change: Furthering Science, Knowledge

University of Minnesota's Vipin Kumar and colleagues want to integrate computer scientists into the effort to address climate change, ecosystem health, and global...

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Fraunhofer SCAI Successfully Completes Pilot Project on Information Extraction from Chinese Scientific Literature

The Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing recently completed a pilot Chinese text mining project. 

Success at 16
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Success at 16

A high school student wins first prize from ACM for developing a faster keyboard layout.

Living in a Digital World
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Living in a Digital World

Technology has created new opportunities to connect and interact. Yet, researchers are increasingly concerned that heavy technology usage is changing people's behavior...

Improving Brain-Computer Interfaces
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Improving Brain-Computer Interfaces

Researchers are demonstrating advances in restorative BCI systems that are giving paralyzed individuals more effective ways to communicate, move, and interact with...

Escaping Legacy It Systems
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Escaping Legacy It Systems

MIT researchers have developed a computer model of a corporate information infrastructure that could help information technology managers predict the effects of...
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