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Berkeley Lab To Help China Improve Energy Efficiency of Data Centers
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Berkeley Lab To Help China Improve Energy Efficiency of Data Centers

The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has started working with China to improve the energy performance of its data centers.

India's Elephantine Effort
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India's Elephantine Effort

An ambitious biometric ID project in the world's second most populous nation aims to relieve poverty, but faces many hurdles.

The Touchy Subject of Haptics
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The Touchy Subject of Haptics

After more than 20 years of research and development, are haptic interfaces finally getting ready to enter the computing mainstream?

From ACM TechNews

It Needs Fundamental Shift to Continue Rapid Advances in Computing

The pace of advances in information technology could slow unless the United States aggressively commits to fundamental research and development in parallel computing...

10 Ways a Digital Big Brother Can Be Good For You
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10 Ways a Digital Big Brother Can Be Good For You

The opening passage from George Orwell's "1984" depicts a guy hustling up a stairwell that's plastered with giant posters of a man's face staring at him.

Doe Awards Nist Millions of Supercomputing Hours, Aims For 'concrete Results'
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Doe Awards Nist Millions of Supercomputing Hours, Aims For 'concrete Results'

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a NIST team of researchers millions of hours of supercomputing time to analyze concrete flow, with the aim of improving...

Green Grid Creates More Metrics For Energy Efficiency in Data Centers
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Green Grid Creates More Metrics For Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

The Green Grid consortium is developing two metrics to add to its power usage effectiveness metric for measuring energy efficiency in data centers. The new metrics...

A Matter of Privacy
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A Matter of Privacy

Do consumers have enough control over their personal information or is more government regulation needed?

The New Face of War
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The New Face of War

With the introduction of the sophisticated Stuxnet worm, the stakes of cyberwarfare have increased immeasurably.

CSEdWeek Expands Its Reach
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CSEdWeek Expands Its Reach

The second Computer Science Education Week is showing students, parents, and educators why computer science is important.

Topic Models vs. Unstructured Data
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Topic Models vs. Unstructured Data

With topic modeling, scientists can explore and understand huge collections of unlabeled information.

The Eyes Have It
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The Eyes Have It

Eye-tracking control for mobile phones might lead to a new era of context-aware user interfaces.

From ACM News

Globus Online File Transfer Service Debuts

The creators of Globus Online have announced the general availability of the cloud-hosted high-performance, secure file transfer service. Globus Online eliminates...

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Nsa: Our Development Methods Are in the Open Now

Despite its reputation for secrecy, the U.S. National Security Agency doesn't have a set of secret practices that make its applications and systems bulletproof...

Nist Tool Uses Combination Testing to Catch Software Bugs
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Nist Tool Uses Combination Testing to Catch Software Bugs

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have released a computer system testing tool that can cut costs by more efficiently finding software...

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'wireless' Humans Could Form Backbone of New Mobile Networks

Members of the public could form the backbone of powerful new mobile Internet networks by carrying wearable sensors, according to researchers from Queen's University...

Career Opportunities
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Career Opportunities

What are the job prospects for today's—and tomorrow's—graduates?

Security in the Cloud
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Security in the Cloud

Cloud computing offers many advantages, but also involves security risks. Fortunately, researchers are devising some ingenious solutions.

Turning Data Into Knowledge
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Turning Data Into Knowledge

Today's data deluge is leading to new approaches to visualize, analyze, and catalog enormous datasets.

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Outsourcing No Longer 'dirty Word' as Tech Spending Rises

First-time customers seeking to simplify back-office operations or upgrade rickety computer systems are helping information technology services companies grow faster...
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