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Modeling Human Mobility
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Modeling Human Mobility

Increasingly, cell phones are equipped with GPS locational receivers and their bread crumb trails are opening up entirely new ways to study and predict the dynamics...

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India It Spending to Rise 14 Percent in 2010, Gartner Says

Information technology spending in India will grow by 14 percent in 2010 to $67 billion on higher investments by retail and utility firms and government departments...

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A Report From the Visions and Grand Challenges Conferences

The ACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science 2010 and UKCRC Grand Challenges conferences featured invited plenaries and submitted talks focusing on research visions...

Sandia Receives National Electronics Reuse/recycling Award
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Sandia Receives National Electronics Reuse/recycling Award

Sandia National Laboratories was one of eight winners among government agency sites competing in the Fiscal Year 2009 Electronics Reuse and Recycling Campaign....

Cloud Computing and Developing Nations
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Cloud Computing and Developing Nations

For a growing number of organizations worldwide, cloud computing offers a quick and affordable way to tap into IT infrastructure as an Internet service. But obstacles...

Modeling the Astronomical
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Modeling the Astronomical

Advances in computer technology have changed the way astronomers see and study the universe.

From ACM TechNews

New Hiring Formula Values Math Pros

Silicon Valley technology firms are seeking employees with stronger backgrounds in statistics and machine learning, thanks to the advent of cloud computing. 

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Science Center Receives $15 Million For Health It Research

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has received a $15 million stimulus grant to establish the National Center for Cognitive Informatics and...

Glonass: Has Russia's Sat-Nav System Come of Age?
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Glonass: Has Russia's Sat-Nav System Come of Age?

With the Glonass satellite-navigation constellation nearly complete, Russia's plan to wean itself off the US Global Positioning System (GPS) appears to be coming...

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After Patent on Genes Is Invalidated, Taking Stock

Many biotechnology stocks fell on Tuesday as investors struggled to understand the impact of a ruling that threw out parts of two gene patents and called into question...

Rensselaer Launches the First ­.s. ­ndergraduate Web Science Degree Program
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Rensselaer Launches the First ­.s. ­ndergraduate Web Science Degree Program

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has launched the nation's first undergraduate degree program devoted to the emerging interdisciplinary field of Web Science.

What If All Software Was Open Source?
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What If All Software Was Open Source?

A new system makes it possible to add custom features to any standard software program like Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, or Apple iTunes.

Recession Will Keep It Spending Flat in 2010, Study Says
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Recession Will Keep It Spending Flat in 2010, Study Says

Most companies feel battered by the recession and expect that external spending on computers, software and related services will be flat in 2010, according to a...

Playing It Safe With Two Networks
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Playing It Safe With Two Networks

To protect itself from hackers, Cryptography Research runs two unconnected networks—one for sensitive data and core engineering work that is not connected to the...

From ACM TechNews

Multicore Requires Os Rework, Windows Architect Advises

The basic architecture of modern operating systems may need to be rethought in order to accommodate multicore processors, according to a recent presentation at...

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Rising Demand For Sql, Linux Skills

ITWorldCanada.comA recent Technology Demand and Supply Q4 2009 report, produced for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, found that SQL, C#, .NET and Linux...

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Initiative Grants Access to STEM Curriculum

A program to help enhance American Indian students' achievement in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has been developed by the...

Spies Among Us?
From Communications of the ACM

Spies Among Us?

Governments' practice of electronic surveillance—and the growing use of warrantless wiretapping—has observers deeply concerned.

Robots Gear Up For Disaster Response
From Communications of the ACM

Robots Gear Up For Disaster Response

After 15 years of research, robots for search and rescue may be nearing prime time.

Data Streaming 2.0
From Communications of the ACM

Data Streaming 2.0

In today's real-time Web, data streaming applications no longer have the luxury of making multiple passes over a recorded data set.
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