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Eavesdropping on Smartphone Secrets

Security researchers at Cryptography Research say the smart card attack involving differential power analysis could be used to target smartphones. Cryptography...

Robot Integrates Audio, Visual Data
From ICT Results

Robot Integrates Audio, Visual Data

European researchers developed technology that enables a robot to combine data from both sound and vision to create combined, purposeful perception. In the process...

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Overseas Chinese Return to Start Companies

TIANJIN, China — This city in northeastern China is a long way from Sand Hill Road, home to the world's greatest concentration of venture capitalists. But a deal...

Faster Maintenance with Augmented Reality
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Faster Maintenance with Augmented Reality

In the not-too-distant future, it might be possible to slip on a pair of augmented-reality (AR) goggles instead of fumbling with a manual while trying to repair...

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IBM Researchers Simplify Mobile Web Browsing

IBM researchers have developed technology that will make it easier to design Web sites for mobile devices. IBM researchers in Tokyo developed a visual editor that...

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Google Envisions 10 Million Servers

The computer industry had an opportunity to learn about the technical details of Google's infrastructure during LADIS 2009, ACM's recent SIGOPS International Workshop...

Parallel Course
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Parallel Course

In 1995, a good computer chip had a clock speed of about 100 megahertz. Seven years later, in 2002, a good computer chip had a clock speed of about three gigahertz...

Algorithm Predicts Fate of Emergency Medical Service Callers
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Algorithm Predicts Fate of Emergency Medical Service Callers

A computer algorithm that can predict the risk of dying for individuals who place calls for emergency medical service has been developed by researchers in Japan...

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Quantum Computers Could Tackle Enormous Linear Equations

Aram Harrow of the University of Bristol in England along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Avinatan Hassidim and Seth Lloyd believe that encoding...

Exploring New Frontiers
From Communications of the ACM

Exploring New Frontiers

The Expeditions in Computing program provides scientists with the funding to work on ambitious, often multidisciplinary research.

Implementing Electronic Medical Records
From Communications of the ACM

Implementing Electronic Medical Records

Despite a number of challenges, patients' medical records are slowly making the transition to the digital age.

Electronic Paper's Next Chapter
From Communications of the ACM

Electronic Paper's Next Chapter

The technological challenge for researchers working on the next generation of electronic paper is to render color as brightly as traditional paper, without increasing...

Frankencamera Could Herald a New Digital Photography Era
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Frankencamera Could Herald a New Digital Photography Era

There's a pieced-together monster shaking up the campus of Stanford University this fall. Named after the legendary, lumbering creature that Halloween nightmares...

Jumping the Queue For Official Documents
From ICT Results

Jumping the Queue For Official Documents

Software developed by European researchers allows citizens and local governments to exchange official documents over mobile phones. The software could help usher...

Moving Beyond Text-Based Video Search
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Moving Beyond Text-Based Video Search

Current disputes on the appropriate format for conducting searches of online video threaten to dredge up old battles on the superiority of linear, textual styles...

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New Software Could Smooth Supercomputing Speed Bumps

Supercomputers have long been an indispensable, albeit expensive, tool for researchers who need to make sense of vast amounts of data. One way that researchers...

IT Jobs Will Expand Globally by Nearly 6 Million in 4 Years
From ACM TechNews

IT Jobs Will Expand Globally by Nearly 6 Million in 4 Years

IDC predicts that by 2013, jobs in information technology (IT) will expand by 5.8 million worldwide, and that 75,000 new businesses will be created during that...

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Field Experiment on a Metropolitan Quantum Cryptography Network

The University of Science and Technology of China recently demonstrated a metropolitan quantum cryptography network (QCN) for use by the government in Wuhu, China...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Arduino's Tom Igoe
From ACM TechNews

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Arduino's Tom Igoe

Tom Igoe is a co-developer of the Arduino programming language, which he says was created out of a desire to provide a tool for teaching physical computing to artists...

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Conference Focuses on Preventing High-Capacity Computer Data Theft

At the recent International Conference on Applied Modeling and Information Security Systems, high-performance computing researchers cautioned that worldwide computer...
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