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Rensselaer Professor Wins Hp Innovation Award
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Rensselaer Professor Wins Hp Innovation Award

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute professor of computer science Mohammed J. Zaki has been recognized by the 2010 HP Labs Innovation Research Program for his work...

DARPA
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DARPA

Tomorrow’s WikiLeakers may have to be sneakier than just dumping military docs onto a Lady Gaga disc. The futurists at Darpa are working on a project that would...

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Digital Media Essential in Building Democracies, Research Shows

Research from the University of Washington finds that digital media, such as mobile phones and the Internet, have become all but essential in building democracies...

Prison Without Walls
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Prison Without Walls

Incarceration in America is a failure by almost any measure. But what if the prisons could be turned inside out, with convicts released into society under constant...

Helping Victoria Deal With Bushfires
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Helping Victoria Deal With Bushfires

The University of Melbourne and Bushfire CRC have designed Phoenix RapidFire, a simulation program that can provide detailed information on the spread of fires.

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James Myers to Lead the Nano Computational Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

James Myers has been selected to lead the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites
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Retargeting Ads Follow Surfers to Other Sites

The shoes that Julie Matlin recently saw on Zappos.com were kind of cute, or so she thought. But Ms. Matlin wasn’t ready to buy and left the site. Then the shoes...

­.s. Escalates Air War Over Afghanistan
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­.s. Escalates Air War Over Afghanistan

There may not be quite as many bombs falling from the sky. But don’t let that fool you. The United States has dramatically escalated its air war over Afghanistan...

Technology Aside, Most People Still Decline to Be Located
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Technology Aside, Most People Still Decline to Be Located

Internet companies have appropriated the real estate business’s mantra—it’s all about location, location, location. But while a home on the beach will always be...

Emotionml: Will Computers Tap Into Your Feelings?
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Emotionml: Will Computers Tap Into Your Feelings?

For all those who believe the computing industry is populated by people who are out of touch with the world of emotion, it's time to think again.

Nsf Announces Future Internet Architecture Awards
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Nsf Announces Future Internet Architecture Awards

Four basic research projects funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation will explore different aspects of network architecture to foster new ideas and innovations...

­.s. Military Wants to Exert Influence Over Private Cyber Infrastructure
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­.s. Military Wants to Exert Influence Over Private Cyber Infrastructure

The U.S. military wants more authority to protect the nation's cyberinfrastructure because it depends on power grids, transportation networks, and financial systems...

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Not Enough Students Take Advanced STEM Courses, Warns Iet

More students are taking advanced level science, technology and math in the United Kingdom, but the number is not enough to fill a skills shortage in time to prevent...

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Court Allows Agents to Secretly Put GPS Trackers on Cars

Law enforcement officers may secretly place a GPS device on a person's car without seeking a warrant from a judge, according to a recent federal appeals court...

Now You Can Earn Virtual Currency By Watching Ads
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Now You Can Earn Virtual Currency By Watching Ads

You know the type—social game addicts who pepper your Facebook page with updates about the wine recipe they created playing "FarmVille," or the gem broker they...

Virtual Farm Games Absorb Real Money, Real Lives
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Virtual Farm Games Absorb Real Money, Real Lives

Last century's cash crops included tobacco, cotton, and sugar cane. Now we have magic cauliflower and super berries, too—and even though they can't be sold at...

China Limits Use of Foreign Computer Security Technology
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China Limits Use of Foreign Computer Security Technology

China has ordered its banks and other major companies to limit use of foreign computer security technology, setting up a possible trade clash with the United...

Heady Days of Nanotech Funding Behind It, the ­.s. Faces Big Challenges
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Heady Days of Nanotech Funding Behind It, the ­.s. Faces Big Challenges

Despite the U.S.'s lead in patenting nanotechnology inventions, it has not been able to translate that success into the marketplace, which has enabled other countries...

Luring Shoppers to Stores
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Luring Shoppers to Stores

Marketers try interactive mirrors, discounts via scanners.

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Telepresence Robot Replaces Editor at Ieee Spectrum

With several companies offering telepresence robots to act as people's proxies at the office, IEEE Spectrum magazine investigated their use earlier this year by...
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