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Networked Media: More Than Fun and Games
From ICT Results

Networked Media: More Than Fun and Games

Networked media means a lot to two different groups. To the billions of Web users worldwide, it is the stuff that makes the Web so great — the 3D games, the mobile...

It Sector to Create 5.8 Million New Jobs By 2013
From ACM TechNews

It Sector to Create 5.8 Million New Jobs By 2013

The global information technology (IT) sector will create 5.8 million new jobs and 75,000 new businesses over the next four years, according to a new Microsoft...

DARPA Director Visits ­niversities in Bid to Re-Energize Partnerships
From ACM TechNews

DARPA Director Visits ­niversities in Bid to Re-Energize Partnerships

Regina E. Dugan, the new director of the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is visiting universities across the United States in an attempt...

From ACM TechNews

Nsf: Federal Role in Academic R&d Funding Has Diminished

A report from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) concludes that the federal government's role in the underwriting of science and engineering research and...

Scientist Receives NSF Grant to Improve Computer Tools
From ACM TechNews

Scientist Receives NSF Grant to Improve Computer Tools

Carnegie Mellon NewsCarnegie Mellon University's Ole Mengshoel has received a two-year, $498,000 U.S. National Science Foundation grant to develop new computer...

New ICANN Agreement Runs Into Criticism
From ACM TechNews

New ICANN Agreement Runs Into Criticism

There has been some concern that the new agreement between ICANN and the U.S. Department of Commerce will not provide enough accountability. Under the new agreement...

Cybersecurity On Exhibit: Defending The ­.s. Online
From ACM News

Cybersecurity On Exhibit: Defending The ­.s. Online

A panel of officials says the United States is far behind in addressing cyber-security threats.  "Taking down the grid for months comes as close to a nuclear attack...

Betting Exchange Proposed as Means to Valuing Toxic Assets
From ACM News

Betting Exchange Proposed as Means to Valuing Toxic Assets

Alan Holland, a researcher at the Cork Constraint Computation Centre at University College Cork, Ireland, advocates using an online prediction market to value toxic...

From ACM News

Threat of next world war may be in cyberspace: ­N

"Cyber war!" flashes on the screen at an Internet security conference. The next world war could take place in cyberspace, the UN telecommunications agency chief...

Nobel Awarded For Advances in Harnessing Light
From ACM News

Nobel Awarded For Advances in Harnessing Light

The mastery of light through technology was the theme of this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics as the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences honored breakthroughs in fiber...

Itu Sets 'green Ict' Agenda
From ACM TechNews

Itu Sets 'green Ict' Agenda

Information and communications technology (ICT) needs to play a bigger part in helping reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, says Malcolm Johnson, director of...

From ACM TechNews

Computer Detects Abuse Before Doctors

Ben Reis at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School led a research team that developed software that could spot warning signs of domestic abuse. 

Protocols Will Test Effects of Rfid on Medical Devices
From ACM News

Protocols Will Test Effects of Rfid on Medical Devices

Radio frequency identification (RFID) systems have found their way into medical environments to track patients, equipment assets and staff members. However, there...

From ACM TechNews

­nix at 40: Hanging on Despite Strong Linux, Windows Challenges

After four decades, the Unix platform is still very important to enterprise information technology and has many years of usefulness left to it, even though Linux...

After Losing ­sers in Catalogs, Libraries Find Better Search Software
From ACM TechNews

After Losing ­sers in Catalogs, Libraries Find Better Search Software

People are worried that library catalogs are in danger of marginalization because they present information online in a clunky, non-intuitive way that often frustrates...

Aid Agencies Turn to Open-Source Software
From ACM TechNews

Aid Agencies Turn to Open-Source Software

Wesleyan University and Trinity College students have developed Collabbit, software that acts as a virtual emergency response center. Collabbit serves as a central...

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Iits Strike Partnerships With Global ­niversities

Some of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are launching projects along with global universities to offer students and faculty more opportunities for collaborative...

Robots in Education
From ACM TechNews

Robots in Education

Robots are increasingly becoming ubiquitous in education. The Google Lunar X Prize, a $30 million contest to design a robot capable of traveling to the moon, is...

From ACM TechNews

Augmented Reality Gets Off to a Wobbly Start

Although the iPhone can superimpose navigation routes or reviews on top of real-time images, augmented reality (AR) still has a long way to go. The iPhone's application...

Louisiana Tech Receives Grant to Advance Women in Engineering, Science
From ACM TechNews

Louisiana Tech Receives Grant to Advance Women in Engineering, Science

The U.S. National Science Foundation's ADVANCE program has awarded Louisiana Tech University $736,500 for a four-year initiative called "Creating a Culture of Success...
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