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Digital Revolutionaries Discuss Past, Future of Technology
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Digital Revolutionaries Discuss Past, Future of Technology

Microsoft technical fellow Butler Lampson, Google chief Internet evangelist Vinton Cerf, and Qualcomm chairman Irwin Jacobs discussed the past, present, and potential...

Geeks May Be Chic, But Negative Nerd Stereotype Still Exists, Professor Says
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Geeks May Be Chic, But Negative Nerd Stereotype Still Exists, Professor Says

Despite technology's growing impact on society, academic geeks, or nerds, still suffer from negative stereotypes in popular culture, which may explain why women...

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Swedish Research Can Make Super Mario More Realistic

Thomas Larsson, a researcher at Sweden's Malardalen University, has developed a new approach for calculating collisions involving animated objects in computer games...

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Powernap Plan Could Save 75 Percent of Data Center Energy

The University of Michigan plans to save up to 75 percent of the energy that computer data centers consume by putting servers into sleep mode when they are notView...

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Fight Over Internet Filtering Has a Test Run in Europe

Europe's influence over technology regulation has led U.S. companies to send lobbyists to try and influence European lawmakers as they debate Internet access policy...

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Ireland Announces Major Investment in R&d Centers

The Irish government has decided funding of 45.7 million euros for three 'Center for Science, Engineering and technology.' These research centers are hosted by...

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They're Taking Their Brains and Going Home

The United States has always been the country to which the world's best and brightest have flocked in pursuit of education and to seek their fortunes. But burgeoning...

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Web Cubed The Network of Everything

The future Internet promises to link electronics, clothing, cars and pretty much everything in between. The upshot will be a network that can accompany and support...

Half of Americans See Another Country Emerging as World's Technological Leader
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Half of Americans See Another Country Emerging as World's Technological Leader

Half of all U.S. residents expect that another country will become the world leader in addressing technological challenges this century, reveals a new Duke University...

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Virtual Reality Device Simulates All Five Senses

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research CouncilScientists at the University of Warwick and York University are developing virtual reality devices that are capable...

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Researchers Strive to Improve Online Education

ASU NewsArizona State University's (ASU's) New American University project aims to enroll 100,000 students in online courses by 2012, which will require finding...

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Theseus Tool Enables Semantic Technologies For Next-Generation Internet

Fraunhofer-GesellschaftThe Fraunhofer Institute's THESEUS Project aims to improve the use and exploitation of digital knowledge through the use of semantic technologies...

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Serious Games for Serious Health Problems

Gamers caught a very early glimpse of the future of serious games aimed at the health sector during the PlayMancer project’s demos at the latest Vienna Science...

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Google Launches Google Code Labs

eWeekGoogle has created a new Web site that will give outside developers an opportunity to contribute to the development of the company's products. Google Code...

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New 'Smart' Homes For Dementia Sufferers

University of BathA sensing system that assists people who suffer from dementia will be among the smart home technologies on display at the Engineering and Physical...

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Researchers Mine Millions of Metaphors Through Computer-Based Techniques

San Jose Mercury News (CA)A digital humanities project that started at Stanford University is teaching computers how to analyze text and extract metaphors to build...

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More Science, Less Drama: IT Pros Defend Engineering Careers

Network WorldMany information technology (IT) professionals believe that parents could be doing their children a disservice by not encouraging them to pursue advanced...

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Software-Intensive Systems Set to Dominate the Computer Market

Universidad Politecnica de MadridSoftware-intensive systems have become the cornerstone of Europe's most competitive industries and will soon dominate the computer...

Researchers Discover a Potential On-Off Switch For Nanoelectronics
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Researchers Discover a Potential On-Off Switch For Nanoelectronics

Berkeley Lab News CenterResearchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Columbia University have demonstrated that electrical...

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Tech Companies Pledge to Deal With Shortage of Women Workers

IDG News ServiceMicrosoft has joined Alcatel-Lucent, IMEC, Orange-France, and Motorola in signing the Code of Best Practices for Women and ICT, which seeks to attract...
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