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Georgia Tech Program Pairs Computing With Public Service

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has spun off a course on using technology to solve real-world problems into a new program called Computing for...

Cloud Computing Meets Star Production Demands
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Cloud Computing Meets Star Production Demands

The advantages of cloud computing were dramatically illustrated last week by researchers working on the STAR nuclear physics experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory's...

Architects Compose Symphony of Computing Services
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Architects Compose Symphony of Computing Services

Web services are finding homes in a growing number of applications, from e-learning to manufacturing. But the IT industry's rush to meet demand for services has...

Inside Hp Labs: 8 Cool Projects
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Inside Hp Labs: 8 Cool Projects

Hewlett-Packard Labs is hosting a number of research projects, including one on sustainable data centers that aims to determine how future data centers can be self...

Nasa Applies Gis to Its Inner Spaces
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Nasa Applies Gis to Its Inner Spaces

The geographic information systems (GIS) team at NASA's Langley Research Center has developed the Space Allocation Optimization tool, a program that uses geospatial...

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Ieee Highlights Technologies That Will Change the World

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) recently assembled a panel of technology experts to discuss various emerging research technologies,...

Researchers Pioneer New Software Systems Development Concept
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Researchers Pioneer New Software Systems Development Concept

Software researchers Cornelius Ncube from Bournemouth University and Patricia Oberndorf from the Software Engineering Institute are touting a new method for developing...

Scholarship Program Targets Need For Cyber Security Skills
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Scholarship Program Targets Need For Cyber Security Skills

The Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, jointly run by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is becoming a widely...

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Scholarships Available to Attendees of the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) expects to draw more scholarship applications for the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing...

Catering to Car Buyers' Desires
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Catering to Car Buyers' Desires

Buying a new car is one of the biggest purchases most people make. But how can you be sure that the car you order will live up to your expectations? The EU-funded...

Rivals Say I.b.m. Stifles Competition to Mainframes
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Rivals Say I.b.m. Stifles Competition to Mainframes

I.B.M. has dominated the mainframe computer business since the category was created four decades ago. And it still gets about one-quarter of its $100 billion in...

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Powerful Computer Cluster Helps Fight Disease

A university in Sweden is gearing up to provide researchers with a powerful system for large scale computing and data storage. Grants are helping Uppsala University's...

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Acm Awards Recognize Innovators Who Solve Real World Problems

ACM has announced the winners of five prestigious awards honoring innovations in computing technology that benefit society through their profound impact on the...

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Twins Separated at Birth: Cloud Computing and Hpc

Microsoft's Dan Reed is the director of the Cloud Computing Futures (CCF) organization, whose overall goal is the transformation of the way people construct and...

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How Ibm's Sprucing ­p Its 'social' Side

IBM researchers are exploring ways of using social computing to encourage greater collaboration among enterprise users in an effort to make it easier for businesses...

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Information Architect Alex Wright Talks About the Lessons of It History

New York Times information architect Alex Wright says in an interview that there is a tendency to concentrate on information technology's future at the expenseView...

The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne Shell, or Sh
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The A-Z of Programming Languages: Bourne Shell, or Sh

Steve Bourne, creator of the Bourne shell or sh programming language, says in an interview that the language aimed to remedy the problem of designing the shellView...

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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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...

From ACM CareerNews

Tech Companies Pledge to Deal With Shortage of Women Workers

By 2010, there will be an estimated shortfall of 300,000 qualified engineers working in Europe's IT sector. At the same time, fewer than one in five computer scientists...
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