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Computer Science / Telecom - Mathematics - 26.05.2011
Honing household helpers
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Imagine a robot able to retrieve a pile of laundry from the back of a cluttered closet, deliver it to a washing machine, start the cycle and then zip off to the kitchen to start preparing dinner.

Computer Science / Telecom - Mathematics - 24.05.2011
What makes an image memorable?
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Next time you go on vacation, you may want to think twice before shooting hundreds of photos of that scenic mountain or lake. A new study from MIT neuroscientists shows that the most memorable photos are those that contain people, followed by static indoor scenes and human-scale objects.

Computer Science / Telecom - 23.05.2011
Stanford computer scientists find Internet security flaw
Stanford computer scientists find Internet security flaw
Researchers at the Stanford Security Laboratory create a computer program to defeat audio captchas on website account registration forms, revealing a design flaw that leaves them vulnerable to automated attacks. BY MELISSAE FELLET Stanford researchers have found an audible security weakness on the Internet.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 23.05.2011
Social networking may prove key to overcoming isolation of older adults
Social networking may prove key to overcoming isolation of older adults
The University of Sydney is leading an investigation into the use of online social networking tools and other information technologies by older Australians as a means of combating social isolation and increasing community engagement of seniors.

Computer Science / Telecom - 19.05.2011
Probing Question: Has technology made life easier for working moms?
Probing Question: Has technology made life easier for working moms?
By Melissa Beattie-Moss Research/Penn State Want to know what mainstream America's ideal moms looked like 50 years ago?

Computer Science / Telecom - 17.05.2011
Cell phones helping to bridge the digital divide for low income teens, but online visits costly
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Without Internet access at home, teens from low income households are more likely than their wealthier counterparts to use their cell phones to go online. But those teens with the least money who are using their phones for Internet access are likely paying the most to get online, according to a new study by University of Michigan researchers.

Computer Science / Telecom - 17.05.2011
New start-up leverages Scala a product of EPFL
New start-up leverages Scala a product of EPFL
Thanks to the raising of three million dollars, Martin Odersky has just created the company Typesafe.

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 13.05.2011
If trees could talk...
If trees could talk...
PA../11 A Nottingham student is bringing the plight of one of Brazil's most threatened ecosystems to the heart of British forests as part of an ambitious art installation aimed at increasing public understanding of climate science.

Life Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 12.05.2011
How to control complex networks
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. At first glance, a diagram of the complex network of genes that regulate cellular metabolism might seem hopelessly complex, and efforts to control such a system futile. However, an MIT researcher has come up with a new computational model that can analyze any type of complex network - biological, social or electronic - and reveal the critical points that can be used to control the entire system.

Mathematics - Computer Science / Telecom - 03.05.2011
Better glasses-free 3-D
A fundamentally new approach to glasses-free 3-D displays could save power, widen the viewing angle and make 3-D illusions more realistic.

Microtechnics - Computer Science / Telecom - 03.05.2011
Robots reveal their secrets to the public
Robots reveal their secrets to the public
Much more than an exhibition, the Robotics Festival will enable both children and adults to better understand the technology behind these devices - of varying shapes and astonishing abilities - through touching, building and programming.

Computer Science / Telecom - Psychology - 02.05.2011
Max Mathews, 'father of computer music,' dies at 84
Max Mathews, ’father of computer music,’ dies at 84
In 1957, Max Mathews invented a program that allowed a mainframe computer to play a 17-second musical composition.

Computer Science / Telecom - 29.04.2011
ANU research cuts costs of solar power
ANU research cuts costs of solar power
The Australian National University continues to be at the forefront of national and international solar research thanks to funding provided by the Commonwealth via the Australian Solar Institute (ASI).

Computer Science / Telecom - Physics - 21.04.2011
Supercomputer Center to Venture Capitalists: Data-Intensive Supercomputing is Here
San Diego Supercomputer Center UC San Diego CONNECT "Data Deluge" is Changing, Expanding Supercomputer-based Research April 22, 2011 By Jan Zverina The exponentially increasing amount of digital info

Computer Science / Telecom - Linguistics / Literature - 14.04.2011
Life after death in the digital hereafter
Life after death in the digital hereafter
The lives of prominent and ordinary Australians who have come and gone will be resurrected in the digital afterlife through a new website being launched at The Australian National University today .

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 12.04.2011
Using Computers and Sensors to Curb Electricity Use in Buildings
Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) LCTES Cyber-Physical Systems Calit2 UC San Diego Computer Scientists Propose Novel Solution to Reduce HVAC Power Consumption April 13, 2011 By Doug Ra

Computer Science / Telecom - Business / Economics - 12.04.2011
Real-time search market worth more than $30 million a day
University Park, Pa. All of those Twitter tweets and Facebook friends may have value after all, according to Penn State researchers.

Business / Economics - Computer Science / Telecom - 10.04.2011
Business Information Consumption: 9,570,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bytes per Year
How Much Information? Project How Much Information? 2009 Report on American Consumers Global Information Industry Center San Diego Supercomputer Center to Open Large-scale Data Systems Research Cente

Computer Science / Telecom - Life Sciences - 06.04.2011
University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute expands resources with addition of new supercomputer
Koronis will aid researchers focusing on biological and medical sciences MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (04/06/2011) —The University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute for Advanced Computatio

Computer Science / Telecom - 06.04.2011
Biologically Inspired Defenses: New Approaches to Computer Security
We are investigating compiler-generated software diversity as a defense mechanism against software attacks.

History / Archeology - Computer Science / Telecom - 05.04.2011
New Cyber-Archaeology Research Lab Brings State-of-the-Art Technologies to Jordan
Center of Interdisciplinary Science for Art, Architecture and Archaeology (CISA3) Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Middle Eastern Geodatabase for Antiquities (MEGA) &md

Computer Science / Telecom - Mathematics - 04.04.2011
"Lonestar 4" Supercomputer Deployed for Science Community
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin today will dedicate Lonestar 4, its newest supercomputer, as part of the advanced computing arsenal for the state of Texas and the nation. The National Science Foundation (NSF), The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas System, the UT Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences , Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and multiple technology partners committed $12 million to deploy this new supercomputer.

Computer Science / Telecom - Life Sciences - 01.04.2011
Six Assistant Professors Win CAREER Awards from National Science Foundation
AUSTIN, Texas — Six assistant professors at The University of Texas at Austin received Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards totaling nearly $3 million from the National Science Foundation. The CAREER awards recognize promising young faculty and supports their research with five years of funding.

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 28.03.2011

Mathematics - Computer Science / Telecom - 25.03.2011
1.6million for research into decision making
1.6million for research into decision making
The University of Bristol has received 1.6million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council UK (EPSRC) to establish a new centre for research into how decisions are made. This work will ultimately lead to better artificial decision making systems such as computer-based traffic flow systems, automatic stock market trading systems and early warning systems for disasters.

Computer Science / Telecom - Mathematics - 24.03.2011
Good vibrations: Stanford engineers put a damper on ’aeroelastic flutter’
Setting the aeronautics field aflutter, advanced mathematics outduels supercomputers to quell a deadly aeronautical vibration phenomenon.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 23.03.2011
Analysis calls for greater clinical role in e-health
A survey of IT experts by the University of Sydney lends further weight to calls to halt the rollout of the NSW Clinical Information System FirstNet, with a review finding the system should be spearheaded by an IT-savvy clinician.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 21.03.2011
Columbia Doctors Test Watson Computer’s Ability to Help Diagnose Illness
Watson, IBM's celebrity supercomputer, has already trounced the two best human Jeopardy! players. But does the computer, which uses natural language processing to interpret complex, nuanced questions and provide accurate answers in English, have a bedside manner?

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 16.03.2011

Computer Science / Telecom - 14.03.2011
Fundamental discovery could lead to better memory chips
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Engineering researchers at the University of Michigan have found a way to improve the performance of ferroelectric materials, which have the potential to make memory devices with more storage capacity than magnetic hard drives and faster write speed and longer lifetimes than flash memory.

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 10.03.2011
African Social Conflict Database Introduced by Strauss Center's CCAPS Program
AUSTIN, Texas — A  database and Web site tool that tracks social conflict in Africa has been created by the Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. The Social Conflict in Africa Database (SCAD) provides information that has never been tracked before on more than 6,300 social conflict events across Africa, including strikes, riots, protests, coups and communal violence from 1990 and 2009.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 08.03.2011
Quantum engineers remove roadblock in developing next-generation technologies
Alireza Shabani , a postdoctoral research associate in chemistry at Princeton University , and an international team of scientists have removed a major obstacle in the quest to engineer quantum systems that will play a major role in the computers, communication networks and biomedical devices of the future.

Mathematics - Computer Science / Telecom - 08.03.2011
Real March Madness is relying on seedings to determine Final Four
Real March Madness is relying on seedings to determine Final Four
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Think picking all the top-seeded teams as the Final Four in your March Madness bracket is your best bet for winning the office pool? Think again.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 02.03.2011
Solar Mystery Solved
Solar Mystery Solved
Cambridge, MA - The Sun has been in the news a lot lately because it's beginning to send out more flares and solar storms. Its recent turmoil is particularly newsworthy because the Sun was very quiet for an unusually long time. Astronomers had a tough time explaining the extended solar minimum. New computer simulations imply that the Sun's long quiet spell resulted from changing flows of hot plasma within it.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 01.03.2011
New generation of optical integrated devices for future quantum computers
New generation of optical integrated devices for future quantum computers
A research group led by scientists from the University of Bristol has demonstrated the quantum operation of new components that will enable compact circuits for future photonic quantum computers. Quantum computers, holding the great promise of tremendous computational power for particular tasks, have been the goal of worldwide efforts by scientists for several years. Tremendous advances have been made but there is still a long way to go.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 01.03.2011
Supercomputers the size of sugar cubes
Zurich, Switzerland, 1 Mar 2011—Energy consumption poses a critical challenge in the development of next-generation supercomputers and IT systems.

Computer Science / Telecom - Chemistry - 28.02.2011
San Diego Supercomputer Center Launches Trestles
SDSC UC San Diego NICS National Science Foundation TeraGrid The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has deployed a new high-performance computer (HPC) ca

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 28.02.2011
Innovators Bring Work to Life at IDEAS Expo
Innovators Bring Work to Life at IDEAS Expo
Top Stories People Press Clips @Work What's Happening Faculty Authors Innovators Bring Work to Life at IDEAS Expo Ioana Patringenaru | Feb.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 24.02.2011
Quantum Computer - Tune in Now!
Quantum Computer - Tune in Now!
The Austrian research group led by physicist Rainer Blatt suggests a fundamentally novel architecture for quantum computation. They have experimentally demonstrated quantum antennae, which enable the exchange of quantum information between two separate memory cells located on a computer chip. This offers new opportunities to build practical quantum computers.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 23.02.2011
E-health must be a priority, researchers say
System would bolster chronic disease management and improve access to care An electronic health record system should be the backbone of health care reform in Canada and more must be done to speed up the implementation of this initiative across the country.

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 22.02.2011
Citizen science is central at Lab of Ornithology
Citizen science is central at Lab of Ornithology
Members of the public have been contributing to scientific research for centuries, but the Internet and social media have dramatically boosted the power of citizen science - creating new opportunities in science and education across the disciplines, said Cornell's Janis Dickinson, Feb.

Computer Science / Telecom - Law - 21.02.2011
Toward computers that fit on a pen tip: New technologies usher in the millimeter-scale computing era
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients is believed to contain the first complete millimeter-scale computing system.

Mechanical Engineering - Computer Science / Telecom - 21.02.2011
Self-correcting robots, at-home 3-D printing are on horizon, says Lipson at AAAS
Self-correcting robots, at-home 3-D printing are on horizon, says Lipson at AAAS
Robots that can self-improve and machines that "print" products at home are technologies soon to become increasingly available, said Cornell's Hod Lipson at the 2011 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, Feb.

Computer Science / Telecom - Business / Economics - 21.02.2011
Work with Google to boost social network productivity
Cornell researchers will collaborate with Google experts to improve group interaction in online social networks.

Computer Science / Telecom - 21.02.2011
New technology shares online video in high quality
When you upload video to a sharing site like YouTube, something gets lost in the translation: quality.

Health - Computer Science / Telecom - 17.02.2011
Mobile phone use not related to increased brain cancer risk
Radio frequency exposure from mobile phone use does not appear to increase the risk of developing brain cancers by any significant amount, a study by University of Manchester scientists suggests. The researchers used publicly available data from the UK Office of National Statistics to look at trends in rates of newly diagnosed brain cancers in England between 1998 and 2007.

Computer Science / Telecom - Health - 16.02.2011
University of Minnesota researchers studying the use of robots and computer vision to diagnose mental disorders in children
University of Minnesota researchers studying the use of robots and computer vision to diagnose mental disorders in children
New grants from the National Science Foundation will aid in early detection of neurodevelopment disorders by studying physical abnormalities MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (02/16/2011) —A Univer

Computer Science / Telecom - Electroengineering - 14.02.2011
Researchers develop wireless technology for faster, more efficient communication networks
A new technology that allows wireless signals to be sent and received simultaneously on a single channel has been developed by Stanford researchers.

Computer Science / Telecom - Business / Economics - 08.02.2011
Faculty member to present keynote at international conference
Faculty member to present keynote at international conference
As technology advances almost daily and people utilize social media in ever-increasing numbers, lines between real and virtual blur as rules of interaction change.

Linguistics / Literature - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.02.2011
Tales of London's early theatres
Tales of London’s early theatres
A wealth of documentary evidence relating to theatres and society in early-modern London has for the first time been brought together online, in an international project led by the University of Southampton, with significant contributions from King's College London. Professor of English at Southampton, John McGavin, has directed research to find and transcribe historical texts relating to eight early theatres north of the Thames, which operated outside the capital's city walls.

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