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Why Nasa Is Sending a Robot to Space That Looks Like You
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Why Nasa Is Sending a Robot to Space That Looks Like You

A humanoid robot will visit space for the first time in September aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, NASA announced Wednesday. The Robonaut 2, which was co-developed...

Marc Maiffret: The Quick Rise of a Teen Hacker
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Marc Maiffret: The Quick Rise of a Teen Hacker

For Marc Maiffret, the turning point in his life came when—at the age of 17—he woke up to an FBI agent pointing a gun at his head. A runaway and high school dropout...

Challenges to Exascale Computing
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Challenges to Exascale Computing

Former IBM researcher and visiting lecturer at MIT Irving Wladawsky-Berger writes that supercomputing and the IT industry must undergo a major technology and architectural...

Blogging in India and Apple's Ipad
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Blogging in India and Apple's Ipad

Amit Agarwal, based in India, has been blogging about technology for six years. He answers a few questions on his blogging career, the future of the Internet in...

I Was Hacked in Beijing
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I Was Hacked in Beijing

The reality--and my fears--dawned only slowly. For weeks, friends and colleagues complained I had not answered their e-mail messages. I swore I had not received...

How Science Became Cool
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How Science Became Cool

The incredible ambition of the Large Hadron Collider has fired our imagination; physicists have become cult TV stars; dramatic new pictures from space grace a million...

Rethinking a Gospel of the Web
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Rethinking a Gospel of the Web

For about a decade now, ever since it became clear that the jungle of the World Wide Web would triumph over the walled gardens of CompuServe, AOL and MSN, a general...

The Idiocy of Text-Message Adultery
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The Idiocy of Text-Message Adultery

"How did you fool so many people for so long?" a reporter asked Tiger Woods at his press conference Monday. Woods replied: "I fooled myself." And how. Woods was...

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Get Prepared For the Html5 Revolution

HTML5 promises to revolutionize the way you build Web sites. Check out what fantastic new features are in store in the forthcoming Web standard.

You Don't Need an Ipad
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You Don't Need an Ipad

But once you try one, you won't be able to resist. I picked up my iPad at a San Francisco Apple Store early on Saturday morning, and I spent the rest of the weekend...

North Korea Needs to Set ­p Practical It Training and Certification Systems
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North Korea Needs to Set ­p Practical It Training and Certification Systems

The promotion of the IT industry in North Korea can be done in a way that could minimize the extent of market opening.

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­ndergraduate Computer Science Education in China

Professional computing education for undergraduate majors and fundamental computer education for non-majors has evolved in China over the past decade as the nation...

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Not Creating Content. Just Protecting It.

Should we be surprised that the biggest fight over freedom of expression in years involves Google, a company that produces algorithms rather than articles? Probably...

The Data-Structure Canon
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The Data-Structure Canon

Data structures are part of the foundation of computer science. It pays to revisit them from time to time.

When Network Neutrality Met Privacy
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When Network Neutrality Met Privacy

Incorporating the consideration of privacy into the ongoing debate concerning network neutrality.

Cloud Computing and SaaS as New Computing Platforms
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Cloud Computing and SaaS as New Computing Platforms

To become an industry platform, vendors must open their infrastructure technology to other product companies.

Be Careful What You Wish For
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Be Careful What You Wish For

Reflections on the decline of mathematical tables.

Development 2.0: The IT-Enabled Transformation of International Development
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Development 2.0: The IT-Enabled Transformation of International Development

The fundamental assumptions of international development are changing, increasingly putting the tools for a digital economy into the hands of the world's poor. ...

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Google Is Definitely No "god"

Google announced at 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 23rd (Beijing Time) its decision to move most of its China-based search functions from the Chinese mainland to Hong...

Does the ­.s. Census Need a 21st-Century Makeover?
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Does the ­.s. Census Need a 21st-Century Makeover?

The Internet Age is upon us. But rather than circulating online, the 23rd Decennial Census stuck with the tried-and-true, and flooded the U.S. Postal Service March...
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