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2 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Genius grants

Physicist applying mathematical approaches to the analysis and modeling of brain connectivity and enhancing our understanding of how these connections give rise to the functions the brain performs. Cartoonist and Graphic Memoirist expanding the expressive potential of the graphic form in intricate narratives that explore the complexities of familial relationships.

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, Mathematics

3 hrs ago | CIO

Cisco buys private cloud provider Metacloud

Cisco Systems plans to acquire privately held Metacloud, which specializes in private clouds based on the OpenStack-based open-source cloud computing platform. The goal with the acquisition is to accelerate Cisco's Intercloud strategy, which was announced in March.

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Related Topix: Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Science, Pasadena, CA

6 hrs ago | InfoWorld

PaaS shoot-out: Cloud Foundry vs. OpenShift

Cloud Foundry shines with broad application support and stellar ease of use, but OpenShift has the edge in management and automation PaaS occupies an interesting niche in the cloud ecosystem. It typically sits on top of IaaS , which provides the ability to access remote computing resources.

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Related Topix: Science, Computers

10 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Scientists, sociologist, cartoonist among 2014 winners of MacArthur Foundation 'genius grants'

In this Sept. 7, 2014 photo provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, computer scientist Craig Gentry poses for a photo at IBM's Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. Gentry was named Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, Science, Missouri

11 hrs ago | Science Daily

Computerized emotion detector

Face recognition software measures various parameters in a mug shot, such as the distance between the person's eyes, the height from lip to top of their nose and various other metrics and then compares it with photos of people in the database that have been tagged with a given name. Now, new research looks to take that one step further in recognizing the emotion portrayed by a face.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Science

Tue Sep 16, 2014

SFGate

List of 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' recipients

The following 21 fellows will each receive $625,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation : __ Danielle Bassett , 32, Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania physicist who applies mathematical approaches to analysis and modeling of brain connectivity.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, University of Pennsylvania, Urbana, IL, Science, University of Pittsburgh

Business Journal

Battelle aims for business use of quantum-computing encryption for cybersecurity

The blue ring is actually the same size as the red ring in this map of fiber optic networks - at least for purposes of Battelle's cybersecurity tests for using quantum computing to send encrypted messages across longer distances. Battelle uses two fibers for the tests in the 100-kilometer ring around Interstate 270.

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Related Topix: Science, Columbus, OH

Network World

Dyn sells Internet performance data via SaaS

Enterprises can tap into more than a decade's worth of statistics on global Internet performance, plus real-time data, with a new SaaS product from Dyn, the parent company of network monitor Renesys. Dyn's current and historical information spans multiple service providers' networks, giving enterprises insights that any one carrier won't be able to provide, said Scott Hilton, Dyn's executive vice president of products.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Science, Cloud Computing

Camas-Washougal Post-Record

WSU Vancouver offers engineering and computer science info night

Prospective students are invited to attend Washington State University Vancouver's engineering and computer science information night from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday on the first floor of the engineering and computer science building.

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Related Topix: Science, Washington State University, WSU Vancouver

Science Daily

Camera sheds light on mate choice of swordtail fish

We have all seen a peacock show its extravagant, colorful tail feathers in courtship of a peahen. Now, a group of researchers have used a special camera to discover that female northern swordtail fish choose their mates based on a similar display.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Texas, University of Texas at Austin, Science, Marine Biology, Biology

CIO

Researchers' New App Outs iPhone and Android Phone Energy Hogs

Researchers from the United States and Sweden have launched free iOS and Android smartphone/tablet software that singles out which apps take the biggest toll on your device batteries and also visualizes fragmentation of Apple and Android mobile OSes. The NODES research group at the University of Helsinki's Department of Computer Science has joined forced with the University of California at Berkeley to deliver the Carat app and has published live stats based on some 2 terabytes of data extracted from Carat, which has been downloaded by about 750,000 users who employ more than 300,000 apps.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone, Science

ComputerWorld

IBM wants to replace the spreadsheet with Watson Analytics

In an ongoing effort to commercialize its Watson analysis technology, IBM is testing a new service that can answer questions business managers might have about their data. On Tuesday, IBM launched a beta of Watson Analytics , an interactive Q&A service designed to answer questions and highlight trends within sets of enterprise data.

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Related Topix: Marketing, Cable & Satellite, WebMD, Media, Radio, Siri, Science

RedOrbit

Cutting The Cloud Computing Carbon Cost

Cloud computing involves displacing data storage and processing from the user's computer on to remote servers. It can provide users with more storage space and computing power that they can then access from anywhere in the world rather than having to connect to a single desktop or other computer with its finite resources.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Cloud Computing, Computers, CPU

PC Magazine

Twitter Needs an Algorithmic Intervention

If you measure years of technology like you do with dogs, then Twitter is smack dab in the midst of its mid-life crisis. The platform has been around since 2006, and I've been on it since 2007.

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Related Topix: Twitter, Science, Startups, Facebook, Social Software

Business Wire

BRS Labs Brings the Power of Artificial Intelligence to School Safety ...

Artificial intelligence-based software company to demonstrate award-winning AISight platform at upcoming TASA/TASB Convention for Texas school board members and administrators )-- Behavioral Recognition Systems, Inc. , creator of AISightA , the artificial intelligence-based solution that teaches itself to recognize and alert on unexpected patterns within massive volumes of data, will showcase how its cutting-edge technology can revolutionize the education market for the first time at the Texas Association of School Administrators /Texas Association of School Boards Convention September 26th-28th in Dallas, Texas.

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Related Topix: Science, Dallas, TX

Kidderminster Shuttle

First-class student gives advice to school leavers

A STOURPORT man who recently achieved a first class degree from his university is giving advice to school leavers who did not achieve top grades. The former Stourport High School student has since achieved a degree in computing from the University of Worcester and has obtained a job at a large IT services company.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Science

Network World

Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Executive Director on the group's achievements, goals

The Open Networking Foundation is the public face of the Software Defined Networking movement, spelling out requirements and defining standards. The group's board includes Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft and Goldman Sachs on the data center side, and Verizon, Deutsche Telekom and NTT Communications on the service provider side.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Social Software, Science

Mon Sep 15, 2014

CIO

Federal CIOs Must Reframe Security Around Data, Access

In an era of cloud computing , increasing mobility and federal agencies outsourcing more functions to IT contractors, the traditional lines delineating a network perimeter have blurred beyond recognition, experts warn. "I think best practices have to completely shift," Gus Hunt, operating partner at the private equity firm LLR Partners and the former CTO at the CIA, said this week at a government IT conference .

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Related Topix: CIO News, Science / Technology, Outsourcing, Science, Cloud Computing

ZDNet

A federal regulatory commission for robotics could be the next FTC

A report from the Brookings Institute claims that innovation within the robotics industry could lead to the formation of a new government entity: the Federal Robotics Commission. Much like birth of radio spurred the creation of the Federal Communication Commission, Ryan Calo, assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Law, posits that innovation within the robotics industry could very well lead to the formation of a government entity charged with leading the complex legal and regulatory environment surrounding artificial intelligence.

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Related Topix: Science

NewsFactor

HP Buys Cloud Computing Startup

Hewlett-Packard announced an acquisition Thursday, a rare occurrence under CEO Meg Whitman, who took over the Palo Alto tech giant not long after the disastrous $11 billion deal for -software startup Eucalyptus for an undisclosed price, which Recode reported was less than $100 million. Eucalyptus is an open-source software company that helps clients connect to public cloud offerings such as Amazon Web Services.

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Related Topix: Hewlett Packard, HP, Hewlett-Packard, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Computers, Science, US Governors, Meg Whitman

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