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Researchers propose à la carte internet services, overhaul for web infrastructure

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A quintet of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation have envisioned a new internet architecture, one where features could be purchased à la carte. The proposed framework would allow users to fine tune their experience by choosing from a variety of connection services. Let's say, for example, that...
Researchers propose à la carte internet services, overhaul for web infrastructure

University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock

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Things got a tad hairy for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Blue Waters supercomputer when IBM halted work on it in 2011, but with funding from the National Science Foundation, the one-petaflop system is now crunching numbers 24/7. The behemoth resides within the National Center for Supercomputing Application...
University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock
This 29-Year-Old Nabbed $29 Million Because He Can See The Future
Using LiDAR, filmmaker discovers "lost city"

US Ignite: Designing Apps For Ultra-High Speed

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Tomorrow, Obama signs an executive order to begin implementing an ultra-high speed network across the US under the project name of US Ignite. It’s similar to what Google Fiber has been toying with in Kansas City, but with a public services tilt. The 100Mbps+ low latency network will connect up...
US Ignite: Designing Apps For Ultra-High Speed

Gaming Wins Big at National Science Foundation's Visualization Challenge

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Fancy a bit of protein folding? Or is cruising around microscopic cells more your speed? The games featured in this year's Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge have you covered -- and you just might learn something....
Gaming Wins Big at National Science Foundation's Visualization Challenge
Coolest jobs in tech (literally): running a South Pole data center

DARPA-Backed Ayasdi Launches With $10M From Khosla, Floodgate To Uncover The Hidden Value In Big Data

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Founded in 2008 after more than a decade of research at Stanford, Silicon Valley-based startup, Ayasdi, is on a mission to reinvent the methods by which we transform Big Data into actionable knowledge. Essentially, Ayasdi aims to automate the insight discovery process, allowing end users to find valuable intelligence within...
DARPA-Backed Ayasdi Launches With $10M From Khosla, Floodgate To Uncover The Hidden Value In Big Data

Reality check: Google’s glasses, as viewed by an augmented-reality veteran

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Google caused a big stir last week with the unveiling of its Project Glass augmented reality project, including a video showing its vision of the future and a concept hardware design of the glasses themselves. A prototype of Google's glasses One of the people watching closely was Randall Sprague, the...
Reality check: Google’s glasses, as viewed by an augmented-reality veteran

The New Face Of Ad Tech Goes Consumer: Emotion Tracker Affectiva Takes $12M From KPCB, Horizon Ventures, Others

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The worlds of ad technology and consumer engagement in games and other online activities moved a little bit closer together today. Affectiva, a startup spun out the MIT Media Lab with a way of measuring emotional responses from online users by tracking their faces, is today announcing a round of...
The New Face Of Ad Tech Goes Consumer: Emotion Tracker Affectiva Takes $12M From KPCB, Horizon Ventures, Others

MIT wants you to print your own paper robots

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According to researchers at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania, one day in the not too distant future you’ll be able to design, print and build your own robot. The researchers have so far received a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop the necessary technology.The multi-disciplinary...
MIT wants you to print your own paper robots
The Talent Problem Isn't Solving Itself. Here's One Startup's Campaign to Help.

Blue River gets $3.1M for a weed-whacking robot

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The future of computer vision and machine learning can be seen trundling at about 1 mile per hour at a lettuce field in the Salinas Valley of California. In certain fields, a tractor is pulling a highly specialized robot called the “lettuce bot.” The robot, made by Blue River Technology,...
Blue River gets $3.1M for a weed-whacking robot

UW's Buerk Center awards $170K to 8 student-led startups

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For the past six months, ten teams from the University of Washington’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship have been working within a Tech Stars-esque Jones Milestones/Foster Accelerator and building their startups. Now, they’re being rewarded for their efforts. Eight companies were awarded between $10K and $25K in follow-on funding for the...
UW's Buerk Center awards $170K to 8 student-led startups
Quantum fluctuations may uncover a clue to high-temperature superconductivity

It’s about time: U.S. almost gets serious about broadband buildout

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After writing about broadband for nearly a decade-and-a-half, it is finally good to see our politicians actually thinking about broadband and connectedness in a thoughtful manner. Almost! First, the news: On Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama will sign an order to make the approval process for broadband network buildout...
It’s about time: U.S. almost gets serious about broadband buildout
Big Tech: How an Art Historian Helped Bring the Internet to Japan
Your tax dollars at play: Defending federal funding for games

Asia’s air pollution ‘circles the world for years’: report

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WASHINGTON — Pollution from Asia's booming economies rises into the stratosphere during the monsoon season then circles the world for years, according to a report out Thursday.A study by the Boulder, Colorado-based National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) said the strong air circulation patterns linked to Asia's monsoon rainy season...
Asia’s air pollution ‘circles the world for years’: report

PlaceRaider app lets phone camera spy on people

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Malware that runs on Android cell phones and can let attackers perform remote reconnaissance and virtual theft is the handiwork of academic and military researchers. They call it "visual malware" dubbed PlaceRaider that uses the phone's camera and other sensors to create three-dimensional models of indoor environments that bad...
PlaceRaider app lets phone camera spy on people

President Obama recognizes math and science teachers, including 3 from the Pacific Northwest

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There’s a critical need in the U.S. to make sure that public schools are churning out kids who are strong in math and science. In order to celebrate some of the best K-12 teachers across the country in the field, President Barack Obama today named 97 teachers as recipients of the...
President Obama recognizes math and science teachers, including 3 from the Pacific Northwest

Emotion Measurement Platform Affectiva Wins $500K NSF Grant

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Affectiva, a startup that tries to measure the emotional response people have to ads and brands, just announced that it has a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The company spun out of MIT’s Media Lab. This is its second NSF grant — in January 2011, it won another...
Emotion Measurement Platform Affectiva Wins $500K NSF Grant

How at risk for attack is your company? BitSight's gets $24M to tell you

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now BitSight believes the best way to tell if your company could get hacked is through the data you currently have. The company received a $24 million first round of funding today, from data-excited venture capitalists including Menlo Ventures, Flybridge...
How at risk for attack is your company? BitSight's gets $24M to tell you

Mozilla And The National Science Foundation Challenge Developers To Build "Apps From The Future"

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In June, Mozilla and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the Mozilla Ignite challenge. During the first phase of this $500,000 challenge, the two organizations invited anybody to submit ideas for applications that could make use of ultra-fast next-generation networks. These ideas had to be related to education, healthcare, public...
Mozilla And The National Science Foundation Challenge Developers To Build "Apps From The Future"
MIT spinoff Arctic Sand powers up for power-saving chips

Visualizations take you inside science

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The National Science Foundation and the journal Science announce the winners of last year's contest for the best visualizations in science and engineering....
Visualizations take you inside science
"Wasteful" science that wasn't: New prize honors US-funded basic research
Congress tries to reset science grants, wants every one to be "groundbreaking"
NSF Innovation Corps: The Coolest Incubator You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Dissolving Computers Could Heal You From Inside Out

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To the list of objects that might occupy the coming Internet of Things, add the internal injury you suffered learning to kickbox. A government-funded research project has come up with dissolvable electronics capable of such tasks as monitoring a bruised kidney, sharing information and fending off infection. Researchers at Tufts University and the...
Dissolving Computers Could Heal You From Inside Out
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