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Computers, Technology, Cyberinfrastructure, Simulation, Computer Modeling, HWI, UB, Computer Grid, Technology

Collaboration Leads to Success: Most Powerful Computer of its Kind in WNY Available World-Wide

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Local Buffalo scientist Dr. Russ Miller is leading the rollout of "Magic," one of the most powerful computers in New York State to qualified users worldwide for solving computationally-demanding problems.

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SUN, Dial, CHI, Phone, Muslim, Islam, Georgia, Wyche

Sun Dial Uses Mobile Phones to Alert Muslims to Prayer

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a mobile application known as Sun Dial, which alerts Muslim users when it's time to perform the five daily prayers known as salat. The device is being discussed this week at the human-computer interaction conference, CHI, in Boston.

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Computer, chip, Graphene, mass, Production, Electronics

Researchers Find Better Way to Manufacture Fast Computer Chips

Engineers are developing a technique for mass producing computer chips made from the same material found in pencils. Experts believe that graphene -- the sheet-like form of carbon found in graphite pencils -- holds the key to smaller, faster electronics. It might also deliver quantum mechanical effects that could enable new kinds of electronics.

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Identity Theft, Credit Fraud, Auction Fraud, Cyber Crime, Cyber Fraud, Online Crime, Recession, Economy, Id Protection, Internet Fraud Complaint Center, FBI, National White Collar Crime Center, Consumer Federation Of America

As Cyber-Crime Surges, Expert Says ID Theft Protection Needed

According to a report issued in late March by the FBI and National White Collar Crime Center's Internet Fraud Complaint Center, Internet fraud increased by 33% in 2008, rising for the first time in three years and continuing to grow as the country suffers through a deepening recession.

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Humans May be Losers If Technological Nature Replaces the Real Thing

There are Web cams focused on falcons, ferrets and fish, virtual tours of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, and robotic dogs, seals and even dinosaurs. But what about the real deal: observing animals in their natural habitat, hiking the John Muir Trail or a playing with a live pet?

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Game Studies Download 2009: Top 10 Big Ideas In Gaming

Thursday at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, game studies researchers presented their list of the top 10 most unexpected findings for video game designers over the past year.This year audience members "” both at the panel and via Twitter "” ranked the findings in order of their importance.

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Materials Science, Technology/Engineering/Computer Science, Materials, Energy/Fuel, Chemistry, Physics

New Nanogenerator May Charge Ipods and Cell Phones with a Wave of the Hand

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A new nanogenerator may charge iPods and cell phones with a wave of the hand. Scientists from Georgia describe technology that converts mechanical energy from body movements or even the flow of blood in the body into electric energy that can be used to power a broad range of electronic devices without using batteries. The study is scheduled for presentation in March at the 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

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New Metasearch Engine Leaves Google, Yahoo Crawling

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One day in the not-too-distant future, you'll be able to type a query into an online search engine and have it deliver not Web pages that may contain an answer, but just the answer itself, says Weiyi Meng, a professor of computer science at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Network, Sensor, Nodes, Military, Sniper, Detection, Location, Acoustics

Network Turns Soldiers' Helmets Into Sniper Location System

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Engineers at Vanderbilt University's Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) have developed a system that turns individual soldiers into "smart nodes" in a low-cost sensor network that can identify the location of enemy shooters in three dimensions and accurately identify the caliber and type of weapons they are firing.

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Rfid, Nuclear, Argonne, Science, Radio, Frequency, Identification

New RFID Technology Tracks and Monitors Nuclear Materials

Radio frequency identification (RFID) devices have widely been used for tracking for years; recently, scientists from U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a unique tracking technology that also monitors the environmental and physical conditions of containers of nuclear materials in storage and transportation.







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