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Article ID: 554444

This Article Will Self-destruct: A Tool to Make Online Personal Data Vanish

University of Washington

Private information scattered all over the Internet and impossible to control. A new system, called Vanish, puts an expiry date on electronic text. Electronic communication sent using Vanish -- such as e-mail, Facebook posts and chat messages -- would have a brief lifetime and then self-destruct.

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21-Jul-2009 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554378

The 'Flat' World Is 'Open': How Technology Is Changing Education

Indiana University

A new book by an Indiana University School of Education professor takes a comprehensive look at how Web technology is changing worldwide education. "The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education," published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley, was written by Curt Bonk, professor of instructional systems technology.

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20-Jul-2009 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 554224

'Lipstick on a Pig' - Tracking the Life and Death of News

Cornell University

By observing the global flow of news online, Cornell computer scientists have managed to track and analyze the "news cycle" "“ the way stories rise and fall in popularity.

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13-Jul-2009 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554215

New Technology Offers Virtual Visualization of the Human Body

Houston Methodist

This is stunning new technology that gives physicians the ability to see the inside of the human body like they have been able to before, without opening up the patient. It's going to change the way surgeons prepare and perform surgery and the way radiation oncologists plan and deliver radiation treatment. Another application currently being worked on will allow physicians to superimpose the patient's image over the patient during surgery and perform said surgery. It's being used *exclusively* at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.

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13-Jul-2009 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554208

It's All About Resolution: Microelectronics Testing Event to Come to San Jose

ASM International

The leading event for the microelectronics failure analysis community returns to San Jose to help engineers and technicians identify defects that are costing manufacturers millions of dollars in failed components, repairs and replacements.

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13-Jul-2009 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554179

Criminal Justice Expert Available to Comment on Cyber Crime

Drexel University

Drexel University's Rob D'Ovidio, assistant professor of criminal justice and director of the University's program in computer and digital forensics, is available to comment on cyber crime issues. D'Ovidio has worked with the New York City Police Department and the Philadelphia Police Department on research projects involving computer crime.

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10-Jul-2009 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554154

UAB Students' Nintendo Wii CPR Earns American Heart Association Support

University of Alabama at Birmingham

The American Heart Association has pledged $50,000 to fund the work of University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) biomedical engineering undergraduate students who are working to develop a computer program that teaches CPR using hand-held remote controls from the Nintendo® Wii video game console.

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9-Jul-2009 4:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554153

Expert Comments on Cyber Attacks in South Korea, U.S., and Their Implications

Indiana University

News organizations are reporting that about 35 government and commercial Web sites in South Korea and the United States have came under major attack in recent days. Suspected in the coordinated cyber attack is North Korea or its sympathizers. Heon Joo Jung, an Indiana University expert on Korean politics, is available to speak with the news media.

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9-Jul-2009 3:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 554078

Touch the Revolution "“ First Paperless 2010 AANS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

The 2010 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting will be the first paperless meeting in the 78-year-history of the AANS, and the first paperless scientific meeting of a North American medical association to be conducted via the Apple iPod touch. Slated for May 1-5, 2010 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the AANS is expected to host an estimated 7,000 attendees.

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8-Jul-2009 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 553978

Clinical Trial Shows Tongue Drive System Assists Disabled

Georgia Institute of Technology, Research Communications

An assistive technology that enables individuals to maneuver a powered wheelchair or control a mouse cursor using simple tongue movements can be operated by individuals with high-level spinal cord injuries, according to the results of a recently completed clinical trial.

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6-Jul-2009 8:40 AM EDT
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