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The Life and Death of Online Communities

The more heterogeneous the community of an online chat channel, the more chances the channel has to survive over time. This has been concluded in a new joint study carried out by researchers of the University of Haifa and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Ergonomics, Mechanical Engineering, dexterous workspace, precision work with hands, Surgeons, Artists, machinists, electronics repair, Active Handrest, Haptics

A High-Tech Handrest for Surgeons, Machinists, Artists

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University of Utah engineers developed a computer-controlled, motorized hand and arm support that will let doctors, artists and others precisely control scalpels, brushes and tools over a wider area than otherwise possible, and with less fatigue.

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Computer, Security, Copyright Protection

Researchers Find Weakness in Common Digital Security System

The most common digital security technique used to protect both media copyright and Internet communications has a major weakness, University of Michigan computer scientists have discovered.

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Bishop Kelly High School Wins JETS/AbilityOne National Engineering Design Challenge

High School Students design an assistive technology writing device to help a person with a disability in the workplace.

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Computer Security, Copyright Protection

Researchers Find Weakness in Common Digital Security System

The most common digital security technique used to protect both media copyright and Internet communications has a major weakness, University of Michigan computer scientists have discovered.

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Autonomous, Mechanical Engineering, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, flight control software, camera system, imaging technology, U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Unmanned Helicopter Would Investigate Nuclear Disasters

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Students at Virginia Tech’s Unmanned Systems Laboratory are perfecting an autonomous helicopter they hope will never be used for its intended purpose. Roughly six feet long and weighing 200 pounds, the re-engineered aircraft is designed to fly into American cities blasted by a nuclear weapon or dirty bomb.

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Computer Security, Computer Security Education, Computer Security Training, Conference, FISSEA

Role-Based Training for IT Security Is the Topic of March Educators' Conference

NIST and the Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association are co-hosting FISSEA's 23rd annual conference March 23-25 at the Natcher Conference Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.

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Cell Phone, Telecommunications, Wireless Communications

Call Forwarding: New NIST Procedure Could Speed Cell Phone Testing

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By accurately re-creating the jumbled wireless signal environment of a city business district in a special indoor test facility, researchers at NIST have shown how the wireless industry could lop hours off the process of testing the capabilities of new cellular phones.

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Internet, IPv6, USGv6, IP, Internet Protocol, IPv4

First Test Labs for Next-Generation Internet Protocol (IPv6) Are Accredited

The first two laboratories have recently completed accreditation to provide testing services for the USGv6 Program, the basis for expressing U.S. government requirements for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) technologies and for testing that commercial products meet those requirements.

Medicine

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mobile applications, Iphone App, Ipod Touch, Apps

Mayo Clinic Introduces Two Consumer Mobile Applications

Mayo Clinic is launching two research-based consumer applications (apps) for iPhone and iPod Touch this quarter, supporting the goal of making Mayo’s expertise available to anyone, anywhere, anytime.







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