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ENIAC panels go on display at Oklahoma museum

We keep up with history of events through the calendar, marking special days: Amelia Earhart's birthday, the collapse of the Berlin Wall; the assassination of JFK. Another path is through narrative. ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Publishing: The peer-review scam

When a handful of authors were caught reviewing their own papers, it exposed weaknesses in modern publishing systems. Editors are trying to plug the holes.

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Nature News

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Virtual money and user's identity

Bitcoin is the new money: minted and exchanged on the Internet. Faster and cheaper than a bank, the service is attracting attention from all over the world. But a big question remains: are the ...

Tue 25 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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AAAS Elects 3 Virginia Tech Professors as 2014 Fellows

Honored were Madhav V. Marathe, director of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Lab; Joseph C. Pitt, a philosophy professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; and Stephanie ...

Mon 24 Nov 14 from Newswise

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Behind the scenes of a drone orchestra

New mini-documentary shows how launching a squadron of costumed drones over the heads of a live audience "was like a military operation."

Sat 22 Nov 14 from CNET

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The Price of Genius

Alan Turing, the man who pioneered computing, also forced the world to question what it means to be human

Thu 20 Nov 14 from TIME

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Don't get hacked! Research shows how much we ignore online warnings

Say you ignored one of those "this website is not trusted" warnings and it led to your computer being hacked. How would you react? Would you:

Thu 20 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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An agent-based model that analyzes commuters' travel data

The introduction of smartcard ticketing for Singapore's public transport system has enabled A*STAR researchers to provide valuable predictive data on potential train overloading.  This will ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Algorithm, not live committee, performs author ranking

Thousands of authors' works enter the public domain each year, but only a small number of them end up being widely available. So how to choose the ones taking center-stage? And how well can ...

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Let's Encrypt certificate authority to launch 2015

Web encryption for free—tough deal to turn down? After all the instances of cyberattacks, snoopers and sophisticated surveillance, encryption technology has become especially appreciated and ...

Wed 19 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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