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Ant Behavior Might Shed Insight On Problems Facing Electronics Design

The National Science Foundation has awarded Michael Hsiao, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech, a grant of $418,345 to improve the accuracy in electronics design, using algorithms he designed that simulate ant behavior. Michael Hsiao plans to harness swarm intelligence based on the efficient behavior of ants. Why would this matter? Ant […]

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Google Mountain View campus garden

Google Data Collection Worries Americans More Than NSA

Americans may not like the fact that the National Security Agency is collecting data on their phone calls and emails, but it turns out they are even more concerned over another surveillance threat: Google. In a survey conducted by the consumer feedback service Survata, the company asked internet users just how angry they would be […]

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

GCC Vows Tough Steps To Curb ‘Media Extremism’

Gulf states are stepping up their awareness campaigns to alert young people about the dangers of extremism, said Kuwait’s Information Minister Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah. He said the new ‘Gulf Awareness’ programs would adopt a different approach with the aims of moving youth away from extremist and harmful views. Al-Sabah’s remarks followed a meeting of […]

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Islamic State flag

Islamic State Circulates Threats Via ‘Media Kiosks’ In Syria, Iraq

By Waleed Abu al-Khair The “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) has set up dozens of “media kiosks” in areas under its control in Syria and Iraq, in an effort to disseminate its extremist ideology, observers told Al-Shorfa. Locals are constantly forced to read religious material circulated by the group’s elements, retired schoolteacher […]

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Google Mountain View campus garden

Google Boosts Security With USB Accessory

Google has launched a USB security accessory dubbed the Security Key, a physical solution for safer two-step verification, according to Digital Spy. The tool eliminates the need for email or text message verification by allowing the user to authenticate logins by plugging it into their PC’s USB port. The Security Key was launched as a […]