News tagged with computer programmers

NJ programmer freed as NY court orders acquittal

(AP) -- A smiling former Goldman Sachs computer programmer was freed from prison Friday after a surprise ruling from a federal appeals court reversed his conviction on charges he stole computer code.

Feb 17, 2012
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Startup transports Web browsers to underwater world

It's a living, breathing ocean that you can "dive into," exploring underwater habitats from the Indian Ocean to the Sea of Cortez while encountering thousands of fish - as they swim across your computer screen.

Nov 22, 2011
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Nepal children to track snow leopard

Conservationists in Nepal have enlisted an army of school children to record the movements of the mysterious snow leopard, one of the most elusive predators in the world, a scientist said Tuesday.

Nov 08, 2011
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Why many cells are better than one

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have quantified the number of possible decisions that an individual cell can make after receiving a cue from its environment, and surprisingly, it's only two.

Oct 12, 2011
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Silicon Valley on Apple post-Jobs: success for now

(AP) -- Apple headquarters is still standing in this leafy Silicon Valley suburb even after Steve Jobs' industry-rattling announcement that he was resigning as chief executive of the company he co-founded ...

Aug 26, 2011
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Exploring tessellations beyond Escher

(PhysOrg.com) -- By incorporating geometrical concepts into his artwork, M. C. Escher demonstrated the potential beauty that could be achieved by combining mathematics and art. One of Escher's most well-known ...

Jun 16, 2011 weblog
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Faster websites, more reliable data

Today, visiting almost any major website -- checking your Facebook news feed, looking for books on Amazon, bidding for merchandise on eBay -- involves querying a database. But the databases that these sites ...

Oct 14, 2010
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Microsoft's cloud computing system is growing up

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. leads its industry in part because a vast army of outside computer programmers design software that only runs on its Windows operating system. Now, the company is fighting to keep those programmers ...

Nov 17, 2009
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