Archive for January 9th, 2012


First Person: “The Man Who Wants to Translate the Web”

January 9th, 2012
Luis von Ahn, announcing Duolingo [image courtesy TED].

Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Luis von Ahn is featured in's TEDTalk Tuesdays this week for his Duolingo project, which seeks to provide a free way to learn languages and translate the World Wide Web. Check out Luis's write-up for below, and video of his TED Talk after the jump. I want to translate the Web into every major language: ...

New DoD Strategy Puts Focus on Technological Innovation

January 9th, 2012
Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense [image courtesy DoD].

President Obama, together with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and members of the Armed Forces, rolled out a new military strategy in a much-publicized event at the Pentagon last week. What's interesting is that the strategy calls for an increased investment on technological innovation, including in areas of cybersecurity and intelligence systems. As the President penned in his written ...