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Making Global Science Networking More User-friendly
August 27, 2009
Computer scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory have received a $1.9 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop ways to make NSF's "OptIPuter" project that networks collaborating scientists around the globe more "user-friendly."
University of Illinois at Chicago
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