A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor has won the $250,000 Turing Award, one of the most prestigious honors in computing, for helping to make computer programs more reliable, secure, and easy to use, reports the Associated Press. Only the second woman to win the prize, Barbara Liskov was honored March 10 for pioneering new designs in computer languages that gird everyday digital applications. "Her exceptional achievements have leapt from the halls of academia to transform daily life around the world," MIT Provost L. Rafael Reif said. "Every time you exchange eMail with a friend, check your bank statement online, or...

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