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Reviewing Online Homework at Scale
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Reviewing Online Homework at Scale

The OverCode system examines thousands of programming solutions by MOOC students and identifies broad trends to give teachers a high-level view of students' understanding...

Top Jobs for STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
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Top Jobs for STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management

A recent Corporate Executive Board report highlighted seven core technology and engineering functions that will experience growth over the next 15 years driven...

Silicon Valley Gender Gap Is Widening
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Silicon Valley Gender Gap Is Widening

A report from the American Association of University Women warns that the gender gap in the technology sector is widening.

How Facebook's Chief Geek Will Meld Reality with the Oculus
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How Facebook's Chief Geek Will Meld Reality with the Oculus

Facebook chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer turned 40 last month. He (just barely) blew out a row of 40 candles during a mini-celebration at company headquarters...

Technology Turns Gestures Into Smartphone Security Component
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Technology Turns Gestures Into Smartphone Security Component

Technology turns user's gestures into a smartphone's strongest security component.

Why Organism Engineering Could Be a Foodie's Dream Come True
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Why Organism Engineering Could Be a Foodie's Dream Come True

Thanks to recent advances in synthetic biology—a hybrid discipline of engineering and biology that makes possible the manipulation of DNA of microorganisms such...

Stanford's Most Popular Class Isn't Computer Science—It's Something Much More Important
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Stanford's Most Popular Class Isn't Computer Science—It's Something Much More Important

Before Kanyi Maqubela became an investment partner at the Collaborative Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on social enterprises, he was a typical ...

Building Community for EECS Postdocs
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Building Community for EECS Postdocs

Postdoctoral scholars in electrical engineering and computer science gain perspective and a sense of community in a group that encourage open discussion about issues ...

A Brief History of the ATM
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A Brief History of the ATM

Eyes glaze over when I mention my interest in researching automated teller machines.

Why Kevin Mitnick, the World's Most Notorious Hacker, Is Still Breaking Into Computers
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Why Kevin Mitnick, the World's Most Notorious Hacker, Is Still Breaking Into Computers

Look no further than Kevin Mitnick's business card to see how some things never change.

Why the Tsarnaev Juror Questionnaire Screened for Computer Scientists
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Why the Tsarnaev Juror Questionnaire Screened for Computer Scientists

As we approach the second anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, many of us here in Massachusetts and beyond are riveted by the ongoing trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev...

Can 'Tandem' Photovoltaics Boost Solar Cell Efficiencies?
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Can 'Tandem' Photovoltaics Boost Solar Cell Efficiencies?

By stacking perovskites atop conventional silicon solar cells, a team of researchers created "tandem" photovoltaics that may achieve significantly higher energy...

How Crashing Drones Are Exposing Secrets About U.S. War Operations
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How Crashing Drones Are Exposing Secrets About U.S. War Operations

Crashing drones are spilling secrets about U.S. military operations.

Tiny Bio-Robot Is a Germ Suited-Up with Graphene Quantum Dots
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Tiny Bio-Robot Is a Germ Suited-Up with Graphene Quantum Dots

A new nanobot engineered at the University of Illinois at Chicago is a robotic germ called NERD, for Nano-Electro-Robotic Device, a humidity sensor built on a...

For a Brighter Robotics Future, It's Time to Offload Their Brains
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For a Brighter Robotics Future, It's Time to Offload Their Brains

Robots already stand in for humans in some of the dullest and most dangerous jobs there are, handling everything from painting cars to drilling rocks on Mars.

Better Debugger
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Better Debugger

An algorithm developed at MIT CSAIL automatically identifies integer overflow bugs.

Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom to Hire, Based on Voice
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Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom to Hire, Based on Voice

If you're trying out for a job in sales, the person who judges your pitch may not be a person.

Engineers Skeptical About Tim Cook (Marketers Love Him), Says Survey
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Engineers Skeptical About Tim Cook (Marketers Love Him), Says Survey

Engineers and marketers like to think they think different.

Turning Packing Peanuts Into Battery Components
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Turning Packing Peanuts Into Battery Components

Researchers have developed a way to turn discarded packing peanuts into components for rechargeable batteries that could outperform materials in use today.

'Space Lawyers' Help Startups Navigate the Final Legal Frontier
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'Space Lawyers' Help Startups Navigate the Final Legal Frontier

When Sagi Kfir meets people and tells them he is a "space attorney," they usually think he has a strange way of saying he is in real estate.
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