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Promoting Economic Development through Technical Innovation
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Promoting Economic Development through Technical Innovation

A wealth of information about the history of technology and industry.

Blockchain For What, Exactly?
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Blockchain For What, Exactly?

Considering the real-world consequences of blockchain hype.

R&D or r&d: What's the Difference?
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R&D or r&d: What's the Difference?

Research produces generalized knowledge; Development produces generalized functionality. Not all efforts that use research skills or that use development skills...

A Semester Virtual Institute
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A Semester Virtual Institute

We organized a semester virtual institute in the academic metaverse with researchers from around the world. 

Cryptocurs Don't Asportate
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Cryptocurs Don't Asportate

Cryptocurrency on a blockchain cannot be stolen -- it's true.

Mental Self-Check
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Mental Self-Check

Who is crazy: the rest of the world, or I?

Reflection Pre-learning in Computer Science Courses
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Reflection Pre-learning in Computer Science Courses

Our experience with reflection pre-learning in a MOOC on computational thinking that we developed and currently teach.

The Calculating Machine from the Concentration Camp
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The Calculating Machine from the Concentration Camp

The story of Viennese engineer Curt Herzstark and the world's smallest mechanical calculating machine, the Curta.

Superhero Secret Identities Aren't Possible with Today's Computing Technologies
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Superhero Secret Identities Aren't Possible with Today's Computing Technologies

In comic books, most superheroes have a secret identity, usually to protect their friends and family from retribution. However, today’s computer technology would...

Common Mistakes When Building BI Dashboards
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Common Mistakes When Building BI Dashboards

Business Intelligence is not only about reporting; you should be telling a story through data.

How to Teach Mathematical Disciplines for IT Specialties
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How to Teach Mathematical Disciplines for IT Specialties

Revision of the foundations of teaching mathematics for IT specialties is needed.

Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades
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Log4j and the Thankless High-Risk Task of Managing Software Component Upgrades

Managing included versions of third-party software components too often puts developers in no-win situations.

Essentials of BI Dashboards
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Essentials of BI Dashboards

A well-designed dashboard is everyone's dream come true.

Anti-Racist Computing Education: No More Excuses
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Anti-Racist Computing Education: No More Excuses

On this #MLKDay, a list of resources to help center racial equity and justice in CS classrooms and a reminder that the CS Education community must make good on...

Software Stories: Legal Trouble
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Software Stories: Legal Trouble

Legal troubles represent another collection of potential pitfalls where developers often find themselves unprepared. 

Changes in the Technion's Teaching Strategies During the Pandemic
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Changes in the Technion's Teaching Strategies During the Pandemic

This post describes three significant changes that took place during the pandemic in the instructional strategies at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology...

Cultivating Habits: -1 +2 for Researchers
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Cultivating Habits: -1 +2 for Researchers

The New Year is stereotypically the time when we resolve to start some good habits and get rid of some of the bad.

Finding a Path to CS for All: How Many U.S. High School Students Have Taken CS?
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Finding a Path to CS for All: How Many U.S. High School Students Have Taken CS?

How do we measure progress towards CS for All?

Framing the Description of the Shrinking Pipeline
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Framing the Description of the Shrinking Pipeline

The shrinking pipeline refers to the low percentages of women earning computer science academic degrees and holding faculty positions.

Original Roman Pocket Calculators are Extremely Rare
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Original Roman Pocket Calculators are Extremely Rare

As far as we know, only three or four original specimens of the Roman hand abacus have survived.
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