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Anita Borg Institute Names Brenda Darden Wilkerson as President and CEO
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Anita Borg Institute Names Brenda Darden Wilkerson as President and CEO

Brenda Darden Wilkerson, founder of the original Computer Science for All initiative, will join the Anita Borg Institute as President and CEO starting October 1...

Automatic Code Reuse
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Automatic Code Reuse

Researchers at MIT CSAIL have developed a system that allows programmers to transplant code from one program into another.

'One-Size-Fits-All’ Threshold for P Values Under Fire
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'One-Size-Fits-All’ Threshold for P Values Under Fire

Researchers are at odds over when to dub a discovery 'significant'.

Remembering Lotfi Zadeh, the Inventor of Fuzzy Logic
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Remembering Lotfi Zadeh, the Inventor of Fuzzy Logic

One night in July, 1964, the logician Lotfi Zadeh found himself alone in his parents' New York apartment, his dinner plans cancelled.

Tuskegee to Create Blueprint for Computer Science Education
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Tuskegee to Create Blueprint for Computer Science Education

A $300,000 pilot grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation will help Tuskegee University develop a blueprint for and implement a computer science curriculum...

Live the Maddening Life of a Traffic Engineer with a $3 Game
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Live the Maddening Life of a Traffic Engineer with a $3 Game

The air sings with four-letter words. The iPad sits stoic as fingers poke, jab, and prod at its screen.

Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business
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Digital Transformation: How Machine Learning Could Help Change Business

Machine learning (ML) based data analytics is rewriting the rules for how enterprises handle data.

Udacity Launches an Online Course for Flying Car Engineers
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Udacity Launches an Online Course for Flying Car Engineers

Udacity will inaugurate the Flying Car Nanodegree Program, which promises to prepare students for a job in the Jetsons-y industry.

One-Third of Science Ph.D.s Lose Interest in Academic Careers
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One-Third of Science Ph.D.s Lose Interest in Academic Careers

Factors other than low expectations of landing a faculty job are discouraging young science and engineering Ph.D.s from pursuing careers in academia, according...

IT Department Hiring Now at Zero Growth
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IT Department Hiring Now at Zero Growth

Research firm Computer Economics says the movement to cloud computing and workplace automation is slowing IT hiring.

Moscow Unveils Monument to Kalashnikov, Designer of AK-47
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Moscow Unveils Monument to Kalashnikov, Designer of AK-47

The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled...

Electro-Optical Bistability Study Sheds Light on Next-Gen High Speed Data Transfer
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Electro-Optical Bistability Study Sheds Light on Next-Gen High Speed Data Transfer

A research team has demonstrated the optical and electrical bistability for switching in a single transistor at room temperature.

Senate's Defense Authorization Would Set Cyber Doctrine
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Senate's Defense Authorization Would Set Cyber Doctrine

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed Monday by the Senate mandates a thorough, distinct doctrine for cyber warfare, filling a void long bemoaned...

One Step Closer to Lifelike Robots
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One Step Closer to Lifelike Robots

Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a synthetic soft muscle with a strain density 15 times larger than natural muscle, and able to lift 1,000 times...

Conservatives, Liberals Unite Against Silicon Valley
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Conservatives, Liberals Unite Against Silicon Valley

The days of unqualified praise from Washington are over for the country's biggest tech companies, whose size and power are increasingly drawing attacks from both...

Why It's a Real Mistake to Count on a Cellphone When You Go Hiking
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Why It's a Real Mistake to Count on a Cellphone When You Go Hiking

Sarah Savage was alone in the woods and didn't know which way to turn.

Data Surge: Demand for Data Scientists Set to Rise
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Data Surge: Demand for Data Scientists Set to Rise

IBM says demand for data scientists will rise by more than 28 percent between now and 2020. These jobs pay an annual average salary of $105,000, and often more...

Pay Raises and Bonuses for U.S. Workers Unlikely to Rise in 2018
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Pay Raises and Bonuses for U.S. Workers Unlikely to Rise in 2018

Despite a strengthening economy and high job rates, most U.S. workers are unlikely to see sizeable increases in their salaries for 2018, according to new research...

Sandia Creates Terahertz-Speed Polarization Optical Switch
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Sandia Creates Terahertz-Speed Polarization Optical Switch

Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and North Carolina State University performed optical information processing at terahertz speeds, a rate much faster...
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