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Meet the Blind YouTubers Making the Internet More Accessible
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Meet the Blind YouTubers Making the Internet More Accessible

Visually impaired creators are a lifeline for those who share their disability—and they're educating and making allies of sighted people along the way.

'The Goal Is to Automate Us': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism
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'The Goal Is to Automate Us': Welcome to the Age of Surveillance Capitalism

We're living through the most profound transformation in our information environment since Johannes Gutenberg's invention of printing in circa 1439.

China's Aiming for College Excellence, India for Quotas
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China's Aiming for College Excellence, India for Quotas

Ten years ago, India was seen as a potential superpower capable of combating the rise of China. Today it is too far behind to matter.

Tenure Denial, and How Early-Career Researchers Can Survive It
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Tenure Denial, and How Early-Career Researchers Can Survive It

Scientists with first-hand experience offer advice on coping with a denial of tenure.

Demand and Salaries for Data Scientists Continue to Climb
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Demand and Salaries for Data Scientists Continue to Climb

Data-science job openings are expanding faster than the number of technologists looking for them, says job-search firm Indeed.

CEOs More Worried About Cybersecurity Than A Possible Recession
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CEOs More Worried About Cybersecurity Than A Possible Recession

U.S. CEOs are more concerned about cybersecurity than by the risk of a recession, according to a new survey by the Conference Board.

This Computer Program Makes Pharma Patents Airtight
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This Computer Program Makes Pharma Patents Airtight

Researchers have unveiled computerized methods to suggest only synthetic strategies for developing pharmaceutical compounds that bypass patent-protected options...

The Shutdown Is Breaking Government Websites, One by One
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The Shutdown Is Breaking Government Websites, One by One

The government shutdown is causing many federal websites to fall into disrepair, causing inconvenience and security concerns.

HPC Cluster Puts Computational Power at Researchers' Disposal
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HPC Cluster Puts Computational Power at Researchers' Disposal

The University of Delaware's newest high performance computing community cluster, named Caviness, puts vast computational power at researchers' disposal.

High School Senior Brings Pianist's Perspective to Computer Science
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High School Senior Brings Pianist's Perspective to Computer Science

A changed perspective of math and a determination gained as a piano student put Cumberland Valley High School senior Elizabeth Walker on a course to study computer...

Technology Use Has 'Tiny' Association With Adolescent Well-Being
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Technology Use Has 'Tiny' Association With Adolescent Well-Being

A study of 300,000 adolescents and parents in the UK and USA shows that use of technology has less of a negative affect on adolescent mental health than wearing...

What the Future of Work Means for Cities
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What the Future of Work Means for Cities

Two weeks ago, MIT's David Autor gave the prestigious Richard T. Ely lecture at the annual meeting of American economists in Atlanta. Introduced by the former chair...

J-PAL North America Calls for Proposals From Education Leaders
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J-PAL North America Calls for Proposals From Education Leaders

J-PAL North America has announced a call for proposals designed to help education leaders identify effective practices that utilize education technology.

Too Many Workers Are Trapped By Non-Competes
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Too Many Workers Are Trapped By Non-Competes

Non-compete contracts that tie millions of U.S. workers to their jobs impede job growth, worker mobility, and entrepreneurship.

Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm
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Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement...

Former Super Bowl Champ Empowers Students to Learn Computer Science
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Former Super Bowl Champ Empowers Students to Learn Computer Science

Retired NFL defensive tackle Ellis Wyms recently founded Athletes for Computer Science, which deploys athlete ambassadors to teach children in underprivileged districts...

The MOOC Pivot
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The MOOC Pivot

After promising a reordering of higher education, the massive open online course (MOOC) field is instead coalescing around a different, much older business model...

To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat
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To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Li Yuan, a technology columnist in Hong Kong, discussed the tech she's...

Student Develops Machine-Learning Model for Energy and Environmental Applications
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Student Develops Machine-Learning Model for Energy and Environmental Applications

A West Virginia University physics student helped create a machine-learning model that has the potential to make searching for energy and environmental materials...
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