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Silicon Valley Beckoned, But He Went Home to Delaware
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Silicon Valley Beckoned, But He Went Home to Delaware

MIT senior Max Williamson could have chosen a path toward Silicon Valley, but instead is using his background in computer science to tackle public policy issues...

Researchers Test Microchip for Growing Archival Data Storage DNA
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Researchers Test Microchip for Growing Archival Data Storage DNA

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute have developed a microchip for growing DNA strands that could provide high-density 3D archival data storage at...

Researchers Team With Tech Firms on Grid-Tied Energy Storage
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Researchers Team With Tech Firms on Grid-Tied Energy Storage

A U.S. Department of Energy grant pairs two Binghamton University professors with two tech firms trying to better capture and store the electric power generated...

Discrimination Still Plagues Science
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Discrimination Still Plagues Science

Scientific institutions worldwide need to do more to improve workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion, according to Nature's 2021 salary and job satisfaction...

Team Builds Living Robots That Automatically Design New Machines in Simulation
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Team Builds Living Robots That Automatically Design New Machines in Simulation

A team of scientists has repurposed living cells and assembled them into new life-forms, millimeter-wide biological machines can move toward a target and heal themselves...

U.S. Is 'Faltering' in Workforce Digital Skills: ITIF Report
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U.S. Is 'Faltering' in Workforce Digital Skills: ITIF Report

An ITIF report condemns the lack of digital skills among U.S. workers and recommends sweeping policy changes, including boosting computer science training in high...

It's Time to Get Rid of the IT Department
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It's Time to Get Rid of the IT Department

CIOs, as heads of IT departments, are frequently reduced to running a metaphorical island with its own management hierarchy and budget. That's a recipe for disaster...

Chinese Students Rescue Quantum Computer from Late-Night Disaster
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Chinese Students Rescue Quantum Computer from Late-Night Disaster

Water leaking through the ceiling of a Chinese national research facility might have destroyed a new-generation quantum computer under construction if not for the...

Online Guide Helps Researchers Spot Predatory Publishers and Conferences
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Online Guide Helps Researchers Spot Predatory Publishers and Conferences

McMaster University Library is offering an online research guide to help the research community spot predatory publishers or conferences.

Managers Are Losing Confidence in Their Tech Teams
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Managers Are Losing Confidence in Their Tech Teams

One in five IT decision makers have little or no confidence in their teams' ability to bring about positive change in their departments over the next five years...

Great Resignation? Tech Workers Try a Great Reconsideration Instead
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Great Resignation? Tech Workers Try a Great Reconsideration Instead

Tech workers at companies offering remote-work products or services have faced higher demand, along with higher expectations from customers, throughout the pandemic...

North Korea Holds Nationwide Programming Competition
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North Korea Holds Nationwide Programming Competition

North Korea has opened a nationwide computer programming competition aimed at cultivating talent to lead the country's information and technology development, a...

Kids and Teens Believe Girls Aren't Interested in Computer Science
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Kids and Teens Believe Girls Aren't Interested in Computer Science

Children as young as age six develop ideas that girls are less interested than boys in computer science and engineering — stereotypes that can extend into the late...

Wearable Tech Confirms Wear-and-Tear of Work Commute
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Wearable Tech Confirms Wear-and-Tear of Work Commute

A study of commuting and job performance shows how wearable sensing technology can predict individual work quality based on the daily grind of commuting.

Why Colleges Are Giving Up on Remote Education
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Why Colleges Are Giving Up on Remote Education

Remote learning is consistently shown to yield lower grades and lower engagement. Students don't love it either.

OpenAI Cuts Wait List for Access to the GPT-3 API
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OpenAI Cuts Wait List for Access to the GPT-3 API

The artificial intelligence research company OpenAI will eliminate the waiting list for access to the API of its GPT-3 text-generating AI model.

Stop Asking About Salary History, Employers Urged
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Stop Asking About Salary History, Employers Urged

Asking job candidates about previous pay when recruiting contributes to the gender pay gap by replicating pay gaps from other organizations, according to a study...

Technology Exposes 'Liars' Through Examination of Facial Muscles
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Technology Exposes 'Liars' Through Examination of Facial Muscles

Technology developed by researchers at Tel Aviv University detected 73% of the lies told by trial participants based on the contraction of their facial muscles,...

Developers Are Better With Automation and Reusable Code, Report Says
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Developers Are Better With Automation and Reusable Code, Report Says

Software teams are changing their coding processes to fit the new dynamics of remote work, according to GitHub's 2021 State of the Octoverse.
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