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Free Online Course to Support Higher Education Faculty During Pandemic
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Free Online Course to Support Higher Education Faculty During Pandemic

A free online course has been launched to help higher education faculty members and instructional staff who must teach remotely during the coronavirus pandemic....

Coronavirus Heightens Risk of Cybercrime in the Workplace, Expert Warns
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Coronavirus Heightens Risk of Cybercrime in the Workplace, Expert Warns

Heightened fear and anxiety related to COVID-19 makes people more vulnerable targets for cyber hackers, says Professor David Simpson at Virginia Tech.

YouTube Science Videos Are Riddled With Scams, Plagiarism, and Misinformation
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YouTube Science Videos Are Riddled With Scams, Plagiarism, and Misinformation

The site is a crucial tool for 'edutainment,' but it lacks quality control.

App With Machine Learning Will Provide Rapid At-Home Assessment of Coronavirus Risk
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App With Machine Learning Will Provide Rapid At-Home Assessment of Coronavirus Risk

A coronavirus app coupled with a machine learning algorithm will soon enable an individual to get an at-home risk assessment based on how they feel and where they've...

Azer Bestavros' Computing Journey from Egypt to BU
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Azer Bestavros' Computing Journey from Egypt to BU

Azer Bestavros, associate provost for Computing and Data Sciences at Boston University, has followed his indefatigable enthusiasm for new technologies from one...

Half of Technology Workers Want to Find a New Job in 2020
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Half of Technology Workers Want to Find a New Job in 2020

A survey by recruitment firm Harvey Nash found half of 1,200 technology professionals in the U.K. would like to switch jobs in 2020, with salary and work-life balance...

How a Space Engineer Made Her Own Rotary Cell Phone
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How a Space Engineer Made Her Own Rotary Cell Phone

Justine Haupt developed a rotary cellphone to dodge the hyper-connected world of touchscreen smartphones. "I wanted something that would be entirely mine, personal...

Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like A Computer Virus, Researchers Say
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Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like A Computer Virus, Researchers Say

Online hate speech could be tackled using the same "quarantine" approach deployed to combat malicious software, University of Cambridge researchers say.

Magnetic Skin Allows You to Open Doors With Blink of an Eye
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Magnetic Skin Allows You to Open Doors With Blink of an Eye

Engineers at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology have developed an artificial electronic skin that can remotely control switches and keyboards with...

EduSense: A Feedback Loop for Higher Education Instructors
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EduSense: A Feedback Loop for Higher Education Instructors

EduSense, a real-time sensing system developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers, creates a feedback loop that provides university instructors with detailed...

These Researchers Are Trying to Build a Better Blockchain
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These Researchers Are Trying to Build a Better Blockchain

A growing number of academics turned entrepreneurs is trying to build new blockchains from the ground up to address the mismatch between the innovation's excitement...

Armoring Satellites to Survive and Operate Through Attacks
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Armoring Satellites to Survive and Operate Through Attacks

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have launched a seven-year mission campaign to develop the science, technology, and architecture needed to protect satellite...

Using Machine Learning to Hunt Down Cybercriminals
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Using Machine Learning to Hunt Down Cybercriminals

Researchers from MIT CSAIL and UC San Diego identified the dominant routing characteristics of serial hijackers and trained a machine learning model to automatically...

Birth of the Internet
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Birth of the Internet

The University of Utah School of Computing is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its involvement in the launch of the Internet.

Sci-Fi No More: Creations to Address Societal Dilemmas
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Sci-Fi No More: Creations to Address Societal Dilemmas

Artificial intelligence, 5G wireless networks, and other technologies can be harnessed to address social challenges unique to Japan, says Yoichi Ochiai of the University...

Using Light to Speed Up Computation
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Using Light to Speed Up Computation

A new type of photonic integrated circuit called a PAXEL, for photonic accelerator, shows promise for high-speed, energy-efficient computing.

Research Team to Study Information Latency With $7.5M DOD Grant
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Research Team to Study Information Latency With $7.5M DOD Grant

The U.S. Department of Defense has tapped an interdisciplinary research team to study information latency and freshness in military Internet of Things systems with...

Algorithm Can Distinguish Cyberbullies from Normal Twitter Users
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Algorithm Can Distinguish Cyberbullies from Normal Twitter Users

An international team of researchers has developed machine learning algorithms which can successfully identify bullies and aggressors on Twitter with 90 percent...

Computer Scientist David Gelernter Wants To Revolutionize Social Media
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Computer Scientist David Gelernter Wants To Revolutionize Social Media

David Gelernter, a computer science professor at Yale, is concerned with the amount of power Facebook holds thanks to the data handed over to the social media giant...

How Harvard's Popular CS50 Class Became a 'Lifestyle'
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How Harvard's Popular CS50 Class Became a 'Lifestyle'

CS50, Harvard's introductory computer science course, is a carefully crafted model of how to teach any subject in today's technological and social environment. ...
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