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DHS Announces Program to Attract and Retain Cybersecurity Talent
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DHS Announces Program to Attract and Retain Cybersecurity Talent

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched a program to find and hire cybersecurity professionals.

U.S. Funding Will Create Openly Licensed Computer Science Textbooks
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U.S. Funding Will Create Openly Licensed Computer Science Textbooks

OpenStax and 12 collaborators have received $1.13 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to create three free, openly licensed textbooks for computer...

AI Maker Space Lets CMU Students 'Sharpen the Cutting Edge of AI'
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AI Maker Space Lets CMU Students 'Sharpen the Cutting Edge of AI'

Carnegie Mellon University has opened an artificial intelligence maker space for students and researchers to advance computer vision, speech recognition, and other...

NYC Legislation Requires 'Bias Audit' of AI Hiring Tools
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NYC Legislation Requires 'Bias Audit' of AI Hiring Tools

A bill passed by the New York City Council will require providers of AI-assisted employment tools to have those systems evaluated each year and the results provided...

Prescriptive Analytics Explored to Optimize Wind Energy Farms
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Prescriptive Analytics Explored to Optimize Wind Energy Farms

The wind energy industry could soon count on precise analysis to achieve an optimal balance for wind farm productivity and profitability.

Why Aren't Professors Taught to Teach?
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Why Aren't Professors Taught to Teach?

Professors are experts in their subject matters but many have limited training in actually teaching their students.

Tech VIPs Auction Twitter 'Follows' to Support CS Education
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Tech VIPs Auction Twitter 'Follows' to Support CS Education

Tech sector leaders and luminaries are uniting to support Code.org and Hour of Code by auctioning off a Twitter "follow," with proceeds benefiting efforts to increase...

Managers Aren't Worried About Keeping IT Workers Happy
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Managers Aren't Worried About Keeping IT Workers Happy

A survey of more than 1,000 IT and business leaders found that only 16% rank employee satisfaction and retention as a top priority.

Tackling the Pangenomics Computing Challenge
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Tackling the Pangenomics Computing Challenge

Christopher Batten at Cornell University is leading the Panorama project, a five-year, $5 million effort to create the first integrated rack scale acceleration...

Apple's Original Computer Fetches $500,000 at U.S. Auction
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Apple's Original Computer Fetches $500,000 at U.S. Auction

An original Apple computer built by firm co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in 1976 has fetched $500,000 at auction in the United States.

Machine Learning Derives Black Hole Motion from Gravitational Waves
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Machine Learning Derives Black Hole Motion from Gravitational Waves

A multidisciplinary team has discovered a machine learning-based technique capable of automatically deriving a mathematical model for the motion of binary black...

Roboticists Find Inspiration in Starfish Larva
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Roboticists Find Inspiration in Starfish Larva

Researchers at ETH Zürich have developed a tiny robot that mimics the movement of a starfish larva.

Team's Process Enables Wash-and-Wear Biosensors
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Team's Process Enables Wash-and-Wear Biosensors

Researchers have developed a process that turns clothing fabric into biosensors which measure a muscle's electrical activity.

Why Women Quit Tech
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Why Women Quit Tech

Why are so many highly qualified and experienced women turning their backs on the tech sector that needs them?

Sorry, Gen Z Isn't Going to Solve Your Tech Skills Crisis
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Sorry, Gen Z Isn't Going to Solve Your Tech Skills Crisis

Seventy-two percent of IT leaders believe members of Generation Z (ages 16 to 24) will solve the digital skills shortage, but just 24% of young people view their...

Scholars Debate How to Improve Open Access
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Scholars Debate How to Improve Open Access

While open-access science has made research available worldwide, some scholars worry that misinformation, fraud, and politicization have become rampant in a system...

Pamela McCorduck, Historian of AI, Dies at 80
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Pamela McCorduck, Historian of AI, Dies at 80

Pamela McCorduck, who authored a history of the first two decades of artificial intelligence (AI), has died at 80.

Giving Robots Social Skills
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Giving Robots Social Skills

MIT researchers have incorporated social interactions into a framework for robotics, enabling machines to estimate whether their actions will help or hinder another...

Teammates' Trustworthiness Can Outweigh Skill Competency, Research Says
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Teammates' Trustworthiness Can Outweigh Skill Competency, Research Says

People who are friendly and trustworthy are more likely to be selected for teams than those who are known for just their skill competency and personal reputation...

Visa Ban Hurts Innovation Edge, U.S. Universities Say
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Visa Ban Hurts Innovation Edge, U.S. Universities Say

Toughened visa requirements for Chinese graduate students and postgraduate researchers are squeezing the flow of talent to U.S. universities.
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