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More Jobs Predicted For Machines, Not People
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More Jobs Predicted For Machines, Not People

A faltering economy explains much of the job shortage in America, but advancing technology has sharply magnified the effect, according to two researchers at the...

A Silicon Valley School That Doesn't Compute
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A Silicon Valley School That Doesn't Compute

Schools nationwide have rushed to supply their classrooms with computers. But the contrarian point of view can be found at the epicenter of the tech economy,...

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Stanford Teams With City College (think Engineering School)

In the chess match to determine which university will get a chance to build a graduate school of applied sciences on public land in New York City, Stanford is...

Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path to a College Degree
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Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path to a College Degree

Harvard and Ohio State are not going to disappear any time soon. But a host of new online enterprises are making earning a college degree cheaper, faster, and...

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Education Needs a Digital-Age ­pgrade

If you have a child entering grade school this fall, file away just one number with all those back-to-school forms: 65 percent. Chances are just that good that...

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At a Hacker Conference, Plenty of Friendly Feds

 Why are the Feds hobnobbing with hackers? Defcon, a convention of computer hackers here, was crawling with federal agents on Friday. They smiled, shook hands,...

Computer Studies Made Cool, on Film and Now on Campus
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Computer Studies Made Cool, on Film and Now on Campus

After a decade of decreases, computer science programs are experiencing a resurgence. Educators and technologists say the increase is directly related to the popularity...

Out of the Loop in Silicon Valley
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Out of the Loop in Silicon Valley

Although technology hubs such as Silicon Valley boast that they are open to good ideas irrespective of the age, educational level, or station in life of the inventor...

China Drawing High-Tech Research From ­.s.
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China Drawing High-Tech Research From ­.s.

U.S. companies—and their engineers—are being drawn to China more and more as the country develops a high-tech economy that increasingly competes directly with the...

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Making Computer Science More Enticing

Employment at the top 10 Silicon Valley companies declined for Hispanics, blacks, and women for the decade ending in 2005, according to a San Jose Mercury News...

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Wanted: Cyber Ninjas

U.S. colleges are adding courses and specialized degrees in the once-exotic field of cybersecurity to try to meet the growing demands for computer security skills...

New Programs Aim to Lure Young Into Digital Jobs
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New Programs Aim to Lure Young Into Digital Jobs

Educators and technologists say both the image of computing work and computer science education in high schools need to change to fill what are expected to be the...

Big Ideas in a Small Room
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Big Ideas in a Small Room

When I was about 10 years old, my father bought a Radio Shack-brand TRS Model III computer in order to track billing. Within a few months, I had moved it into my...

Do Elite Colleges Produce the Best-Paid Graduates?
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Do Elite Colleges Produce the Best-Paid Graduates?

PayScale, a site that collects data on salaries for different professions, recently released an updated data set from over 1.2 million users on the salaries of...

In Simulation Work, the Demand Is Real
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In Simulation Work, the Demand Is Real

As employment headlines go from grim to grimmer, it’s appropriate that one job category with expanding demand involves helping people avoid reality. Designers of...

A Google Whiz Searches For His Place on Earth
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A Google Whiz Searches For His Place on Earth

Visa and immigration rules are creating conflicts with immigrants who are having a sizable impact on the U.S. technology industry. One such immigrant is Sanjay...

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The Real High-Tech Immigrant Problem: They're Leaving

New York TimesLanguage in the U.S. bank bailout legislation that discourages banks from recruiting skilled foreign workers on work visas has re-ignited the controversy...

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Digital Archivists, Now in Demand

Given the amount of content that still needs to be digitized ¿ such as newspapers, court records and corporate documents - the role of the digital archivist is...

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What Has Driven Women Out of Computer Science?

In 1991, Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student Ellen Spertus published the paper, "Why Are There So Few Female Computer Scientists?" Nearly 20...
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