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$25M Center Will Use Digital Tools to 'Communicate' With Plants
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$25M Center Will Use Digital Tools to 'Communicate' With Plants

A multi-institution, transdisciplinary center funded by a five-year, $25 million NSF grant will develop systems for two-way communication with plants, allowing...

Communication and Collaboration Suffer When Everyone Works Remotely, Study Finds
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Communication and Collaboration Suffer When Everyone Works Remotely, Study Finds

Working from home causes workers to become more siloed in how they communicate, engage in fewer real-time conversations, and spend fewer hours in meetings, according...

Talent Shortages Are Holding Back Emerging Tech Adoption, Gartner Reports
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Talent Shortages Are Holding Back Emerging Tech Adoption, Gartner Reports

Talent shortages are the most significant adoption barrier to 64% of emerging technologies, according to IT executives cited in Gartner Inc.'s 2021-2023 Emerging...

Companies Need More Workers. Why Do They Reject Millions of Resumés?
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Companies Need More Workers. Why Do They Reject Millions of Resumés?

Software that sorts through job applicants and deletes those it judges unsuitable may be a major reason why many people are not being hired, despite massive numbers...

County IT Supervisor Is Accused of Mining Bitcoin at the Office
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County IT Supervisor Is Accused of Mining Bitcoin at the Office

An IT supervisor is accused of hiding 46 devices used for mining cryptocurrency in Suffolk County offices, costing the county thousands of dollars in electricity...

Robotic 'White Cane' Adds 3D Camera for Navigation Support
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Robotic 'White Cane' Adds 3D Camera for Navigation Support

Researchers equipped a robotic "white cane" with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and an on-board computer to assist blind and visually impaired...

Molecular Device Can Be Reconfigured for Different Computational Tasks
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Molecular Device Can Be Reconfigured for Different Computational Tasks

Researchers have described a molecular device that can be reconfigured multiple times and on the fly for different computational tasks.

'The Algorithm Fired Me': California Bill Takes on Amazon's Notorious Work Culture
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'The Algorithm Fired Me': California Bill Takes on Amazon's Notorious Work Culture

A bill passed by the California Assembly would challenge Amazon's algorithm-driven warehouse culture.

Didem Unat Named SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing
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Didem Unat Named SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing

Didem Unat of Koç University has been named the winner of the 2021 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing award.

Researchers Find a Way to Verify Quantum Computations
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Researchers Find a Way to Verify Quantum Computations

A team of researchers has developed and implemented a cross-check procedure that allows the results of a calculation performed on one quantum computer to be verified...

Can Japan Close Gender Gap to Address Tech Worker Shortage?
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Can Japan Close Gender Gap to Address Tech Worker Shortage?

Japan is pushing to digitally modernize itself, but one of the developed world's starkest gender gaps is holding it back.

NSF Grant Sees Dancers and AI As Creative Collaborators
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NSF Grant Sees Dancers and AI As Creative Collaborators

A U.S. National Science Foundation grant to Professor Brian Magerko at Georgia Institute of Technology will fund "research to develop a computational architecture...

U.S. Digital Corps Aims to Bring Young Tech Talent to Government
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U.S. Digital Corps Aims to Bring Young Tech Talent to Government

The White House launched the U.S. Digital Corps two-year fellowship on Monday designed to place early-career software engineers, data scientists, and other technologists...

Why Apple Won Its Legal Settlement With Developers
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Why Apple Won Its Legal Settlement With Developers

Apple said it had made major concessions, but a closer examination suggests that the tech giant and the app makers' lawyers were big winners.

GitHub Copilot 'Highly Likely' to Introduce Bugs and Vulnerabilities
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GitHub Copilot 'Highly Likely' to Introduce Bugs and Vulnerabilities

Researchers from New York University found that nearly 40% of the suggestions by GitHub's Copilot code-generation tool are erroneous from a security point of view...

Researchers' Nano-Optical Analog Processor Performs Mathematical Operations
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Researchers' Nano-Optical Analog Processor Performs Mathematical Operations

Researchers are exploring the development of a nanophotonic analog processor capable of solving partial differential equations.

Team Builds AI Tool to Help Predict Artic Sea Ice Loss
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Team Builds AI Tool to Help Predict Artic Sea Ice Loss

An artificial intelligence tool designed by an international team of researchers will enable scientists to more accurately forecast Arctic sea ice conditions months...

Spies for Hire: China's New Breed of Hackers
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Spies for Hire: China's New Breed of Hackers

China's state security ministry is recruiting from a vast pool of private-sector hackers who often have their own agendas and sometimes use their access for commercial...

Picking a Tech Career: It's 'Not Just the Money'
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Picking a Tech Career: It's 'Not Just the Money'

Even with both older brothers in the computer science field, Amelia Hernandez didn't initially consider a career in tech. "I just wanted to get into a career path...

White House Seeks to Plug Cybersecurity Job Hole
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White House Seeks to Plug Cybersecurity Job Hole

The White House held a cybersecurity summit with business leaders in the tech, finance, and energy sectors on Wednesday (August 25) in what was described as a "call...
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