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U.K. Schools Are Using Facial Recognition for Student Lunch Payments
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U.K. Schools Are Using Facial Recognition for Student Lunch Payments

Nine schools in North Ayrshire in the U.K. are using facial recognition technology to take lunch payments, citing the lack of touch for COVID safety and increased...

Mathematicians Create a Model for Queue Organizing with Self-Sustained Servers
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Mathematicians Create a Model for Queue Organizing with Self-Sustained Servers

RUDN University mathematicians have proposed a model for optimizing the operation of queuing systems. The servers in the system are self-sustained and can determine...

As STEM Interest Declines, Mentors' Importance Rises
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As STEM Interest Declines, Mentors' Importance Rises

STEM majors in underrepresented groups need mentors who look like them.

How College Students Can Use IT Skills for U.S. Foreign Service
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How College Students Can Use IT Skills for U.S. Foreign Service

The Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship program provides students pursuing an IT-related bachelor's or master's degree the opportunity to practice...

Microsoft Shuts Down LinkedIn Social-Media Service in China
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Microsoft Shuts Down LinkedIn Social-Media Service in China

LinkedIn will shut the version of its professional-networking site that operates in China, the latest chapter in the struggle Western Internet companies have faced...

Research Team Unlocks Path to a Quantum Future
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Research Team Unlocks Path to a Quantum Future

Researchers are developing new pathways to create and protect quantum coherence, a missing step to building scalable quantum computers.

Low-Performing CS Students Struggle With More Than the Material
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Low-Performing CS Students Struggle With More Than the Material

Researchers at the University of California San Diego found that lower performing computer science students report higher stress levels on multiple fronts — including...

Female-Founded Startups Still Struggle to Get VC Funding
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Female-Founded Startups Still Struggle to Get VC Funding

Female-founded startups raised $25 billion in the first half of 2021, more than the total of any full year prior. But the amount of venture capital going to female...

Peter Norvig Is Leaving Google to Join Stanford HAI
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Peter Norvig Is Leaving Google to Join Stanford HAI

AI expert Peter Norvig, former director of research at Google, will be joining the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI this fall as a Distinguished Education...

U.S. Tech Salaries Grow, but Not For Everyone
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U.S. Tech Salaries Grow, but Not For Everyone

IEEE-USA's 2021 Salary & Benefits survey estimated median income for U.S. technology professionals rose approximately 2.8%.

As Electric Car Makers Ante Up Billions, Software Is Ace in the Hole
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As Electric Car Makers Ante Up Billions, Software Is Ace in the Hole

Coders are set to cash in.

Teams Develop Code, Win $535,000 in Space Robotics Challenge
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Teams Develop Code, Win $535,000 in Space Robotics Challenge

NASA has awarded a total of $535,000 to seven teams that competed in the agency's Space Robotics Challenge. The teams developed code to help advance state-of-the...

AI Testing Suggests Prized Rubens Painting Is a Fake
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AI Testing Suggests Prized Rubens Painting Is a Fake

A series of tests using artificial intelligence has found that the Peter Paul Rubens masterpiece Samson and Delilah at the National Gallery in London is most likely...

'Capture the Flag' Competition for Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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'Capture the Flag' Competition for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Purdue University will mark Cybersecurity Awareness Month with a variety of activities in October, including a "Capture the Flag" computer security competition...

Preparing Students for the Quantum Information Revolution
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Preparing Students for the Quantum Information Revolution

The current educational system isn't prepared to meet the surging demand for workers, researchers, and teachers who understand and can teach the core concepts in...

Smartphone Sensor Data Might Detect Cannabis Intoxication
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Smartphone Sensor Data Might Detect Cannabis Intoxication

Smartphone sensor data might be able to determine if a person is intoxicated after consuming marijuana, according to a new study.

Fighting Fire With Data Science
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Fighting Fire With Data Science

UC San Diego's appointment of LANL researcher Rodman Linn indicates an approach of using data science to address wildfires.

Successful Startup Teams Mix Business and Friendship, Research Says
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Successful Startup Teams Mix Business and Friendship, Research Says

Startups whose founders like each other due to shared values and experiences, and have the proper complementary skills, can foster better team dynamics and have...

Researchers' AI May Reveal Climate-Change Tipping Points
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Researchers' AI May Reveal Climate-Change Tipping Points

Researchers are developing a deep learning algorithm that could act as an early warning system against runaway climate change.
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