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NSF Funds Study of COVID-19 Scams on the Darknet
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NSF Funds Study of COVID-19 Scams on the Darknet

A study funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation will allow researchers in Georgia State University to examine threats related to the sale of critical COVID...

Gender Pay Gap Widens, Though a Third of Men Are Unsure It Exists
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Gender Pay Gap Widens, Though a Third of Men Are Unsure It Exists

The gender pay gap is widening, though a third of men are unsure or do not believe it exists, according to the 2020 State of Wage Inequality in the Workplace report...

Job Interviews Don't Work
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Job Interviews Don't Work

Understand the limitations and pitfalls of job interviews improves an employer's chance of hiring the best possible candidate.

Tech Startups Laid Off 69,000 Workers Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
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Tech Startups Laid Off 69,000 Workers Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Tech startups laid off more than 69,000 employees between March and July due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to BuyShares.co.uk.

Gender Gaps in STEM College Majors Emerge in High School
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Gender Gaps in STEM College Majors Emerge in High School

Discrepancies in male's and female's choice of college STEM majors emerge early in high school, researchers found.

Level of Media Coverage for Scientific Research Linked to Number of Citations
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Level of Media Coverage for Scientific Research Linked to Number of Citations

An analysis of over 800 academic research papers suggests that the level of popular media coverage for a given paper is strongly linked to the attention it receives...

Dalhousie Joins Computer Science Diversity Initiative
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Dalhousie Joins Computer Science Diversity Initiative

Dalhousie is one of eight universities announced as 2020 BRAID affiliates, joining the diversity and inclusion initiative co-led by AnitaB.org and Harvey Mudd College...

Undergrad Women in STEM Outperform Men, Yet Remain Undervalued
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Undergrad Women in STEM Outperform Men, Yet Remain Undervalued

Women may experience gender bias from peers even when they outnumber and outperform men in undergraduate STEM classrooms, Colorado State University researchers...

Different Kind of Leader Needed for the Virtual Workplace
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Different Kind of Leader Needed for the Virtual Workplace

Workers on virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams, new research says.

Developer Makes Miniature Model of IBM 1401 Mainframe Computer
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Developer Makes Miniature Model of IBM 1401 Mainframe Computer

Nicolas Temese built a miniature version of the IBM 1401 computer system from scratch. The finished model will go to the Computer History Museum.

Chinese Researchers Explore Possible Carbon Nanotube-Based Chips
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Chinese Researchers Explore Possible Carbon Nanotube-Based Chips

Chinese researchers are making progress in using carbon nanotube arrays as alternatives to silicon in large-scale integrated circuits.

Are Companies More Productive in a Pandemic?
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Are Companies More Productive in a Pandemic?

Many claim their employees are hyper efficient while working from home. But there are social and emotional costs to ambition in isolation.

In Lockdown, Mathematicians Crack a Stubborn Geometry Riddle
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In Lockdown, Mathematicians Crack a Stubborn Geometry Riddle

Mathematicians Joshua Greene and Andrew Lobb solved the century-old rectangular peg problem in geometry by brainstorming and holding weekly Zoom calls during the...

Digital Poetry: Five Ways to Combine Human and Computer Languages
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Digital Poetry: Five Ways to Combine Human and Computer Languages

Digital artists combine human and computer languages to create digital poetry.

Sandia Expands Access to Its Cyber Research Tools
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Sandia Expands Access to Its Cyber Research Tools

Sandia has created free cyber research tools for academic and research institutions.

Six Productivity Tips for Working From Home
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Six Productivity Tips for Working From Home

Just 30% of workers say they are more productive working from home during the pandemic. A survey identified six tips that make remote employees efficient and effective...

RIT Researchers Create Math-Aware Search Interface
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RIT Researchers Create Math-Aware Search Interface

Researchers at RIT have developed MathDeck, a math-aware search interface that  allows users to look up sophisticated math formulas on a computer.

New Director Takes the Helm at National Science Foundation
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New Director Takes the Helm at National Science Foundation

Sethuraman Panchanathan has been appointed as the 15th director of the U.S. National Science Foundation, starting his six-year term and promising to continue to...

Hands-On Research Experience Despite the Pandemic
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Hands-On Research Experience Despite the Pandemic

Texas A&M adapted elements of the NSF's traditional Research Experiences for Undergraduates internships into a fully online program with no residence requirement...
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