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Professor Develops Resource-Sharing Method for Decentralized Networks
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Professor Develops Resource-Sharing Method for Decentralized Networks

Researchers at Penn State have developed a novel algorithm to solve big data resource sharing problems over large networks.

School Computers Enlisted to Identify Drugs to Treat COVID-19
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School Computers Enlisted to Identify Drugs to Treat COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Louisville are using the computing power of thousands of computers in classrooms across the state of Kentucky to identify drugs...

Three Tips to Avoid WFH Burnout
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Three Tips to Avoid WFH Burnout

Employees who feel "on" all the time are at a higher risk of burnout when working from home than if they were going to the office as usual.

'Backpack' Computers Help Scientists Track Wild Animals in Hard-to-Reach Habitats
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'Backpack' Computers Help Scientists Track Wild Animals in Hard-to-Reach Habitats

Researchers have developed wireless network technology that enables the tracking of small animals such as bats by attaching tiny backpacks to them with glue.

Stanford Seeks Volunteers to Help Teach Its Online Coding Course
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Stanford Seeks Volunteers to Help Teach Its Online Coding Course

Stanford is seeking volunteer instructors to assist with its online introductory coding class, which it is offered to the public free of charge.

Ten Free Online CS Courses From Top Universities
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Ten Free Online CS Courses From Top Universities

There are lots of free online computer science courses available from top universities like Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, and others.

How Effective Is Online Learning? What the Research Does and Doesn't Tell Us
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How Effective Is Online Learning? What the Research Does and Doesn't Tell Us

Comparisons of online and in-person classes indicate that online classes aren't as effective as in-person classes for most students.

The Professors Who Call 'BS' on Covid-19 Misinformation
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The Professors Who Call 'BS' on Covid-19 Misinformation

University of Washington professors Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom are policing Twitter feeds, Medium posts, and other sources of bad data and misleading charts. ...

Georgia Tech Professor Uses VR to Move Major Conference Online
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Georgia Tech Professor Uses VR to Move Major Conference Online

The 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces is taking place entirely online this year, with social events hosted completely in virtual environments...

Seven Keys to Running a Successful Virtual Meeting
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Seven Keys to Running a Successful Virtual Meeting

'Winging it' could be a disastrous strategy, says Peter Montoya, a leadership development expert. Here are seven keys to running a successful virtual meeting.

Free Online Course to Support Higher Education Faculty During Pandemic
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Free Online Course to Support Higher Education Faculty During Pandemic

A free online course has been launched to help higher education faculty members and instructional staff who must teach remotely during the coronavirus pandemic....

Coronavirus Heightens Risk of Cybercrime in the Workplace, Expert Warns
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Coronavirus Heightens Risk of Cybercrime in the Workplace, Expert Warns

Heightened fear and anxiety related to COVID-19 makes people more vulnerable targets for cyber hackers, says Professor David Simpson at Virginia Tech.

YouTube Science Videos Are Riddled With Scams, Plagiarism, and Misinformation
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YouTube Science Videos Are Riddled With Scams, Plagiarism, and Misinformation

The site is a crucial tool for 'edutainment,' but it lacks quality control.

App With Machine Learning Will Provide Rapid At-Home Assessment of Coronavirus Risk
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App With Machine Learning Will Provide Rapid At-Home Assessment of Coronavirus Risk

A coronavirus app coupled with a machine learning algorithm will soon enable an individual to get an at-home risk assessment based on how they feel and where they've...

Azer Bestavros' Computing Journey from Egypt to BU
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Azer Bestavros' Computing Journey from Egypt to BU

Azer Bestavros, associate provost for Computing and Data Sciences at Boston University, has followed his indefatigable enthusiasm for new technologies from one...

Half of Technology Workers Want to Find a New Job in 2020
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Half of Technology Workers Want to Find a New Job in 2020

A survey by recruitment firm Harvey Nash found half of 1,200 technology professionals in the U.K. would like to switch jobs in 2020, with salary and work-life balance...

How a Space Engineer Made Her Own Rotary Cell Phone
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How a Space Engineer Made Her Own Rotary Cell Phone

Justine Haupt developed a rotary cellphone to dodge the hyper-connected world of touchscreen smartphones. "I wanted something that would be entirely mine, personal...

Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like A Computer Virus, Researchers Say
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Online Hate Speech Could Be Contained Like A Computer Virus, Researchers Say

Online hate speech could be tackled using the same "quarantine" approach deployed to combat malicious software, University of Cambridge researchers say.

Magnetic Skin Allows You to Open Doors With Blink of an Eye
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Magnetic Skin Allows You to Open Doors With Blink of an Eye

Engineers at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology have developed an artificial electronic skin that can remotely control switches and keyboards with...

EduSense: A Feedback Loop for Higher Education Instructors
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EduSense: A Feedback Loop for Higher Education Instructors

EduSense, a real-time sensing system developed by Carnegie Mellon University researchers, creates a feedback loop that provides university instructors with detailed...
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