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How to Expand and Improve CS Education around the World
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How to Expand and Improve CS Education around the World

Six recommendations to take CS education to scale at primary and secondary school levels

China In Midst of AI Talent Boom, Turing Award Recipient Says
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China In Midst of AI Talent Boom, Turing Award Recipient Says

The number of people involved in artificial intelligence in China has increased enormously thanks to the government's commitment to developing the booming sector...

Grace Hopper, Minicomputers, and Megabytes
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Grace Hopper, Minicomputers, and Megabytes: It's a Fun Career

In 1963, the British government decided to make the world's most powerful computer. The manufacturer, Ferranti, asked would-be buyers to send their best programmers...

Surfer Robots Look and Move Like Water Bugs
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Surfer Robots Look and Move Like Water Bugs

Hassan Masoud and Mitch Timm at Michigan Technological University and a team of researchers have built a tiny, self-powered robot inspired by water-skimming insects...

Braintrust Network Puts Freelance Tech Jobs on the Blockchain
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Braintrust Network Puts Freelance Tech Jobs on the Blockchain

The decentralized Braintrust network maintained by six different software companies matches employers and freelancers using cryptocurrency and a community-based...

Collaborators Launch AI-Robotics Initiative to Aid Older Adults in Daily Care
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Collaborators Launch AI-Robotics Initiative to Aid Older Adults in Daily Care

University of Massachusetts Lowell researchers are among the scientists behind a new initiative to develop robotics and artificial-intelligence systems designed...

Researchers Look to Put Living Cells on Transistor Chip
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Researchers Look to Put Living Cells on Transistor Chip

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are developing a transistor chip that harnesses the biological responses of living organisms to drive current...

A.R. In the O.R.
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A.R. In the O.R.

Surgical education is getting an update as the University of North Dakota's departments of Surgery and Computer Science have teamed up to experiment with augmented...

Seven in 10 Tech Employees in U.S. Are Thinking About Quitting
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Seven in 10 Tech Employees in U.S. Are Thinking About Quitting

Seventy-two percent of tech employees in the United States are thinking of quitting their job in the next 12 months, says a TalentLMS report, which suggests skills...

US IT Job Growth Slows, but 2021 Still on Track for Record Hiring
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US IT Job Growth Slows, but 2021 Still on Track for Record Hiring

Businesses would have hired even more IT workers had they been able to find enough qualified candidates.

Researchers Build Four-Legged Swarming Robots
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Researchers Build Four-Legged Swarming Robots

Researchers built multi-legged robots that can maneuver in challenging environments and accomplish complex tasks that are not achievable by individual robots.

Study Compares Coding Bootcamps With Universities
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Study Compares Coding Bootcamps With Universities

Data research company Optimal examined coding bootcamps' job placement data and found that many programs and their trainees are flourishing while institutes of...

Computer Scientist Wins $1 Million Artificial Intelligence Prize
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Computer Scientist Wins $1 Million Artificial Intelligence Prize

Duke University computer scientist and engineer Cynthia Rudin's work applying machine learning to predict which Con Edison manhole covers were at risk of exploding...

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.
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