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Study Says Computer Science Is the Least Popular U.K. Science
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Study Says Computer Science Is the Least Popular U.K. Science

Computer science is not only the least popular science chosen for study in the U.K., but also one that sees boys outnumbering girls by around a six-to-one ratio...

STEM Knowledge Aided Employment Resiliency Through the Pandemic
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STEM Knowledge Aided Employment Resiliency Through the Pandemic

A study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that workers who use STEM knowledge on the job had a much easier time retaining and acquiring...

Startups Create Career Opportunities for Scientists
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Startups Create Career Opportunities for Scientists

Chief science officers in industry used to fit a predictable profile, but the old template is changing: scientific startups are now creating opportunities for a...

Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm to Crack Crypto Keys
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Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm to Crack Crypto Keys

Researcher Hanno Böck reports breaking cryptographic keys generated with older software now owned by technology company Rambus by using Fermat's factorization method...

Assembly Line Robot Predicts Co-Workers' Intentions
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Assembly Line Robot Predicts Co-Workers' Intentions

A team of scientists from Three Gorges University in China claim to have built an industrial robot that can read co-workers' intentions with 96% accuracy by monitoring...

China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses
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China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses

Gig workers in China are using food-delivery platforms' data-driven systems, mass WeChat groups, and unofficial unions to fight unfair conditions.

U.S. Tech Work Decentralizes from 'Superstar' Coastal Cities
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U.S. Tech Work Decentralizes from 'Superstar' Coastal Cities

A report from Brookings Institution finds U.S. tech employment rising in many metro areas beyond the traditional short list of coastal "superstar" cities, pointing...

Computer Science Ranks Second for Indian Students Studying Abroad
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Computer Science Ranks Second for Indian Students Studying Abroad

Computer science is the second most preferred subject, behind engineering, for Indian students looking to study abroad, according to a survey by INTO University...

AI Hiring Tools Are Hindering Women's Careers
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AI Hiring Tools Are Hindering Women's Careers

Researchers found that job seekers who set their gender profile as female on hiring platforms generate fewer ads for high-paying jobs, suggesting bias in such systems'...

When Your Boss Becomes a Hologram
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When Your Boss Becomes a Hologram

Technology companies are developing holographic communication systems for businesses, with an eye on corporations forced by the pandemic to reconsider travel and...

Working in Non-Standard Hours Can Harm Motivation
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Working in Non-Standard Hours Can Harm Motivation

Working a non-traditional schedule undermines people's intrinsic motivation for their professional and academic pursuits, according to research from Cornell University...

2022 Rankings of Top Computer Scientists Released
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2022 Rankings of Top Computer Scientists Released

Research portal Research.com has released the 2022 Edition of its Ranking of Top 1,000 Scientists in the field of Computer Science.

Singapore Tech Salaries Jump 22% in Chase for Skilled Coders
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Singapore Tech Salaries Jump 22% in Chase for Skilled Coders

A report by NodeFlair and Quest Ventures found that salaries for software engineers in Singapore rose an average 22% last year, fueled by high demand for limited...

UNLV President Turns Himself Into an AI
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UNLV President Turns Himself Into an AI

Keith Whitfield, president of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, is available to chat with all 31,000 students at any hour of the day or night — as long as...

Researchers Observe a Surprising Source of Conductivity
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Researchers Observe a Surprising Source of Conductivity

A research team probing the properties of a semiconductor combined with a novel thin oxide film have observed a surprising source of electrical conductivity from...

Major Math Conference Will Not Be Held in Russia
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Major Math Conference Will Not Be Held in Russia

Organizers of the International Congress of Mathematicians, a prominent mathematical conference that was set to be held in Saint Petersburg in July, announced that...

How to Find Top Tech Talent in Unlikely Places
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How to Find Top Tech Talent in Unlikely Places

Experts weigh in on how their companies find technical talent in unlikely places.

CIO Pay Jumps as Tech Moves Closer to Core of Business
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CIO Pay Jumps as Tech Moves Closer to Core of Business

Average CIO salaries rose 21% to $287,500 this year from last, according to staffing firm Mondo, reflecting the position's increasingly critical role within businesses...

Study Reveals Strong Demand for Open-Access Science
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Study Reveals Strong Demand for Open-Access Science

A study by Georgia Tech researchers indicates the importance of open-access, science-based information for academic purposes, but more so for self-directed education...

STEM Indicators Show the State of Tech
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STEM Indicators Show the State of Tech

The number of science and engineering degrees awarded in the U.S. increased at all levels from 2000 to 2019 and as shares of total degrees, according to a new set...
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