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Virtual Reality Brings History Class to Life
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Virtual Reality Brings History Class to Life

Students in Gonzaga University Professor Andrew Goldman's History 193 course will be traveling somewhere new, and possibly into the past, most afternoons this fall...

The Next Hot Job: Pretending to Be a Robot
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The Next Hot Job: Pretending to Be a Robot

The proliferation of not-yet-autonomous technologies is driving a tiny but growing need for human robot-minders.

WSU Project Aims to Hire and Retain More Women, Minority STEM Faculty
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WSU Project Aims to Hire and Retain More Women, Minority STEM Faculty

A grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation will help Wichita State University take steps to increase the number of women and minorities in its STEM faculty...

Roaches Help Researchers Steady Staggering Robots
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Roaches Help Researchers Steady Staggering Robots

Researchers at Georgia Tech leveraged the cockroach's superb scurrying skills to create a simple method to assess and improve locomotion in robots.

For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic
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For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic

"Tech has solved some of the world's biggest challenges, but it hasn't cracked the one closest to home: toxic, sexist workplace culture," says Girls Who Code founder...

Amber Johnson Is First Black Woman to Earn Ph.D. in CS at Purdue
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Amber Johnson Is First Black Woman to Earn Ph.D. in CS at Purdue

Amber Johnson made history this month by becoming the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in computer science from Purdue University.

Engineers Make Transistors and Electronic Devices Entirely From Thread
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Engineers Make Transistors and Electronic Devices Entirely From Thread

A team of Tufts University engineers has developed a transistor made from linen thread, enabling them to create electronic devices that could be woven into fabric...

Using Virtual Assistants To Tackle Emergencies In Space
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Using Virtual Assistants To Tackle Emergencies In Space

A team of Texas A&M engineering researchers has been awarded over $1 million from NASA to study the impact of using virtual assistants to support crew members on...

Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students' Essays
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Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students' Essays

Natural language processing AI systems now grade standardized tests in at least 21 states. Psychometricians and AI experts say that these tools may be fooled by...

CU Boulder Researchers Find Five 'Types' of Computing Students
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CU Boulder Researchers Find Five 'Types' of Computing Students

A new survey by the National Center for Women and Information Technology found tbat community college students in introductory computing classes generally can be...

Women-Only STEM College Programs Under Attack for Male Discrimination
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Women-Only STEM College Programs Under Attack for Male Discrimination

Female-only science programs, launched by many U.S. universities to redress gender imbalance in such fields as computer science and engineering, are coming under...

Hundreds of Extreme Self-Citing Scientists Revealed in New Database
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Hundreds of Extreme Self-Citing Scientists Revealed in New Database

Some highly cited academics seem to be heavy self-promoters — but researchers warn against policing self-citation.

A Psychological Approach to Human-Automation Interaction
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A Psychological Approach to Human-Automation Interaction

Nathan Tenhundfeld established the Advanced Teaming, Technology, Automation, and Computing Lab at the University of Alabama in Huntsville to study human-machine...

Scientists Discover New State of Matter
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Scientists Discover New State of Matter

A team of physicists has uncovered a new state of matter that could increase storage capabilities in electronic devices and enhance quantum computing.

You Can Now Practice Firing Someone in VR
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You Can Now Practice Firing Someone in VR

Virtual reality workplace training provider Talespin has developed virtual characters to train people in soft management skills such as firing employees.    ...

Trilce Estrada Wins 2019 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award
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Trilce Estrada Wins 2019 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award

University of New Mexico researcher Trilce Estrada has received the 2019 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing award.

Data-Mining for Dark Matter
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Data-Mining for Dark Matter

MIT Associate Professor Tracy Slatyer hunts through astrophysical data for clues to the invisible universe.

Female Students Outnumber Males in A-Level Science Entries
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Female Students Outnumber Males in A-Level Science Entries

Efforts to improve girls' enrollment in STEM subjects show signs of bearing fruit.

How Boston Saved $5 Million by Routing School Buses With An Algorithm
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How Boston Saved $5 Million by Routing School Buses With An Algorithm

The Boston Public School District held a contest to determine the best solution for busing around 25,000 students to school every day. The winning algorithm improved...

U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs
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U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked the wages of 22 occupations that rely heavily on computer science and data analysis.
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