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Meet BookBot: Mountain View Library's Newest Robot Helper
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Meet BookBot: Mountain View Library's Newest Robot Helper

The BookBot device makes house calls to pick up library books and return them to the Mountain View Library.

Why the Eight-Hour Workday Doesn't Work
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Why the Eight-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. A recent study by the Draugiem Group says the ideal work-to-break ratio is 52 minutes of...

Machine-Learning Model Predicts Recovery Time from Sports-Related Concussions
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Machine-Learning Model Predicts Recovery Time from Sports-Related Concussions

Researchers used a machine learning model to estimate the recovery time of high school athletes who suffered a concussion during sport activity.

Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86
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Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, a self-taught electrical engineer who helped design the first pocket calculator, died on Feb. 27 in Dallas. He was 86.

How to Keep Parents From Fleeing STEM Careers
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How to Keep Parents From Fleeing STEM Careers

STEM jobs are often defined by long hours and an "all or nothing" work ethos. New research suggests that the industry poses outsize challenges for male and female...

Videogame Skills Score With Employers
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Videogame Skills Score With Employers

Once associated with antisocial behavior or immaturity, gaming savvy now translates into welcome workplace capabilities.

What Programming Languages Engineers and Employers Love, and Hate
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What Programming Languages Engineers and Employers Love, and Hate

Online recruitment firm Hired released a report this week designed to paint a picture of software engineering job seekers in 2018.

Uber Escapes Criminal Charges for 2018 Self-Driving Death in Arizona
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Uber Escapes Criminal Charges for 2018 Self-Driving Death in Arizona

A prosecutor in Arizona has decided not to press charges against Uber in the March 2018 death of Elaine Herzberg. One of Uber's self-driving cars crashed into Herzberg...

Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State
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Limiting Your Digital Footprints in a Surveillance State

What are your most important tech tools for reporting in Shanghai, especially with a government known for surveillance?

Lighting the Path
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Lighting the Path

Five eminent female computer scientists discussed their careers and shared their insights in the "Perspectives from Luminaries" panel discussion.

University of California Boycotts Elsevier Over Journal Costs and Open Access
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University of California Boycotts Elsevier Over Journal Costs and Open Access

The University of California system will stop paying to subscribe to journals published by Elsevier, the world's largest scientific publisher, after talks to renew...

Which Colleges Are Best and Worst for Women in Computer Science?
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Which Colleges Are Best and Worst for Women in Computer Science?

An analysis of U.S. Department of Education data found only four colleges in the United States with at least 50 bachelor's degree recipients in computer science...

Facial Recognition Software to Identify Civil War Soldiers
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Facial Recognition Software to Identify Civil War Soldiers

The Photo Sleuth platform developed at Virginia Tech uses crowdsourcing to increase the ability of algorithms to identify portraits of soldiers who participated...

Pew: Phone Polling in Crisis Again
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Pew: Phone Polling in Crisis Again

The percentage of Americans willing to participate in telephone polls has hit a new low, according to a new report, raising doubts about the continued viability...

US Allies Buck Trump on Huawei
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US Allies Buck Trump on Huawei

The Trump administration's push to get U.S. allies to block Chinese firm Huawei from their next-generation wireless networks is facing skepticism from political...

QS World University Rankings Rate Top Computer Science Schools for 2019
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QS World University Rankings Rate Top Computer Science Schools for 2019

The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks the world's top universities in computer science and 47 other subject areas.

What 126 Studies Say About Education Technology
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What 126 Studies Say About Education Technology

A new publication from J-PAL North America summarizing 126 rigorous evaluations of different uses of education technology suggests some areas of promise and points...

Seattle Mayor Forms Student Internship Program With Amazon, Expedia, Others
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Seattle Mayor Forms Student Internship Program With Amazon, Expedia, Others

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan has launched a paid internship program for college students, in partnership with area companies.

Skills Shortage is Stopping Many Asian Companies from Embracing AI, Study Shows
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Skills Shortage is Stopping Many Asian Companies from Embracing AI, Study Shows

Only 41% of companies in the Asia-Pacific region are currently using artificial intelligence, according to a survey of business leaders and workers in 15 Asia-Pacific...

UCLA's Computer Science Curriculum Fails to Teach Applicable Skills in the Field
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UCLA's Computer Science Curriculum Fails to Teach Applicable Skills in the Field

UCLA's computer science curriculum is focused on the theoretical foundations of the major, but students say they need more practical skills to cut it in the field...
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