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Computer Science Department Faculty Is Stretched Thin
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Computer Science Department Faculty Is Stretched Thin

Georgia State University's Computer Science Department has experienced a sharp increase in enrollment for the fall semester, but its faculty and resources are stretched...

iRobot CEO Colin Angle on Data Privacy and Robots in the Home
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iRobot CEO Colin Angle on Data Privacy and Robots in the Home

About a month ago, iRobot CEO Colin Angle mentioned something about sharing Roomba mapping data in an interview with Reuters.

Big Data Amplifies, Transforms Police Surveillance Practices, Study Says
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Big Data Amplifies, Transforms Police Surveillance Practices, Study Says

A researcher at The University of Texas at Austin has examined how the adoption of big data analytics has — and has not — transformed police surveillance practices...

IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AI
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IBM and MIT Bet That Materials and Quantum Advances Will Supercharge AI

A new $240 million center at MIT may help advance the field of artificial intelligence by developing novel devices and materials to power the latest machine-learning...

Harvard's Dean of Undergrad Ed Visits CS50, Tells Students Not to Cheat
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Harvard's Dean of Undergrad Ed Visits CS50, Tells Students Not to Cheat

After a flood of cheating cases roiled Computer Science 50: "Introduction to Computer Science I" last year, Harvard's Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris...

In a High-Tech World, Car Designers Still Rely on Clay
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In a High-Tech World, Car Designers Still Rely on Clay

Car designers have every kind of software and virtual reality tool. But when they want to make sure a car's curves look just right, they rely on one of the world's...

Hurricane Irma Just Made a Digital Walkie-Talkie the No. 1 App Online
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Hurricane Irma Just Made a Digital Walkie-Talkie the No. 1 App Online

As Hurricane Harvey dropped anchor over Southeast Texas last week, Zello became the go-to app for rescuers working to save thousands of people trapped by floodwaters...

Water and Air: Flying Fish UAAV Can Go Anywhere
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Water and Air: Flying Fish UAAV Can Go Anywhere

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are developing a fixed-wing, unmanned vehicle that can autonomously operate underwater and then propel itself into the air...

Argonne Efforts Accelerate 3-D Printing Journey
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Argonne Efforts Accelerate 3-D Printing Journey

Scientists are investigating the entire 3-D printing process to discover both how defects form and methods to avoid them.

How to Close the Gender Gap in Tech
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How to Close the Gender Gap in Tech

Why do so few women work in tech? It isn't that they can't do math or are biologically unsuited to the tasks.

Fear of Robots Taking Jobs Spurs a Bold Idea: Guaranteed Pay
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Fear of Robots Taking Jobs Spurs a Bold Idea: Guaranteed Pay

Driverless trucks. Factory robots. Delivery drones. Virtual personal assistants.

How Retractions Hurt Scientists' Credibility
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How Retractions Hurt Scientists' Credibility

Faulty research creates a significant drop in citations of a scientist's prior published work, a new study says. 

Tweets on Academic Papers 'Mechanical and Devoid of Original Thought'
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Tweets on Academic Papers 'Mechanical and Devoid of Original Thought'

Academics are often encouraged to use social media sites to disseminate their research findings, but a new study says that most tweeting on academic research is...

Scanning the Future, Radiologists See Their Jobs at Risk
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Scanning the Future, Radiologists See Their Jobs at Risk

In health care, you could say radiologists have typically had a pretty sweet deal.

Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance
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Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance

Banks already using algorithms to monitor traders are looking to expand surveillance to cover more employees in the wake of the Wells Fargo & Co. scandal.

Most TV Computer Scientists Are Still White Men; Google Wants to Change That
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Most TV Computer Scientists Are Still White Men; Google Wants to Change That

More than three-quarters of TV and movie characters engaged with computer science are men and more than two-thirds are white. Women of color are practically invisible...

Why a 24-Year-Old Chipmaker Is One of Tech's Hot Prospects
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Why a 24-Year-Old Chipmaker Is One of Tech's Hot Prospects

Engineers at CTA.ai, an imaging-technology start-up in Poland, are trying to popularize a more comfortable alternative to the colonoscopy.

The Myths and Realities of Studying Computer Science
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The Myths and Realities of Studying Computer Science

An education in computers in Delhi schools tends not to prepare students for a career in computer science.

Putin: Leader in Artificial Intelligence Will Rule World
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Putin: Leader in Artificial Intelligence Will Rule World

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that whoever reaches a breakthrough in developing artificial intelligence will come to dominate the world.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Sponsors Teen Video Challenge
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Sponsors Teen Video Challenge

The winner of the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a video competition to generate student interest in STEM fields, will be awarded a $250,000 scholarship, and his...
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