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Facial Recognition System Will Improve Classroom Attendance, Chinese University Says
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Facial Recognition System Will Improve Classroom Attendance, Chinese University Says

A university official says the facial recognition system will monitor attendence and determine if students are listening to lectures, checking their phones, or...

Specialized Training Benefits STEM Instructors and Students
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Specialized Training Benefits STEM Instructors and Students

Binghamton University's research immersion program allows STEM students to use their classroom knowledge in research projects and gives research educators experience...

Help Wanted: U.S. Government Is Seeking Advice from Quantum Computing Experts
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Help Wanted: U.S. Government Is Seeking Advice from Quantum Computing Experts

The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for experts to guide the White House and federal agencies through the weird world of quantum information science.

Computer Scientist David Gelernter Wants To Revolutionize Social Media
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Computer Scientist David Gelernter Wants To Revolutionize Social Media

David Gelernter, a computer science professor at Yale, is concerned with the amount of power Facebook holds thanks to the data handed over to the social media giant...

Software Companies Follow the Skills, Locate Where Programmers Already Work
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Software Companies Follow the Skills, Locate Where Programmers Already Work

Software companies are more likely to base their operations in locations where skilled potential recruits already work, say researchers from Lancaster University...

The Mathematikado: A Math-Inspired Parody
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The Mathematikado: A Math-Inspired Parody

Michigan Tech's Laura Kasson Fiss and Andrew Fiss adapted an 1886 parody of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado" for a performance and lecture about faculty, students...

Researchers Push to Make Digital Materials Science Vision a Reality
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Researchers Push to Make Digital Materials Science Vision a Reality

"I have a vison of printing an entire robot that would walk off the printer," says Pallavi Dhagat, professor at Oregon State University. She and collaborators at...

When the AI Professor Leaves, Students Suffer, Study Says
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When the AI Professor Leaves, Students Suffer, Study Says

A study by researchers from the University of Rochester found an exodus of artificial intelligence professors from North American universities to the private sector...

COBOL Turns 60: Why It Will Outlive Us All
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COBOL Turns 60: Why It Will Outlive Us All

Burroughs Corp. programmer Mary Hawes proposed in March 1959 that a new computer language be created. It would have an English-like vocabulary that could be used...

UT Austin Announced Fastest Academic Supercomputer in the World
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UT Austin Announced Fastest Academic Supercomputer in the World

The Texas Advanced Computing Center at The University of Texas at Austin has launched Frontera, the fastest supercomputer at any university in the world.

Coalition to Build Data Set for Deepfake Detection Challenge
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Coalition to Build Data Set for Deepfake Detection Challenge

Facebook, Microsoft, the Partnership on AI, and academics from leading universities are coming together to build a dataset for the Deepfake Detection Challenge....

 UIC Graduate Program to Deliver Data Specialists to the Public Sector
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UIC Graduate Program to Deliver Data Specialists to the Public Sector

The University of Illinois at Chicago will offer a Master of Science in Civic Analytics degree to fulfill a rising need for data specialists in government and nonprofit...

MIT Report Examines How to Make Technology Work for Society
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MIT Report Examines How to Make Technology Work for Society

MIT's Task Force on the Work of the Future calls for bold public and private action to harness technology for shared prosperity.

CS Department Hires Ethics TAs
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CS Department Hires Ethics TAs

Ten newly-hired teaching assistants will integrate ethics into Brown University's computer science curriculum.

SMART Algorithm Makes Beamline Data Collection Smarter
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SMART Algorithm Makes Beamline Data Collection Smarter

The exponential increase in the size of data sets acquired by modern scientific instruments will require corresponding advancements in the speed and efficiency...

How Harvard's Popular CS50 Class Became a 'Lifestyle'
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How Harvard's Popular CS50 Class Became a 'Lifestyle'

CS50, Harvard's introductory computer science course, is a carefully crafted model of how to teach any subject in today's technological and social environment. ...

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.
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