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Computer Simulations Shed Light on the Physics of Rainbows
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Computer Simulations Shed Light on the Physics of Rainbows

Computer scientists at UC San Diego, who set out to simulate all rainbows found in nature, wound up answering questions about the physics of rainbows as well.

Hubble Racks Up 10,000 Science Papers
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Hubble Racks Up 10,000 Science Papers

For the past 21 years thousands of astronomers around the world in over 35 countries have been engaged in Hubble Space Telescope research, and the 10,000th Hubble...

Programming Should Take Pride of Place in Our Schools
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Programming Should Take Pride of Place in Our Schools

If we don't change the way ICT is thought about and taught, we're shutting the door on our children's futures.

Tim Cook's First 100 Days as Apple CEO
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Tim Cook's First 100 Days as Apple CEO

World leaders are often measured by what they do in their first 100 days in office. But what about business leaders? As of last Friday, it has been 100 days since...

Women in IT
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Women in IT

Men are still dominant when it comes to top IT positions in higher education, and  women face in the field face numerous challenges. Dominican University CIO Jill...

With a Leaner Model, Start-Ups Reach Further Afield
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With a Leaner Model, Start-Ups Reach Further Afield

Lee Redden, 26, a Ph.D. student in engineering at Stanford, recently decided to shelve his education and help found a start-up company.

Medical Robotics Experts Advance NASA 'Satellite Surgery' Project
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Medical Robotics Experts Advance NASA 'Satellite Surgery' Project

Johns Hopkins University engineers are applying their expertise with medical robotics to show NASA how to fix valuable satellites that are breaking down or running...

 Study Suggests Flexible Workplaces Promote Better Health Behavior and Well-Being
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Study Suggests Flexible Workplaces Promote Better Health Behavior and Well-Being

A flexible workplace initiative improved employees' health behavior and well-being, including a rise in the amount and quality of sleep and better health management...

Facebook Auditions Kid Hackers with All-Night Codefest
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Facebook Auditions Kid Hackers with All-Night Codefest

"Yes! We have elegance!" says a student from the University of Waterloo. Then he pauses, and his shoulders slump.

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Retailers Are Losing the Software Talent Wars

For a decade, Target outsourced its website operations to Amazon.com. The Minneapolis retail giant began preparing two years ago to take control of the site when...

STEM Literacy Beyond STEM Occupations
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STEM Literacy Beyond STEM Occupations

A new report from Georgetown University defines why science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) literacy is important both inside and outside STEM fields,...

IT's Most Wanted: Mainframe Programmers
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IT's Most Wanted: Mainframe Programmers

Although mainframes remain a key component of enterprises, many mainframe personnel are getting ready to retire and there are not enough students interested in...

GCHQ Aims to Recruit Computer Hackers with Code-Cracking Web Site
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GCHQ Aims to Recruit Computer Hackers with Code-Cracking Web Site

Government intelligence service targets "self-taught" hackers with cryptic Web site that features no obvious branding.

The Search for Analysts to Make Sense of 'Big Data'
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The Search for Analysts to Make Sense of 'Big Data'

Businesses keep vast troves of data about things like online shopping behavior, or millions of changes in weather patterns, or trillions of financial transactions—information...

The Search For Analysts To Make Sense Of 'Big Data'
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The Search For Analysts To Make Sense Of 'Big Data'

Businesses keep vast troves of data about things like online shopping,  weather patterns, or financial transactions. Companies hoping to make use of the big data...

Science Pubs Create Lively Intellectual Exchange
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Science Pubs Create Lively Intellectual Exchange

Science Pubs are a new forum for freewheeling exchange between people who love science and researchers of all stripes. Organizers say the discussions reveal a broad...

Digital Downtime
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Digital Downtime

During the holidays, you might look forward to the time away from work — unless you feel a nagging need to check emails and voice mails. You wouldn't be alone....

Why Free Software Is Not a Job Killer
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Why Free Software Is Not a Job Killer

Computerworld UK author John Spencer laments that free and open source software's (FLOSS) cost benefits have been taken to heart, so much so that there are hardly...

Does Free Software Cost Jobs?
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Does Free Software Cost Jobs?

Open Source companies' mantra to education is 'reduce overheads, reduce support, save money, do more for less.' Trouble is this approach has not created a single...

Picture This: Better Decisions Through Data Visualization
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Picture This: Better Decisions Through Data Visualization

Can you visualize data? That’s the question raised by the Data Visualization Student Challenge, a U.S. Department of Transportation competition that invited college...
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