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10 Secrets of Successful Leaders
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10 Secrets of Successful Leaders

Leadership is one of the areas that many entrepreneurs tend to overlook. It turns out, the skills and talents necessary to guide your team in the right direction...

Open Source Jobs: What's Hot, Where to Look, What to Learn
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Open Source Jobs: What's Hot, Where to Look, What to Learn

For eager, talented software developers, free/open source software offers considerably more richness of opportunity than anything else. It is everywhere, from...

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The Importance of Word Choice: Terms with Multiple Meanings For Scientists and the Public

If you haven't seen the excellent post on Mountain Beltway—Words matter—you should head over there and take a look. The post brought up some interesting ideas about...

Mentoring Builds Great Leaders, but Only If There Is Fierce Honesty
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Mentoring Builds Great Leaders, but Only If There Is Fierce Honesty

A new study suggests that pairing a seasoned pro with a promising prospect in an informal mentorship was significantly more potent in developing strong leaders...

Georgia Tech Turns Iphone Into Spiphone
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Georgia Tech Turns Iphone Into Spiphone

A research team from Georgia Tech has discovered how to program a smartphone to sense nearby keyboard vibrations and decipher complete sentences with up to 80 percent...

The Rare Find: Reinventing Recruiting
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The Rare Find: Reinventing Recruiting

In late 2006, 22-year-old Adam D'Angelo confronted a serious problem. Facebook, then a small Silicon Valley startup, had picked him to be its chief technology...

Vcu Training Simulator Tests, Evaluates School Leaders
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Vcu Training Simulator Tests, Evaluates School Leaders

Using a five-year, $5.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, researchers with "Project ALL" are developing a computer simulator that evaluates...

U.va. Team Awarded $3 Million Nsf Secure Computation Grant
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U.va. Team Awarded $3 Million Nsf Secure Computation Grant

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $3 million grant to a team lead by University of Virginia computer scientist David Evans for a project to develop...

How to Conduct a Job Search: What You Need to Know Today
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How to Conduct a Job Search: What You Need to Know Today

Initiating a job search by social networking represents a significant change in the way IT jobseekers look for work today. Job hunters and career experts both say...

Instant Health Checks For Buildings and Bridges
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Instant Health Checks For Buildings and Bridges

During 2011's deadly onslaught of earthquakes, floods and tornadoes, countless buildings had to be evacuated while workers checked to make sure they were stable...

Gender and Competition: What Companies Need to Know
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Gender and Competition: What Companies Need to Know

Three Harvard researchers studying cooperation and competition in the workplace found that women's and men's workplace performance may be strongly linked to the...

Robot Biologist Solves Complex Problem from Scratch
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Robot Biologist Solves Complex Problem from Scratch

A team of scientists has taken a major step toward developing robot biologists. They have shown that their system, the Automated Biology Explorer, can solve a complicated...

$9.8m Program Aims to Change How Science Is Taught
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$9.8m Program Aims to Change How Science Is Taught

A coalition of regional partners in upstate New York has received $9.8 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation to expand a promising, teacher-focused...

Experimental Mathematics: Computing Power Leads to Insights
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Experimental Mathematics: Computing Power Leads to Insights

Modern computer technology has vastly expanded our ability to discover new mathematical results.

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7 Key Skills New It Grads Are Lacking

Greg Taffet is scouting for talent. Taffet, the CIO of U.S. Gas & Electric Inc. in North Miami Beach, Fla., brought on four new staffers in the past six months...

High-Tech and Traditional Techniques Used to Study Dinosaur Tracks
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High-Tech and Traditional Techniques Used to Study Dinosaur Tracks

The discovery of a large field of dinosaur tracks in Arkansas has researchers busy using cutting-edge technology and traditional techniques to learn all that they...

Prepare to Fill One of 1.5 Million Data-Savvy Manager Jobs
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Prepare to Fill One of 1.5 Million Data-Savvy Manager Jobs

By 2018 the United States faces a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts to analyze big...

So Many U.S. Manufacturing Jobs, So Few Skilled Workers
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So Many U.S. Manufacturing Jobs, So Few Skilled Workers

U.S. manufacturers are failing to fill thousands of vacant jobs, surprising when 14 million people are searching for work. Companies report difficulty finding...

'thinking Machines' Will Guide Future Power Grids
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'thinking Machines' Will Guide Future Power Grids

Plans to develop the "smart" grid cannot succeed without the creation of new "thinking machines" that can learn and adapt to new situations, says Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy...

Researchers Use Text, Computers to Spot Unique Language of Psychopathic Killers
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Researchers Use Text, Computers to Spot Unique Language of Psychopathic Killers

Using computerized text analysis, Cornell University Computing and Information Science Professor Jeff Hancock found that psychopathic murderers make identifiable...
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