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Virtual Reality Platforms Emerge as Computer Science Teaching Tool
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Virtual Reality Platforms Emerge as Computer Science Teaching Tool

Schools are beginning to use virtual reality and augmented reality tools with students in computer science lessons, with some classes even teaching students how...

What Makes High Schoolers Want to Study STEM?
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What Makes High Schoolers Want to Study STEM?

What motivates high school students to become interested in and pursue careers in the STEM fields? An NSF-funded study aims to find out.

Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects
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Republicans Want Kaspersky, Huawei Banned from Sensitive University Research Projects

If Kaspersky, Huawei and ZTE are suspected of helping Russia and China spy on U.S. government computer systems, they shouldn't be allowed near sensitive academic...

Ctrl-Alt-Stall: India's Engineers Struggle for Work as Jobs Crisis Worsens
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Ctrl-Alt-Stall: India's Engineers Struggle for Work as Jobs Crisis Worsens

Hundreds of thousands of engineers are churned out by India's education system each year, many with large loans and little prospect of finding a job in their field...

More Than a Single Answer: Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future
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More Than a Single Answer: Preparing Students for Jobs of the Future

Learning has shifted from solving a problem with a single answer to identifying problems in a given situation and offering multiple possible solutions, Andy Puttock...

Faster Robots Demoralize Co-Workers
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Faster Robots Demoralize Co-Workers

A research team has found that people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort when competing with and losing to robots in contests for...

Microsoft Launches AI Business School
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Microsoft Launches AI Business School

Microsoft has launched the AI Business School, an online series of case studies and free instructional videos made to help business executives design and successfully...

iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company
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iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company

After two decades in development, chipmakers are making a costly bet on a technology that will cram even more transistors onto silicon.

Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'
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Top Universities Join to Push 'Public Interest Technology'

As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in American life, universities across the United States have been devising ways to teach students how to grapple with...

Sectors Unite in Push to Develop Public Interest Technology Network
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Sectors Unite in Push to Develop Public Interest Technology Network

Twenty-one U.S. colleges and universities have partnered with the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and New America to define and build the Public Interest Technology...

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.
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