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Students ­se Futuristic Technology to Dive Into the Past
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Students ­se Futuristic Technology to Dive Into the Past

A new partnership between the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Watermen's Museum in historic Yorktown Virginia lets schoolchildren use robotic subs...

Breakthrough Scientific Discoveries No Longer Dominated By the Very Young, Study Finds
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Breakthrough Scientific Discoveries No Longer Dominated By the Very Young, Study Finds

Scientists under the age of 40 used to make the majority of significant breakthroughs in chemistry, physics and medicine — but that is no longer the case, new research...

Pc Changed His World
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Pc Changed His World

Kevin Berg lives with cerebral palsy, and operates a computer-repair business with the combination of a head-wand, a touch-screen tablet computer, and the support...

STEM Jobs Outlook Strong, but Collaboration Needed to Fill Jobs
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STEM Jobs Outlook Strong, but Collaboration Needed to Fill Jobs

U.S. businesses are in a Catch-22. They've got plenty of jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math — STEM — ready to fill. Unfortunately, the supply...

Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (it's Just So Darn Hard)
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Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (it's Just So Darn Hard)

The number of college freshmen interested in majoring in a STEM field on the rise. But roughly 40 percent end up switching to other subjects or failing to get...

Boomerang Employees
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Boomerang Employees

Corporate alumni networks are experiencing a surge in popularity as professional services and technology companies struggle to find skilled workers to fill their...

Five Ways to Keep Your Rock Star Employees Happy
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Five Ways to Keep Your Rock Star Employees Happy

Far more important than extravagant perks or salary, it is the small things that keep the most talented employees happy, such as bosses who make time for one-on...

How to Predict the Future
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How to Predict the Future

Imagining the future, we naturally think of it as a different place to the one we live in now. It is populated with new technologies, advanced science, and perhaps...

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Facebook Ceo Mark Zuckerberg Recruits Harvard Students

Sometimes you can go home again. Mark Zuckerberg, who famously dropped out of Harvard College to start a little Web site called Facebook, will be back there on...

Study Suggests Women Score Low on Tech Aptitude Tests For Lack of Interest
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Study Suggests Women Score Low on Tech Aptitude Tests For Lack of Interest

A new study by a University of Iowa researcher suggests males score higher on technical aptitude tests than females because boys and men are simply more interested...

Web Search Technology to Aid Researchers Using Oral Histories
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Web Search Technology to Aid Researchers Using Oral Histories

Web-based technology developed at University of Kentucky Libraries allows researchers to pinpoint specific terms within recorded oral history interviews making...

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Despite Problems, Silicon Valley Still an Innovation Magnet

All it takes is five minutes to compile a lengthy list of reasons not to come to Silicon Valley. The cost of living is off the charts. Traffic stinks. Housing...

Entrepreneurship Lessons for the Academic-Minded
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Entrepreneurship Lessons for the Academic-Minded

The slow pace of job creation has revived interest in getting promising new technologies out of university labs and into the marketplace. At Stanford University...

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Gartner: 10 Key It Trends For 2012

If you had to pick 10 technology-related trends that will affect your enterprise infrastructure in the coming year, Gartner says you'd do well to start with virtualization...

Three Ways to Uncover a Hidden Job
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Three Ways to Uncover a Hidden Job

While most candidates begin their job search online, the majority of the jobs in the United States and other countries are never advertised online. Here are a few...

Teaching Speech Recognition Engines What Humans Already Know: Timing Matters
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Teaching Speech Recognition Engines What Humans Already Know: Timing Matters

Sorting sound into intelligible speech is a seemingly effortless feat. Healthy human ear-brain auditory systems perform it heroically, even in highly confusing...

Advertising Companies Fret Over a Digital Talent Gap
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Advertising Companies Fret Over a Digital Talent Gap

When the Ad:tech advertising technology conference hits New York next week, marketers, advertising agencies and recruiters may spend less time listening to the...

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Inside the Walls: Facebook's New Home

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in his Harvard University dorm room in 2004, the company has occupied temporary, rented space. Now, for the first...

Work Climate the Top Reason Women Leave Engineering
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Work Climate the Top Reason Women Leave Engineering

Despite successful interventions to increase the numbers of women earning degrees in engineering, the field faces a problem retaining those female engineers. The...

Fixated on What He Fixes
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Fixated on What He Fixes

Peter Guggenheim has worked so long at Stuart Electronics that his feet have worn holes through two layers of tile and an inch of plywood, down to the floorboards...
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