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Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students' Essays
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Flawed Algorithms Are Grading Millions of Students' Essays

Natural language processing AI systems now grade standardized tests in at least 21 states. Psychometricians and AI experts say that these tools may be fooled by...

CU Boulder Researchers Find Five 'Types' of Computing Students
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CU Boulder Researchers Find Five 'Types' of Computing Students

A new survey by the National Center for Women and Information Technology found tbat community college students in introductory computing classes generally can be...

Women-Only STEM College Programs Under Attack for Male Discrimination
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Women-Only STEM College Programs Under Attack for Male Discrimination

Female-only science programs, launched by many U.S. universities to redress gender imbalance in such fields as computer science and engineering, are coming under...

Hundreds of Extreme Self-Citing Scientists Revealed in New Database
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Hundreds of Extreme Self-Citing Scientists Revealed in New Database

Some highly cited academics seem to be heavy self-promoters — but researchers warn against policing self-citation.

A Psychological Approach to Human-Automation Interaction
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A Psychological Approach to Human-Automation Interaction

Nathan Tenhundfeld established the Advanced Teaming, Technology, Automation, and Computing Lab at the University of Alabama in Huntsville to study human-machine...

Scientists Discover New State of Matter
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Scientists Discover New State of Matter

A team of physicists has uncovered a new state of matter that could increase storage capabilities in electronic devices and enhance quantum computing.

You Can Now Practice Firing Someone in VR
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You Can Now Practice Firing Someone in VR

Virtual reality workplace training provider Talespin has developed virtual characters to train people in soft management skills such as firing employees.    ...

Trilce Estrada Wins 2019 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award
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Trilce Estrada Wins 2019 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing Award

University of New Mexico researcher Trilce Estrada has received the 2019 ACM SIGHPC Emerging Woman Leader in Technical Computing award.

Data-Mining for Dark Matter
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Data-Mining for Dark Matter

MIT Associate Professor Tracy Slatyer hunts through astrophysical data for clues to the invisible universe.

Female Students Outnumber Males in A-Level Science Entries
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Female Students Outnumber Males in A-Level Science Entries

Efforts to improve girls' enrollment in STEM subjects show signs of bearing fruit.

How Boston Saved $5 Million by Routing School Buses With An Algorithm
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How Boston Saved $5 Million by Routing School Buses With An Algorithm

The Boston Public School District held a contest to determine the best solution for busing around 25,000 students to school every day. The winning algorithm improved...

U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs
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U.S. BLS Ranks 22 High-Paying Tech Jobs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranked the wages of 22 occupations that rely heavily on computer science and data analysis.

Dubliner Wins Australia's Top Award for Women in Tech Start-Ups
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Dubliner Wins Australia's Top Award for Women in Tech Start-Ups

Annie Slattery, an Irish entrepreneur, has received Australia's top award for women in tech start-ups. The award was presented at the Hopper Down Under event, part...

Students Receive Hands-On Training for Careers in Technology
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Students Receive Hands-On Training for Careers in Technology

Indian Creek High School (Trafalgar, Ind.) is offering students the opportunity to graduate from high school with experience and knowledge that will help them secure...

Most People Would Rather Lose Their Job to a Robot Than Another Human
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Most People Would Rather Lose Their Job to a Robot Than Another Human

Most people would prefer to lose their job to a robot than to another person, but at the same time would rather see a co-worker replaced by a human than a robot...

How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country
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How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country

Driven by a tech-industry vision of rural economic revival, Wyoming is requiring all of its K-12 public schools to offer computer science.

Summer Camps Use Facial Recognition So Parents Can Watch From Home
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Summer Camps Use Facial Recognition So Parents Can Watch From Home

Summer camps are using facial recognition technology to allow parents to see what their children are up to while they are away from home.

Apple Confirms $1 Million Reward For Anyone Who Can Hack An iPhone
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Apple Confirms $1 Million Reward For Anyone Who Can Hack An iPhone

Apple will offer hackers up to $1 million for finding vulnerabilities in iPhones and Macs. That's the highest bug bounty on offer from any major tech company.

How a Chicken Farmer Landed a Job In Cybersecurity
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How a Chicken Farmer Landed a Job In Cybersecurity

Logan Carpenter worked on a chicken farm in high school. Now he conducts cybersecurity research at Sandia National Laboratories, where work is stimulating, well...

Right or Left, Americans Value Effort to Achieve Success
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Right or Left, Americans Value Effort to Achieve Success

Liberals and conservatives agree on at least one thing: the importance of working hard in order to succeed.
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