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Chess Broadcast Includes Players' Heart Rate Determined by AI
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Chess Broadcast Includes Players' Heart Rate Determined by AI

World Chess will show the heart rate of players in its official broadcasts of the final rounds of the FIDE Grand Prix Series, measured using an AI technology similar...

Workshop Tackles Lab-to-Market Hardware Technology Gap
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Workshop Tackles Lab-to-Market Hardware Technology Gap

A virtual workshop co-hosted by MIT, SUNY, and RPI addressed the growing gap in the transition from lab to market for new semiconductor and microelectronics technology...

Automatic Information System Extracts Scientific Articles on COVID-19
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Automatic Information System Extracts Scientific Articles on COVID-19

A team of researchers created the VIGICOVID system that uses natural language questions to get answers in the avalanche of research papers on COVID-19 and SARS-CoV...

Employee Stole, Resold $40M of Yale Med Computer Equipment
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Employee Stole, Resold $40M of Yale Med Computer Equipment

An administrator at Yale Medical School admitted stealing and reselling tens of millions of dollars of school computer equipment.

Top Computer Science Grad School Rankings Unveiled
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Top Computer Science Grad School Rankings Unveiled

Rankings based on a survey of academics for the best computer science graduate schools in the United States have been released.

CS Professor's Stroke Leads to App That Helps Others Relearn Skills
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CS Professor's Stroke Leads to App That Helps Others Relearn Skills

Mark Brodie, professor of computer science at Simpson College, had a stroke that led him to create a mobile app that helps other stroke survivors relearn skills...

That Big Tech Exodus Out of California Turns Out To Be a Bust
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That Big Tech Exodus Out of California Turns Out To Be a Bust

The prospect that the work-from-home revolution triggered by the COVID pandemic would break California and Silicon Valley's stranglehold on high-tech jobs hasn't...

Workers Want Critical Feedback, Study Shows
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Workers Want Critical Feedback, Study Shows

People consistently underestimate others' desire for constructive feedback and therefore don't provide it, even when giving it would help fix an obvious problem...

Teen Creates a Series of Free Computer Science Classes to Teach Coding
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Teen Creates a Series of Free Computer Science Classes to Teach Coding

Aditya Gollamudi, a 17-year-old high school student in Louisville, KY, has created and launched a series of free online computer science lessons to teach adults...

Russians Are Racing to Download Wikipedia Before It Gets Banned
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Russians Are Racing to Download Wikipedia Before It Gets Banned

Data suggests that Russians are downloading and making local copies of Wikipedia, following reports that Russia's censorship office had threatened to block it. ...

Computer Programmers Taking Aim at Russia's Propaganda Wall
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Computer Programmers Taking Aim at Russia's Propaganda Wall

Computer programmers and volunteer "information warriors" are attempting to counter Russian propaganda and information suppression concerning the Ukraine invasion...

Three Soft Skills Every Technical Professional Needs in 2022
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Three Soft Skills Every Technical Professional Needs in 2022

While organizations still prefer technical workers to have a college degree, a recent study found that four-year degrees are becoming less important to many organizations...

Coding In a War Zone: A Ruby Developer's Life in Kharkiv
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Coding In a War Zone: A Ruby Developer's Life in Kharkiv

Victor Shepelev, a Ruby developer and software architect who lives in Kharkiv, Ukraine, describes his efforts to help his family and others in his district in a...

UW Team's Tiny Sensors Float in the Wind Like Dandelion Seeds
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UW Team's Tiny Sensors Float in the Wind Like Dandelion Seeds

A University of Washington team has developed a tiny sensor-carrying device that can be blown by the wind like dandelion seeds, traveling up to 100 meters in a...

Study Says Computer Science Is the Least Popular U.K. Science
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Study Says Computer Science Is the Least Popular U.K. Science

Computer science is not only the least popular science chosen for study in the U.K., but also one that sees boys outnumbering girls by around a six-to-one ratio...

STEM Knowledge Aided Employment Resiliency Through the Pandemic
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STEM Knowledge Aided Employment Resiliency Through the Pandemic

A study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that workers who use STEM knowledge on the job had a much easier time retaining and acquiring...

Startups Create Career Opportunities for Scientists
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Startups Create Career Opportunities for Scientists

Chief science officers in industry used to fit a predictable profile, but the old template is changing: scientific startups are now creating opportunities for a...

Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm to Crack Crypto Keys
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Researcher Uses 379-Year-Old Algorithm to Crack Crypto Keys

Researcher Hanno Böck reports breaking cryptographic keys generated with older software now owned by technology company Rambus by using Fermat's factorization method...

Assembly Line Robot Predicts Co-Workers' Intentions
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Assembly Line Robot Predicts Co-Workers' Intentions

A team of scientists from Three Gorges University in China claim to have built an industrial robot that can read co-workers' intentions with 96% accuracy by monitoring...

China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses
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China's Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses

Gig workers in China are using food-delivery platforms' data-driven systems, mass WeChat groups, and unofficial unions to fight unfair conditions.
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