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Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm
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Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement...

Former Super Bowl Champ Empowers Students to Learn Computer Science
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Former Super Bowl Champ Empowers Students to Learn Computer Science

Retired NFL defensive tackle Ellis Wyms recently founded Athletes for Computer Science, which deploys athlete ambassadors to teach children in underprivileged districts...

The MOOC Pivot
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The MOOC Pivot

After promising a reordering of higher education, the massive open online course (MOOC) field is instead coalescing around a different, much older business model...

To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat
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To Cover China, There's No Substitute for WeChat

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Li Yuan, a technology columnist in Hong Kong, discussed the tech she's...

Student Develops Machine-Learning Model for Energy and Environmental Applications
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Student Develops Machine-Learning Model for Energy and Environmental Applications

A West Virginia University physics student helped create a machine-learning model that has the potential to make searching for energy and environmental materials...

Reseacher Will Shed Light on Doctoral Program Dropouts
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Reseacher Will Shed Light on Doctoral Program Dropouts

Professor Catherine Berdanier will use an NSF CAREER Award to better understand the experiences and obstacles faced by engineering doctoral students.

Etch a Sketch Lives On in Browser-Based Chrome Labs Project
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Etch a Sketch Lives On in Browser-Based Chrome Labs Project

Everyone who remembers the Etch A Sketch slabs of yesteryear remembers how difficult it was to translate your vision onto its "magic screen," and how proud youWeb...

Top Tech Skills of 2018: Kotlin & Kubernetes Made Their Mark
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Top Tech Skills of 2018: Kotlin & Kubernetes Made Their Mark

In 2018, the skills called out in job postings on Dice skewed skewed heavily toward containerization of apps and services, as well as the cloud. Over the first...

So You Automated Your Coworkers Out of a Job
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So You Automated Your Coworkers Out of a Job

On the messy front lines of modern automation, it's often coders, technicians, and engineers who've automated their colleagues out of work.

Tech Skills in Most Demand This Year: Data, Cloud, Cybersecurity
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Tech Skills in Most Demand This Year: Data, Cloud, Cybersecurity

A global recruiting firm predicts 68% of information technology employers will increase full-time IT hiring this year, while 53% will increase their use of consultants...

Software Developer Tops List of 2019 Best Jobs Rankings
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Software Developer Tops List of 2019 Best Jobs Rankings

Software developer is the top pick for best job in 2019, according to U.S. News & World Report. The position's projected increase in demand and average stress levels...

IBM Tops 2018 Patent List as AI and Quantum Computing Gain Prominence
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IBM Tops 2018 Patent List as AI and Quantum Computing Gain Prominence

IBM earned a record 9,100 U.S. patents in 2018, marking the 26th year in a row the company has been the top recipient. Samsung was second with 5,850 patents while...

Tech Giants, Gorging on AI Professors Is Bad for You
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Tech Giants, Gorging on AI Professors Is Bad for You

In an essay written in 1833, the British economist William Forster Lloyd made a profound observation using the example of cattle grazing.

Chinese Tech Investors Flee Silicon Valley as Trump Tightens Scrutiny
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Chinese Tech Investors Flee Silicon Valley as Trump Tightens Scrutiny

New Trump administration policies aimed at curbing China's access to American innovation have all but halted Chinese investment in U.S. technology startups, as...

2019's Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals
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2019's Best & Worst Metro Areas for STEM Professionals

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue is the top U.S. metro area for STEM professionals, according to WalletHub's 2019 rankings. Boston-Cambridge-Newton ranks second, and Pittsburgh...

Introducing Scratch 3.0
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Introducing Scratch 3.0

The new version of Scratch adds characters, compatibility, and curricula to the creative coding platform for kids.

Zimbabwe Computer Whizkid Breaks Barriers
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Zimbabwe Computer Whizkid Breaks Barriers

But how does someone like Bongani Jubani, born and bred in the remote area of Zimbabwe, become computer literate when they have never used a computer, let alone...

Will the World Embrace the Radical Proposal to Mandate Open Access to Science Papers?
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Will the World Embrace the Radical Proposal to Mandate Open Access to Science Papers?

Europe-backed Plan S program aims to convince the world's major research funders to require immediate open access to all published papers stemming from their grants...

U.S. Senate Confirms Trump's Science Adviser After Two-Year Vacancy
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U.S. Senate Confirms Trump's Science Adviser After Two-Year Vacancy

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kelvin Droegemeier, a meteorologist, as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Scientific Sonnets: Duke Team Wins Competition for Poetry-Generating Algorithm
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Scientific Sonnets: Duke Team Wins Competition for Poetry-Generating Algorithm

A team of Duke University researchers won the 2018 PoetiX Literary Creative Turing Test contest for an algorithm that composed the most "human-like" sonnets.
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