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Knight Foundation Awards $50M to Study Tech's Impact on Democracy
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Knight Foundation Awards $50M to Study Tech's Impact on Democracy

The Knight Foundation is committing $50 million to 11 university research projects that explore technology's influence on democracy and civic trust.

Male Tech Graduates Earn Higher Wages Than Female Graduates, Study Finds
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Male Tech Graduates Earn Higher Wages Than Female Graduates, Study Finds

A total of 57.7% of Israeli males who graduated in 2010-'11 with high-tech degrees earned more than NIS 13,000 (US$3,686) net salary per month, compared with 41...

Google Pays $11 Million to Settle Age Discrimination Claims
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Google Pays $11 Million to Settle Age Discrimination Claims

Google will pay $11 million to settle the claims of 227 people who say they were unfairly denied jobs because of their age, according to court filings.

Jobs of the Future Are Strange, Terrifying, and 'Don't Even Exist Yet'
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Jobs of the Future Are Strange, Terrifying, and 'Don't Even Exist Yet'

What could your future job be? Griffith University and Deakin University recently teamed up with Ford in Australia in an attempt to tackle that question. The answers...

Making It Easier to Program and Protect the Web
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Making It Easier to Program and Protect the Web

MIT Professor Adam Chlipala builds tools to help programmers more quickly generate optimized, secure code.

Object-Oriented Programming—The Trillion Dollar Disaster
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Object-Oriented Programming—The Trillion Dollar Disaster

It is wrong that Object-Oriented Programming is considered the de-facto standard for code organization by many people, including those in very senior technical...

How Artificial Intelligence Can Tackle Climate Change
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How Artificial Intelligence Can Tackle Climate Change

Machine learning might help with solutions to climate change, the biggest challenge facing the planet.

Student App Taps Computer Vision to See If Water is Safe to Drink
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Student App Taps Computer Vision to See If Water is Safe to Drink

Two students developed an AI-powered Android app capable of determining if potential drinking water is safe to drink.

Pearson Ditches Print Textbooks in Digital-First Strategy
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Pearson Ditches Print Textbooks in Digital-First Strategy

Textbook publishing giant Pearson is ending regular revisions of all print textbooks in its higher-education category and will focus instead on updating its digital...

What Makes You Work Harder? Strap On a Sensor and Find Out
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What Makes You Work Harder? Strap On a Sensor and Find Out

Wearable technology is already used to enhance the performance and safety of workers in a number of fields, and white-collar professionals could be next.

Researchers' Algorithm Aims for Economical, High-Performing Cricket Bat
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Researchers' Algorithm Aims for Economical, High-Performing Cricket Bat

A new cricket bat designed using machine learning at the University of British Columbia could put high-performing bats made of less expensive wood into kids' hands...

The Plan to Mine the World's Research Papers
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The Plan to Mine the World's Research Papers

A giant data store quietly being built in India could free vast swathes of science for computer analysis—but is it legal?

Machine Learning System Automatically Translates Long-Lost Languages
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Machine Learning System Automatically Translates Long-Lost Languages

Some ancient languages that have never been deciphered could be in line for machine translation.

Fastest Growing Occupations List Raises Questions
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Fastest Growing Occupations List Raises Questions

Amazon's plan to upskill its workforce cites high-growth occupations such as data scientist and what it calls data mapping specialist. But its claims about growth...

Virtual Gaming Platform Targets Pharmacy Education
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Virtual Gaming Platform Targets Pharmacy Education

The SimPharm clinical pharmacology gaming platform aims to bridge the gap between classroom learning and patient care.

Robots Alone Can't Solve Amazon's Labor Woes
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Robots Alone Can't Solve Amazon's Labor Woes

As Amazon scrambles to automate its warehouses to boost efficiency, it's creating a new human-robot hybrid workforce.

­CLA Professor Faces Prison for Conspiring to Send ­.S. Missile Chips to China
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­CLA Professor Faces Prison for Conspiring to Send ­.S. Missile Chips to China

Yi-Chi Shih, an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at UCLA, faces 219 years in federal prison for conspiring to export semiconductor chips with military...

Can Congress Help Solve the Gender Gap in Tech?
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Can Congress Help Solve the Gender Gap in Tech?

The non-profit Girls Who Code is working with Congress to draft federal legislation to encourage U.S. states to report gender diversity data.

Amazon Pledges $700 Million to Teach Its Workers to Code
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Amazon Pledges $700 Million to Teach Its Workers to Code

Amazon announced Thursday that it will spend up to $700 million over the next six years retraining 100,000 of its U.S. employees.

Will Your Future Computer Be Made ­sing Bacteria?
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Will Your Future Computer Be Made ­sing Bacteria?

Researchers have developed a novel approach to producing graphene materials in the lab: mixing oxidized graphite with bacteria.
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