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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.

U.S. Tech Work Decentralizes from 'Superstar' Coastal Cities
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U.S. Tech Work Decentralizes from 'Superstar' Coastal Cities

A report from Brookings Institution finds U.S. tech employment rising in many metro areas beyond the traditional short list of coastal "superstar" cities, pointing...

Computer Science Ranks Second for Indian Students Studying Abroad
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Computer Science Ranks Second for Indian Students Studying Abroad

Computer science is the second most preferred subject, behind engineering, for Indian students looking to study abroad, according to a survey by INTO University...

AI Hiring Tools Are Hindering Women's Careers
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AI Hiring Tools Are Hindering Women's Careers

Researchers found that job seekers who set their gender profile as female on hiring platforms generate fewer ads for high-paying jobs, suggesting bias in such systems'...

When Your Boss Becomes a Hologram
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When Your Boss Becomes a Hologram

Technology companies are developing holographic communication systems for businesses, with an eye on corporations forced by the pandemic to reconsider travel and...

Working in Non-Standard Hours Can Harm Motivation
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Working in Non-Standard Hours Can Harm Motivation

Working a non-traditional schedule undermines people's intrinsic motivation for their professional and academic pursuits, according to research from Cornell University...

2022 Rankings of Top Computer Scientists Released
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2022 Rankings of Top Computer Scientists Released

Research portal Research.com has released the 2022 Edition of its Ranking of Top 1,000 Scientists in the field of Computer Science.

Singapore Tech Salaries Jump 22% in Chase for Skilled Coders
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Singapore Tech Salaries Jump 22% in Chase for Skilled Coders

A report by NodeFlair and Quest Ventures found that salaries for software engineers in Singapore rose an average 22% last year, fueled by high demand for limited...
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