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Video Game Players Have Increased Moral Reasoning Skills, Researchers Say
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Video Game Players Have Increased Moral Reasoning Skills, Researchers Say

Young people who play video games have higher moral reasoning skills that those who don't, Bournemouth University researchers found.

Collaborative Video Games Could Increase Office Productivity
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Collaborative Video Games Could Increase Office Productivity

A study by four information systems professors at Brigham Young University found that newly-formed work teams experienced a 20 percent increase in productivity...

High School Senior Brings Pianist's Perspective to Computer Science
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High School Senior Brings Pianist's Perspective to Computer Science

A changed perspective of math and a determination gained as a piano student put Cumberland Valley High School senior Elizabeth Walker on a course to study computer...

Technology Use Has 'Tiny' Association With Adolescent Well-Being
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Technology Use Has 'Tiny' Association With Adolescent Well-Being

A study of 300,000 adolescents and parents in the UK and USA shows that use of technology has less of a negative affect on adolescent mental health than wearing...

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...

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.

Film and Television Tell Children Who Can Be Scientists
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Film and Television Tell Children Who Can Be Scientists

The portrayal of STEM jobs in U.S. film and television largely reinforces the narrative that scientists are white men, according to a study by the Geena Davis Institute...

Samsung Is Building Software to Control Your TV with Your Brain
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Samsung Is Building Software to Control Your TV with Your Brain

Samsung has created smart TV software you can control with your brainwaves.

A New Study Finds Potentially Manipulative Ads in Apps for Preschoolers
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A New Study Finds Potentially Manipulative Ads in Apps for Preschoolers

Apps marketed to children 5 and younger deploy potentially manipulating tactics to deliver ads to children, raising questions about the ethics of child software...

Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight?
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Is a New Russian Meddling Tactic Hiding in Plain Sight?

To an untrained eye, USAReally might look like any other fledgling news organization vying for attention in a crowded media landscape.

How Trump Could Hurt Google
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How Trump Could Hurt Google

President Donald Trump's Tuesday morning attack on Google for delivering "rigged" search results met with a swift denial from the company, but Trump's threat to...

The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views
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The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views

Martin Vassilev makes a good living selling fake views on YouTube videos. Working from home in Ottawa, he has sold about 15 million views so far this year, putting...

A Video Game Can Change the Brain, May Improve Empathy in Middle Schoolers
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A Video Game Can Change the Brain, May Improve Empathy in Middle Schoolers

Kids who played a video game designed to train empathy showed greater connectivity in brain networks related to empathy and perspective taking, a new study shows...

Harry Potter Coding Kit Teaches Programming with a Wand
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Harry Potter Coding Kit Teaches Programming with a Wand

The Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit from Kano teaches kids how to program a wand to perform magic spells.

Robot Drinks Stir Man vs Machine Debate
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Robot Drinks Stir Man vs Machine Debate

A robotic arm mixes the cocktails at Ratio in downtown Shanghai, where customers choose how many shots of alcohol they want and the specific combination of liquors...

How Can Video Games Impact Education?
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How Can Video Games Impact Education?

Video games should be used to promote student motivation, engagement, and ultimately learning, the same as any other effective learning facilitator, says Texas...

NASA's Cassini Coverage Lands an Emmy Nomination
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NASA's Cassini Coverage Lands an Emmy Nomination

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for its...

Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life
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Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life

While many technology experts and scholars have concerns about the social, political, and economic fallout from the spread of digital activities, they also tend...

Team Wins Data-Driven Scavenger Hunt for Simulated Nuclear Materials
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Team Wins Data-Driven Scavenger Hunt for Simulated Nuclear Materials

A group of scientists at Berkeley Lab bested two dozen other teams in a months-long, data-driven scavenger hunt for simulated radioactive materials in a virtual...
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