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Sensor Sounds Alarm If Child or Pet Is Left Alone in Vehicle
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Sensor Sounds Alarm If Child or Pet Is Left Alone in Vehicle

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when a child or pet is left alone in a vehicle.

Virginia Plans to Create 31,000 New Computer Science Graduates
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Virginia Plans to Create 31,000 New Computer Science Graduates

Virginia will produce 31,000 technology graduates in computer science and related fields over the next 20 years by expanding a program that originally sought to...

Trump Administration's Denials of H-1B Visas Are Being Overturned at Record Rate
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Trump Administration's Denials of H-1B Visas Are Being Overturned at Record Rate

A record number of the Trump administration's denials of H-1B visa applications have been overturned on appeal, suggesting that the administration has been wrongfully...

Falsification Prevalent in Higher Education Hiring Processes, Study Says
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Falsification Prevalent in Higher Education Hiring Processes, Study Says

A recent study examined the misrepresentation of research accomplishments by academics applying for faculty jobs.

Why U.S. Tech Inventors Are So Highly Clustered
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Why U.S. Tech Inventors Are So Highly Clustered

New research finds that high-tech inventors are significantly more productive when they work in large clusters—but there are drawbacks.

Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports – and Little Progress
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Five Years of Tech Diversity Reports – and Little Progress

When Silicon Valley companies began disclosing the demographics of their workforces in 2014, advocates hoped for change. It hasn't worked out that way.

Using Engineer-Developed Models to Disrupt Human Trafficking
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Using Engineer-Developed Models to Disrupt Human Trafficking

Mathematical models designed by systems engineers could help researchers gain critical insight into human trafficking operations and ways to reduce its frequency...

College Examines Intersection of Jewish Religious Law and Technology
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College Examines Intersection of Jewish Religious Law and Technology

The Jerusalem College of Technology has launched the Torah and Technology Research Center which will tackle ethical and halachic (Jewish religious law) issues presented...

Help Wanted: U.S. Government Is Seeking Advice from Quantum Computing Experts
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Help Wanted: U.S. Government Is Seeking Advice from Quantum Computing Experts

The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for experts to guide the White House and federal agencies through the weird world of quantum information science.

CS Department Hires Ethics TAs
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CS Department Hires Ethics TAs

Ten newly-hired teaching assistants will integrate ethics into Brown University's computer science curriculum.

WSU Project Aims to Hire and Retain More Women, Minority STEM Faculty
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WSU Project Aims to Hire and Retain More Women, Minority STEM Faculty

A grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation will help Wichita State University take steps to increase the number of women and minorities in its STEM faculty...

For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic
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For Young Female Coders, Internship Interviews Can Be Toxic

"Tech has solved some of the world's biggest challenges, but it hasn't cracked the one closest to home: toxic, sexist workplace culture," says Girls Who Code founder...

Amber Johnson Is First Black Woman to Earn Ph.D. in CS at Purdue
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Amber Johnson Is First Black Woman to Earn Ph.D. in CS at Purdue

Amber Johnson made history this month by becoming the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in computer science from Purdue University.

Women-Only STEM College Programs Under Attack for Male Discrimination
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Women-Only STEM College Programs Under Attack for Male Discrimination

Female-only science programs, launched by many U.S. universities to redress gender imbalance in such fields as computer science and engineering, are coming under...

How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country
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How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country

Driven by a tech-industry vision of rural economic revival, Wyoming is requiring all of its K-12 public schools to offer computer science.

Summer Camps Use Facial Recognition So Parents Can Watch From Home
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Summer Camps Use Facial Recognition So Parents Can Watch From Home

Summer camps are using facial recognition technology to allow parents to see what their children are up to while they are away from home.

Right or Left, Americans Value Effort to Achieve Success
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Right or Left, Americans Value Effort to Achieve Success

Liberals and conservatives agree on at least one thing: the importance of working hard in order to succeed.

Visa Concerns Deter Foreign-Born Ph.D.s From Working in Startups, Study Finds
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Visa Concerns Deter Foreign-Born Ph.D.s From Working in Startups, Study Finds

Fewer foreign-born Ph.D. graduates with STEM degrees from American universities accept job offers from technology startups compared to U.S. grads due to concerns...

Scientists Should Play Active Role In Science Policy Debates, Survey Finds
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Scientists Should Play Active Role In Science Policy Debates, Survey Finds

Six-in-ten Americans say scientists should play an active role in policy debates about scientific issues, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

AI System 'Should Be Recognized As Inventor,' Academics Say
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AI System 'Should Be Recognized As Inventor,' Academics Say

An artificial intelligence system should be recognized as the inventor of two ideas in patents filed on its behalf, a team of academics says.
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