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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.

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?

­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.

Chinese Scientists Facing Greater Scrutiny by ­nited States
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Chinese Scientists Facing Greater Scrutiny by ­nited States

In recent months, academics of Chinese descent say they are being increasingly singled out for scrutiny.

Interns' Job Prospects Constrained by Noncompete Agreements
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Interns' Job Prospects Constrained by Noncompete Agreements

Increasingly interns are being asked to sign noncompete, nondisclosure, and forced arbitration agreements that critics argue hamper young people's job opportunities...

The Gender Gap in Computer Science Research Won't Close for 100 Years
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The Gender Gap in Computer Science Research Won't Close for 100 Years

Women will not reach parity with men in writing published computer science research in this century if current trends hold, according to a new study from the Allen...

Birth Order Influences CEO Risk-Taking
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Birth Order Influences CEO Risk-Taking

Younger siblings often take more risks as chief executives, just like they did when they were kids trying to keep up with their older brothers and sisters, according...

Time-Banking System ­tilizes Blockchain to Measure a Person's Value to Society
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Time-Banking System ­tilizes Blockchain to Measure a Person's Value to Society

Researchers from Binghamton University are using a blockchain-enabled system to measure the worth of humans in terms of their societal obligations and assistance...

The Foreseeable Future
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The Foreseeable Future

Police throughout the United States are using machine-learning techniques to accurately predict lawbreaking and drive down crime rates.

China Warns Students, Academics to Consider Risks of Studying In ­.S.
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China Warns Students, Academics to Consider Risks of Studying In ­.S.

China is warning students and academics about risks involved in studying in the United States amid a bitter trade war and other tensions between the two countries...

Huawei Ban Revoked by Science Publisher IEEE
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Huawei Ban Revoked by Science Publisher IEEE

The IEEE is no longer restricting Huawei scientists from peer reviewing papers in its publications, reversed restrictions it had slapped on the company last week...

Trade War Turning Chinese Students Off the U.S.
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Trade War Turning Chinese Students Off the U.S.

Survey found that 20.14 percent of respondents chose the U.K. as their first choice, ahead of the U.S. at 17.05 percent.

American Dream Interrupted
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American Dream Interrupted

It is becoming harder for international STEM students to obtain an H-1B visa to work in the United States after earning their degree. Should immigrant students...

Visa Rejections for Tech Workers Spike ­nder Trump
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Visa Rejections for Tech Workers Spike ­nder Trump

Thousands of current U.S. tech workers have had their H-1B visas suddenly rejected thanks to new policies implemented by the Trump Administration.

New Bill Would Force Companies to Check Their Algorithms for Bias
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New Bill Would Force Companies to Check Their Algorithms for Bias

U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require large companies to audit machine learning-powered systems for bias.

Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere
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Spinoff Book Highlights NASA Technology Everywhere

From precision GPS to batteries for one of the world's first commercial all-electric airplanes, NASA technology turns up in nearly every corner of modern life. ...

Crime Scene Mapping Tool Turns Incident Scenes into Virtual 3D Models
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Crime Scene Mapping Tool Turns Incident Scenes into Virtual 3D Models

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Israeli police have invested in a tool that can create an interactive 3D model of a crash or crime scene within minutes...

Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated
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Despite Consumer Worries, the Future of Aviation Will Be More Automated

In the wake of the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes, people are thinking about how much of their air travel is handled by software...

Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military
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Pentagon Warns Silicon Valley About Aiding Chinese Military

President Donald Trump and his top U.S. military adviser met with Google's CEO about concerns that Silicon Valley's AI collaborations in China may benefit the Chinese...
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