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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.

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.

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.

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...
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