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Group Decision-Making: More Information Isn't Necessarily Better
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Group Decision-Making: More Information Isn't Necessarily Better

New research sheds light on the complexity of collective decision-making and uncovers new insights into the benefits of the internal structure of groups.

Programming Languages: Don't Bother Learning These in 2019
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Programming Languages: Don't Bother Learning These in 2019

Codementor, a startup, has identified the top five programming languages not worth learning last year: Dart, Objective-C, CoffeeScript, Lua, and Erlang.

Want a Tech Job? Silicon Valley Is Still Your Best Bet
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Want a Tech Job? Silicon Valley Is Still Your Best Bet

While communities across the United States are trying to lure high-tech jobs to their areas, Silicon Valley's share of tech job listings is growing, not shrinking...

A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick
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A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick

Plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with...

Chemist Cultivates a Community of Young Scientists
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Chemist Cultivates a Community of Young Scientists

Chemist Candice Halbert and other ORNL volunteers founded Yo-STEM to mentor middle school girls and show them the benefits of a STEM career. "I wanted to show girls—especially...

Study Shows U.S. Is Not Falling Behind in STEM Education
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Study Shows U.S. Is Not Falling Behind in STEM Education

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences counters the persistent myth that the United States is falling behind in STEM education...

Microsoft Partners With OpenClassrooms to Recruit and Train 1,000 AI Students
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Microsoft Partners With OpenClassrooms to Recruit and Train 1,000 AI Students

Microsoft is partnering with French online education platform OpenClassrooms to train and recruit promising students in AI and prepare them for the workplace.

Equal Pay Day: Women In Tech Are Still Making Less Than Men
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Equal Pay Day: Women In Tech Are Still Making Less Than Men

It will take 51 years to close the pay gap between men and women in the tech industry given the present pace of progress on pay equity, according to a Glassdoor...

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...

'Developers' Lives Matter':  Chinese Developers Protest Over the 996 Work Schedule
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'Developers' Lives Matter': Chinese Developers Protest Over the 996 Work Schedule

A Github user created a webpage that he shared on GitHub this week to protest Chinese tech companies' use of the "996" work schedule—9am to 9pm, 6 days a week. ...

Analyzing Design Team Interaction
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Analyzing Design Team Interaction

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Penn State will study the role of team dynamics on an engineering team's performance during the design process.

They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option
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They Didn't Buy the DLC: Feature that Could've Prevented 737 Crashes Was Sold As an Option

The crashed Lion Air 737 MAX and the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX aircraft had more in common than aircraft design and the apparently malfunctioning flight system...

Tech Workers In China's Silicon Valley Face Burnout Before They Reach 30
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Tech Workers In China's Silicon Valley Face Burnout Before They Reach 30

Young employees and entrepreneurs constantly battle burnout at work in China's Silicon Valley, where tech firms typically expect employees to work long hours to...

Optimizing the Human-Robot Workplace
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Optimizing the Human-Robot Workplace

An international team will study of how machines and workers will collaborate in 'smart factories' of the future.

Ctrl-Alt-Stall: India's Engineers Struggle for Work as Jobs Crisis Worsens
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Ctrl-Alt-Stall: India's Engineers Struggle for Work as Jobs Crisis Worsens

Hundreds of thousands of engineers are churned out by India's education system each year, many with large loans and little prospect of finding a job in their field...

Faster Robots Demoralize Co-Workers
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Faster Robots Demoralize Co-Workers

A research team has found that people consider themselves less competent and expend slightly less effort when competing with and losing to robots in contests for...

Microsoft Launches AI Business School
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Microsoft Launches AI Business School

Microsoft has launched the AI Business School, an online series of case studies and free instructional videos made to help business executives design and successfully...

iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company
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iPhones Are Improving Every Year Thanks to an Obscure Japanese Company

After two decades in development, chipmakers are making a costly bet on a technology that will cram even more transistors onto silicon.

Why the Eight-Hour Workday Doesn't Work
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Why the Eight-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. A recent study by the Draugiem Group says the ideal work-to-break ratio is 52 minutes of...
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