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Creators of Augmented Reality App Invite Time Travel Tour of LA
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Creators of Augmented Reality App Invite Time Travel Tour of LA

Developers of the ReplayAR augmented reality app invite users to time travel through vintage Los Angeles.

Project Turns Old Smartphones Into 2,500 Microscopes for Schools
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Project Turns Old Smartphones Into 2,500 Microscopes for Schools

Chulalongkorn University, in cooperation with Thailand's Ministry of Digital Economy and Society, will retrofit 2,500 old smartphones and turn them into digital...

Initiative Aims for AI-Driven Behavioral Health Monitoring
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Initiative Aims for AI-Driven Behavioral Health Monitoring

Tanzeem Choudhury of Cornell Tech launched the Precision Behavioral Health Initiative, a collaboration of technologists and health industry professionals, that...

Solutions Proposed for Deluge of Disinformation
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Solutions Proposed for Deluge of Disinformation

A white paper issued by the CRA's Computing Community Consortium outlines steps to help the United States deal with the disinformation that's flooding the Internet...

Earable Computing: A New Research Area in the Making
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Earable Computing: A New Research Area in the Making

A University of Illinois research group is defining a new sub-area of mobile computing called "earable computing"  that sees earphones as the next significant milestone...

Spending a Long Time on Your Phone Isn't Bad for Mental Health, Report Says
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Spending a Long Time on Your Phone Isn't Bad for Mental Health, Report Says

The amount of time spent on a smartphone is not related to poor mental health, according to a study published in Technology, Mind, and Behavior.

How Video Games Are Saving Those Who Served
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How Video Games Are Saving Those Who Served

Video games can be lifesaving, grounding, and even therapeutic for those who have served overseas in combat zones.

NUS Team Develops Smart Suit That Provides Real-Time Data to Athletes
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NUS Team Develops Smart Suit That Provides Real-Time Data to Athletes

Researchers from the National University of Singapore developed a smartphone-powered suit capable of providing athletes with real-time physiological data about...

N.J. High School Senior Offers Free Computer Science Lessons
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N.J. High School Senior Offers Free Computer Science Lessons

Samvit Agarwal and 249 other high school student volunteers provide kids from grades 3 to 12 with free computer science lessons.

China Bans Scratch, MIT's Programming Language for Kids
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China Bans Scratch, MIT's Programming Language for Kids

Organizations and students in China can no longer access the website of Scratch, the programming language developed at the MIT Media Lab.

Pandemic Spurs a Burst of Technology Innovation
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Pandemic Spurs a Burst of Technology Innovation

Technology invention and innovation are flourishing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Study Examines Robocall Strategies and Techniques for Stopping Them
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Study Examines Robocall Strategies and Techniques for Stopping Them

Researchers from North Carolina State University conducted a large-scale study of robocalls, and report on useful tools and perspectives for researchers, investigators...

A Scientific Approach to Education Reform
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A Scientific Approach to Education Reform

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the need to reinvent education. A new book by Sanjay Sarma, MIT's vice president for open learning, points a way.

Teen Activist Launches Dollar Campaign to Fund Virtual CS Summer Camp
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Teen Activist Launches Dollar Campaign to Fund Virtual CS Summer Camp

Fifteen-year-old Ian Michael Block is looking for 375,000 people to donate a dollar to fund a virtual summer camp that combines computer programming and personal...

CMU Project Could Improve Email Manners
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CMU Project Could Improve Email Manners

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute built a tool that could automatically make email sentences more polite. ...

Student Team Designs Smart Mask that Monitors Vital Signs
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Student Team Designs Smart Mask that Monitors Vital Signs

Students from Cornell University designed a "smart" respiratory mask that prevents the spread of airborne diseases while monitoring the wearer's vital signs.

Automating Automation
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Automating Automation: CS at the Heart of the Manufacturing Economy

Using machine learning, I'm able to reduce the time required for designing products from months to mere hours as well as free up time for engineers to focus on...

Three Tips to Avoid WFH Burnout
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Three Tips to Avoid WFH Burnout

Employees who feel "on" all the time are at a higher risk of burnout when working from home than if they were going to the office as usual.

Georgia Tech Professor Uses VR to Move Major Conference Online
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Georgia Tech Professor Uses VR to Move Major Conference Online

The 2020 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces is taking place entirely online this year, with social events hosted completely in virtual environments...

Work-From-Home Tech Confessions
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Work-From-Home Tech Confessions

Unless you've been a full-time work-from-home type since before the arrival of COVID-19, WFH is uncharted territory full of missteps, problems, and unexpected consequences...
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