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'Social Wearables' in Role-Playing Games Could Spark Girls' Interest in Computing
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'Social Wearables' in Role-Playing Games Could Spark Girls' Interest in Computing

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant to a team at UC Santa Cruz to develop summer camp for middle school girls focused on designing...

Driverless Cars Set to Race at Indy Speedway
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Driverless Cars Set to Race at Indy Speedway

More than three dozen universities from around the world have signed up for the Indy Autonomous Challenge, a race to be held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

'Second Skin' Interfaces Tap Crafters' Expertise
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'Second Skin' Interfaces Tap Crafters' Expertise

Researchers from Cornell's Hybrid Body Lab combined centuries-old crafting techniques with cutting-edge technology to advance the design and fabrication of on-skin...

GoPro for Beetles: Researchers Create a Robotic Camera Backpack for Insects
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GoPro for Beetles: Researchers Create a Robotic Camera Backpack for Insects

Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a tiny wireless steerable camera that can ride aboard an insect, providing an Ant-Man view of the world...

AI Project Creates Simulated Conversations with Fictional and Historical Figures
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AI Project Creates Simulated Conversations with Fictional and Historical Figures

An experiment by magician and novelist Andrew Mayne creates simulated conversations with virtual historical figures or fictional characters.

Big Rise in People Taking Job-Relevant Online Courses
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Big Rise in People Taking Job-Relevant Online Courses

Millions of students and working professionals are flocking to online courses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Coursera reports.

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. ...

Are Companies More Productive in a Pandemic?
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Are Companies More Productive in a Pandemic?

Many claim their employees are hyper efficient while working from home. But there are social and emotional costs to ambition in isolation.

RIT Researchers Create Math-Aware Search Interface
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RIT Researchers Create Math-Aware Search Interface

Researchers at RIT have developed MathDeck, a math-aware search interface that  allows users to look up sophisticated math formulas on a computer.

Digitize Your Dog Into a Computer Game
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Digitize Your Dog Into a Computer Game

Computer scientists at the University of Bath have developed motion capture technology that enables you to digitize a dog without using a motion capture suit.

Self-Driving Vehicles May Prevent Only About a Third of Crashes, Study Says
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Self-Driving Vehicles May Prevent Only About a Third of Crashes, Study Says

Autonomous vehicles might prevent only around a third of all crashes if automated systems drive too much like people, a new study says.

App Uses AI, Biomarkers to Produce Covid-19 'Severity Score'
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App Uses AI, Biomarkers to Produce Covid-19 'Severity Score'

A new mobile app uses artificial intelligence and key biomarkers to produce a Covid-19 "severity score" to help clinicians determine which patients with the novel...

Microsoft Sacks Journalists, Replaces Them With AI Software
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Microsoft Sacks Journalists, Replaces Them With AI Software

Users of the homepages of the MSN website and Edge browser will now see news stories generated by AI.

Hatch Coding Wins 2020 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award
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Hatch Coding Wins 2020 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award

Hatch Coding's software won the 2020 EdTech Digest Award in the category of Coding, Computer Science, and Engineering Solution.

Women CS Graduates Surpass Record Set 17 Years Ago
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Women CS Graduates Surpass Record Set 17 Years Ago

But percentages lag behind.

Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense
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Watson's Creator Wants to Teach AI a New Trick: Common Sense

David Ferrucci built a computer that mastered Jeopardy!  Since then, he's been attacking a more challenging task.

Linguists Who Teach Machines to Read, Speak, and Listen
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Linguists Who Teach Machines to Read, Speak, and Listen

Virtual assistants, chatbots, and automated answering systems rely on computational linguists to manage and transmit to machines the complex aspects of language...

Learning Best Practices in the Shift to Digital Learning
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Learning Best Practices in the Shift to Digital Learning

Penn State faculty members have received an NSF grant to enhance online learning strategies and best practices in engineering, particularly to support and retain...

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.

Web of Psychological Cues Tempt Users to Reveal More Online
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Web of Psychological Cues Tempt Users to Reveal More Online

A team of Penn State researchers identified a dozen cues that can influence a user's decision to reveal private information online.
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