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NSF Funds Study of COVID-19 Scams on the Darknet
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NSF Funds Study of COVID-19 Scams on the Darknet

A study funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation will allow researchers in Georgia State University to examine threats related to the sale of critical COVID...

Gender Pay Gap Widens, Though a Third of Men Are Unsure It Exists
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Gender Pay Gap Widens, Though a Third of Men Are Unsure It Exists

The gender pay gap is widening, though a third of men are unsure or do not believe it exists, according to the 2020 State of Wage Inequality in the Workplace report...

Tech Startups Laid Off 69,000 Workers Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
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Tech Startups Laid Off 69,000 Workers Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Tech startups laid off more than 69,000 employees between March and July due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to BuyShares.co.uk.

Gender Gaps in STEM College Majors Emerge in High School
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Gender Gaps in STEM College Majors Emerge in High School

Discrepancies in male's and female's choice of college STEM majors emerge early in high school, researchers found.

Level of Media Coverage for Scientific Research Linked to Number of Citations
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Level of Media Coverage for Scientific Research Linked to Number of Citations

An analysis of over 800 academic research papers suggests that the level of popular media coverage for a given paper is strongly linked to the attention it receives...

Dalhousie Joins Computer Science Diversity Initiative
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Dalhousie Joins Computer Science Diversity Initiative

Dalhousie is one of eight universities announced as 2020 BRAID affiliates, joining the diversity and inclusion initiative co-led by AnitaB.org and Harvey Mudd College...

Undergrad Women in STEM Outperform Men, Yet Remain Undervalued
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Undergrad Women in STEM Outperform Men, Yet Remain Undervalued

Women may experience gender bias from peers even when they outnumber and outperform men in undergraduate STEM classrooms, Colorado State University researchers...

Different Kind of Leader Needed for the Virtual Workplace
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Different Kind of Leader Needed for the Virtual Workplace

Workers on virtual teams identify leaders in significantly different ways compared to members of in-person teams, new research says.

Developer Makes Miniature Model of IBM 1401 Mainframe Computer
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Developer Makes Miniature Model of IBM 1401 Mainframe Computer

Nicolas Temese built a miniature version of the IBM 1401 computer system from scratch. The finished model will go to the Computer History Museum.

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.

Sandia Expands Access to Its Cyber Research Tools
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Sandia Expands Access to Its Cyber Research Tools

Sandia has created free cyber research tools for academic and research institutions.

Six Productivity Tips for Working From Home
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Six Productivity Tips for Working From Home

Just 30% of workers say they are more productive working from home during the pandemic. A survey identified six tips that make remote employees efficient and effective...

New Director Takes the Helm at National Science Foundation
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New Director Takes the Helm at National Science Foundation

Sethuraman Panchanathan has been appointed as the 15th director of the U.S. National Science Foundation, starting his six-year term and promising to continue to...

Hands-On Research Experience Despite the Pandemic
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Hands-On Research Experience Despite the Pandemic

Texas A&M adapted elements of the NSF's traditional Research Experiences for Undergraduates internships into a fully online program with no residence requirement...

Tech Companies Slam Trump's Executive Order Restricting H-1B Visas
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Tech Companies Slam Trump's Executive Order Restricting H-1B Visas

Silicon Valley is pushing back against President Donald Trump's latest immigration curbs, this time including L-1 and H-1B visa programs that tech companies use...

Amber Boehnlein Will Lead Lab's Computational Sciences Division
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Amber Boehnlein Will Lead Lab's Computational Sciences Division

Amber Boehnlein will lead Jefferson Lab's new Computational Sciences and Technology Division, which brings computer scientists, software developers, and system...

CS Grad Student Wins Initial Chandra Family Scholarship
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CS Grad Student Wins Initial Chandra Family Scholarship

Priti Prabhakar Wakodikar is the initial winner of the Chandra Family Scholarship established by Subhachandra Chandra and his wife, Nandita Dukkipati, to aid diversity...

World Ranking of Top Computer Scientists in 2020
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World Ranking of Top Computer Scientists in 2020

The sixth annual ranking of top scientists in computer science and electronics lists 1,000 leading experts in different countries, as well as within different universities...

The Dawn of 2020 Was a Boom Time for Tech Salaries
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The Dawn of 2020 Was a Boom Time for Tech Salaries

Technology occupations saw across-the-board wage increases in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. last year, according to Hired's 2020 State of Salaries Report.
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