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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Help Wanted: Quantum
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Help Wanted: Quantum

How the U.S. can build a quantum workforce.

Hiring from the Autism Spectrum
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Hiring from the Autism Spectrum

Companies increasingly are looking to hire people who are on the autism spectrum to fill IT roles.

How Universities Deploy Student Data
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How Universities Deploy Student Data

Personalizing efforts to drive greater student retention and success.

The CS Teacher Shortage
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The CS Teacher Shortage

How can we fill more computer science classrooms when there just aren't enough teachers to go around?

Exoskeletons Today
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Exoskeletons Today

Wearable mobile machines integrate people and machines to assist the movement-impaired, and amplify the capabilities of industrial and defense workers while protecting...

The Dangers of Automating Social Programs
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The Dangers of Automating Social Programs

Is it possible to keep bias out of a social program driven by one or more algorithms?

Broadening the Path for Women in STEM
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Broadening the Path for Women in STEM

Organizations work to address 'a notable absence of women in the field.'

Open Source Professionals in Demand
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Open Source Professionals in Demand

An "increasingly open source world" needs specialists in Linux and other open source technologies.

The State of Fakery
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The State of Fakery

How digital media could be authenticated, from computational, legal, and ethical points of view.

Are International Students Still Coming to the ­.s.a.?
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Are International Students Still Coming to the ­.s.a.?

Is the U.S. political situation, including its on-again/off-again immigration bans, scaring away foreign students?

Overcoming Disabilities
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Overcoming Disabilities

Brain-computer interfaces hold the promise of fully featured replacements for body parts that don't work or are missing.

Combating Cancer With Data
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Combating Cancer With Data

Supercomputers will sift massive amounts of data in search of therapies that work.

Computing the Arts
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Computing the Arts

Artists can use software to create art, and some software creates art all on its own.

More Low-Cost Pcs Are Aimed at Students
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More Low-Cost Pcs Are Aimed at Students

BBC’s micro:bit is the latest low-cost computer for education.

Games that Teach Coding
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Games that Teach Coding

A growing number of games seek to introduce the concepts of programming to young players.

Relearning to Speak
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Relearning to Speak

New systems can help you not only learn to understand a second language, but how to pronounce it correctly.

Relearning to Speak
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Relearning to Speak

New systems can help you not only learn to understand a second language, but how to pronounce it correctly.

Companies Proactively Seek Out Internal Threats
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Companies Proactively Seek Out Internal Threats

Organizations must balance their concerns with the protection of employee privacy.

Predictive Analytics Provides Powerful Benefits to Healthcare
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Predictive Analytics Provides Powerful Benefits to Healthcare

Medical treatment is on the verge of a "radical transformation" thanks to statistical data analysis techniques that predict future outcomes.

Python For Beginners
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Python For Beginners

A survey found the language in use in introductory programming classes in the top U.S. computer science schools.
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