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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding
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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

A national education movement with an emphasis on computer science is growing quickly in the U.S. 

Devices That Know How We Really Feel
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Devices That Know How We Really Feel

Admit it: Sometimes you just want to punch your PC, or slap your smartphone, or knock your notebook.

A Degree Where Techie Meets Business Smarts
From ACM TechNews

A Degree Where Techie Meets Business Smarts

Science and technology graduates increasingly are pursuing a hybrid professional science master's degree to broaden their career opportunities. 

Tech's Diversity Problem Is Apparent as Early as High School
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Tech's Diversity Problem Is Apparent as Early as High School

In three states, not a single girl took the Advanced Placement exam in computer science last year. In eight states, no Hispanic students took it. And in 11 states...

The Holodeck Begins to Take Shape
From ACM TechNews

The Holodeck Begins to Take Shape

Holodecks similar to the simulated-reality rooms seen on "Star Trek" could be available by 2024, according to some scientists and researchers. 

­nemployed in Europe Stymied By Lack of Technology Skills
From ACM TechNews

­nemployed in Europe Stymied By Lack of Technology Skills

A large portion of Europe's unemployed workers and young people entering the workforce lack the necessary skills for technology-based job opportunities.

A Computer Academy in France Defies Conventional Wisdom
From ACM TechNews

A Computer Academy in France Defies Conventional Wisdom

The new tuition-free computer academy called 42 aims to produce graduates more innovative, employable, diverse, and useful to the French economy. 

Program Seeks to Nurture 'data Science Culture' at Universities
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Program Seeks to Nurture 'data Science Culture' at Universities

Academia at New York University, the University of Washington, and the University of California, Berkeley are collaborating on the Sloan Foundation's five-year...

As Interest Fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry
From ACM Careers

As Interest Fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry

On Stanford University’s sprawling campus, where a long palm-lined drive leads to manicured quads, humanities professors produce highly regarded scholarship on...

U.s. Teams Up With Operator of Online Courses to Plan a Global Network
From ACM TechNews

U.s. Teams Up With Operator of Online Courses to Plan a Global Network

Coursera and the U.S. government recently launched a partnership to create learning hubs around the world where students can go to get Internet access to free courses...

European ­niversities Catch the Online Wave
From ACM TechNews

European ­niversities Catch the Online Wave

Europe is beginning to embrace massive open online courses, which have steadily gained popularity in the United States over the past several years. 

Taiwan Chip Industry Powers the Tech World, but Struggles For Status
From ACM Careers

Taiwan Chip Industry Powers the Tech World, but Struggles For Status

Tien Wu, chief operating officer of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, has a problem: the brightest young people in Taiwan do not want to work in the island’s...

The Boy Genius of ­lan Bator
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The Boy Genius of ­lan Bator

Days before I was to meet Battushig Myanganbayar at his home in Mongolia, he sent me an e-mail with a modest request: Would I bring him a pair of tiny XBee wireless...

Mystery of the Missing Women in Science
From ACM TechNews

Mystery of the Missing Women in Science

Although test scores prove that girls have science and math aptitude equal to that of boys, many girls choose not to pursue these fields.

Master's Degree Is New Frontier of Study Online
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Master's Degree Is New Frontier of Study Online

Next January, the Georgia Institute of Technology plans to offer a master’s degree in computer science through massive open online courses for a fraction of the...

In Head-Hunting, Big Data May Not Be Such a Big Deal
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In Head-Hunting, Big Data May Not Be Such a Big Deal

Q. How is Big Data being used more in the leadership and management field? 

Sizing ­p Big Data, Broadening Beyond the Internet
From ACM Careers

Sizing ­p Big Data, Broadening Beyond the Internet

In his young career, Jeffrey Hammerbacher has been a scout on the frontiers of the data economy.

From ACM Careers

Study Gauges Value of Technology in Schools

With school districts rushing to buy computers, tablets, digital white boards, and other technology, a new report questions whether the investment is worth it.

Let's Play: Making Travel a Game
From ACM News

Let's Play: Making Travel a Game

It was a Sunday afternoon in SoHo and while most New Yorkers were having brunch, Makeda Peters and her boyfriend were on a street corner craning their necks at...

Hackers Find China Is Land of Opportunity
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Hackers Find China Is Land of Opportunity

Name a target anywhere in China, an official at a state-owned company boasted recently, and his crack staff will break into that person's computer, download the...
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