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As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living
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As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living

Shawn and Stephanie Grimes spent much of the last two years pursuing their dream of doing research and development for Apple, the world’s most successful corporation...

At Technology High School, Goal Isn't to Finish in 4 Years
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At Technology High School, Goal Isn't to Finish in 4 Years

Flakes of green paint are peeling from the third-floor windowsills.

On Waterfront, Rise of the Machines
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On Waterfront, Rise of the Machines

In the rising light of a mid-September morning, the CSAV Pyrenees, a blue-water freighter sailing out of Suape Port in Brazil, was lashed to its lines at BerthPort...

A Hardware Renaissance in Silicon Valley
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A Hardware Renaissance in Silicon Valley

In recent years, Silicon Valley seems to have forgotten about silicon. It’s been about dot-coms, Web advertising, social networking, and apps for smartphones.

One Course, 150,000 Students
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One Course, 150,000 Students

MIT professor Anant Agarwal recently completed teaching Circuits and Electronics, the first course in MITx, a massive open online learning platform from MIT, which...

A Northwest Pipeline to Silicon Valley
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A Northwest Pipeline to Silicon Valley

Some budding entrepreneurs and computer whizzes based here in the Pacific Northwest are starting to turn heads down in Silicon Valley.

The Algorithm Didn't Like My Essay
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The Algorithm Didn't Like My Essay

As a professor and a parent, I have long dreamed of finding a software program that helps every student learn to write well.

From ACM News

Troves of Personal Data, Forbidden to Researchers

When scientists publish their research, they also make the underlying data available so the results can be verified by other scientists.

The Education of Mark Zuckerberg
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The Education of Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is ready for his close-up.

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California Chosen as Home for Computing Institute

The Simons Foundation, which specializes in science and math research, has chosen the University of California, Berkeley, as host for an ambitious new center for...

Giving Women the Access Code
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Giving Women the Access Code

When Maria Klawe became president of Harvey Mudd College in 2006, she was dismayed— but not surprised—at how few women were majoring in computer science.

Computer Science For the Rest of ­S
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Computer Science For the Rest of ­S

Reading, writing, and—refactoring code?

Genius and Tragedy at Dawn of Computer Age
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Genius and Tragedy at Dawn of Computer Age

One of the many myths about Apple is that the company's name is a reference to the half-eaten apple reportedly found beside the corpse of the British computer scientist...

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The Age of Big Data

Good with numbers? Fascinated by data? The sound you hear is opportunity knocking.

Teachers Resist High-Tech Push in Idaho Schools
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Teachers Resist High-Tech Push in Idaho Schools

Ann Rosenbaum, a former military police officer in the Marines, does not shrink from a fight, having even survived a close encounter with a car bomb in Iraq.

Making Science Leap From the Page
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Making Science Leap From the Page

When a college textbook, "Principles of Biology," comes out from the Nature Publishing Group in January, one place it won't be is on the shelves of school bookstores...

Screen Time Higher Than Ever for Children
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Screen Time Higher Than Ever for Children

Jaden Lender, 3, sings along softly with the "Five Little Monkeys" app on the family iPad, and waggles his index finger along with the monkey doctor at the warning...

Two Top Suitors Are Emerging for New Graduate School of Engineering
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Two Top Suitors Are Emerging for New Graduate School of Engineering

With less than two weeks left to apply in the competition for $400 million in land and subsidies to build a science and engineering graduate school in New York...

In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores
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In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores

Amy Furman, a seventh-grade English teacher here, roams among 31 students sitting at their desks or in clumps on the floor. They're studying Shakespeare's "As...

Virtual and Artificial, but 58,000 Want Course
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Virtual and Artificial, but 58,000 Want Course

A free online course at Stanford University on artificial intelligence, to be taught this fall by two leading experts from Silicon Valley, has attracted more...
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