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Israel’s Idf Lures Female Recruits For Computer Corps
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Israel’s Idf Lures Female Recruits For Computer Corps

Israel's military is working to draw more women into its computer division. 

First-of-Its-Kind Online Master's Draws Wave of Applicants
From ACM TechNews

First-of-Its-Kind Online Master's Draws Wave of Applicants

Since implementing a new low-cost online master's program in computer science based on MOOC technology, Georgia Tech has received almost twice as many applications...

An Early Report Card on Massive Open Online Courses
From ACM TechNews

An Early Report Card on Massive Open Online Courses

Massive open online courses could help transform education, but face challenges to realizing their full potential. 

The New Era of Toy Robotics
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The New Era of Toy Robotics

In olden times, the most an ambitious young tinkerer could hope for in a toy was to be able to stick one funny-shaped piece onto another. Kids built airplanes with...

Think You Can Drive a Bulldozer?
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Think You Can Drive a Bulldozer?

As he closed the door, leaving me alone at the controls of a 41,000-pound bulldozer with list price of nearly $432,000, a Komatsu Ltd. executive shouted, "No worries...

A New 'dawn' in Exchanges' War on Hackers
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A New 'dawn' in Exchanges' War on Hackers

When prices on some U.S. stocks suddenly zoomed one day last month and others unexpectedly plunged, stock-market officials set out to detect a possible computer...

Hugh Herr and the Liberating Age of Bionics
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Hugh Herr and the Liberating Age of Bionics

"It's extraordinary that we live in this day and age with all our wonderful modern technology, and still we have shoes that give us blisters," says Hugh Herr, with...

Now Hear This: Navy Abandons All Caps
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Now Hear This: Navy Abandons All Caps

MESSAGES SENT WITHIN THE U.S. NAVY NO LONGER HAVE TO BE WRITTEN OUT IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.

Visa Demand Jumps
From ACM Careers

Visa Demand Jumps

For the first time since the financial crisis, U.S. employers are expected within days to reach a limit on the yearly allotment of applications for coveted skilled...

At 17, App Builder Rockets to Riches From Yahoo Deal
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At 17, App Builder Rockets to Riches From Yahoo Deal

Seventeen-year-old Nick D'Aloisio is taking some time off from school in London, where he lives with his parents. He will let mom and dad help manage his money.

A Genetic Code For Genius?
From ACM News

A Genetic Code For Genius?

At a former paper-printing factory in Hong Kong, a 20-year-old wunderkind named Zhao Bowen has embarked on a challenging and potentially controversial quest: uncovering...

The Trouble With Tinkering Time
From ACM Careers

The Trouble With Tinkering Time

It's the latest R&D trend: penciling in tinkering time on the company clock.

The ­ps and Downs of Making Elevators Go
From ACM Careers

The ­ps and Downs of Making Elevators Go

You press a button and wait for your elevator. How long before you get impatient and agitated? Theresa Christy says 20 seconds.

The Joys of ­rban Tech
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The Joys of ­rban Tech

For as long as many of us can remember, high-tech industries have flourished in the suburban office parks that are so ubiquitous in Silicon Valley, North Carolina's...

Pentagon Digs In on Cyberwar Front
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Pentagon Digs In on Cyberwar Front

The U.S. military is accelerating its cyberwarfare training programs in an aggressive expansion of its preparations for conflict on an emerging battlefield.

In the Afghan War, a Little Robot Can Be a Soldier's Best Friend
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In the Afghan War, a Little Robot Can Be a Soldier's Best Friend

The 310 SUGV is a distant cousin of the Roomba, the robotic vacuum cleaner currently being promoted as a Father's Day gift. In Afghanistan, the Marines call him...

When Gaming Is Good For You
From ACM News

When Gaming Is Good For You

A growing body of university research suggests that gaming improves creativity, decision-making and perception.

From ACM Careers

No More R

Union Square Ventures recently posted an opening for an investment analyst.

From ACM News

Apple Makes Push Into Ipad Textbooks

Apple Inc. on Thursday introduced tools designed to spur the development of textbooks and other classroom materials for devices like the iPad, in the company's...

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Answers to Google Interview Questions

1. What's the next number in this sequence: 10, 9, 60, 90, 70, 66 … ?
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