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Customizing Science Instruction With Digital Libraries
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Customizing Science Instruction With Digital Libraries

Middle and high school teachers participating in the Curriculum Customization Service program use animations, images and interactive media to help engage Denver...

Personal Robots: Newest Cs1 Teaching Tool
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Personal Robots: Newest Cs1 Teaching Tool

The Institute for Personal Robots in Education has developed a curriculum, software, and plug-in board for an off-the-shelf personal robot that it hopes will...

Celebrating the Legacy of Plato
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Celebrating the Legacy of Plato

The PLATO@50 Conference marked the semicentennial of the computer system that was the forerunner of today's social media and interactive education.

Making Sense of Real-Time Behavior
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Making Sense of Real-Time Behavior

Data captured by sensors worn on the human body and analyzed in near real-time could transform our understanding of human behavior, health, and society.

Building Skills That Count
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Building Skills That Count

The Texas Advanced Computing Center has created a supercomputing curriculum designed to teach advanced computing skills to undergraduate and graduate students at...

DARPA
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DARPA

Darpa’s leading advocate for crowdsourcing and other ways of tapping new talent is leaving to join Microsoft—after only a year at the Defense Department’s top R&D...

CMU Launches Initiative Using Robots to Boost Science, Technology Majors
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CMU Launches Initiative Using Robots to Boost Science, Technology Majors

Carnegie Mellon University has launched Fostering Innovation through Robotics Exploration (FIRE), a new initiative that will leverage students' interest in robots...

ECS Releases All Public Data in Open Linked Data Format
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ECS Releases All Public Data in Open Linked Data Format

The University of Southampton's School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) recently became the United Kingdom's first university department to release all...

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U.S. DOE Awards $2.04 Million to Rensselaer Nuclear Engineering Program

More than $2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy will strengthen nuclear research and education, and help develop the next generation of nuclear...

Microsoft and Nasa Bring Mars Down to Earth Through the Worldwide Telescope
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Microsoft and Nasa Bring Mars Down to Earth Through the Worldwide Telescope

Today, Microsoft Research and NASA are providing an entirely new experience to users of the WorldWide Telescope, which will allow visitors to interact with and...

The Speech That Inspired the Studsat Satellite Project
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The Speech That Inspired the Studsat Satellite Project

Studsat, a tiny satellite that was built by 35 students belonging to four engineering colleges in Bangalore and three in Hyderabad, was put in orbit on Monday...

Computers at Home: Educational Hope vs. Teenage Reality
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Computers at Home: Educational Hope vs. Teenage Reality

Middleshcool students are champion time-wasters. And the personal computer may be the ultimate time-wasting appliance. Put the two together at home, without hovering...

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Indian Students Head For Canada to Join Research Internships

As part of MITACS Globalink internship program, 105 undergraduate Indian students are working on a number of research projects alongside undergraduate and graduate...

Talent Scarcity Crimps IT's Growth, Says Narayana Murthy
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Talent Scarcity Crimps IT's Growth, Says Narayana Murthy

The scarcity of computer science engineers in India has led to the booming information technology sector poaching talent from other engineering disciplines, according...

Pi & Canada Partner on Growing Science & Technology Centers in Africa
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Pi & Canada Partner on Growing Science & Technology Centers in Africa

During a special visit to Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper announced new federal funding of $20 CDN million...

A Decade Later, Internet Appliance Dream Is Realized
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A Decade Later, Internet Appliance Dream Is Realized

Ten years ago, the next big thing in tech was supposed to be the Internet appliance: a device that offered tech newbies a simpler and cheaper way to get onto the...

Cellphone Serves as Learning Platform For the Developing World
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Cellphone Serves as Learning Platform For the Developing World

The cellphone, the fastest growing technology platform in the developing world, is delivering educational content to children in out-of-school settings in rural...

Steming the Tide
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Steming the Tide

Many recent studies have shown that cultural attitudes are a problem for women in STEM fields.

Computing Careers: The Future Is Bright
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Computing Careers: The Future Is Bright

"The Market for Computing Careers," a new report from Calvin College professor Joel Adams, suggests a bright future for people pursuing computing careers. 

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The Idea Incubator Goes to Campus

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of a handful of universities that work closely with investors to make sure promising ideas are nurtured into successful...
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