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Robot Dolphin Could Replace Captive Animals at Theme Parks One Day
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Robot Dolphin Could Replace Captive Animals at Theme Parks One Day

A U.S. engineering company has designed a robot dolphin in the hope that such animatronic machines eventually could substitute for captive animals at theme parks...

Here Come the Swarmbots
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Here Come the Swarmbots

Switzerland's EFPL has developed inexpensive prototype bots that can be used to form, and act as, swarms.

Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers
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Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

The Trump administration has announced stricter rules for the H-1B visa program, which U.S. tech companies have long valued.

CMU Scientists Solve 90-Year-Old Geometry Problem
From ACM News

CMU Scientists Solve 90-Year-Old Geometry Problem

The math puzzle was resolved by translating it into satisfiability problem.

Hacker Releases Information on Las Vegas-Area Students After Officials Don't Pay Ransom
From ACM TechNews

Hacker Releases Information on Las Vegas-Area Students After Officials Don't Pay Ransom

A hacker who locked computer servers in Las Vegas' Clark County School District with ransomware released documents with stolen private data after officials refused...

America's Innovation Edge Now in Peril, Report Says
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America's Innovation Edge Now in Peril, Report Says

A sweeping report from Baker Institute and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences urges significant policy and funding action to ensure the United States does...

Parents Think Computer Science Education Is Important
From ACM TechNews

Parents Think Computer Science Education Is Important

A study by Google and Gallup found two-thirds of parents and guardians of U.S. students in grades seven through 12 consider computer science important or very important...

Cyber Threat to Disrupt Start of U.K. University Term
From ACM TechNews

Cyber Threat to Disrupt Start of U.K. University Term

The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center is warning colleges and universities that increasing numbers of cyberattacks threaten to disrupt the start of the Fall...

Fran Allen
From Communications of the ACM

Fran Allen: 1932-2020

Frances E. Allen was the first woman recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award.

IBM Establishes First Quantum Education, Research Initiative for Historically Black Colleges, Universities
From ACM TechNews

IBM Establishes First Quantum Education, Research Initiative for Historically Black Colleges, Universities

IBM announced its first IBM Quantum education and research initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), led by Howard University and 12 other...

'We Have Emphasized Learning and Compassion'
From ACM News

'We Have Emphasized Learning and Compassion'

Computer science instruction adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic.

Amazon to Provide Computer Science Education for Over 550,000 K-12 Students Annually
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Amazon to Provide Computer Science Education for Over 550,000 K-12 Students Annually

Amazon Future Engineer also launched the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge, a coding competition that teaches the basics of computer science in the context of a real...

ACM Study Gives Most Detailed Picture to Date of U.S. Bachelor's Programs in Computing
From ACM TechNews

ACM Study Gives Most Detailed Picture to Date of U.S. Bachelor's Programs in Computing

ACM's eighth annual Study of Non-Doctoral Granting Departments in Computing offers a sweeping assessment of undergraduate computing education.

Minding the Gaps
From ACM News

Minding the Gaps

Boosting diversity in the computer science field remains a challenge even after years of effort. A growing focus on universities may deliver results.

Coding with Wonder Woman: Microsoft Project to Educate the Next Generation of Programmers
From ACM News

Coding with Wonder Woman: Microsoft Project to Educate the Next Generation of Programmers

In partnership with NASA, Smithsonian Learning Labs, and others, the lessons use space exploration, museums, and popular movies to teach the principles of programming...

A Science Is Born
From ACM News

A Science Is Born

The "yeasty" times" when computer research grew at Harvard University, five decades ago.

Challenge to Scientists: Does Your Ten-Year-Old Code Still Run?
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Challenge to Scientists: Does Your Ten-Year-Old Code Still Run?

Missing documentation and obsolete environments force participants in the Ten Years Reproducibility Challenge to get creative.

With Virtual Reality, Caregivers Can Become Patients
From ACM News

With Virtual Reality, Caregivers Can Become Patients

Carrie Shaw's struggle with her mother's dementia led her to create a company that allows users to experience the struggles of growing older.

U.K. Used an Algorithm to Estimate Exam Results; The Calculations Favored Elites
From ACM TechNews

U.K. Used an Algorithm to Estimate Exam Results; The Calculations Favored Elites

The British government has changed its strategy of using an algorithm to estimate how students would have performed on A-level college admissions exams after results...

Millions Have Lost Jobs in the Pandemic – Robots and AI Are Replacing Them
From ACM TechNews

Millions Have Lost Jobs in the Pandemic – Robots and AI Are Replacing Them

The pandemic has prompted more companies to replace workers with robots and artificial intelligence to reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace and lower...
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