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An old Chinese proverb says: "If you're planning for the year, cultivate rice; if you're planning for the decade, cultivate trees; if you're planning for the century, cultivate children."
The retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy from the Supreme Court might change the game for environmental protections, abortion rights and civil rights. But what will it mean for the internet, and issues that matter to techies…
Faster, more powerful computing has the potential to revolutionize fields from drug delivery to freight transportation.
Addressing its cognitive essence, universal value, and curricular practices.
An evolving technological landscape has made application of copyright law increasingly difficult.
Most of the suggested benefits of blockchain technologies do not come from elements unique to the blockchain.
Considering the confluence of research questions and sociopolitical dynamics.
A proposal for keeping cyber security both out of sight and out of mind for end users.
The world's largest mass-produced cylindrical slide rules come from Loga-Calculator AG in Zurich/Uster, Switzerland.
The role of early high-performance computing capabilities in World War II.
Best paper awardee at SIGCSE 2020 on the impacts on first-year students of competitive enrollment.