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Organization to Teach Coding to Girls in Detroit Area

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:00

The Oakland, CA-based Black Girls CODE organization, which introduces young African-American, Latino, and Native American females to computer science, is opening a chapter in Detroit.

Ada Lovelace Day Honors 'the First Computer Programmer'

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:00

Pioneering 19th-century English mathematician Ada Lovelace is honored on the second Tuesday of every October for her contributions to computer programming.

Careers for Women in Technology Companies Are a Global Challenge

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:00

Gender bias in technology is a problem for women on both sides of the Atlantic, although the challenges and opportunities they face can differ due to political and cultural divergences.

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:05

It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers around the world for the code names of American intelligence programs.

Shafi Goldwasser Appointed Director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:57

The Turing laureate will become the new director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California, Berkeley, on January 1, 2018.

The World's Oldest Scientific Satellite Is Still in Orbit

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 14:25

From his desk at the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, space debris analyst Tim Flohrer keeps track of the 23,000 or so catalogued objects currently orbiting the Earth.

Mars Study Yields Clues to Possible Cradle of Life

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 13:52

The discovery of evidence for ancient sea-floor hydrothermal deposits on Mars identifies an area on the planet that may offer clues about the origin of life on Earth.

Building the Blockchain to End All Blockchains

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:26

Despite the potential benefits of blockchain technology, it needs to overcome challenges in scalability, speed, and flexibility.

Discovery and Innovation to Quicken With Supercomputer's $1-million Upgrade

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:26

A $1-million grant will help Clemson University's Palmetto Cluster supercomputer aid researchers in accelerating the pace of scientific discovery and technological innovation.

Google Reveals Blueprint for Quantum Supremacy

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:26

Researchers say they have outlined a way to achieve quantum supremacy, demonstrating a proof-of-principle version of a quantum computer.

Out of Sight, Into Mind

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:18

Researchers are working to project an image directly into one's brain, completely bypassing the eyes.

Google, Facebook and Twitter Scramble to Hold Washington at Bay

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:25

Google summoned about 200 policy staff from around the world last month for a debate on whether the company's size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators.

National Academy of Engineering Announces Winners of 2017 Ramo Founders and Bueche Awards

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 09:49

The National Academy of Engineering's Simon Ramo Founders Award was to be presented to John E. Hopcroft on Sunday for his research contributions and leadership in engineering.

How Computers Turned Gerrymandering Into a Science

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 13:47

About as many Democrats live in Wisconsin as Republicans do.

Examining Mars' Moon Phobos in a Different Light

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 13:35

NASA's longest-lived mission to Mars has gained its first look at the Martian moon Phobos, pursuing a deeper understanding by examining it in infrared wavelengths.

Examining Mars'Moon Phobos in a Different Light

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 13:35

NASA's longest-lived mission to Mars has gained its first look at the Martian moon Phobos, pursuing a deeper understanding by examining it in infrared wavelengths.

Scientists Store Miles Davis and Deep Purple Audio Recordings on DNA in a Historic First

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:00

Researchers say they have successfully encoded two high-quality audio recordings onto artificial DNA, the first time this has been accomplished for the purposes of long-term data storage.

Good Vibrations for the Future of Computing

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:00

Researchers say they have demonstrated a new technology based on mechanical vibrations to perform logic operations.

An Edible Actuator for Ingestible Robots

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:00

Researchers recently unveiled a prototype for a soft, edible pneumatic actuator fabricated from gelatin, which can serve as a crucial mechanism for ingestible robots.

Warning: This Algorithm Will Self-Destruct After It's Used

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 12:00

Two researchers say they have built a proof-of-principle algorithm that destroys itself after use.