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Inside India's Fake Research Paper Shops: Pay, Publish, Profit

10 hours 23 min ago

India has emerged as one of the biggest markets for a business in which over 300 publishers manage so-called "predatory journals" that publish papers for a listed "fee" ranging from $30-to-$1,800 per piece.

Yihong Wu Creates New Tools for Digging Into Data

10 hours 36 min ago

Yale University's Yihong Wu is part of a wave of new faculty participating in a university-wide initiative to integrate data science and mathematical modeling research across campus.

UW Professor Receives Highest U.S. Award for STEM Mentors

10 hours 36 min ago

University of Washington professor Daniel Schwartz recently received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring,.

China's AI Industry Gets the Most Funding, But Lags the U.S. in Key Talent

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:45

China's artificial intelligence industry has attracted more funding than any other country's, but lags behind the U.S. in terms of high-level AI talent, having one fifth the number as the U.S.

Rose-Hulman Professor Hopes to Get More Girls in STEM by Studying the Irish

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:00

A Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology researcher is studying how Ireland's University of Limerick has attracted and retained female computer science students and faculty.

West Point Promotes STEM Learning in South Africa

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:00

Representatives of the U.S. Military Academy last month promoted science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education to 70 gifted students in South Africa.

How Can Video Games Impact Education?

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:39

Video games should be used to promote student motivation, engagement, and ultimately learning, the same as any other effective learning facilitator, says Texas A&M Assistant Professor Sam Von Gillern.

NASA's Cassini Coverage Lands an Emmy Nomination

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 14:04

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, for Outstanding Original Interactive Program for its coverage of the Cassini mission's Grand Finale at Saturn, including news, web, education, television and social media efforts.

Augusta Opens $100M Georgia Cyber Center

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 12:42

The $100 million Georgia Cyber Center, a collaborative effort by academia, government, and the private sector, opened on the Augusta University campus this week.

Girl Scouts Are Learning to Pick Locks, Hack Computers

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:48

The Girl Scouts are hosting workshops to teach members the basics in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Code Now, Pay Tuition Later

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:48

Organizations are offering free coding programs for Web engineers that include job placement; graduates agree to pay the schools a portion of their salaries once they are employed.

Holograms Are Helping Medical Training

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 12:48

San Diego State University and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are testing mixed-reality software for the education of nurse trainees.

Stories From Experts About the Impact of Digital Life

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:46

While many technology experts and scholars have concerns about the social, political, and economic fallout from the spread of digital activities, they also tend to report that their own experience of digital life has been positive.

Personalized 'Deep Learning' Equips Robots for Autism Therapy

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 12:45

A personalized deep learning network is designed to help robots gauge the effect of autism therapy on children, using data that is unique to each patient.

It's Time for a Chemistry Lesson. Put on Your Virtual Reality Goggles.

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 12:45

U.K. researchers have created a virtual reality environment that allows biochemists studying a molecule to perform tasks nearly 10 times faster than on a screen-based simulation.

UCI Awarded $5M NSF Grant to Boost Low-Income Engineering Enrollment

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:48

Aiming to increase the number of low-income engineering students specializing in advanced manufacturing, UC Irvine has won a $5 million NSF grant that will provide scholarships to 190 community college transfer students.

Silicon Valley's Giants Take Their Talent Hunt to Cambridge

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 16:49

When you step off the train here and walk into the city square outside the railway station, you will not see the spires of King's College Chapel or the turrets atop the Trinity Great Court.

Judea Pearl Codes Languages to Challenge Paradigms of Computer Science

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:14

Judea Pearl, recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award for 2011, built his career by challenging conventions in the field of artificial intelligence.

Georgia Department of Education Announces New Funds for Middle School Computer Coding Courses

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:00

Georgia's Department of Education has announced $500,000 in grants to middle schools for implementing computer coding programs.

The Pentagon Is Building a Dream Team of Tech-Savvy Soldiers

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:15

Nicole Camarillo was touring the Army base at Fort Meade, Maryland, in early 2017 when a young captain—I'll call him Matt, due to the sensitivity of his position—crossed her path.