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China Declared World's Largest Producer of Scientific Articles

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:58

For the first time, China has overtaken the United States in terms of the total number of science publications, according to statistics compiled by the US National Science Foundation (NSF).

I Am a Roboticist in a Cheese Factory

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:57

Most people think about robots as autonomous machines guided by artificial intelligence.

Report Says U.S. Leads in Science Activities, China Advances Rapidly

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:12

The United States remains a global leader in science and technology, but its share of activities is declining as other nations — especially China — continue to rise, according to the U.S. National Science Foundation's Science and Engineering Indicators 2018 report

What Tech Companies Have Been Hiring in Silicon Valley? Here Are the Top 20

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 14:03

In's latest study of Silicon Valley's tech job openings, released this week, the job search firm gave a snapshot of which companies are doing the most hiring.

Kettering University Students Converting Chevy Bolt Into Autonomous Vehicle

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:23

Kettering University researchers are participating in the AutoDrive Challenge, in which teams convert a Chevrolet Bolt into a Level 4 autonomous vehicle.

STEAM Not STEM: Why Scientists Need Arts Training

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 11:20

From biotech to climate change, advances in technology raise significant moral questions. To engage responsibly, our next generation of scientists need training in the arts and ethics.

How a 22-Year-Old Discovered the Worst Chip Flaws in History

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:51

In 2013, a teenager named Jann Horn attended a reception in Berlin hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel. He and 64 other young Germans had done well in a government-run competition designed to encourage students to pursue scientific research.

Bonuses Could Boost Computer Science Classes

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:58

Teachers in Florida could receive $1,000 annual bonuses for teaching computer science classes in middle and high schools under a bill designed to increase the number of computer science classes and students taking those classes.

China Enters the Battle for AI Talent

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:26

A mountainous district in western Beijing known for its temples and mushroom production is tipped to become China's hub for industries based on artificial intelligence.

Are International Students Still Coming to the U.S.A.?

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:56

Is the U.S. political situation, including its on-again/off-again immigration bans, scaring away foreign students?

Google Starts Certificate Program to Fill Empty IT Jobs

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:45

Google has announced a certificate program on the Coursera platform to help give people with no prior IT experience the basic skills they need to get an entry-level IT support job in 8 to 12 months.

These States Embraced Computer Science Education in 2017

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 13:01

Schools across the U.S. started to embrace computer science last year, with several states now moving ahead with legislation to make computer science education mandatory.

Trojan Team's Bias-Busting App Wins Third Prize at Facebook Global Hackathon

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:04

Team Artemis of the University of Southern California won third prize at the 2017 Facebook Global Hackathon for a virtual reality tool designed to rid the workplace of gender bias.

Chinese Workers Abandon Silicon Valley for Riches Back Home

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:45

A few years ago, Wang Yi was living the American dream. He had graduated from Princeton, landed a job at Google and bought a spacious condo in Silicon Valley.

Expansion of AP Computer Science Courses Draws More Girls and Minorities

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00

The College Board's Advanced Placement computer science classes are being expanded to attract more girls and underrepresented minorities in the U.S. to participate.

Scanning an Ancient Biblical Text That Humans Fear to Open

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:00

Researchers hope to make a fragile ancient Coptic codex readable by scanning it with computerized tomography and then using software to extract legible text.

Can You Save the World with Origami?

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:00

Teams of students demonstrated a broad range of original video games at the University of Southern California GamePipe Laboratory Fall 2017 Showcase.

Huskie Hackers Developed Innovative Solutions to Health and Wellness Challenges

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 12:00

The 2017 Northern Illinois University Huskie Hack featured 269 student hackers who were tasked with developing solutions to health- and wellness-related challenges.

The Real Future of Work

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:07

In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Students Build Supercomputer Cluster from Raspberry Pi Boards

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:15

Ohio State University students built the Buckeye Pi supercomputer with 128 off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi circuit boards.