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The growing tension between undergraduate and K-12: Is CS for All, or just those who get past the caps?

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 10:00

 Are we repeating the 1980's? It's even worse now.

Hawking's Nightmare

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00

Stephen Hawking warned us not to contact E.T.

Even Central Users Do Not Always Drive Information Diffusion

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00

Diffusion speed and scale depend on all kinds of information, not just which users have the most or fewest connections.


Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00

SONYC integrates sensors, machine listening, data analytics, and citizen science to address noise pollution in New York City.

The Importance of a Great Finish

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00

You have to finish strong, every time.

Do We Really Need Computational Thinking?

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00

Considering the expression "computational thinking" as an entry point to understand why the fundamental contribution of computing to science is the shift from solving problems to having problems solved.

How Computer Science at CMU Is Attracting and Retaining Women

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00

Carnegie Mellon University's successful efforts enrolling, sustaining, and graduating women in computer science challenge the belief in a gender divide in CS education.

Technologizing Agriculture

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00

An array of technologies are making farms more efficient, safer, and profitable.

A Brave New World of Genetic Engineering

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00

Genetic engineering technologies are advancing at a furious rate, changing the world one cell at a time.

Seeking Digital Humanities, IT Tech Support

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 00:00

Herbert Bruderer explains why the opposite of digital is not analog; Robin K. Hill describes how the challenges of user support are aggravated by indeterminate client responsibility.

The Programming Languages and Skills That Pay the Best in 2019

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:56

The 10 programming languages associated with the highest-paying jobs all earned developers an average salary of above $100,000 in 2018, according to the Dice 2019 Tech Salary Report.

H-1B Visa Lottery Changing to Favor Those With Advanced Degrees

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:47

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a rule change that will give highly skilled workers with advanced degrees an edge in the lottery that decides who gets the 85,000 H-1B visas granted to for-profit companies every year.

Hiring For The AI Revolution

Tue, 01/29/2019 - 10:16

It can be extremely difficult to identify the right people who can leverage AI technology.

Wise Calls on Industry to Encourage Girls into STEM

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 12:00

A U.K-based campaign for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics gender equity has called on the sector to break down negative stereotypes that put girls off science careers.

Technologies to Watch in 2019

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 14:36

Seven specialists forecast the developments that will push their fields forward in the year ahead.

How the Government Shutdown Is Flushing Away Federal Cyber-Talent

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 14:24

The US Federal government is in the midst of the longest gap in funding for many of its agencies in history. As the "shutdown" extends into a second month, the economic impact is mounting for federal workers—including civil servants and government contractors working in IT and information security roles for the government—as well as the communities they work and live in.

Scientists' Salary Data Highlight $18,000 Gender Pay Gap

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:00

The U.S. National Science Foundation's annual census has determined that male scientists who obtained doctorates in 2017 and have jobs in the wings expect to earn $88,000 annually on average, versus $70,000 for women.

Apple's 'Everyone Can Code' Courses Now Available in Braille

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:00

Apple has partnered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People in the U.K. to expand its Everyone Can Code curriculum to visually impaired students.

Building a Cybersecurity Workforce

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 11:40

The 2018 CyberForce Competition at seven U.S. national laboratories pitted 66 student teams against simulated cyberattacks on the U.S. energy infrastructure.

Computer Science Department Pauses Entry for New Majors

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:48

The computer science department at Boston College has temporarily paused entry of new majors due to the a lack of staff.