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China Is Overtaking the U.S. in Scientific Research

Thu, 09/13/2018 - 10:51

Beijing's long-term efforts to promote academic scholarship are paying off.

Role Models Tell Girls That STEM’s for Them in New Campaign

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 12:00

A public service as campaign called "She Can STEM" aims to encourage girls ages 11 to 15 to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

How AI Technology Can Tame the Scientific Literature

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 10:31

AI-based tools can offer a penetrating view of scientific literature, computationally taming the vast flood of scholarly papers published at a rate of 1 million worldwide each year, or one every 30 seconds by one estimate.

How AI Technology Can Tame the Scientific Literature

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 17:33

When computer scientist Christian Berger's team sought to get its project about self-driving vehicle algorithms on the road, it faced a daunting obstacle.

Patent Mining Indicates Promising Routes for Research

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 12:00

Using big data tools such as data mining and network analysis, researchers at two entities affiliated with the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil devised a method to help scientists and companies identify promising areas of technological research.

America's High-Tech STEM Crisis

Tue, 09/11/2018 - 11:25

America is in a race for high-tech supremacy. The issue isn't whether U.S. colleges and universities are training students and Ph.D's in computer science and engineering and the physical sciences. It's whether enough of them are American students.

Team Tackles Computer Science Diversity, Retention

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00

University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers are using a $300,000 grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation to evaluate a new approach to improving student retention in undergraduate computer science education.



Code.Org, CSTA Get Extra Computer Science Courses Through New Partnership

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 12:00 and the Computer Science Teachers Association have partnered with Pluralsight to bring specially curated online course libraries to thousands of additional computer science students and teachers.

Putting ​'Public' Back Into Publication

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 11:10

The KBase open-source software and data platform promises to improve the face of scientific analysis and publication.

Big Tech''s Newest Experiment in Criminal-Justice Reform

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 16:19

On the fifth floor of slack's new building, overlooking the fancy Salesforce Park, a standing-room-only crowd of employees had gathered.

The Outlook for Reality: Mixed

Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:05

Exploring new frontiers in augmented and virtual reality.

Computer Science Encyclopedia Can Fill a Gap

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:14

Our profession has the credibility and resources to create an Encyclopedia that will serve as the professional standard.

A Push to Make 'Computer Science for All' Accessible to Students With Disabilities

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:14

The CSforALL Consortium wants everyone from vendors to investors to school districts to government to publicly commit to supporting improved accessibility to computer science education for U.S. students with disabilities.

Britain Faces an AI Brain Drain as Tech Giants Raid Top Universities

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 09:32

Britain faces an artificial intelligence "brain drain" as Silicon Valley raids its top universities for talent.

What Do Parents Think About Technology in the Classroom?

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 11:28

Fifty percent of parents believe coding and computer programming is the most beneficial subject to their child's future employability, a new survey found.

Peer Assessment of CS Doctoral Programs Shows Strong Correlation with Faculty citations

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 00:00

Strong correlation indicates notable research productivity of individual faculty members in turn boosts the standing of their programs.

Research for Practice: FPGAs in Datacenters

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 00:00

Expert-curated guides to the best of CS research.

When Machine Learning Is Facially Invalid

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 00:00

Observations on the use of machine learning and facial inferences to classify people using inexplicable data.

Robotic Implants

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 00:00

Scientists are developing tiny medical machines that stretch the definition of the term "robot."

Move Fast and Break Things

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 00:00

Whether or not the theory of disruptive innovation has predictive power, it is a powerful story that explains the rise and fall of tech empires. It is deeply embedded in the psyche of Silicon Valley.