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Flying Disc Project Mistaken for UFO

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:07

Back in 1992, UNLV engineering professors Brendan O'Toole and Darrell Pepper challenged their students to build the world's largest flying disc.

How A Major Tech Company Could Help Educate California High School Students

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 10:09

IBM wants to create 20 new California schools offering career training in science and technology, with the support of state lawmakers.

White House Considers Restricting Chinese Researchers Over Espionage Fears

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 09:25

The Trump administration is considering strict measures to block Chinese citizens from performing sensitive research at American universities and research institutes over fears they may be acquiring intellectual secrets.

More Than the Code

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

A teacher and students coding together make explicit the unwritten rules of programming.

Internet Freedom in West Africa

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

The U.S. State Department's Internet Freedom agenda is being adapted to help them communicate without DNS and IP address filtering.

How Is Your Week Going So Far?

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

Praise matters just as much as money.

Is the Law Ready for Driverless Cars?

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

Yes, with one big exception.

Scale or Fail

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

Moving beyond self-selected computer science education in Switzerland.

Science, Policy, and Service

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

Some thoughts on the way forward.

Finding a Healthier Approach to Managing Medical Data

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

Researchers are exploring ways to put medical data to greater use while better protecting privacy.

Commenting on Code, Considering Data's Bottleneck

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

Edwin Torres considers the enduring value of code comments, while Walid Saba wonders if we have overreacted to the knowledge acquisition bottleneck.

ACM's 2018 General Election

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

Meet the candidates who introduce their plans—and stands—for the Association.

How We Lost the Women in Computing

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

We cannot understand the current gender disparity in computing without understanding the history of women in computing. How did we lose the women in computing? They did not just leave; they were pushed out.

Toward Sustainable Access

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:00

The publishing landscape is changing, and ACM with it. We take this opportunity to describe what ACM thinks about recent trends, recent changes, and the future.

Iran Confirms Arrest of British Computer Science Professor

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:22

A spokesman for Iran's judiciary has confirmed that Abbas Edalat, a British-Iranian academic, has been arrested on security charges.

Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:03

Students from the United States and Japan will talk with astronauts on the International Space Station this week as part of NASA's Year of Education on Station.

Army Researchers Find the Best Cyber Teams Are Antisocial Cyber Teams

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:18

Army researchers have discovered what experienced information security teams already know: actual human interaction isn't a key to success when you already know your role on the team.

U.S. Army Makes a Virtual North Korea for Training

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:00

The U.S. Army is creating a virtual duplicate of our planet in which to drill troops.

Scientists Plan European AI Hub to Compete With U.S.

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 12:00

Europe's leading scientists have crafted plans for a multinational European institute for artificial intelligence research.

Who's Firing? (Qualcomm, GoPro, and IBM, Again) Who's Hiring? (Facebook, Apple, Amazon)

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 14:35

In what has practically turned into an annual sign of spring, IBM rained layoff notices down on its tech workforce in late March and again in April.