One persistent criticism of Silicon Valley is that it no longer works on big, world-changing ideas.
While teachers traditionally encourage students to read more to become better writers, New York Institute of Technology English professor John Misak suggests relying on video games to help improve students' narrative composition skills.
Computer scientists at Stanford are not taught to seriously consider the societal or political impact of their products. This oversight is troubling since technology touches almost all dimensions of 21st-century American lives.
A major theme in recent political discourse has been the perceived impact of robots and automation on the United States labor economy.
A team of researchers has developed a virtual teacher's assistant, called Jill Watson, using technologies from IBM's Watson platform.
Old-time machine contest fosters STEM creativity.
I summarize the first known research study of older adults (aged 60 and over) learning computer programming.
Everyone likes a good space photo.
Even a decade ago, car manufacturing in China was still a fairly low-tech, labor-intensive endeavor.
More than 800 events in almost 70 countries celebrated Scratch Day this month to recognize the kids' programming language and online community on its 10th anniversary.
Amir Moravej, an Iranian computer engineer in Montreal, quietly worked last year on building software to help people navigate the Canadian immigration system.
A new partnership aims to address the shortage of computer science teachers by developing a training program for pre-service math and science educators.
The award recognizes faculty members from non-profit institutions who distinguish themselves with outstanding research and excellent graduate mentoring, as well as those who recruit, encourage, and promote women and minorities in computing fields.
Huskey's work included building innovative hardware and novel software, and educating computer scientists worldwide.
The enormous online popularity of Harvard's popular CS50 class made it easy for enrollees to find answers to problem sets on the Internet, potentially facilitating cheating in the course, according to some CS50 staffers.
Self-driving cars, the state of computer science research, artificial intelligence, and other topics were all on the table when MIT' CSAIL hosted Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt for a conversation with CSAIL Director Daniela Rus.
Most researchers think of planetariums, if they think of them at all, as a place to take schoolchildren for whizzy trips through the stars, with nothing to offer serious scientists.
Multiple Harvard students, possibly more than 60, have been suspected of cheating in the wildly popular CS50 computer science course and had their cases referred to the college's Honor Council, a step that can lead to expulsion in the most extreme cases.
In 2011 a young computer scientist named Jeff Hammerbacher said something profound while explaining why he'd decided to leave Facebook—and the promise of a small fortune—to start a company.