Finalist teams from around the world descended on Rapid City, South Dakota this past weekend for the ACM-ICPC World Finals. Sightseeing and some cultural adjustments were in order.
At TURC, ACM leaders consider the future of AI, and I ask about the implications for computing education
Robots are replacing human workers at a faster pace than any other point in history. Most of these robots are in factories, but a new kind of mechanized worker has hit apple orchards.
The world's largest genetics research center isn't at Harvard or Stanford or even the NIH. It's a 20-mile drive from Hong Kong International Airport, in the bustling Chinese city of Shenzhen.
A new report from Spiceworks describes what an average IT pro looks like, and uncovers some troubling issues.
For $150, you can buy a Crispr kit online and use it to engineer heartier gut bacteria in your kitchen.
Most research institutions are essentially collections of independent laboratories, each run by principal investigators who head a team of trainees.
NASA is asking scientists to consider what would be the best instruments to include on a mission to land on Jupiter's icy moon, Europa.
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.