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Citizen Science Contributes to Research
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Citizen Science Contributes to Research

As technology increases the amount of new information available in various fields of science, researchers are turning to citizen scientists to unlock the data....

Nsf Selects Theoretical Computer Scientist For its Highest Honor
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Nsf Selects Theoretical Computer Scientist For its Highest Honor

The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced Tuesday (March 9) the selection of New York University's Subhash Khot, an associate professor at the Courant Institute...

Take a Nanooze Break
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Take a Nanooze Break

A new exhibition at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, will bring visitors face to face with the nanoworld. Take a Nanooze Break features interactive...

Nsf Launches Open Government Web Page
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Nsf Launches Open Government Web Page

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) recently launched a new Web site at http://www.nsf.gov/open designed to encourage participation and collaboration between...

Advancing STEM Education
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Advancing STEM Education

Seven institutions received funding in fiscal year 2009 through Innovation through Institutional Integration, or I3 — an effort intended to link institutions' existing...

Learning Computer Science From Scratch
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Learning Computer Science From Scratch

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researcher Mitchel Resnick and colleagues at the MIT Media Lab have enjoyed great success with Scratch, a computer programming...

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A Week to Focus on Computer Science Education

The U.S. House of Representatives has designated Dec. 6-12 Computer Science Education Week to help raise awareness of the dearth of computer science in grades K...

Minority Students Earned Greater Number of Degrees in Fiscal 2006
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Minority Students Earned Greater Number of Degrees in Fiscal 2006

Students in underserved populations earned a greater number of academic diplomas in almost all categories in fiscal year 2006 compared to fiscal year 2004, according...

Announced Initiatives to Bolster ­.s. Science and Technology Collaboration With Muslim Communities
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Announced Initiatives to Bolster ­.s. Science and Technology Collaboration With Muslim Communities

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently announced new initiatives aimed at promoting science and technology collaboration with Muslim communities...

Nsf's Cyber-Network Now Connects Half the Globe
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Nsf's Cyber-Network Now Connects Half the Globe

The Taj network, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), has expanded to the Global Ring Network for Advanced Application Development (GLORIAD), and...

When Robots Invaded the Senate
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When Robots Invaded the Senate

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently held a luncheon briefing and open house for U.S. Senate members to demonstrate cyber-physical systems (CPS), an emerging...

How a Team of Academic Experts Contributed to Obama's Cyberspace Review
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How a Team of Academic Experts Contributed to Obama's Cyberspace Review

The National Security Council's Melissa Hathaway sought the advice of a variety of computer security experts when she conducted the recently completed 60-day review...

Computer Science Field Needs a Few (more) Good Women
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Computer Science Field Needs a Few (more) Good Women

When ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) awarded Barbara Liskov the prestigious A.M. Turing Award earlier this month, its decision and timing were perfect...
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