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iRobot's New Education Robot Makes Learning to Code a Little More Affordable

At $129, the new version of Root makes a few compromises for a substantial discount.

Publish date: 07/30/2020

Peer Review of Scholarly Research Gets an AI Boost

Open-access publisher's new artificial intelligence assistant, AIRA, can perform up to 20 recommendations in seconds.

Publish date: 07/30/2020

AI Recruiting Tools Aim to Reduce Bias in the Hiring Process

Artificial intelligence software promises to make hiring fairer. But how well does it work?

Publish date: 07/30/2020

Black Tech Professionals Are Still Paid Less Than Their White Colleagues

And women make less than their male colleagues, regardless of racial identity.

Publish date: 07/28/2020

Top Programming Languages 2020

Python rules the roost, but Cobol gets a pandemic bump.

Publish date: 07/23/2020

Nairobi IEEE Students Design a Low-Cost Ventilator Using Locally Sourced Materials

Members of the Kenyatta University Student Branch have produced hundreds of machines.

Publish date: 07/23/2020

Fun Activity Sheets Introduce Kids to the World of Robots

Bored kids at home? These free, printable worksheets will help kids learn about robots.

Publish date: 07/21/2020

The Uncertain Future of Ham Radio

Software-defined radio and cheap hardware are shaking up a hobby long associated with engineering.

Publish date: 07/16/2020

A Virtual Reality Bias Simulator

New company aims to create better workplaces by putting employees in others’ shoes.

Publish date: 07/15/2020

How Violence and Segregation Destroyed African American Innovation

Economist Lisa D. Cook’s research shows that African American patent levels didn’t recover to their per capita 1899 peak until 2010.

Publish date: 07/13/2020