Companies active in research and development (R&D) employed 1.5 million scientists, engineers, researchers, managers, technicians, support staff and other R&D workers in 2013, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).
On November 2, 2016, California Attorney General Kamala Harris released a report outlining best practices for the education technology industry (“Ed Tech”). In Ready for School: Recommendations for the Ed Tech Industry to Protect the Privacy of Student Data, Attorney General Har
Microsoft hoped to have a full and ready release of Minecraft: Education Edition before school started but it missed their target date by a few months. Now, the company is happy to release the ready version, cites . It has fully landed in classrooms for Windows 10 and Mac OS platforms. Teachers can build worlds that can be related to whatever they are teaching in class.
China just launched its Long March-5 heavy rocket into orbit in the country’s latest step on a path to establishing a manned space station and building a lunar base on the surface of the moon. Despite Beijing’s push into orbit, China is still playing catch up with the United States, but America could wind up losing the space race if it can’t recommit to STEM education and funding NASA.
The new Apple Macbook Pro 2016 line is thinner and lighter than its predecessors. There were no announcements regarding the iMac, Mac Pro or the Mac Mini. However, the device does come with a hefty price tag.
The sheer number of applications used in health care can lead to vulnerabilities, Barrera says. She adds that cyberthreats are varied, though she doesn’t downplay the role of hackers, she notes that issues extend beyond external bad actors to include human error and system glitches.
Ookla’s newest Speedtest.internet report for the US is in, and it’s bought some excellent news: web speeds have grow to be noticeably sooner. Broadband clients throughout the US at the moment are seeing common speeds over 50Mps down for the primary time -- particularly, 54.97Mbps, a 40 p.c enhance over this time a 12 months in the past, whereas add speeds jumped 51 p.c to 18.88Mbps.
Computer programming was once viewed as “women’s work.” Many of the people who programmed the first computers were women. As recently as 1983 and 1984, women represented 37 percent of computer science majors in undergraduate degree programs. But the numbers plunged with the introduction of the personal computer, which was marketed as a toy for boys.
It caught the American public completely off guard. Sputnik, circling the globe, seemed a constant, twinkling reminder that Americans were falling behind in science, destined to lose the space race. Magazine articles and news reports portrayed serious Russian students in stark contrast to America’s academically unchallenged youth.
The Obama administration announced on Thursday that it will create 48 national charging corridors for electric vehicles, covering off 25,000 miles of U.S. highways running through 35 states. The initiative will include a partnership between 28 states, local utilities, EV charging companies and car makers GM, BMW and Nissan.