Incorporating cultural norms into a computing system's technology interface helps adults learn computer skills faster.
Kyla McMullen was mystified by the magic of electronic gizmos and spent much of her time figuring out how they worked so it was a no brainer when she chose computer science as her college major.
Andrea Johnson, who works on Prime III, an electronic system designed to improve voting accessibility, discusses her passion for her field.
While James Mickens' official title is Microsoft Research team member, he is also known as the "funniest man in Microsoft Research."
Shaundra Daily is a pioneer in the field of affective computing, using computer tools to help students understand their emotions.
Tradable permit systems for air and water pollution markets in New Zealand synergize to have greater impact on reducing pollution.
Compiling data from multiple sources results in a better grasp on the potential effects of climate change.
An antique cabinet acquired inadvertently by a Washington, D.C. lawyer turned out to hold Alfred Russel Wallace's collection of 1,700 specimens housed in 26 drawers.
Researchers have developed a new material that when cold is nonmagnetic, but at high-temperatures is a strong magnet. Such materials could potentially be used to help generate power.
The elegant beauty of this planetary nebula was discovered by an amateur astronomer and captured by the Gemini Observatory.
Laura McGinnis works at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center as a manager of education, outreach and training.
Gregory Scott Jones is a science writer at the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) where he writes about Kraken, the eighth fastest supercomputer in the world.