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Will Relocating Engineers Embrace a Pay Cut?

Back in May, as the tech workforce moved into the virtual world, Facebook announced that at least some employees could work from home permanently—and choose to relocate. There is a catch to that: Salaries, the company said, would be adjusted to reflect local costs of living. In June, job search firm Hired released a study that reported that only 32...

Meet the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Engineering Design and Systems Engineering Program Director

Photo: Pennsylvania State University An engineering student at Pennsylvania State University watches Kathryn Jablokow, professor of engineering design and mechanical engineering, examine her capstone project. THE INSTITUTE Kathryn Jablokow was inspired to pursue a career in academia by her father, who taught electrical engineering...

Contact Tracing Apps Struggle to Be Both Effective and Private

Illustration: StoryTK In June, as the coronavirus swept across the United States, Paloma Beamer spent hours each day helping her university plan for a September reopening. Beamer, an associate professor of public health at the University of Arizona, was helping to test a mobile app that would notify users if they crossed paths with confirmed...

Breakthrough Could Lead to Amplifiers for 6G Signals

With 5G just rolling out and destined to take years to mature, it might seem odd to worry about 6G. But some engineers say that this is the perfect time to worry about it. One group, based at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been developing a device that could be critical to efficiently pushing 6G’s terahertz-frequency signals out of...

Why Boston Dynamics Is Putting Legged Robots in Hospitals

For the past eight months, Boston Dynamics has been trying to find ways in which their friendly yellow quadruped, Spot, can provide some kind of useful response to COVID-19. The company has been working with researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts to use Spot as a telepresence-based extension for healthcare workers in...

Can AI and Automation Deliver a COVID-19 Antiviral While It Still Matters?

Illustration: Marysia Machulska Within moments of meeting each other at a conference last year, Nathan Collins and Yann Gaston-Mathé began devising a plan to work together. Gaston-Mathé runs a startup that applies automated software to the design of new drug candidates. Collins leads a team that uses an automated chemistry platform to...

AI Tool to Diagnose Autism Could Give Concerned Parents a Fast Diagnosis

This week, a California-based company announced it will seek FDA clearance for a first-of-its-kind autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnostic tool. Cognoa’s technology uses artificial intelligence to make an ASD diagnosis within weeks of signs of concern—far faster than the current standard of care. If cleared by the FDA, it would be the first tool enabling...

Electron Hole, Meet Your Fractional Cousin

Researchers have designed a nano-electronic circuit that can tease into existence a strange new kind of quantum “particle.” Its existence confirms decades of speculation about the behavior of electronic circuits in very low temperatures and high magnetic fields—and opens the door for possible applications in next-generation quantum computers. However,...

Netflix Supplants Google as the Employer of Engineers’ Dreams

When I talk to computer science and engineering students regarding their thoughts about future employers, Google generally seems to be at the top of their lists. And Google has topped Hired’s survey of dream employers to work for since its inception in 2017. Until now. In Hired’s just-released “Employer Brand Health Report,” Google slipped to number...

Why Modeling the Spread of COVID-19 Is So Damn Hard


Illustration: StoryTK If you wanted to “flatten the curve” in 2019, you might have been changing students’ grades or stamping down a rug ripple. Today, that phrase refers only to the vital task of reducing the peak number of people concurrently infected with the COVID-19 virus. Beginning in early 2020, graphs depicting the expected number...

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