Russia buried the U.S. in a computer-programming contest for college students. CNET reports:
Saratov State University placed first, with four other Russian schools in the top 10 in the 2006 Association for Computer Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC).
Only one U.S. team — MIT — made it to the top 10, finishing 8th. Polish teams placed second and seventh, the Dutch took fourth and a Chinese team finished fifth. The next highest U.S. finisher, CalTech, tied with a Bangladesh team.