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compute : to determine especially by mathematical means Compute the area of the triangle.; also : to determine or calculate by means of a computer computing pi to over one billion places — Webster

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Computation is any type of calculation that follows a well-defined model understood and expressed as, for example, an algorithm. The study of computation is paramount to the discipline of computer science. — Wikipedia

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Theory of Computation (CSAIL, MIT)







Mechanical Aids to Computation and the Development of Algorithms (Paul E. Dunne)


Computational Sciences (American Museum of Natural History)


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Computational Thinking (Wikipedia)


Introduction to Computational Media (Ian Bogost, Georgia Tech)
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Communications of the ACM: Theory The latest news, opinion and research in theory, from Communications online.

  • Researchers Test Microchip for Growing Archival...
    on December 1, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute have developed a microchip for growing DNA strands that could provide high-density 3D archival data storage at ultra-low cost.

  • On Heterogeneous Computing
    on December 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Computing is an endless frontier in which we have an unending supply of new problems to confront in the search for new solutions.

  • The Road Ahead for Augmented Reality
    on December 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

    A heads-up look at augmented reality head-up displays.

  • Trouble at the Source
    on December 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Errors and biases in artificial intelligence systems often reflect the data used to train them.

  • 'In Situ' Data Rights
    on December 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Improving on data portability. - latest science and technology news stories internet news portal provides the latest news on science including: Physics, Nanotechnology, Life Sciences, Space Science, Earth Science, Environment, Health and Medicine.

  • Understanding the hive mind: What drives...
    on November 26, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Crowdsourcing is a method of problem solving that taps the intellectual potential and skills of a large number of people simultaneously, commonly by using the tools of social media and the internet. New research published in the International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing has investigated this phenomenon from the perspective of the various influencing factors and incentive strategies used to make crowdsourcing work the most effectively.

  • A new artificial material mimics...
    on November 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Physicists have created a new ultra-thin, two-layer material with quantum properties that normally require rare earth compounds. This material, which is relatively easy to make and does not contain rare earth metals, could provide a new platform for quantum computing and advance research into unconventional superconductivity and quantum criticality.

  • An exploration of tipping in complex systems
    on November 23, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Complex systems can be found in a diverse array of real-world scenarios, but are unified by their ability to suddenly transition between drastically different patterns of behavior. Known as 'tipping,' this type of transformation is generally triggered by small changes in the parameters of individual systems—whose effects can rapidly cascade to alter entire networks of interacting subsystems. In this special issue, EPJST explores the nature of tipping in complex systems through 21 new […]

  • Researchers find fake news about controversial...
    on November 23, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    It's been a year since America experienced one of its most divisive elections in decades. Although President Joe Biden has called for unity, recent data from a new measurement, the USC Polarization Index, has shown political polarization remains as bad today as it was a year ago.

  • If alien probes are already in the solar system,...
    on November 23, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    It's been 70 years since physicist Enrico Fermi asked his famous question: "Where is everybody?" And yet, the tyranny of the Fermi Paradox is still with us and will continue to be until definitive evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI) is found. In the meantime, scientists are forced to speculate as to why we haven't found any yet and, more importantly, what we should be looking for. By focusing their search efforts, researchers hope to determine whether we are alone in the universe.




Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.


Function Communications Computation Storage Authoring Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Typewriter Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Recorder Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS) Database Application AI, VW

Format Multimedia (Video, Animation) Image (Object) Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text) Haptic, “Other



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