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Rodent Mind Meld: Scientists Wire Two Rats’ Brains Together (Greg Miller, Wired)
One rat brain ‘talks’ to another using electronic link (Jen Whyntie BBC Radio Science Unit)

Resources

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General

Portal

CompInfo – The Computer Information Center
Computer Science: A Guide to Web Resources (U. of Albany, SUNY)

Dictionary

computer : one that computes; specifically : a programmable usually electronic device that can store, retrieve, and process data — Webster

Computer Dictionaries Directory (CompInfo – The Computer Information Center), FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Computer is a general purpose device which can be programmed to carry out a finite set of arithmetic or logical operations. Since a sequence of operations can be readily changed, the computer can solve more than one kind of problem. — Wikipedia

David Darling’s Internet Encyclopedia of Science, Britannica

Introduction

Introduction to computers (Microsoft)

Outline

Outline of Computer Science (Wikipedia)

Search

WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Preservation

Check out Cosma’s sister site for a lot more information on this!
NEW Computer Museum

History

IEEE Annals of the History of Computing

Museum

List of Computer Museums (Wikipedia)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Bibliography

Computer Bibliography (CompInfo – The Computer Information Center)

Participation

Education


Hour of Code.org

Course

Introduction to Computer Science I (David J. Malan, Harvard)
MIT OCW Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

Occupation

Computer and Information Scientist (US Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Organization

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

News

Important Publications in CS (Wikipedia)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
EurekAlert (AAAS), Scientific American, Science News
CNET: The Computer Network, Computer World, Computer User

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Arts


Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future


The Future of Computing (Special Edition, Science Times, The New York Times)

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Communications of the ACM: Computer Systems The latest news, opinion and research in computer systems, from Communications online.

  • Back to the Future, Part II
    on July 1, 2019 at 4:00 am

    This year is the 50th anniversary of the activation of the Arpanet project. […]

  • On The Hourglass Model
    on July 1, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Used in the design of the Internet and Unix, the layered services of the hourglass model have enabled viral adoption and deployment scalability. […]

  • Taking a Long Look at QUIC
    on July 1, 2019 at 4:00 am

    There is a need for alternative techniques for understanding and evaluating QUIC when compared with previous transport-layer protocols. […]

  • Technical Perspective: Do You Know Why Your Web...
    on July 1, 2019 at 4:00 am

    "Taking a Long Look at QUIC," by Arash Molavi Kakhki et al., is a bold attempt to unearth the reasons why QUIC works better than TCP. […]

  • Process Rapidly Develops Bespoke Liners for...
    on June 24, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Researchers at the University of Bath have integrated advanced three-dimensional scanning to generate digital models for affordable and more personalized lower-limb prosthetic liners. […]



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  • Remote-controlled drug delivery implant size of...
    on June 25, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Houston Methodist) People with chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease may one day forego the daily regimen of pills and, instead, receive a scheduled dosage of medication through a grape-sized implant that is remotely controlled. […]

  • Shedding light on rhodopsin dynamics in the retina
    on June 24, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Kobe University) Photoreceptor cells in our eyes can adjust to both weak and strong light levels, but we still don't know exactly how they do it. Emeritus Professor Fumio Hayashi of Kobe University and his colleagues revealed that the photoreceptor protein rhodopsin forms transient clusters within the disc membranes in retina. These clusters are concentrated in the center of disc membranes, and act as platforms in the process of light to chemical signal conversion. […]

  • How to bend waves to arrive at the right place
    on June 24, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Vienna University of Technology) Under certain circumstances, a wave can split into several paths, reaching some places with high intensity, while avoiding others almost completely. This kind of 'branched flow' has first been observed in 2001. Scientists at TU Wien (Vienna) have now developed a method to exploit this effect. The core idea of this new approach is to send a wave signal exclusively along one single pre-selected branch, such that the wave is hardly noticeable anywhere else. […]

  • Tapping into the way cells communicate
    on June 24, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (University of Connecticut) For the first time, scientists can record cells communicating in real time, opening the floodgates for new developments in cell therapy and other areas within cell biology. […]

  • Speeding up single-cell genomics research
    on June 24, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Harvard University) Time-saving method makes it possible to profile gene regulation in tens of thousands of individual human cells in a single day. Approach combines microfluidics and novel software to scale up single-cell ATAC-seq, which identifies parts of the tightly packaged genome that are more open and accessible to regulatory proteins. Profiling individual cells can clarify how genes function - in which specific cell types, at what time - and whether they play a role in disease. […]



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