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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.

  • How Your Brain Tricks You Into Believing Fake News
    on August 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Sitting in front of a computer not long ago, a tenured history professor faced a challenge that billions of us do every day: deciding whether to believe something on the Internet. […]

  • Here Come the Drones
    on August 14, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    The U.S. is getting serious about filling the skies with unmanned aircraft. &nbs […]

  • The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views
    on August 13, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Martin Vassilev makes a good living selling fake views on YouTube videos. Working from home in Ottawa, he has sold about 15 million views so far this year, putting him on track to bring in more than $200,000, records show. […]

  • Campaigns and Candidates Still Easy Prey for...
    on August 13, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Some bathrooms have signs urging people to wash their hands. But at the Democratic National Committee, reminders hanging in the men's and women's restrooms address a different kind of hygiene. […]

  • AI for Cybersecurity Is a Hot New Thing, and a...
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    When I walked around the exhibition floor at this week's massive Black Hat cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas, I was struck by the number of companies boasting about how they are using machine learning and artificial intelligence to help make the world a safer place. […]



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  • NASA finds powerful storms over south China from...
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Tropical Storm Bebinca formed quickly in the northern part of the South China Sea. Warnings were in effect as NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the storm located off the coast of southern China near Hainan Island and found powerful storms capable of dropping heavy rainfall. […]

  • NSF announces first research awards under...
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (National Science Foundation) The National Science Foundation's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program (HSI Program today issued its first research awards for 31 projects totaling approximately $45 million. […]

  • New soft bioelectronic mesh tested on human wrist...
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Institute for Basic Science) IBS scientists have succeeded in developing a wearable and implantable device, that measures electrophysiological signals and applies electrical and thermal stimulations. It provides information on muscle and cardiac dysfunctions, and thus could be implemented for pain relief, rehabilitation, and prosthetic motor control. Being the first soft implant able to record the cardiac activity in multiple points of a swine heart, it is expected that this prototype, […]

  • Online forum may provide specialized suicide...
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (University of Arizona) An analysis of posts made by males to a subreddit for individuals experiencing suicidal thoughts suggests that the online forum may function, for some males, as a safe space to anonymously share vulnerabilities and receive gender-specific support. University of Arizona sociology graduate student Darla Still presented the work today at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. […]

  • Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and...
    on August 13, 2018 at 4:00 am

    (Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute) The American College of Radiology's Neiman Institute and the Georgia Institute of Technology announced a new five-year, $3 million research partnership to establish the Health Economics and Analytics Lab (HEAL) within Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. HEAL will focus on applying big data analytics and artificial intelligence to large-scale medical claims databases -- with a focus on medical imaging -- to better understand how evolving […]



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