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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)


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


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


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


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 to computers (Microsoft)


Outline of Computer Science (Wikipedia)


WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo


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NEW Computer Museum


IEEE Annals of the History of Computing


List of Computer Museums (Wikipedia)


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


Computer Bibliography (CompInfo – The Computer Information Center)



Hour of


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



Computer and Information Scientist (US Occupational Outlook Handbook)


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)


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









OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


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



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

  • NASA's InSight Takes Its First Selfie
    on December 13, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    NASA's InSight lander isn't camera-shy. The spacecraft used a camera on its robotic arm to take its first selfie—a mosaic made up of 11 images. […]

  • Inside Huawei's Secret HQ, China Is Shaping the...
    on December 13, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    The surprise arrest of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co., has thrust the company into a political firestorm and deepened a core threat: that more and more countries will blacklist its switches, routers and phones out of growing concern that they could be hijacked by foreign spies. […]

  • The Model Maker of Leonardo da Vinci, Blaise...
    on December 12, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Discovery of a previously unknown replica of the legendary Swiss Millionaire calculating machine at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. […]

  • IHMC Teaches Atlas to Walk Like a Human
    on December 12, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Roboticists at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition are teaching Boston Dynamics' humanoid robot Atlas a more natural walking gait. […]

  • Researchers Use Computer Model to Predict...
    on December 12, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Researchers from Denmark and Germany trained a computer model on prostate cancer patient data to predict disease progression. […]

EurekAlert! - Technology, Engineering and Computer Science The premier online source for science news since 1996. A service of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  • An energy-efficient way to stay warm: Sew...
    on December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

    (Rutgers University) What if, instead of turning up the thermostat, you could warm up with high-tech, flexible patches sewn into your clothes -- while significantly reducing your electric bill and carbon footprint? Engineers at Rutgers and Oregon State University have found a cost-effective way to make thin, durable heating patches by using intense pulses of light to fuse tiny silver wires with polyester. Their heating performance is nearly 70 percent higher than similar patches created by […]

  • High-efficiency discovery drives low-power...
    on December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

    (University of Alberta) Challenge any modern human to go a day without a phone or computer, and you'd be hard pressed to get any takers. Our collective obsession with all things electronic is driving a dramatic daily drain on the world's power. In fact, according to studies from the Semiconductor Research Corporation, if we continue on pace with our current ever-increasing energy consumption, by the year 2035, we will use all of the world's energy to run our computers - an […]

  • The long dry: why the world's water supply is...
    on December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

    (University of New South Wales) A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is the drying of soils, say researchers, pointing to a world where drought-like conditions will become the new normal, especially in regions that are already dry. […]

  • Operation mechanism of ferroelectric HfO2-based...
    on December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

    (Japan Science and Technology Agency) Ferroelectric HfO2-based transistor and memory are expected to realize ultralow power electronics; however, their operation mechanism and scalability were not clarified yet.?Physical mechanism of low voltage operation of a transistor with ferroelectric-HfO2 gate insulator has been experimentally clarified. Scalability of ferroelectric memory with HfO2 tunnel-layer down to 20nm diameter has been theoretically elucidated.?The obtained results will contribute […]

  • Robot makes world-first baby coral delivery to...
    on December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

    (Queensland University of Technology) Ecology and technology have combined to give nature a helping hand, using a robot to deliver heat-tolerant coral larvae directly onto Australia's Great Barrier Reef in the first small-scale pilot of a new technique to help restore and recover coral reefs. […]

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