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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.

  • Owning Computing's Environmental Impact
    on March 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

    It is time for the computing community to face up to computing's growing environmental impact—and take responsibility for it. […]

  • Exoskeletons Today
    on March 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Wearable mobile machines integrate people and machines to assist the movement-impaired, and amplify the capabilities of industrial and defense workers while protecting them from injury. […]

  • Building a Better Battery
    on March 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

    How researchers are improving energy storage devices for power generated from renewable sources like solar and wind. […]

  • An Interview with William Hugh Murray
    on March 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

    A discussion of the rapidly evolving realm of practical cyber security. […]

  • Electronics Need Rare Earths
    on March 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Demand is expected to spike over the next few years, leading to higher prices and international trade issues. […]

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.

  • Using E. coli to create bioproducts, like...
    on February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

    (Louisiana State University) LSU mechanical engineering graduate student Tatiana Mello of Piracicaba, Brazil, is currently working on genetically engineering and optimizing E. coli bacteria to produce bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner. […]

  • Can mixing household cleaners kill you? (video)
    on February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

    (American Chemical Society) When the bathroom starts looking grimy, and it's time to whip out yellow gloves, the only thing that matters is getting the job done quickly. So you open the cabinet, see a bunch of bottles and think, 'Hey, why not mix all of the different cleaners together?' Think again! Your all-purpose cleaning cocktail could turn a bad day even worse. Can death by toilet-bowl cleaning really happen? Today on Reactions, you're about to find out: […]

  • 2 Rice faculty members awarded Sloan Research...
    on February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

    (Rice University) Rice University assistant professors Mark Torres of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, and Ming Yi of physics and astronomy have been selected as 2019 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows. […]

  • Planting small seeds simply: The allure of the...
    on February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

    (American Society for Horticultural Science) The development of a simply made and easy-to-use planting device could make growing important herbs and beneficial insect-attracting plants significantly more efficient and effective. The low-cost tool, known as the Slide Hammer Seeder (a jab-style seeder), gives farmers and gardeners specific control in sowing plants with very small seeds. […]

  • New weapon to combat counterfeit goods: use your...
    on February 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

    (University of Copenhagen) Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have invented a chemical fingerprint that, when used with a phone app, reveals whether a product is genuine or a fake. The fingerprints have been tested and earned a 100 percent success rate. […]

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