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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
Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, 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, Columbia (Infoplease)

Introduction

Introduction to computers (Microsoft)

Outline

Outline of Computer Science (Wikipedia)

Directory

DMOZ Open Directory Project (AOL)

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
Open Education Consortium

Community

Occupation

Computer and Information Scientist (US Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Organization

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Event

Conference Alerts Worldwide (Conal)

Forum

Reddit

Blog

WordPress

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.

  • Unintended Consequences
    on March 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

    The Internet as we know it today has driven the barrier to the generation and sharing of information to nearly zero. But there are consequences of the reduced threshold for access to the Internet. […]

  • In Pursuit of Virtual Life
    on March 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Scientists are simulating biological organisms and replicating evolution in the lab. How far can they expand the boundaries of virtual life? […]

  • The State of Fakery
    on March 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

    How digital media could be authenticated, from computational, legal, and ethical points of view. […]

  • Evolution Toward Soft(er) Products
    on March 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

    As software becomes a larger part of all products, traditional (hardware) manufacturers are becoming, in essence, software companies. […]

  • The Wisdom of Older Technology (Non)Users
    on March 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Older adults consistently reject digital technology even when designed to be accessible and trustworthy. […]



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.

  • Animal study shows how to retrain the immune...
    on February 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

    (Duke University Medical Center) Treating food allergies might be a simple matter of teaching the immune system a new trick, researchers at Duke Health have found. In a study using mice bred to have peanut allergies, the Duke researchers were able to reprogram the animals' immune systems using a nanoparticle delivery of molecules to the lymph nodes that switched off the life-threatening reactions to peanut exposures. […]

  • UT Dallas team's microscopic solution may save...
    on February 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

    (University of Texas at Dallas) A University of Texas at Dallas graduate student, his advisor and industry collaborators believe they have addressed a long-standing problem troubling scientists and engineers for more than 35 years: How to prevent the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope from crashing into the surface of a material during imaging or lithography […]

  • Russian National Technological Initiative to...
    on February 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

    (Ural Federal University) The Special Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation has included a project developed by the scientists of Ural Federal University dedicated to the development and research of nanomodified composite materials for the intensification of heat transfer in heat transfer devices in the list of state projects. The project will receive grant of 10 million rubles. […]

  • Reinventing the inductor
    on February 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

    (University of California - Santa Barbara) A basic building block of modern technology, inductors are everywhere: cellphones, laptops, radios, televisions, cars. And surprisingly, they are essentially the same today as in 1831, when they were first created by English scientist Michael Faraday. […]

  • From compost to composites: An eco-friendly way...
    on February 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

    (American Chemical Society) The concept of "from trash to treasure" holds true for the world of composting, where food waste is recycled into fertilizer for gardens. But what if compost could go beyond fertilizer? Now, one group reports in ACS Omega that by collecting the gases produced during the compost process, they can combine it with rubber to make optimized electronic sealants and sensors. […]



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