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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.

  • APIs, Standards, and Enabling Infrastructure
    on May 1, 2019 at 4:00 am

    The widespread sharing of common or standardized APIs confers rich opportunities for choices of operating system or library implementations for the programming of applications. […]

  • Quantum Hype and Quantum Skepticism
    on May 1, 2019 at 4:00 am

    The beauty of classical computing is that developing algorithms is incredibly easy. In contrast, in more than 25 years of intense research on quantum computing, only a few dozen algorithms have been developed. […]

  • Implementing Guidelines for Governance, Oversight...
    on May 1, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Governance and independent oversight on the design and implementation of all forms of artificial intelligence and automation is a cresting wave about to break comprehensively on the field of IT and computing. […]

  • Questioning Quantum
    on May 1, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Researchers hunt for ways to keep quantum computing honest. […]

  • The Limit of Blockchains
    on May 1, 2019 at 4:00 am

    Although smart contracts are Turing complete, it is a misconception that they can fulfill all routine contracts. […]



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.

  • Polymers to give early warning signs
    on April 24, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Hokkaido University) Researchers at the University of Fribourg's Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) and Hokkaido University in Japan have developed a method to tailor the properties of stress-indicating molecules that can be integrated into polymers and signal damages or excessive mechanical loads with an optical signal. […]

  • Computing leaders recognized for outstanding...
    on April 24, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Association for Computing Machinery) ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today recognized four individuals with awards for their exemplary service to the computing field. Working in diverse areas, the 2018 award recipients were selected by their peers for longstanding efforts that have significantly shaped the role of computing in society. This year's ACM award recipients made seminal contributions in textbooks and online education, education in the K-12 sphere, the mobile computing […]

  • Polymer reversibly glows white when stretched
    on April 24, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (American Chemical Society) Polymers that change their appearance in response to mechanical forces can warn of damage developing in a material before the stress causes structural failure. Researchers now report in ACS Central Science that they've developed a first-of-its-kind elastic polymer blend that displays white fluorescence when deformed and then goes dark after relaxing back to its original shape. […]

  • New nanomedicine slips through the cracks
    on April 24, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (University of Tokyo) In a recent study in mice, researchers found a way to deliver specific drugs to parts of the body that are exceptionally difficult to access. Their Y-shaped block catiomer (YBC) binds with certain therapeutic materials forming a package 18 nanometers wide. The package is less than one-fifth the size of those produced in previous studies, so can pass through much smaller gaps. This allows YBCs to slip through tight barriers in cancers of the brain or pancreas. […]

  • Chinese-UK project reveals ancient secrets of...
    on April 24, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (John Innes Centre) The precious chemistry of a plant used for 2000 years in traditional Chinese medicine has been unlocked in a project that raises the prospect of rapid access to a wide array of therapeutic drugs. […]



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