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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.



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.

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    on August 20, 2019 at 4:00 am

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    on August 20, 2019 at 4:00 am

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    on August 20, 2019 at 4:00 am

    (Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a mathematical framework that can turn any sheet of material into any prescribed shape, inspired by the paper craft termed kirigami (from the Japanese, kiri, meaning to cut and kami, meaning paper).



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