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Creepy new browser-tracking technique means there's nowhere left for you to hide

49 minutes agoTechnology : Mashable: Tech

These days, everyone on the internet already knows if you're a dog. Thanks to a newly developed tracking technique, they may soon know even more.  Pennsylvania-based computer science professor Yinzhi Cao just unveiled a method that IEEE Spectrum reports makes "fingerprinting" across multiple web browsers possible — with a striking degree of accuracy. Show More Summary

Super Smash Borg Melee: AI takes on top players of the classic Nintendo fighting game

You can add the cult classic Super Smash Bros Melee to the list of games soon to be dominated by AIs. Research at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has produced a computer player superior to the drones you can already fight in the game. It’s good enough that it held its own against globally-ranked players. Read More

Media Advisory: GW and FDA to Hold Workshop on Computational Standards for High-Throughput Sequencing for Regulatory Sciences

The George Washington University and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a workshop, "High-Throughput Sequencing Computational Standards for Regulatory Sciences," March 16-17, 2017 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Ghacks Deals: Computer Science Programming Languages 2017 Bootcamp (96% off)

The Computer Science Programming Languages 2017 Bootcamp is a 10 course eLearning bundle that teaches you a variety of programming languages. Suitable for users of all experience levels, it is ideal for users who are making their fest steps in the coding world, and also to programmers who want to learn another language. Show More Summary

Getting the inside story on products with computed tomography

It is often the case that a valuable new industrial capability brings with it a whole new set of challenges for measurement science—and thus, inevitably, for NIST.

'EVE Online' is crowdsourcing the search for real exoplanets

EVE Online players will help scientists look for other planets from the comfort of their computer desks later this year. The game's developer, CCP Games, is teaming up with Massively Multiplayer Online Science (MMOS), the University of Reykjavik and the University of Geneva to crowdsource space exploration within EVE's virtual universe. Source: CCP Games

Peter Thiel will pay you to drop out of college

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Close “You’re dropping out of Yale?” Paul Gu’s parents were angry and confused. Their son, who in 2011 was halfway through a degree in economics and computer science, was on the phone telling them he wanted to pursue something called a Thiel Fellowship. As one of 24 “uniquely talented” teenagers,...

Bored of political science? What about all the other sciences? #nisf17

2 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

NI SCIENCE FESATIVAL combines, space, poetry, optics, theatre, stories, TV, cognitive computing, atomic food safety, astrophysics and quantum biology in a fun-packed programme for everyone.

Weird science: play DOOM on a Porsche 911

There's thunder and lightning flashing outside as I write this, which adds a nice bit of punctuation to the mad science that I'm writing about. I would have never believed it could be so easy, but apparently the onboard computer in the Porsche 911 is capable of running the 1993 classic, DOOM. Show More Summary

Twitter researchers offer clues as to why Trump won

(University of Rochester) University of Rochester computer scientists were able to shed light on how Trump won the presidential election by using data science to track the millions of Twitter followers who liked or 'unliked' the candidates throughout the campaign.

Daily Deal: Computer Science Programming Languages 2017 Bootcamp

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's essential to stay up to date on the newest developments in programming languages and tools, and the $34 Computer Science Programming Languages 2017 Bootcamp is designed to help you do that. With ten complete modules on some of the...Show More Summary

What 20 Years as a Remote Organization Has Taught Us About Managing Remote Teams

In his 1974 interview with ABC News, science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke painted a picture of how computers would change our way of life by the year 2001. One of his many extraordinarily accurate predictions: “Any businessman, any executive, could live almost anywhere on Earth and still do his business through a device like...

Advanced fusion code selected to participate in Early Science Programs on three new DOE pre-exascale supercomputers

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) high-performance computer sites have selected a dynamic fusion code, led by physicist C.S. Chang of the DOE's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), for optimization on three powerful new supercomputers. Show More Summary

World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2017

Conference: 25 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017, San Francisco, California, United States. Organized by International Association of Engineers (IAENG).

Fastest computer in the Rockies tapped for range of projects

A new supercomputer at a federally funded research center in Wyoming will do important work for a wide range of Earth science research. Among upcoming projects: — Researchers at the … Click to Continue »

Learn Python and explore the machine learning frontier

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Python is immensely popular in the data science world for the same reason it is in most other areas of computing—it has highly readable syntax and is suitable for anything from short scripts to massive web services. One of its most exciting, newest applications, however, is in machine learning. Show More Summary

Three ways to get started with computer science and computational thinking

Editor’s note: We’re highlighting education leaders across the world to share how they’re creating more collaborative, engaging classrooms. Today’s guest author is Tim Bell, a professor in the department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury and creator of CS Unplugged. Show More Summary

Real-time MRI analysis powered by supercomputers

(University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center) Researchers from the Texas Advanced Computing Center, The University of Texas Health Science Center and Philips Healthcare have developed a new, automated platform capable of returning in-depth analyses of MRI scans in a matter of minutes, rather than hours or days. Show More Summary

IBM is bringing machine learning to a mainframe near you

Machine learning is the fastest growing area of computer science, but it's typically the domain of specialists. IBM aims to open it up to domain experts at its Enterprise customers to model their own data. The post IBM is bringing machine learning to a mainframe near you appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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