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Could economics benefit from computer science thinking?

Economists are sometimes content asking whether or not a banking system could be stable or a market could continue to grow. But they and other scientists could benefit from a computational view that asks not just whether the right conditions...Show More Summary

Snapping photos of the future with Computer Graphics Artist Brian Townsend

Nearly everything about Brian Townsend’s job reads like science fiction. Put simply: He works in a room nicknamed “The Vault,” and he creates photographs of products that don’t yet exist. When Townsend does his job, you get a Surface tablet that’s real in every way but for one: It doesn’t yet exist in three dimensions. Show More Summary

‘Get me off your fcking mailing list’ accepted for publication by scam academic journal

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

An Australian computer science tired of being spammed by a fake academic journal submitted a paper entitled — and consisting entirely of the words — “Get me of your fcking mailing list,” only to have the essay rated “excellent” by an anonymous reviewer and have...

Lil B Confirms Kevin Durant's Injury Caused By The Based God's Curse

2 days agoSports : Deadspin

Lil B was at MIT last night, giving what The FADER called "a groundbreaking lecture" at the school's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The lecture sounds like it was quite the event, "presenting nuanced observations...Show More Summary

Why technology and content are inseparable at Netflix

2 days agoTechnology : GigaOM

Netflix Chief Product Officer Neil Hunt spoke with Gigaom about how important data science and cloud computing are to the company's business, as well as why the internet is the perfect…

Lauren Ipsum

3 days agoOdd : Kottke.org

Lauren Ipsum is a book about computer science for kids (age 10 and up) published by No Starch Press. Meet Lauren, an adventurer who knows all about solving problems. But she's lost in the fantastical world of Userland, where mail isShow More Summary

A Breakthrough Donation for Computer Science

Lance Fortnow has a post summarizing some of the news affecting the CS community over the past month, including updates on various prizes as well as the significant media attention focusing on physics- and math-related topics such as movies about Turing and … Continue reading ?

PNAS: Bob Cross, Naval Computer Scientist

I’ve decided to do a new round of profiles in the Project for Non-Academic Science (acronym deliberately chosen to coincide with a journal), as a way of getting a little more information out there to students studying in STEM fields who will likely end up with jobs off the “standard” academic science track. Second in…

On Replacing Science Online

That’s “Science Online” as in the conference that folded, not “science, online” as in the practice of trying to understand the universe from in front of a networked computer. Specifically, I’m posting about David Zaslavsky’s call for help in putting together a replacement meeting. There was a lot of talk about this right when Science

How neuroscience can help us understand political partisanship

Read Montague is not some command your prelapsarian political science professor gives you. Read Montague is a computational neuroscientist who studies decision-making. He's the latest to release research showing something unusual going on in the brains of people who affiliate with a particular ideology. Show More Summary

socinfo 2014 proceedings – for free!!!

That is correct: SocInfo 2014 convened down the street from this building. Last week, I was lucky to attend the SocInfo 2014 conference. It drew together scholars at the intersection of social science and computer science. I will write up some notes later, but I wanted you to know that, for a few weeks, Springer […]

'Frozen's' Anna and Elsa part of latest campaign to get girls to code

Code.org has brought in the royal women of Arendelle to get girlsinterested in computer science.

Jamaican Govt allocates $70m to put e-books on tablets

Government is to spend $70 million on e-books for on tablet computers currently being issued to several schools island wide. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Phillip Paulwell, said the initiative forms part of efforts to reduce the amount of money spent by parents on textbooks for children.  The distribution of computer tablets comes under […]

Martian Science Team Recruits Imperial Guard To Protect HiRISE Computers

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The science performed by HiRISE, the telescopic camera on the Mars Reconnoissance Orbiter, is so important the research team recruited members of the Imperial Guard to stand sentry over their processing computers. Here's a sample of incredible images produced by this well-protected instrument: Read more...

It’s a Final Fantasy VII Remake! …In LittleBigPlanet 2 & 3, but Still - Tifa Sackheart?

5 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

A dedicated Final Fantasy VII fan and computer science student used LittleBigPlanet 2 and 3's game-making tools to rebuild FFVII from scratch, and it came out an adorable, bizarre, perfect homage. (Full video of the levels after the jump.)

The Tech Skills and Courses Google Recommends for Software Engineers

Software engineering is one of the most in-demand and best paying careers, but learning computer science can also pay off even if you don't do it professionally. Google has a guide on the courses and experiences future software engineers should consider. Read more...

3 ways to increase the number of women in computer science

(Tech News) The gender gap in technology is clear, particularly in the computer science field, so what is being done to narrow this gap? Follow The American Genius on Facebook for exclusive & breaking business stories Get more Business News at AGBeat

Texting Is Warping Our Spines

Now that science has confirmed our work computers are transforming us into sad, muscle-less, amorphous blobs, it's time to blame cell phones for turning us into walking dolphins, according to a new study that claims texting puts more than 50 pounds of pressure on your spine. Next time your mother nags you to stand up straight, throw your iPhone at her. [ more › ]

Harvard's computer science department gets a $60M boost from ex-Microsoft CEO

Harvard's computer science department is getting around $60 million from ex-Microsoft CEO and 1977 alum Steve Ballmer Ballmer, who now owns the LA Clippers basketball team, hopes to remake Harvard into a world-class destination for computer science by hiring 12 top professors. Show More Summary

On today's Science Times Podcast, Mike Mason talks with NYT science writer James Gorman about the fa

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On today's Science Times Podcast, Mike Mason talks with NYT science writer James Gorman about the fascinating work of computational neuroscientist Larry Abbott. A former particle physicist, Abbott became a neuroscientist when he "realized that the complex mathematics of physics came in quite handy for trying to understand the brain." Read more...

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