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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches despite bad weather

3 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

The Dragon capsule will carry important science experiments to the International Space Station. It also holds a part needed to repair a backup computer on the ISS.

Biometrics expert slams Apple and Samsung fingerprint scanners as unsecured ‘gimmicks’

It’s pretty safe to say that computer science Professor Willy Susilo won’t be relying on a fingerprint scanner to keep his mobile phone secure. In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Susilo says that the fingerprint scanners...Show More Summary

Computers Learning Like Humans Through NLP

Northwestern University reports, “Someday we might be able to build software for our computers simply by talking to them. Ken Forbus, Walter P. Murphy Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and his team have developed...Show More Summary

Providing more CS professional development for K-12 teachers with an expanded CS4HS

For more than five years, we’ve provided free and inexpensive teacher professional development trainings in computer science education through Computer Science for High School (CS4HS). In this program, Google provides funding and support for experts to create hands-on professional development training in CS education for K-12 educators. Show More Summary

Police In Canada Make Arrest Related To 'Heartbleed' Bug

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.

Samsung calls on computer scientists to refute Apple patent claims

In the ongoing Apple v. Samsung patent trial on Tuesday, Samsung continued its defense against by calling on a cavalcade of computer science experts who testified that Apple's patents were not novel, should not have been granted or did not apply to alleged infringing products.

Researcher danah boyd on the weird science of teen online behavior

Editor’s note: The following is a post from Emily Alhadeff, a writer for microsoft.com/stories. Remember “Weird Science,” the 1985 John Hughes comedy about two teen dweebs who use their computer, some wires and a Barbie doll to engineer...Show More Summary

Nvidia: Tegra Sales And Share Repurchases Could Drive Shares Higher

ByBottom Up Investing: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) pioneered visual computing, the art and science of computer graphics. With its invention of the GPU, the field expanded to encompass video games, movie production, product design, medical diagnosis, and scientific research. Show More Summary

3 Simple DIY Tech Tasks You Thought Were Impossible

There was a time that you had to have a degree in computer sciences to get even the most rudimentary of tasks done with efficiency on a computer. While things like word processing and basic file management haven’t been above too many...Show More Summary

Can MIT Help Solve the Mystery of Bigfoot?

...an invention created by students and researchers in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab in Cambridge in 2012, called “Eulerian Video Magnification.” EVM is essentially a software that allows users to break down videos to reveal things in them that are invisible to the naked eye. Show More Summary

Construct (Teaser)

Construct is a short science fiction film created by VFX/CG supervisor Kevin Margo that showcases advancements in computer generated graphics hardware and software. We’re looking forward to seeing the film in its entirety.

Researchers Program Computers to Teach Fellow Machines How to Play Pac-Man

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

With funding from the National Science Foundation, Washington State University researchers have successfully programmed computers to teach other machines how to play video games like Pac-Man and StarCraft. The work demonstrates the possibility for programming computers and robots to teach each other — and humans — tasks in the future. As robots become more common, [...]

Muriel Cooper, ‘Messages and Means’ at Columbia University

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

By Muriel Cooper's hand, a charismatic, digitally transmuted Bauhaus aesthetic came to grace the covers of some of the twentieth century's most influential scholarly books on design, architecture, economics, biology, computer science, and sociology.

SHIP @ St Joseph’s – A Summer Coding Program In NYC

The godfather of K-12 computer science education in NYC is Mike Zamansky. Almost 25 years ago, Mike left a programming job at Goldman Sachs and become a NYC public school teacher. A few years later, in the mid 90s, he started the CS program at NYC’s Stuyvesant High School. The NY tech sector is full […]

The ‘World’s Largest Tetris Game’ Was Played On A Philadelphia Skyscraper This Weekend

On Saturday night, a 29-story Philadelphia skyscraper hosted what’s purported to be the “world’s largest game of Tetris,” and likely the world’s largest videogame overall. A team led by Drexel University computer science professor Frank Lee hacked into the LED lighting system of the Cira Centre building in downtown Philadelphia to create a larger-than-life Tetris game… Read More

Check Out the Best From This Week's Open Thread

How do I disable Google Chrome's new Google Now pop-up window? I'm about to graduate college with a computer science degree. I want to work in the IT industry, but I don't want to code for a living. What direction you think I shouldShow More Summary

The '#Selfie Generation' May Just Change The Future Of Healthcare

Last month New York Time's Magazine contributor (and graduate student in computer science) Yiren Yu, argued that Silicon Valley's Youth Problem "makes for a lot of cool apps. But great technology? Not so much." I'm willing to wager that...Show More Summary

Quantum computing: Quantum photon properties revealed in another particle -- the plasmon

One approach to make qubits for quantum computing relies on the creation of two single photons that interfere with one another in a device called a waveguide. Results from a recent applied science study support the idea that waveguides coupled with another quantum particle -- the surface plasmon -- could also become an important piece of the quantum computing puzzle.

Does exfoliating make you run out of skin? The Beauty Brains show episode 24

Does exfoliation make you run out of skin faster? Plus:  Beauty Science or Bull Sht Round 2: Randy quizzes my beauty science knowledge again.  Click below to play Episode 24 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer. Show notes Beauty Science or Bull Sht This is the game where Randy gives me 3 beauty […]

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