"Our hope is that together we can end the days when only overachieving students in schools wealthy enough to have a computer science teacher on their faculty have access to programming classes," said Treehouse co-founder Alan Johnso...
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I had the honor to receive the “John Kemény Award” from the John von Neumann Computer Society for my research and other activities in computer science. John Kemény was a mathematician, computer scientist, and educator best known for co-developing the BASIC programming language in 1964. I couldn’t be happier.
Glasgow-based computer science student James Trimble has created an interactive chart of the top 200 reddit posts of all time. The chart displays the top 200 posts based on upvote count, and can also show the top posts based on number of comments. Ironically enough, the most upvoted post is “test post please ignore,” while [...]
Code.org—a tech non-profit backed by Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, and other top brass—wants to improve computer science education for young women and minorities. And hey, that's great. But it wouldn't be a Zuck joint without something insidious: the group will hold private data about kids for years. Read more...
The latest blockbuster Kickstarter project is an unlikely one: an open source computer science education kit with Raspberry Pi. This one is targeted at kids, and it's finding fans.
Graphene, a wonder material which was made by scientists using a version of Scotch tape (Image: Wikipedia) I was a mere toddler in the early 1980s when they announced the “golden age of computational drug design”. Now I may have been a toddler, but I often hear stories about the impending golden age from misty-eyed veterans in the field. Show More Summary
Blue Screen of Insomnia. Designers Chris Noessel and Nathan Shedroff analyzed screen colors in tons of science fiction movies, and concluded that future computer screens would be tinted blue. Which is bad news, since our eyes are hypersensitive to blue light, and it keeps us from sleeping. Read more...
Dries Buytaert thought maybe a dozen people would ever use his software. Boy, was he wrong As a grad student in computer science at the University of Antwerp in the early 2000s, Dries Buytaert began fiddling with what he thought was a fun side project: an open-source software platform that could support all kinds of websites. Show More Summary
Summary: Some say that technology is the great equalizer, and in some communities around America you have kids who aren't computer savvy or interested in the sciences at all. However, there is an organization located in San Francisco,...Show More Summary
Launched by Digital Dream Labs, the cloudBoard Kickstarter project introduces an interactive video game accessory for the kindergarten crowd The startup, based in Pittsburgh, consists of five members with a mission to create educational children's games. Show More Summary
Here's a very surprising idea that looks like it can be put to an experimental test. Mao-Sheng Miao (of UCSB and the Beijing Computational Sciences Research Center) has published a paper suggesting that under high-pressure conditions, some elements could show chemical bonding behavior involving their inner-shell electrons. Show More Summary
Everyone has a unique story to share with regards to learning. It's a lifelong journey that rarely looks like we would expect it to. With my brother's permission, I wanted to share with you a little about my brother Mike's educational...Show More Summary
Nicholas Weaver from the UCSD International Computer Science Institute wrote a guest editorial for Wired about the NSA's weaponization of the Internet, explaining in detail how the agency targets individuals with malware payloads injected straight from the backbone.
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Advances in quantum computing can have countless applications from drug discovery to investment and health care. Lockheed Martin’s collaborations with the University of Southern California and D-Wave Systems continue to push science and technology boundaries, recently quadrupling qubit capacity in the D-Wave Two machine.
A normally fragile quantum state has been shown to survive at room temperature for a world record 39 minutes, overcoming a key barrier towards building ultrafast quantum computers. The research, published in the journal Science, wasShow More Summary
In a big day of news out of the ANU science department we’ve got a great leap forward in quantum computing: ANU PhD student Seiji Armstrong has made a quantum leap towards next-generation computing. Working with a team in Tokyo, Seiji has created the largest cluster of quantum systems ever – a milestone on the way to [...]
Shag At Uni, “the UK’s naughtiest student hook-up site,” has named a winner in their contest to find Britain’s Horniest Student. Twenty-year-old Elina Desaine is a computer science student at the University of Exeter and is so horny she’s unsure of how many people she’s slept with, or of many of their names. She keeps [...]
Santa Clara University isn't pushing into the online education market in a traditional academic subject like math, or even Silicon Valley's signature computer science disciplines. Instead, the university is wading into a crowded market...Show More Summary