Computer Sciences begins trading as two separate companies Monday after the spinoff of its public-sector company as CSRA.
by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn recently wrote in InformationWeek, “Earlier this month, Andrew Moore, dean of Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science, spoke with InformationWeek about AI and the growing role it is playing in people’s lives. Show More Summary
Links for you. Science: Gene Amdahl, Pioneer of Mainframe Computing, Dies at 92 Attempt no landing there? Yeah right—we’re going to Europa Our Generation Ships Will Sink A Simple Model of the Evolution of Simple Models of Evolution (pdf) Apocalypse … Continue reading ?
If you look at a blank computer screen or even up at the sky, there's a good chance you'll see some weird floating globs in your field of vision. You can't focus on them and they never stay still, but they're there and they can be really annoying. Show More Summary
We keep hearing that the way to get ahead is with an engineering or computer science degree. Studying business can also be a good idea. But which degree exactly will make you most desirable to employers? A study released this month by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), [...]
I mention a couple of kids books in my overviews on Fossil and Evolution Books and Books about Climate Change. Here are a few excellent science and computer programming (aka coding) books for kids. Geology book for kids The Incredible Plate Tectonics Comic: The Adventures of Geo, Vol. 1 is a good stab at making…
The following is an article from the magazine The Annals of Improbable Research. Doug ZongkerDepartment of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of WashingtonChicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken chicken. Show More Summary
GUEST: Working with interns and recent graduates over the years, I’ve noticed that while traditional computer science programs produce students who understand algorithms and data structures, they are less successful at generating graduates who are ready to develop production code. Enterprises don’t expect to hire newly hatched developers who can jump in the deep end right […]
I’ll admit I’m not much for physical calendars—it’s just plain easier to keep track of the days on my computer, where the rest of my life is. But when I saw the 2016 Anaptár calendar, my inner science nerd squeed a little. Okay, a lot. It’s hanging on my office door now, and I kinda never want to take it down. Read more...
Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures. Scientists have developed a new computed tomography method based on scattering of X-rays. With this technique they can visualize...Show More Summary
Data science applications for healthcare are finally trying to catch up to the rest of the world, with one new effort coming from six-year-old Apixio in San Mateo, CA. This morning, the company is launching a cognitive computing platform called Iris that derives insights from clinical data and other information in the health system. Show More Summary
NASA announced today that MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is one of two university research groups nationwide that will receive a 6-foot, 290-pound humanoid robot to test and develop for future space missions. The MIT team is...
Andreessen Horowitz raised a $200 million fund to invest in startups that combine life science and computer science and has hired a new general partner, former Stanford University professor Vijay Pande, to run it. The firm joins several...Show More Summary
Learn the basics of code through Minecraft.
Julie Ann Crommett describes her job as a "tech-and-Hollywood hybrid." She's Google's entertainment industry educator-in-chief, striving to banish stereotypes about computer science from mainstream media. Since founding the initiative...Show More Summary
In addition to its hangover healing powers, coffee consumption has been linked to preventing liver cancer, soothing computer work pain and helping to ease depression symptoms. The latest study on the beans, reported by the Chicago Tribune,...Show More Summary
Code.org annually sponsors an Hour of Code (December 7th to the 13th will be the third one). The goal is to try to teach kids the basics of computer science in just an hour. Microsoft has announced they will team with Code.org to bring...Show More Summary
by Angela Guess John Leonard recently wrote in Computing, “Gianmarco Spacagna, a data scientist at Barclays, told Computing recently that in many companies the balance between experimentation and engineering in data science tends too much towards the former, with the risk that their employers may start to question their viability. Show More Summary
Teachers who work at the poorest schools are more likely to think that computer science is vital to their students’ futures, but are less likely to think their school boards agree, a new survey released Tuesday reveals. The survey was...Show More Summary
Google's latest Gallup survey on computer science shows interest but also lack of attainability.