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Study: elementary school teachers unconsciously discourage girls from math and science

"The track to computer science and engineering fields, which report some of the highest salaries, tapers off in elementary school," according to research Edith Sand.

On Heroes: Annie Jean Easley

Great piece by Ashley Nelson-Hornstein on Annie Easley, an amazing computer science pioneer I’d never heard of before: Each systemic microaggression Easley faced, she met with poise and enacity. Her motto was “if I can’t work with you,...Show More Summary

'If it Were Not for Him, it Would Be Somebody Else': Victims' Families Give Mixed Reactions to the Naming of 'Jihadi John'

yesterdayNews : Vice News

Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old computer science graduate from west London, was named on Thursday as the masked man featured in the Islamic State's beheading videos.

AI Takes a Step Forward as a Google Network Learns to Play Space Invaders

by Angela Guess Sarah Knapton, Science Editor of the Telegraph, reports, “Artificial intelligence has taken a major step forward after Google created a network which learned to play a range of computer games on its own without being pre-programmed. Show More Summary

GW2Shinies: What games can get by opening up APIs to the developer community

The website is the pet project of Sam Hemingway, a graduate of the University at Buffalo’s Computer Science & Engineering program, which gives insights to players of ArenaNet’s Guild Wars 2 insights into the player driven economy. It serves as … Continue reading ?

Computer Package for Secondary School Mathematics (CPSSM)

In the educational software arena, Bennett Kankuzi reports: Alinune Musopole, an undergraduate student in the Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences Education programme at the Malawi Polytechnic, a constituent college of the University of Malawi, has developed a mathematics software package for secondary schools in Malawi as his final year project. via Zachmalawi

Jihadi John Finally Identified: What We Know About Mohammed Emwazi

The masked Islamic State executioner known as ‘Jihadi John’, named earlier today by the Washington Post as Mohammed Emwazi, grew up in West London, wore Western clothes and graduated in computer science from Westminster University. Emwazi has appeared in seven confirmed execution videos, including those showing the beheadings of British aid workers Alan Henning and [...]Show More Summary

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC): JANA Partners Goes Activist; Other New Positions in JANA’s Latest 13F

As a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed, Barry Rosenstein‘s JANA Partners has added a new activist play to its equity portfolio represented by Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:CSC). After initiating a minor stake with 2.75 million shares during the last quarter of 2014, JANA Partners has recently publicly disclosed upping its exposure to […]

Ubi: The Wall Computer That Gives Your Home a Star Trek Vibe

Ambient computing has been the stuff of science fiction for decades. On “Star Trek,” for example, the crew of the Enterprise could say “Computer” into the air, followed by a command. An intelligent system would reply and attempt to obey, whether it was turning on the lights or executing the self-destruct sequence. Show More Summary

Expanding opportunities through computer science education

One student celebrated Martin Luther King Day. Another created a music video with a nod to a Frozen princess. A third invited a cold polar bear in for holiday cheer. All these students are participants in Google CS First, a program that teaches 9- to 14-year-olds how to use computer science (CS) to express themselves and their interests. Show More Summary

Nerding out on the Comp Sci in The Imitation Game

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I had been avoiding The Imitation Game 'cause I was way afraid of the way it'd portray Turing's work. Instead, it incorporated more bits and pieces of computer science than I thought it would, and did it all surprisingly well. So, I'd like to share with you some of the fundamentals of Computer Science that are sprinkled throughout the movie. Read more...

US university glitch breaks 800 hearts

Carnegie Mellon University mistakenly informed about 800 applicants that they had won a place in one of the school’s prestigious computer science programmes before retracting the acceptance letters, the school said. ||| CARNEGIE Mellon...Show More Summary

A Simple Web App That Makes Designing Your Own Font A Cinch

Think you've got what it takes to design the next Helvetica? Prove it with this app. Designing a typeface is an equal mixture of art and science. But what if you take the art out of the equation, and just leave the (computer) science?...Show More Summary

If You Love Computers, This Novel Should Be On Your Must-Read List

Liu Cixin’s science fiction novel The Three Body Problem was a smash hit bestseller in China, and it has finally been translated into English by Ken Liu. It’s a mind-bending tale of politics, aliens and gaming — and it also contains the most awe-inspiring description of computers I’ve ever read. More »      

If You Love Computers, This Novel Should Be on Your Must-Read List

Liu Cixin's science fiction novel The Three Body Problem was a smash hit bestseller in China, and has finally been translated into English by Ken Liu. It's a mind-bending tale of politics, aliens and gaming — and it also contains the most awe-inspiring description of computers I've ever read. Read more...

Carnegie Mellon Accidentally Sends Acceptance Emails To 800 Grad Student Applicants Who Didn't Actually Get In!

Awfulness! 800 recent grad student applicants for Carnegie Mellon's esteemed Computer Science program recently had their emotions toyed with due to the "technology glitch" that sent out a mass email which wasn't meant for them! You'd think a grad school with 'computer science' could avoid that… Anyway, recent tips from some of the applicants revealed what happened this [...]

Carnegie Mellon computer glitch mistakenly accepts 800 applicants

This is one computer glitch that's going to burn in many memories. Carnegie Mellon mistakenly sent acceptance letters this week to 800 people who applied for the school's top-rated computer science graduate program. The university blamed...Show More Summary

Welcome To College – Nevermind: Carnegie Mellon Mistakenly Sends Acceptance Letters To 800 Rejected Applicants

More than 800 rejected college applicants got their hopes up by Carnegie Mellon University after receiving acceptance letters. The problem is that the computer science applicants received the acceptance letters due to a computer mistake. Show More Summary

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