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Computer Sciences Spins Off

Computer Sciences begins trading as two separate companies Monday after the spinoff of its public-sector company as CSRA.

Andrew Moore on the Bright Future of Artificial Intelligence

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 11/27/15

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 ?

Here's the Science Behind Those Weird Floaters In Your Eyes

4 days agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

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

Top Degrees For Getting Hired In 2016

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), [...]

Science and Coding Books For Kids

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…

Chicken Chicken Chicken: Chicken Chicken

6 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

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

Educating programmers: 3 things universities need to learn from game-dev schools

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 […]

Explore Our Cosmic Neighborhood With This Gorgeous Scientific Calendar

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...

Details from the inner life of a tooth

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

Apixio’s New Iris Platform Uses Your Doctor’s Notes To Derive Insights

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: "MIT to Create Algorithms for Humanoid Robot for Space Missions to Mars & Beyond"

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 Launches $200M Bio-Computer Fund, Hires Ex-Stanford Prof

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

How this Google exec is trying to shake-up Hollywood's idea of who an 'engineer' is (GOOG, GOOGL)

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

Drink Coffee & Live Forever, Says Science, More Or Less

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

Microsoft, Minecraft, and Kids 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 to bring...Show More Summary

Companies Must Better Accommodate Their Data Scientists

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

What Students And Teachers Really Think About Computer Science In Schools

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

White, male tech image hinders progress, poll finds

Google's latest Gallup survey on computer science shows interest but also lack of attainability.        

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