Computer science

10.21.14
NPR: '80s ads are responsible for the lack of women coders
10.21.14

NPR: '80s ads are responsible for the lack of women coders

Back in the day, computer science was as legitimate a career path for women as in medicine, law or...

By D. Cooper,   10.21.14
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07.04.13
Programming is FUNdamental: A closer look at Code.org's star-studded computer science campaign
07.04.13

Programming is FUNdamental: A closer look at Code.org's star-studded computer science campaign

"All these people who've made it big have their own variation of the same story, where they felt l...

By B. Heater,   07.04.13
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04.10.13
Blast from the GUI past: 50 years after Ivan Sutherland's Sketchpad first debuted
04.10.13

Blast from the GUI past: 50 years after Ivan Sutherland's Sketchpad first debuted

Fifty years ago in 1963, Ivan Sutherland first demonstrated Sketchpad, one of the most important c...

By E. Sadun,   04.10.13
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06.22.12
Remembering Alan Turing at 100
06.22.12

Remembering Alan Turing at 100

Alan Turing would have turned 100 this week, an event that would have, no doubt, been greeted with...

By B. Heater,   06.22.12
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02.08.12
Researchers get CPUs and GPUs talking, boost PC performance by 20 percent
02.08.12

Researchers get CPUs and GPUs talking, boost PC performance by 20 percent

How do you fancy a 20 percent boost to your processor's performance? Research from the North Caroli...

By J. Trew,   02.08.12
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12.26.11
MESM Soviet computer project marks 60 years
12.26.11

MESM Soviet computer project marks 60 years

Before you go complaining about your job, take a moment to remember the MESM project, which just...

By B. Heater,   12.26.11
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11.22.11
New computer system can read your emotions, will probably be annoying about it (video)
11.22.11

New computer system can read your emotions, will probably be annoying about it (video)

It's bad enough listening to your therapist drone on about the hatred you harbor toward your father....

By A. Toor,   11.22.11
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11.15.11
Intel 4004, world's first commercial microprocessor, celebrates 40th birthday, ages gracefully
11.15.11

Intel 4004, world's first commercial microprocessor, celebrates 40th birthday, ages gracefully

Pull out the candles and champagne, because the Intel 4004 is celebrating a major birthday toda...

By A. Toor,   11.15.11
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10.17.11
Wireless bike brake system has the highest GPA ever
10.17.11

Wireless bike brake system has the highest GPA ever

Color us a yellow shade of mendacious, but if we designed something that works 99.999999999997 pe...

By A. Toor,   10.17.11
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