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Lynn Conway: revolutionising chip design
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Lynn Conway: revolutionising chip design

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London MIT professor and transgender activist, Lynn Conway along with Carver Mead, completely changed the way we thinkContinue...

Looking Back and Looking Forward in CS Education 2023
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Looking Back and Looking Forward in CS Education 2023

Traditionally I write a year end look back on thee previous yest in CS education. (Last year at Looking Back on Computer Science Education in 2021) Honestly, that...

Sorry to bug you: Grace Hopper
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Sorry to bug you: Grace Hopper

by Peter W McOwan and Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (from the archive) In the 2003 film The Matrix Reloaded, Neo, Morpheus, Trinity and crew continue...

Empirical Optimization with Divergent Fixed Point Algorithm – When All Else Fails
From The Eponymous Pickle

Empirical Optimization with Divergent Fixed Point Algorithm – When All Else Fails

Thanks to Vincent Granville for sending along his 'Empirical Optimization with Divergent Fixed Point Algorithm – When All Else Fail'       Entitled “Empirical Optimization...

Universities, Rich in Data, Struggle to Capture Its Value
From The Eponymous Pickle

Universities, Rich in Data, Struggle to Capture Its Value

Needs more automatic matching to actual uses, needs, outcomes. Universities, Rich in Data, Struggle to Capture Its Value     By UCLADecember 29, 2022Merging together...

Can we Make Traffic a Thing of the Past (and greatly improve supply chains)
From The Eponymous Pickle

Can we Make Traffic a Thing of the Past (and greatly improve supply chains)

Traffic Management outlook. Making Traffic a Thing of the Past  By Logan KuglerCommunications of the ACM, January 2023, Vol. 66 No. 1, Pages 19-20  10.1145/3570519...

To the Highest Bidder: A Military Database of Fingerprints, Iris Scans
From The Eponymous Pickle

To the Highest Bidder: A Military Database of Fingerprints, Iris Scans

 Disconcerting direction.To the Highest Bidder: A Military Database of Fingerprints, Iris ScansBy The New York Times, December 30, 2022SEEK II purchased by German...

Robot Guides Lung Needle More accurately
From The Eponymous Pickle

Robot Guides Lung Needle More accurately

Healthcare robotics advancesRobot Guides Lung Needle More accuratelyNew Scientist, Jeremy Hsu,  December 9, 2022Researchers at the University of North Carolina...

The first computer music
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

The first computer music

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (updated from the archive) The first recorded music by a computer program was the result of a flamboyant flourish...

Attackers Bypass Coinbase, MetaMask 2FA via TeamViewer
From The Eponymous Pickle

Attackers Bypass Coinbase, MetaMask 2FA via TeamViewer

Interesting connection with TeamViewer,   Security in Meta? Attackers Bypass Coinbase, MetaMask 2FA via TeamViewerBleepingComputerBill Toulas, November 21, 2022...

Friday Squid Blogging: Grounded Fishing Boat Carrying 16,000 Pounds of Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Grounded Fishing Boat Carrying 16,000 Pounds of Squid

Rough seas are hampering efforts to salvage the boat: The Speranza Marie, carrying 16,000 pounds of squid and some 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel, hit the shoreline...

The Year in Physics from Quanta Mag
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Year in Physics from Quanta Mag

Physics, like AI,  is increasingly important to understand and apply ... The Year in PhysicsIn a year filled with sweet new observations in astronomy and tantalizing...

Russia Is Jamming More GPS Satellite Signals
From The Eponymous Pickle

Russia Is Jamming More GPS Satellite Signals

Use of Jamming versus Sat Signals, GPSRussia Is Jamming More GPS Satellite Signals Around MoscowBy New Scientist, December 27, 2022Map of GPS Interference nearCredit...

AI is Making Movies Now
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI is Making Movies Now

Cheaper and more efficient, but better? AI Is Here, and It's Making Movies. Is Hollywood Ready?By Los Angeles Times, December 29, 2022'Vubbing' software can visually...

World Ahead: 2023
From The Eponymous Pickle

World Ahead: 2023

Always interesting, from Irving Wladawsky-Berger, intro below:A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology,...

AI Is Now Essential National Infrastructure
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Is Now Essential National Infrastructure

AI is essential AI Is Now Essential National Infrastructure, By Wired December 29, 2022Illustration in comic-book style shows researchers in a lab working in virtual...

IISc Scientists Build Energy-Efficient Computing Platforms
From The Eponymous Pickle

IISc Scientists Build Energy-Efficient Computing Platforms

More energy Efficient ComputingIISc Scientists Build Energy-Efficient Computing Platforms to Beat Power DeficitTechCircle, December 2, 2022An energy-efficient computing...

Recovering Smartphone Voice from the Accelerometer
From Schneier on Security

Recovering Smartphone Voice from the Accelerometer

Yet another smartphone side-channel attack: “EarSpy: Spying Caller Speech and Identity through Tiny Vibrations of Smartphone Ear Speakers“: Abstract: Eavesdropping...

Swat a way to drive
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Swat a way to drive

by Peter W McOwan, Queen Mary University of London (updated from the archive) Flies are small, fast and rather cunning. Try to swat one and you will see just how...

Future Friendly: Focus on Kerstin Dautenhahn
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Future Friendly: Focus on Kerstin Dautenhahn

by Peter W McOwan, Queen Mary University of London (from the archive) Kerstin Dautenhahn is a biologist with a mission: to help us make friends with robots. Kerstin...
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