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The invisible dice mystery – a magic trick underpinned by computing and maths
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

The invisible dice mystery – a magic trick underpinned by computing and maths

Maths and magic, algebra and abracadabra - impress your friends with this magic trick (no props required) and learn a little bit about computer science.

Can you trust a smile?
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Can you trust a smile?

You're probably pretty good at spotting a fake smile, but how might we teach robots to do the same...

Computers that read emotions
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Computers that read emotions

We can add emotion to our text communication using symbols but will computers be able to work out what we're saying?

Find your own time zone – #BSW24
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Find your own time zone – #BSW24

Time is the theme for this year's British Science Week. Here's how to calculate your own personal time zone. We also have a new time portal with some other 'timely'...

The Social Machine of Maths
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

The Social Machine of Maths

by Ursula Martin, University of Oxfordand Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London In school we learn about the maths that others have invented: results that...

Software for Justice
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Software for Justice

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (originally published in 2011) A jury is given misleading information in court by an expert witness. An innocent...

Designing robots that care (plus links to related careers)
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Designing robots that care (plus links to related careers)

An article from Nicola Plant about ways of making social robots more sociable which links to a related EPSRC project about a tablet-based AI tool for people with...

AMPER: AI helping future you remember past you
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

AMPER: AI helping future you remember past you

Research to develop a new AI tool to help people with dementia to remember, and gain confidence. Also includes some suggested classroom activities and examples...

Singing bird – a human choir, singing birdsong
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Singing bird – a human choir, singing birdsong

Dawn Chorus: Marcus Coates and Geoff Sample recorded birdsong, then slowed it down and got people to sing it (then sped it up again!).

Eggheads: helping us to visualise objects and classes
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Eggheads: helping us to visualise objects and classes

by Daniel Gill, Queen Mary University of London Past CS4FN articles have explored object-oriented programming through self-aware pizza and Strictly Come Dancing...

Ethics – What would you do? Part 2: answers
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Ethics – What would you do? Part 2: answers

Answers to our ethical dilemma quiz from yesterday.

Ethics – What would you do?
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Ethics – What would you do?

An ethical dilemma quiz with answers coming tomorrow.

Equality, diversity and inclusion in the R Project: collaborative community coding & curating with Dr Heather Turner
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Equality, diversity and inclusion in the R Project: collaborative community coding & curating with Dr Heather Turner

Find out about Dr Heather Turner's EPSRC project to increase diversity and representation in software (R programming language) and about the role of Research Software...

Tonight, 8pm on BBC Four – the first of three Christmas Lectures for young people on Artificial Intelligence
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Tonight, 8pm on BBC Four – the first of three Christmas Lectures for young people on Artificial Intelligence

If you're near a television or computer at 8pm you can watch the first of this year's Christmas Lectures, all about artificial intelligence.

CS4FN Advent Calendar – Day 25 bonus Christmas crackers: have you ever seen this cracker joke?
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

CS4FN Advent Calendar – Day 25 bonus Christmas crackers: have you ever seen this cracker joke?

If you’re pulling a Christmas cracker today look out for this now famous but fairly puzzling ‘joke’ – Q: What kind of cough medicine does Dracula take?A: Con medicine...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 23: Father Christmas – checking his list, spotting the errors
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 23: Father Christmas – checking his list, spotting the errors

Our CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar has now been running for 23 days! That’s one post every single day, matching a computing-themed blog post to the image...

CS4FN Advent 2023: wreaths and rope memory – weave your own space age computer
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

CS4FN Advent 2023: wreaths and rope memory – weave your own space age computer

Each day throughout December (until Christmas Day) we’ll be publishing a computing-themed blog post suggested by the picture on the front of our Advent Calendar...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 21: stars and celestial navigation
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 21: stars and celestial navigation

Every day from the 1st to the 25th of December this blog will publish a Christmas Computing post, as part of our CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar. On the...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 19: jingle bells or warning bells? Avoiding computer scams
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 19: jingle bells or warning bells? Avoiding computer scams

It’s Day 19 of the CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar. Every day throughout Advent we’ll be doing our best to publish a computing-themed post that relates...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 18: cracker or hacker? Cyber security
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 18: cracker or hacker? Cyber security

It’s Day 18 of the CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar. We’ve been posting a computing-themed article linked to the picture on the ‘front’ of the advent calendar...
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