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Joyce Weisbecker: the first indie games developer?
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Joyce Weisbecker: the first indie games developer?

Mary Ann Horton was transitioning to female at the time that she made one of her biggest contributions to our lives with a simple computer science idea with a...

Art Touch and Talk Tour Tech
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Art Touch and Talk Tour Tech

Mary Ann Horton was transitioning to female at the time that she made one of her biggest contributions to our lives with a simple computer science idea with a...

Accessible Technology in the Voting Booth
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Accessible Technology in the Voting Booth

Mary Ann Horton was transitioning to female at the time that she made one of her biggest contributions to our lives with a simple computer science idea with a...

The basics of Quantum Computing: Qubits
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The basics of Quantum Computing: Qubits

Mary Ann Horton was transitioning to female at the time that she made one of her biggest contributions to our lives with a simple computer science idea with a...

Gutta-Percha: how a tree launched a global telecom revolution
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Gutta-Percha: how a tree launched a global telecom revolution

Mary Ann Horton was transitioning to female at the time that she made one of her biggest contributions to our lives with a simple computer science idea with a...

Even the dolphins use pocket switched networks!
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Even the dolphins use pocket switched networks!

Mary Ann Horton was transitioning to female at the time that she made one of her biggest contributions to our lives with a simple computer science idea with a...

Coordinate conundrum puzzles and vector graphics
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Coordinate conundrum puzzles and vector graphics

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London One way computers store images is as a set of points (as coordinates) that make up lines and shapes. This is the...

Mary Ann Horton and the invention of email attachments
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Mary Ann Horton and the invention of email attachments

Edie Schlain Windsor was a senior systems programmer at IBM. There is more to life than computing though. She led the landmark US Supreme Court Case that was a...

From Egyptian Survey puzzles to computational thinking
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From Egyptian Survey puzzles to computational thinking

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London One way to use logical thinking is to deduce new facts but then turn them into IF-THEN rules. They tell us an action...

Pac-Man and Games for Girls
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Pac-Man and Games for Girls

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London In the beginning video games were for boys…and then came Pac-Man. Before mobile games, game consoles and PC based...

T. V. Raman and his virtual guide dogs
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T. V. Raman and his virtual guide dogs

by Daniel Gill, Queen Mary University of London It’s 1989, a year with lots of milestones in Computer Science. In March, Tim Berners-Lee puts down in writing the...

Designing for autistic people
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Designing for autistic people

by Daniel Gill and Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London What should you be thinking about when designing for a specific group with specific needs, suchContinue...

Testing AIs in Minecraft
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Testing AIs in Minecraft

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London What makes a good environment for child AI learning development? Possibly the same as for human child learning development...

Neurodiversity and what it takes to be a good programmer
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Neurodiversity and what it takes to be a good programmer

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London People often suggest neurodiverse people make good computer scientists. For example, one of the most famous autistic...

The top 10 bugs
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The top 10 bugs

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (updated from the archive) Bugs are everywhere, but why not learn from the mistakes of others. Here are some common...

Do something computationally funny for money
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Do something computationally funny for money

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London It is Red nose day in the UK  the day of raising money for the comic relief charity by buying and wearing red noses...

Calculating Pi for Pi Day
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Calculating Pi for Pi Day

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London Today is Pi Day (14 March: 3.14) so we should look at how on earth you compute a number like Pi (3.1.4159….). It...

Could AI end science?
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Could AI end science?

by Nick Ballou, Oxford Internet Institute Scientific fraud is worryingly common, though rarely talked about. It has been happening for years, but now Artificial...

A visit to the Turing Machine: a short story
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A visit to the Turing Machine: a short story

by Greg Michaelson Greg Michaelson is an Emeritus professor of computer science at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He is also a novelist and a short storyContinue...

Lego Computer Science: Turing Machines Part 3: the program
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Lego Computer Science: Turing Machines Part 3: the program

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London We have so far built the hardware of a Lego Turing Machine. Next we need the crucial part: software. It needs aContinue...
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