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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
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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!
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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...

Free, London: Code and Create Workshop for Teens, part of #LondonDataWeek
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Free, London: Code and Create Workshop for Teens, part of #LondonDataWeek

Teens - make a classic arcade game with AI, chatbots and programming: FREE games coding workshop in Stratford, London for 13+: need to bring a laptop and create...

Coordinate conundrum puzzles and vector graphics
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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...

Aged 11-16? Share your views on Computing education in England.
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Aged 11-16? Share your views on Computing education in England.

Deadline tomorrow for the Young People's Advisory Group on Computer Science - have your say on how computing is taught in England.

Like science & tech? Maybe thinking about careers in it? Come to our FREE online Science Festival on Monday (24th June)
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Like science & tech? Maybe thinking about careers in it? Come to our FREE online Science Festival on Monday (24th June)

There's a free online science festival on Monday 24th for people interested in medical / dentistry careers but two of the talks are specifically about technology...

Mary Ann Horton and the invention of email attachments
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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...

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.

T. V. Raman and his virtual guide dogs
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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...

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...

Testing AIs in Minecraft
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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...

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?

Neurodiversity and what it takes to be a good programmer
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

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...
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