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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 12: Computer Memory – Molecules and Memristors
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 12: Computer Memory – Molecules and Memristors

Computer memory molecular style, memristors, maths puzzle answer and a “20 questions” activity Remember remember the 24th of December – as that’s the day to hang...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 11: the proof of the pudding… mathematical proof
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 11: the proof of the pudding… mathematical proof

A mathematical proof and a maths puzzle (but no hard sums, promise). Thank you to everyone who’s been reading our Advent Calendar and said nice things about itContinue...

Virtual reality goggles for mice
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Virtual reality goggles for mice

To become a Jedi Knight you must have complete control of your thoughts. As you feel the force you start to control your surroundings and make objects move just...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 10: #AI – Holly, Ivy and Alexa – chatbots & the useful skill of file management. Plus win at noughts and crosses
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 10: #AI – Holly, Ivy and Alexa – chatbots & the useful skill of file management. Plus win at noughts and crosses

Venues around the UK will be livestreaming the Royal Institution's AI-themed Christmas Lectures this week (you can get tickets). Today's post features chatbots...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 8: gifts, and wrapping – Tim Berners-Lee, Right to Repair & another computing puzzle
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 8: gifts, and wrapping – Tim Berners-Lee, Right to Repair & another computing puzzle

Possibly one of the few times a computer scientist has been cheered at a major sporting event :)

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 7: Computing for the birds: dawn chorus, birds as data carriers and a Google April Fool (plus a puzzle!)
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 7: Computing for the birds: dawn chorus, birds as data carriers and a Google April Fool (plus a puzzle!)

Welcome to Day 7 of our advent calendar. Yesterday’s post was about Printed Circuit Birds Boards, today’s theme is the Christmas robin redbreast which featuresContinue...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 6: patterned bauble: tracing patterns in computing – printed circuit boards, spotting links and a puzzle for tourists
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 6: patterned bauble: tracing patterns in computing – printed circuit boards, spotting links and a puzzle for tourists

Patterned baubles reminded us of printed circuit boards, and a puzzle to do with maps.

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 5: snowman: analog hydraulic computers (aka water computers), digital compression, and a puzzle
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 5: snowman: analog hydraulic computers (aka water computers), digital compression, and a puzzle

We recommend keeping water (and snow) away from devices, but did you know you can make computers out of water?!

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 4: Ice skate: detecting neutrinos at the South Pole, figure-skating motion capture, Frozen and a puzzle
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 4: Ice skate: detecting neutrinos at the South Pole, figure-skating motion capture, Frozen and a puzzle

This post is part of the CS4FN Christmas Computing Advent Calendar and we are publishing a small post every day, about computer science, until Christmas Day. This...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 3: snowflakes – make your own six-sided HexaHexaFlexagon with our templates
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 3: snowflakes – make your own six-sided HexaHexaFlexagon with our templates

Print and colour in (optional) a HexaHexaFlexagon then see if you can uncover all of Father Christmas' presents...

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 2: Pairs: mittens, gloves, pair programming, magic tricks
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 2: Pairs: mittens, gloves, pair programming, magic tricks

Day 2 of our Christmas computing advent calendar and we're already seeing double.

CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 1: Woolly jumpers, knitting and coding
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CS4FN Advent 2023 – Day 1: Woolly jumpers, knitting and coding

Hooray it's December! We have lots of fun Christmas- and computing-themed stuff we hope you will enjoy. First up: the links between knitting and coding.

Free event for families and schools: the Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Free event for families and schools: the Christmas Lectures from the Royal Institution

FREE: Come and see a TV programme being made at the People's Palace on Mile End Road (other UK venues available). It's time for the annual Royal Institution Christmas...

UASG Announces Call for Proposals for UA Day 2024
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UASG Announces Call for Proposals for UA Day 2024

The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) is calling for event proposals for the second annual Universal Acceptance (UA) Day to be held on 28 March 2024. Organized...

Blade: the emotional computer.
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Blade: the emotional computer.

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London Communicating with computers is clunky to say the least – we even have to go to IT classes to learn how to talkContinue...

Exploring mazes, inventing algorithms (part I) 
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Exploring mazes, inventing algorithms (part I) 

To become a Jedi Knight you must have complete control of your thoughts. As you feel the force you start to control your surroundings and make objects move just...

FY23 Report Captures Current State of UA-Readiness in Technology
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

FY23 Report Captures Current State of UA-Readiness in Technology

This article was originally published on icann.org By Sarmad Hussain, Sr Director IDN & UA Programs and Seda Akbulut, Universal Acceptance (UA) Program ManagerFY23...

Why the Romans were pants at maths
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Why the Romans were pants at maths

In case you've ever wondered how on earth the Romans multiplied numbers using Roman numerals...

New Testing Shows Progress and Opportunities for Improvement in Support of Chinese IDNs
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

New Testing Shows Progress and Opportunities for Improvement in Support of Chinese IDNs

By the China UA Local Initiative (CDNI) The number of Internet users in China recently surpassed 1 billion and China now accounts for about one-fifth of all Internet...

“The Truth About AI” – get ready to get tickets to the Ri Christmas Lectures 2023 #XmasLectures with @Ri_Science
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

“The Truth About AI” – get ready to get tickets to the Ri Christmas Lectures 2023 #XmasLectures with @Ri_Science

The ballot for this year's AI-themed Ri Christmas lectures opens on 14 Sep, but there are other ways to see the lectures live, or later when broadcast.
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