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Opinions, Opinions, Opinions
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Opinions, Opinions, Opinions

Social media is full of people’s opinions, whether about politics, movies, things they bought, celebrities or just something in the news. However, sometimes there...

UA Day: Global Effort to Drive a More Inclusive and Multilingual Internet
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UA Day: Global Effort to Drive a More Inclusive and Multilingual Internet

This press release was originally published on icann.org ICANN and the UASG to Mobilize the Global Internet Community for Universal Acceptance LOS ANGELES – 09UA...

The Life of a Star
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

The Life of a Star

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London The first computers transformed the way research is done. One of the very first computers, EDSAC*, contributed to...

The Devil is in the Detail: Lessons from Animal Welfare? (Temple Grandin)
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

The Devil is in the Detail: Lessons from Animal Welfare? (Temple Grandin)

What can Computer Scientists learn from Temple Grandin and the improvements she made to animal welfare?

Ingrid Daubechies: Wiggly lines help catching crime
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Ingrid Daubechies: Wiggly lines help catching crime

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London from the cs4fn women are here special issue. Computer scientists rely on maths a lot. As mathematicians devise new...

Mark Dean: An Inspiration
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Mark Dean: An Inspiration

Black Girls Code aims to teach one million Black girls to code before 2040.

100,000 frames – quick draw: how computers help animators create ^JB
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

100,000 frames – quick draw: how computers help animators create ^JB

Ben Stephenson of the University of Calgary gives us a guide to the basics of animation. Animation isn’t a new field – artists have been creating animations for...

Edie Schlain Windsor and same sex marriage
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Edie Schlain Windsor and same sex marriage

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...

Understanding matters of the heart – creating accurate computer models of human organs
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Understanding matters of the heart – creating accurate computer models of human organs

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London Ada Lovelace, the ‘first programmer’ thought the possibilities of computer science might cover a far wider breadth...

The Dark History of Algorithms
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

The Dark History of Algorithms

Zin Derfoufi, a Computer Science student at Queen Mary, delves into some of the dark secrets of algorithms past. Algorithms are used throughout modern life forContinue...

Lego Computer Science: Logic with Truth Tables
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Lego Computer Science: Logic with Truth Tables

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London We have seen how to represent truth tables in lego. Truth tables are a way of giving precise meaning to logicalContinue...

Lego Computer Science: Truth Tables
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Lego Computer Science: Truth Tables

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London Truth tables are a simple way of reason about logic that were popularised by the 20th century philosopher Ludwig...

Jacquie Lawson: the multi-million pound greeting
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Jacquie Lawson: the multi-million pound greeting

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (from the cs4fn women are here special issue) There is real money to be made out there in the virtual world – if...

Ludwig Wittgenstein: tautology and truth tables
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Ludwig Wittgenstein: tautology and truth tables

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. His interest was in logic and...

Cognitive crash dummies
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Cognitive crash dummies

Mathematical, digital and physical models can help us design things better (and more safely!)

Chatbot or Cheatbot?
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Chatbot or Cheatbot?

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London The chatbots have suddenly got everyone talking, though about them as much as with them. Why? Because one, chatGPT...

Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, born 14 January 1967
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, born 14 January 1967

Black Girls Code aims to teach one million Black girls to code before 2040.

Hedy Lamarr: The movie star, the piano player and the torpedo
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Hedy Lamarr: The movie star, the piano player and the torpedo

by Peter W McOwan, Queen Mary University of London (from the archive) Hedy Lamarr was a movie star. Back in the 1940’s, in Hollywood’s Golden Age, she was considered...

Gary Starkweather (b 9 Jan 1938) invented the laser printer and colour management
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Gary Starkweather (b 9 Jan 1938) invented the laser printer and colour management

Gary Starkweather (9 January 1938 – 26 December 2019) invented and developed the first laser printer. In the late 1960s he was an engineer working in the US for...

UASG and ICANN Announce Inaugural UA Day and Call for Proposals
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UASG and ICANN Announce Inaugural UA Day and Call for Proposals

By the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)...
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