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2014 Scholar Metrics released

Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Today, we …

Google Genomics and Broad Institute Team Up to Tackle Genomic Data

Our Computers, Ourselves : Invisibilia : NPR

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The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology

15 best designed Android games of 2014

Android gaming is all over the place. On one side you have simplistic game play and minimal graphics and on the other side you have major studios doing major releases. You can get pretty much any experience you want on Android these days if you look hard enough. However, some games from both sides …

Gameplay

Do Readers Really Prefer Their Dusty Old Paperbacks To E-Books? The E-Book Industry By The Numbers [Infographic]

Today, 23 percent of all male adults and 33 percent of all female adults in the United States read e-books. In fact, the global e-book industry is worth a whopping $8.5 billion.<p>This still pales in comparison to global print’s $53.9 billion so it’s little surprise readers still prefer holding those …

Europeans Want Google To Forget Facebook And This Facebook Copycat

When Google released its famed transparency report this month, it included a new category of disclosure: how many ‘forget this’ requests it has received from European citizens since they were granted the “right to be forgotten” in May. Google included a round-up of the ‘most forgotten’ sites. …

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ევროკავშირის თემა გრძელდება… მინდა, შემოგთავაზოთ პროექტი „ევროკავშირის მოდელირება-2018“, რომელიც ჩემს მოსწავლეებთან ერთად დავგეგმე და ჩავატარე. …

'Anti-Facebook' platform Ello attracts thousands

<b>Social media network Ello is currently receiving up to 31,000 requests an hour from people wishing to join its platform, its founder has told the BBC.</b><p>It was initially designed to just be used by about 90 friends of its founder Paul Budnitz.<p>But the bike shop owner, from the US state of Vermont, …

App Store

Yahoo prodigy Nick D'Aloisio weighs up education and work

<b>The British teenager who sold his news summary app to Yahoo for millions is facing a major life choice as he weighs education and business opportunities.</b><p>Nick D'Aloisio told the BBC he was currently deciding between working full-time for the California-based company or going to university.<p>The …

Coding at school: a parent's guide to England's new computing curriculum

Getting more kids to code has been a cause célèbre for the technology industry for some time. Teaching programming skills to children is seen as a long-term solution to the “skills gap” between the number of technology jobs and the people qualified to fill them.<p>From this month, the UK is the guinea …

Schema

The word <b>schema</b> comes from the Greek word σχήμα (<i>skhēma</i>), which means <i>shape</i>, or more generally, <i>plan</i>. The plural is σχήματα (<i>skhēmata</i>). In English, both</i> …

How To Create A Money-Making Online Course

We’ve all heard about the rise of MOOCs and online learning platforms. But is there a way for individual professionals to create their own online courses – and actually make money? You can’t simply expect to slap something up online and watch the dollars roll in, but with effort and strategy, …

Digital Book World 2018

Thought leadership, best practices, and the gathering of community across the wide world of publishing: Digital Book World.

The Modernization Of Computer Science Education

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jay Borenstein is computer science lecturer at Stanford University and Founder of Facebook’s Open Academy.</i><p>Most people, especially in Silicon Valley, are aware that there aren’t enough engineers graduating from college today. By 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor projects that there …

Культура или культуры

Культуролог Кирилл Разлогов о множественности культур, интернет-сообществах и свободе выбора индивидуальности

10 things you need to know about translation technology

Understanding a foreign language is getting easier with the range of translation apps for your smartphone and computer<p>Fumbling for words in a foreign language? We have the answer.<p><b>1 Google is splashing its cash</b><p>Google's free online Translate service has been a popular tool, but the company has …

Are we about to see the rise of robot bosses?

Imagine your boss was a machine. For some people it’s almost a reality, says Jane Palmer, so will we all end up working for robots and algorithms?<p>In 1910, a strike broke out at the Watertown Arsenal near Boston, when a manager with a stopwatch stood behind a worker, timing the craftsman’s …

General Motors

Do We Really Need to Learn to Code?

“Learn to Code!” This imperative to program seems to be everywhere these days. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg recently donated ten million dollars to Code.org, a non-profit that believes that “every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming,” and that …

10 Other Facebook Experiments On Users, Rated On A Highly-Scientific WTF Scale

A former Facebook data scientist who set out to defend the company’s emotion-manipulation experiment on nearly 700,000 users decried the hubbub about it, saying that experiments are happening all the time at the company and that every Facebook users has been part of one at some point. Yes, we can …

14 People Who Got Fired For Tweeting

It's not terribly difficult to imagine some people losing their jobs over inappropriate or contentious use of Facebook, but surely Twitter and its 140-character limit don't pose a danger, right?<p>You obviously still need to be mindful in how you use it.<p>The "medium is the message," as we've heard, but …

Art, made with code, opens at London’s Barbican

Кокетливые боты. Как нас обманывают в интернете

<b>Люди издавна мечтали об умных машинах, похожих на человека. Кажется, мечты сбылись, такие машины уже среди нас, но стоит ли радоваться по этому поводу?</b><p>Иногда это обещание секса, на которое вы клюете, как на наживку. Иногда вы покупаетесь на то, что они кажутся мудрыми, доброжелательными или просто …

Why Science Research Labs Are Getting Into Video Game Development

By Tina Amirtha9 minute Read<p>The tangle of nerves and ganglia behind your eyeballs is like jungle, so it was no trivial task when Princeton computer …

How online 'chatbots' are already tricking you

Intelligent machines that can pass for humans have long been dreamed of, but as Chris Baraniuk argues, they’re already among us.<p>Sometimes it’s the promise of sex that fools you. Sometimes it’s because they seem wise, friendly or just funny. The bots don’t really care how they trick you – their only …

Artificial Intelligence

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6 Things I Learned From Having a Strict Mom

As a kid, I remember thinking I had the world's strictest mom. She didn't let me date until I was 16, my siblings and I weren't allowed to go on sleepovers with friends and my curfew as a senior was 10:00. At the time, I thought: <i>I'm going to do everything differently when I'm a parent. I'll never</i> …

Parenting

Игра «Жизнь» (обзор Гарднера)

<i>Книга Мартина Гарднера «Математические досуги» вышла в 1972 году. Её последняя глава посвящена игре «Жизнь». Хотя с тех пор в «Жизни» было сделано</i> …

Как спрятаться в интернете?

<i>Tor (сокращенно от The Onion Router) — это программа, предназначенная для защиты конфиденциальной информации пользователей. Она дает возможность</i> …

Warhol works recovered from old Amiga disks

<b>A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.</b><p>The art experiments were produced in 1985 by Warhol under commission from Commodore - creator of the Amiga computer.<p>Commodore paid the artist to produce a series of works to aid the launch of …

Andy Warhol