Category Archives: Computer Science

Library Link of the Day: Jobs and Robots Bracing for Technological Disruptions to Come

Courtesy of Scientific American: “Rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the rapid adoption of robots across diverse industries are stalking the fear of jobless growth. Responses to these developments have focused on what to do to ensure that robots don’t steal jobs. Bill … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: BreakerBots Hold Their Own at the Captial City Classic

At Pleasant Grove High School, PGHS’ own Robotics Team, the BreakerBots, competed in the Capital City Classic against 42 other teams over two days for a chance to win one of their off-season events. The goal of the competition was … Continue reading

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Read These (Legit Terrifying) Horror Stories by an Artificial Intelligence

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “I stood there staring down the hill, and I saw the man in the black cloak standing there, holding a knife. He stood in silence, his head motionless but staring at me. ‘I’m sorry. I found you. … Continue reading

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Newsbreaker News: BreakerBots Catch a Break

The PGHS Robotics team, the BreakerBots, saw metal, sanded wood, wired connectors, and compiled code not only in the hopes of winning a tournament, but with a goal of educating teenagers about robotics. Member of the robotics team means must have … Continue reading

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Certain Tones Could Protect You From Electronic Eavesdropping

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: It seems like every time there’s a convenient new gadget released, a few months later you find out that it’s been collecting your personal information or recording your conversations. In the future, that might not be so easy … Continue reading

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New Library Title “solving the modest problem of death”

Summary on Amazon.com: For all you robotics fans out there! (P.S. Breakerbots made it to the World Quarterfinals this year) “Transhumanism is a movement pushing the limits of our bodies—our capabilities, intelligence, and lifespans—in the hopes that, through technology, we … Continue reading

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How the Japanese Art Of Paper Cutting Could Change The Future Of Electronics

Courtesy of Curiosity.com: “The ancient art of paper cutting doesn’t exactly sound like the futuristic technology that will revolutionize powering your portable electronics. Surprise: it just may be. Meet the self-charging paper device. For a few years, researchers have been … Continue reading

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Students test computer science skills at inaugural hackathon

Courtesy of the SB Statesman: “More than 100 college students participated in the inaugural Hack@CEWIT, the first hackathon at Stony Brook University’s Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology, from Feb. 17 to 19. These students didn’t hack computer … Continue reading

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P = NP, Solve It, Win $1,000,000.

Courtesy of News.MIT.edu: In the 1995 Halloween episode of The Simpsons, Homer Simpson finds a portal to the mysterious Third Dimension behind a bookcase, and desperate to escape his in-laws, he plunges through. He finds himself wandering across a dark … Continue reading

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“Lab on a chip” costs a penny and catches disease early

From NewScientist.com, “Your diagnostic kit is downloading. A ‘lab on a chip’ system costs less than a penny to make and can test cell samples for diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and cancer. The technology could help with early detection … Continue reading

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