Category Archives: Computer Science

2017-18 Back to School Check-In

Click Here for more information: Beginning July 17th, all PGMS incoming freshmen, and returning Grades 10-12 families will need to complete their online enrollment on SchoolMint (pgusd.schoolmint.net) no later than August 1st. You can do this at home, on your … 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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Computer Science Students Teaching Robots Tai Chi

From VOANews.com: “In a computer lab at Harvey Mudd College in California (Mrs. Richmond’s Alma Mater), a small robot performs the graceful movements of tai chi, an ancient Chinese meditation exercise. Student Jane Wu writes instruction codes from a nearby … Continue reading

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