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Brain-Inspired Computing Reaches a New Milestone

For the past few years, tech companies and academic researchers have been trying to build so-called neuromorphic computer architectures—chips that mimic the human brain's ability to be both analytical and intuitive in order to deliver context and meaning to large amounts of data...

August 7, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

Why Digital Education Means Reimagining Individual Agency

Scientific American's August supplement takes a look at the changing landscape of education in the face of emerging technology, and asks the question, how do we increase interest and engagement in STEM initiatives?...

August 6, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

How to Manage Death in a World of Social Networks

A good friend of mine passed away in June. John had cancer. Before you offer condolences, you should know he did not want to be mourned. It’s been a hard request to follow, but he felt he had lived a full life...

August 5, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

Essential Social Media Sites for Science Illustrators

During my recent talk at the AMI conference about social media and illustration, I skimmed this slide near the end. Talks were intended to be 20 minutes long and I don’t like to rehearse too much: I don’t read off of my slides so I tend to remind myself of the critical points and fret [...]..

August 4, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

Physics Week in Review: August 2, 2014

Looking for a few good popular math books? In the latest New York Times Book Review, I look at five terrific recent ones: Jordan Ellenberg's How Not to Be Wrong, David J.

August 2, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Math Twitter Bots, Reviewed and Rated

In the course of being a math person on Twitter, I have run across some math-related Twitter bots and feeds. It would just be mean to grade my human tweeps, but I have no qualms about rating the bots!...

July 28, 2014 — Evelyn Lamb

12 Delightful Resources for Word Nerds Everywhere

My recent post about specialized dictionaries got me thinking about the fun books and sites I have encountered about words and language. I thought I would share a slightly off-topic post about my geeky love for words and language...

July 24, 2014 — Bonnie Swoger

Switches, Hubs, Bridges, and Routers Explained

Computers talk to each other and the web in a variety of ways. This communication is facilitated by routers, bridges, switches, and other hardware. Tech Talker explains what these devices are, what they do, and which are best for your home's computer network...

July 23, 2014 — Tech Talker Eric Escobar
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