Monthly Archives: November 2011

Codecademy says it can turn anyone into a Web programmer – Chicago Tribune

Codecademy says it can turn anyone into a Web programmerChicago TribuneMiriam Browning-Nance, a strategic communications student at Columbia University, has been using the service to teach herself basic programming skills. She moved to New York to pursue a career as … Continue reading

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Bringing more hands-on science, technology to south metro schools – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Bringing more hands-on science, technology to south metro schoolsMinneapolis Star TribuneThose first key clicks led to a computer programming career. Fabrizio Moroso said he knew as a young boy he'd pursue a career in engineering after watching the film character … Continue reading

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The USMC’s Next Generation of Target Dummies Ride Segways – Gizmodo

The USMC's Next Generation of Target Dummies Ride SegwaysGizmodoThe same programming processes that control the AI in, say, any of the Splinter Cell series—where enemy guards move along set paths but are still smart enough to investigate the sounds of … Continue reading

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Cray Selected to Provide a Supercomputer to Kyoto University’s Academic Center … – MarketWatch (press release)

Cray Selected to Provide a Supercomputer to Kyoto University's Academic Center …MarketWatch (press release)Cray's next–generation Cascade supercomputer will feature a continuing evolution of the Cray Linux Environment, Cray's HPC-optimized programming environment, a next–generation interconnect chipset follow-on to Gemini and support … Continue reading

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RemObjects Software Announces That Oxygene for Java is Immediately Available … – San Francisco Chronicle (press release)

RemObjects Software Announces That Oxygene for Java is Immediately Available …San Francisco Chronicle (press release)After much anticipation, RemObjects Software announces the Next Generation Object Pascal language development environment – Oxygene 5 for Java. This release brings the powerful Oxygene language … Continue reading

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Russia Mars probe failure underlined by successful US launch – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times Russia Mars probe failure underlined by successful US launchLos Angeles Times… to attract a new generation of young specialists. The $167-million probe, launched Nov. 9, was intended as a major step back into exploration of the deeper … Continue reading

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Pay-TV less relevant for next generation – Advanced Television

Crikey Pay-TV less relevant for next generationAdvanced TelevisionThe MVPDs, Anninger said, need to start offering lower-priced programming packages. Some operators — including Time Warner Cable and Comcast – are doing just that. The problem is that typically those packages don't … Continue reading

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Rubbery robots no threat to R2-D2 – WFMZ Allentown

International Business Times AU Rubbery robots no threat to R2-D2WFMZ AllentownRobert Shepherd and Filip Ilievski were trying to help the rest of their research team create a new generation of bendable rubbery robots called soft robots. They already had a … Continue reading

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Robots on the move Future engineers team up for state competition – The Hudson Reporter

Robots on the move Future engineers team up for state competitionThe Hudson ReporterThis year, robots from each school have to push around a bowling ball, as well as pick up boxes that contain balls and perform other functions. Each task … Continue reading

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Luddite Redux: Don’t Kill The Robots Just Because They Replace Some Jobs – Techdirt

Luddite Redux: Don't Kill The Robots Just Because They Replace Some JobsTechdirtSupporters of this law, like supporters of secondary liability laws for robots, can and will claim that there are "legitimate safety reasons" for such laws and that the impact … Continue reading

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