• The Internet: Crash Course Computer Science #29
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    The Internet: Crash Course Computer Science #29

    Hi, I’m Carrie Anne, and welcome to CrashCourse Computer Science! As we talked about last episode, your computer is connected to a large, distributed network, called The Internet. I know this because you’re watching a youtube video, which is being streamed over that very internet. It’s arranged as an ever-enlarging web of interconnected devices. For your computer to get this video, the first connection is to your local area network, or LAN, which might be every device in your house that’s connected to your wifi router. This then connects to a Wide Area Network, or WAN, which is likely to be a router run by your Internet Service Provider, or…

  • The World Wide Web: Crash Course Computer Science #30
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    The World Wide Web: Crash Course Computer Science #30

    Hi, I’m Carrie Anne, and welcome to CrashCourse Computer Science. Over the past two episodes, we’ve delved into the wires, signals, switches, packets, routers and protocols that make up the internet. Today we’re going to move up yet another level of abstraction and talk about the World Wide Web.This is not the same thing as the Internet, even though people often use the two terms interchangeably in everyday language. The World Wide Web runs on top of the internet, in the same way that Skype, Minecraft or Instagram do. The Internet is the underlying plumbing that conveys the data for all these different applications. And The World Wide Web is…

  • Leading the Way: Computing Students and Professionals with Disabilities (Audio Described)
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    Leading the Way: Computing Students and Professionals with Disabilities (Audio Described)

    >>Student: I have a mobility impairment.>>Student: I’m dyslexic which means I have difficulty reading and pretty bad handwriting.>>Student: I became legally blind at 25.>>Student: I’m a graduate from the University of Washington’s Master of Human Computer Interaction and Design program.>>Student: My major is Human Centered Computing.>>Student: I’m an undergraduate at Auburn University majoring in computer science and focusing in accessibility.>>Richard Ladner: I’m Richard Ladner, professor in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. We rely on computers, tablets and smartphones to do work and stay connected more than ever. Not only can technology provide access to people with disabilities, but people with disabilities can be part of the…

  • Dr Lucy Jones talks about the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University
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    Dr Lucy Jones talks about the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University

    Hello. My name is Dr Lucy Jones. I am Associate Dean for Kingston University’s newest faculty. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Now, for me, I’m a geneticist at heart. I fascinated by the DNA molecule. The way in which that something so simple can direct everything that we currently know about life, biology and most of the world. Working in a faculty like SEC is really, really exciting. Because it allows me to work alongside, not just other biologists or other molecular scientists but to work alongside people as diverse as civil engineers and mathematicians. For most students who are coming to university, at some point they are…

  • Hey Bill Nye, ‘How Will Quantum Mechanics Change the World?’
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    Hey Bill Nye, ‘How Will Quantum Mechanics Change the World?’

    Hi Bill. Tom from Western Australia. If quantum entanglement or quantum spookiness can allow us to transmit information instantaneously, that is faster than the speed of light, how do you think this could, dare I say it, change the world? Tom, I love you man. Thanks for the tip of the hat there, the turn a phrase. Well, quantum entanglement changed the world. If this turns out to be a real thing, well, or if we can take advantage of it, it seems to me the first thing that will change is computing. We’ll be able to make computers that work extraordinarily fast. But it carries with it, for me,…

  • CGU Stories – Kiera Peacock and the Paul Gray Personal Computing Museum
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    CGU Stories – Kiera Peacock and the Paul Gray Personal Computing Museum

    (static) – Our concern must be for us. ♪We’re through being–♪ (static) – [Announcer] Cafe Vienna with the spicy– (static) (beep) – [Announcer] From Radio Shack the TRS80 Model 3 and at $200 off, it’s a great value. (static) (tempo music) When we were touring campus the other day, I got to see for the first time something I heard a lot about but hadn’t been able to actually touch and feel and it’s the Paul Gray Computer Museum. – Paul Gray was the founding chair of the programs and information science. The origin of the Paul Gray Personal Computing Museum was his desire to go back and find those…

  • Flash computing of Abacus
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    Flash computing of Abacus

    I am always being asked the question, what exactly is flash computing? Actually, flash computing is the incarnation of mental image computing The traditional training method of mental image computing is by the abacus After a while, we teach them image computing gradually i.e there is a virtual abacus inside your brain Image will appear in your brain at the same time you manipulate the beads However, modern technology advancements allow us to utilise the flash computing technique into our training progress Let’s take a look at how our students practise A lot of people were stunned after observing the demonstration It is almost as if witnessing a superpower The…

  • Landmark in quantum computing
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    Landmark in quantum computing

    A team of Australian engineers and physicists have claimed a world first, the creation of a single atom quantum bit in a silicone chip. The work, published in Nature Magazine, is the fundamental requirement for a revolutionary piece of hardware, the quantum computer. Team leaders, Doctor Andrea Morello and Professor Andrew Dzurak and the main experimental author, Jared Pla, are based at The University of New South Wales in Sydney. Modern computers store information as bits which can be either zero or one to create a binary code.   These bits are realised using transistors or other devices on a silicone chip.   Now the power of modern computing comes…

  • Optimizing Heterogeneous Computing at Edge AI
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    Optimizing Heterogeneous Computing at Edge AI

    AI is bringing revolutionary change across industries and business including agriculture, transportation, manufacturing, and more. The potential of AI is astronomical; and deploying AI at the edge has many benefits. Edge AI delivers faster responses by eliminating the need to send data to the cloud for AI processing. Security is enhanced by decreasing the risk of data tampering during transmission Using AI locally improves mobility by reducing reliance on inconsistent wireless networks resulting from dead zones or service outages. Edge AI also lowers communication cost by transmitting less data. However, bringing AI to the edge is no easy task. Design challenges such as performance size, weight, and power can be…