• Are You Under 24? Science Says You Still Have the Brain of a Teen
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    Are You Under 24? Science Says You Still Have the Brain of a Teen

    We define adolescence as the years between childhood and adulthood. The exact age might depend on the country — things like the age you can vote or drink — but it’s roughly defined as being from age 10 to 19. But, a new study is suggesting that adolescence should end as late as 24 to account for the full range of human development. WOOOOOO aww wait i’m still an adult. Compared to other animals, humans give birth to pretty helpless babies. Newborn sea turtles can find the ocean on their own and giraffe calves can walk unaided within hours of being born… Whereas, we can’t even hold our own heads…

  • How Did Science Get Neanderthals So Wrong?
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    How Did Science Get Neanderthals So Wrong?

    Let’s be real, guys, Neanderthals get a bad rap. We think of them as primitive and less developed than us humans with our smooth brow bones and tall posture. But the field of hominid development has been telling us for some time now that this is probably pretty far from the truth. And new research tells us that Neanderthals could have been…just as sophisticated as humans! Why have we been wrong for so long? A lot of our prejudices about neanderthals come from our somewhat mistaken interpretation of the fossil record. When the first neanderthal skeleton was recorded by scientists in the mid 1800s, the conclusion they came to was…

  • How Can We Include Students with Disabilities in Computing Courses? (Audio Described)
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    How Can We Include Students with Disabilities in Computing Courses? (Audio Described)

    [ music ] [ music and title narration ] (Narrator) We take our smartphones, computers and gadgets for granted. But behind all this technology is a skilled workforce of software developers, systems administrators, Web developers and programmers. There’s an increasing demand for individuals who have technical skills. An understanding of computing is important for these opportunities. We often talk about broadening the participation of females as well as racial and ethnic minorities in computing courses, but what about including people with disabilities? (Richard Ladner) Worldwide there’s one billion people, about 15% of the international population have a disability, according to the World Health Organization. So, if you like, that’s a…

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing | IEEEx on edX | About Video
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    Introduction to Cloud Computing | IEEEx on edX | About Video

    Hi I’m Phil Laplante, Professor of Software and Systems Engineering at Penn State. I’m the author and instructor of the introduction to Cloud Computing course produced by IEEE (that’s the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and edX. You know, there’s a lot of confusion and hype surrounding cloud computing. But the truth is that the basic principles and technologies of cloud have been around for almost 50 years – it’s just that these technologies have matured and become more prevalent, and people are finding new ways to utilize cloud computing to solve all kinds of real problems. I’ll be your guide as you explore various cloud computing service and…

  • Photonic Chips Will Change Computing Forever… If We Can Get Them Right
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    Photonic Chips Will Change Computing Forever… If We Can Get Them Right

    The electrons shuffling around inside our computers move pretty fast, theoretically their top speed in silicon is up to 100,000 meters per second. Which is good because the faster they can move, the faster chips can do calculations, the faster I can refresh twitter. But there will always be something faster. Light. Why don’t we use photons in computers instead of electrons? We already use photons for communication; fiber optic cables are what keep the globe’s computers interconnected as they hurtle data around at light speed. But when it comes time to process that data, we convert light to electrons and run them through transistors. The conversion uses energy and…

  • FPGA computing systems: A Bird’s Eye View on Reconfigurable Computing (Marco D. Santambrogio)
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    FPGA computing systems: A Bird’s Eye View on Reconfigurable Computing (Marco D. Santambrogio)

    Hi, I do really hope all is great with you! I’m Marco Santambrogio, Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano and today we are going to start together a terrific journey, or if you’d prefer an introductory journey to FPGA-based system design. Technology progress induces paradigm shifts in computing. The invention of the programmable microprocessor in 1974 has resulted in the evolution from the pure hardware-based computing to the software-based computing. Today we are also entering in a new era. An era in which computing systems are no longer seen as monolithic, high performing, power angry, single core systems, an era in which reconfigurable device, such as FPGAs make it possible…

  • Human Centered Computing
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    Human Centered Computing

    ♪ Music ♪ >>Hi I’m Anne Haake. I’m a professor in the college of Computing and Information Sciences, in the PhD department and I’m in the Multidisciplinary Vision Research Labs. Content Based Image Retrieval is a method of using information in the image itself. Information such as color, contrast, edges, those types of features for storing and retrieving images. And it’s a potential solution to the problem of ever increasing amounts of digital images, and the fact that most of these images are not annotated, that is, there hasn’t been someone to add labels or tags to those images. And in biomedical area one of the major uses is to…

  • Understanding Domains || Shopify Help Center 2017
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    Understanding Domains || Shopify Help Center 2017

    [Music] Why is it important to register a custom domain name? Think of it as your identity on the internet. This is how people are going to know you and refer to you when they talk to their friends about your store. You want it to be related to your brand and easy to remember. A good custom domain will make your store more visible in search results. Typing your company’s name into a search engine like Google or Yahoo is far easier than having to remember a specific URL and having a name that matches your brand syncs up those results. It also unifies your brand. Having a similar…