• 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…

  • Exascale Computing is Here: El Capitan
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    Exascale Computing is Here: El Capitan

    *Music* Quinn: El Capitan is the result of a second collaboration of the CORAL partners, which are Oak Ridge, Argonne, and LawrenceLivermore National Laboratories. The first collaboration resulted in Sierra, which is sited at our Lab. The program, the NNSA program looked out beyond 2023 at our nuclear weapons needs and came up with a number of requirements that we wanted to achieve with the El Capitan system. And one of the key ones is that it perform an order of magnitude better on some important calculations over Sierra in that timeframe to meet those objectives. Clouse: I think exascale computing is kind of the next step in improving our…

  • Volunteer Computing – Tutorial
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    Volunteer Computing – Tutorial

    What do you do at your computer usually? Facebook? Twitter? Surfing the Net ? Or playing games? Hey guys, my name’s James and I’m gonna show you how to do meaningful things to the world in your very own computer, that is, volunteer computing. First, you need to download BOINC. It’s a medium software for volunteer computing. Click this ” Download BOINC + Virtualbox ”. Some projects require Virtualbox. (After opening the installation,) follow the instructions, and then the apps will be installed. Then when you open the BOINC manager for the first time, you see this (interface). Click tools, and start to add a project. So I’ve chosen a…

  • How Quantum Computing Will Change The World!
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    How Quantum Computing Will Change The World!

    What the heck is quantum computing? And should I care? Hey guys, Crystal here with DNews, I dont know if you’ve noticed lately, but there is a new wave of computer technology being quietly developed in basement labs and secret company offices. I’m talking about “quantum computing”. Companies like Google, Microsoft and IBM, not to mention the U.S. government, have started investing heavily in the development of quantum computers in the last few years and news of their investments is slowly leaking out into mainstream media. So what is a quantum computer and why are all of the major powers that influence our lives interested in them? Well the short…

  • SQL Server 2017 on Linux
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    SQL Server 2017 on Linux

    If you think about it a lot of the main innovations that are happening right now whether it’s machine learning, or AI, or autonomous vehicles, they’re all driven by data. And when you take one of the best database engines on the planet, like SQL Server, and bring it to this community that’s doing really important, critical things, that really opens up the possibilities of what can happen. I’m Travis Wright, I’m one of the principle program managers on the SQL Server engineering team, and for the last two years, I’ve been focused on bringing SQL Server to Linux. A lot of academia and science happens on the Linux system,…

  • 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…

  • Computing & Air Traffic Control – Computerphile
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    Computing & Air Traffic Control – Computerphile

    In the old days air traffic control was .. didn’t really exist as such. An airplane wanting to fly from one place to another would just take off and would try to work out how to get to wherever it was going. Over time it was realized that we needed some form of air traffic control in order to more or less to avoid airplanes from banging into one another, but also to provide them with a service so they actually would know what the conditions were enroute and so on and so forth. So during the fifties and sixties what evolved was the idea of an air traffic control…

  • Cloud Computing – Computer Science for Business Leaders – July 2016
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    Cloud Computing – Computer Science for Business Leaders – July 2016

    DAVID MALAN: All right. So we are back. Now it’s time for the cloud. What the heck is the cloud? Who’s in the cloud? Who uses the cloud? Yeah, OK. Everyone over here and over here. OK. So what does this mean? We kind of take it for granted now. But what does cloud computing mean? Yeah? AUDIENCE: Off premise? DAVID MALAN: Off premise. OK, good. So what’s off premise? AUDIENCE: You’re hosting all your data off of your physical premises. [INAUDIBLE]. DAVID MALAN: Good. AUDIENCE: [INAUDIBLE]. DAVID MALAN: OK, applications, too. David? AUDIENCE: [INAUDIBLE] off-site storage. DAVID MALAN: Yeah, and this holds true for both businesses and consumers. Like,…

  • Computing With Art – Computerphile
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    Computing With Art – Computerphile

    We’re going to talk about Can we compute with art? can paintings compute and it’s it’s a broader theme in terms of What are the links between physics and chemistry and biology and computing and indeed art? So I worked with somebody called Linda Jackson who’s a local nottingham artist She’d started to play with something called acrylic pouring where basically you take different types of paint You put them down onto a canvas you let them mix and you let them dry and you end up with what I think Incredibly striking an incredibly beautiful patterns like this sort of foam like what we Scientifically called cellular networks where…