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Understanding matters of the heart – creating accurate computer models of human organs
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Understanding matters of the heart – creating accurate computer models of human organs

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London Ada Lovelace, the ‘first programmer’ thought the possibilities of computer science might cover a far wider breadth...

The Dark History of Algorithms
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

The Dark History of Algorithms

Zin Derfoufi, a Computer Science student at Queen Mary, delves into some of the dark secrets of algorithms past. Algorithms are used throughout modern life forContinue...

Lego Computer Science: Logic with Truth Tables
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Lego Computer Science: Logic with Truth Tables

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London We have seen how to represent truth tables in lego. Truth tables are a way of giving precise meaning to logicalContinue...

Lego Computer Science: Truth Tables
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Lego Computer Science: Truth Tables

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London Truth tables are a simple way of reason about logic that were popularised by the 20th century philosopher Ludwig...

Jacquie Lawson: the multi-million pound greeting
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Jacquie Lawson: the multi-million pound greeting

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (from the cs4fn women are here special issue) There is real money to be made out there in the virtual world – if...

Ludwig Wittgenstein: tautology and truth tables
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Ludwig Wittgenstein: tautology and truth tables

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London Ludwig Wittgenstein is one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. His interest was in logic and...

Cognitive crash dummies
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Cognitive crash dummies

Mathematical, digital and physical models can help us design things better (and more safely!)

Chatbot or Cheatbot?
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Chatbot or Cheatbot?

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London The chatbots have suddenly got everyone talking, though about them as much as with them. Why? Because one, chatGPT...

Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, born 14 January 1967
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, born 14 January 1967

Black Girls Code aims to teach one million Black girls to code before 2040.

Hedy Lamarr: The movie star, the piano player and the torpedo
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Hedy Lamarr: The movie star, the piano player and the torpedo

by Peter W McOwan, Queen Mary University of London (from the archive) Hedy Lamarr was a movie star. Back in the 1940’s, in Hollywood’s Golden Age, she was considered...

Gary Starkweather (b 9 Jan 1938) invented the laser printer and colour management
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Gary Starkweather (b 9 Jan 1938) invented the laser printer and colour management

Gary Starkweather (9 January 1938 – 26 December 2019) invented and developed the first laser printer. In the late 1960s he was an engineer working in the US for...

UASG and ICANN Announce Inaugural UA Day and Call for Proposals
From Universal Acceptance Steering Group

UASG and ICANN Announce Inaugural UA Day and Call for Proposals

By the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) The Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)...

Lynn Conway: revolutionising chip design
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Lynn Conway: revolutionising chip design

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London MIT professor and transgender activist, Lynn Conway along with Carver Mead, completely changed the way we thinkContinue...

Sorry to bug you: Grace Hopper
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Sorry to bug you: Grace Hopper

by Peter W McOwan and Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (from the archive) In the 2003 film The Matrix Reloaded, Neo, Morpheus, Trinity and crew continue...

The first computer music
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

The first computer music

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (updated from the archive) The first recorded music by a computer program was the result of a flamboyant flourish...

Swat a way to drive
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Swat a way to drive

by Peter W McOwan, Queen Mary University of London (updated from the archive) Flies are small, fast and rather cunning. Try to swat one and you will see just how...

Future Friendly: Focus on Kerstin Dautenhahn
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

Future Friendly: Focus on Kerstin Dautenhahn

by Peter W McOwan, Queen Mary University of London (from the archive) Kerstin Dautenhahn is a biologist with a mission: to help us make friends with robots. Kerstin...

The last speaker
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

The last speaker

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (from the cs4fn archive) The languages of the world are going extinct at a rapid rate. As the numbers of peopleContinue...

The joke Turing test
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

The joke Turing test

A funny thing happened on the way to the computer by Peter W. McOwan, Queen Mary University of London (from the archive) Laugh and the world laughs with you they...

The Chinese room: zombie attack!
From CS4FN (Computer Science For Fun)

The Chinese room: zombie attack!

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London (From the cs4fn archive) Iain M Banks’s science fiction novels about ‘The Culture’ imagine a universe inhabitedContinue...
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