Archive for the 'Science' Category

Advertising: Career in Computer Science

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Besides the “cool” skateboarder meeting girl and having a good time plot this video is full of great and potentially not so far away gadgets. MS Research is using the short film to get young people interested in a career in Computer Science. We really liked the flying personal robot but what is awesome and most likely to happen very soon is the data transfer visualization on the virtual computer table in the cafe…

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BBC: Horizon – most of our universe is missing

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Another great documentary from the “BBC science series”. This 50 minutes movie is explaining the fundamentals of gravity, astrophysics, galaxies, dark matter, and dark energy. It is also the story of a controversy in science based on observation supporting a theory that has yet to be experimentally or conclusively proven…

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Europe: European Innovation Scoreboard 2006 published

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The European Innovation Scoreboard measures the innovation performance of a country’s economy based on a wide range of 25 indicators, from education to expenditure in Information and Communication Technologies, investment in R&D or number of patents. Countries with a more homogeneous behavior in all aspects of innovation tend to achieve higher overall scores.

“…For the fourth consecutive year, the innovation gap between the US and the EU has decreased. The Nordic countries and Switzerland continue to be the innovation leaders worldwide, while many of the new Member States are steadily catching up with the EU average. These are some of the main findings of the European Innovation Scoreboard 2006, published today. The report presents a comparative analysis of the innovation performance of European countries, the US and Japan…

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2006 Turing award: ACM for the first time laureates female engineer

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After more than 40 years of existence the Turing Award aka the “Nobel Prize in Computing” for the first time today was awarded to a female engineer. Frances E. Allen, received the USD 100,000 price for “…pioneering contributions to the theory and practice of optimizing compiler techniques that laid the foundation for modern optimizing compilers and automatic parallel execution…” . Frances E. Allen has been working in the field of computing and Information Technology since the days of punch cards and is currently with…

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Research: Unveiling the Quantum Computer

There were quite some stories going around the last days regarding Canadian company D-Wave and their presentation in the Silicon Valley yesterday. If you want to learn more about it: ABC News has a two page story about it. Rose.blog (D-Wave) also has more detailed info and links. There is a Press Release at the [...]


Video: Tour of the International Space Station

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For those interested in a tour of the International Space Station there is now a video online explaining some of the details of the project and the station modules in a fly around…

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