Computers, Science, & Computer Science

Linux Foundation Announces New Linux Certification Program | The Linux Foundation

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New program will help expand global talent pool of experienced Linux pros and offer the first fully virtual, performance-based, distribution-flexible certification exam Chicago, Ill. LINUXCON & CLOUDOPEN, August 20, 2014 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today is announcing a new Linux Foundation Certification…

Enabling students in a digital age: Charlie Reisinger at TEDxLancaster – YouTube

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The power of Free and Open Source software at work. Why would you give a child a powerful machine, then not give them the permission to learn and understand how it all works? Allowing students to ‘look under the hood’ of their computers, to change, modify, and create at will, is liberating imagination and knowledge…

Movies about Turing & Hawking

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Alan Turing & Stephen Hawking are both Cambridge graduates who went on to incredible achievements, and they both are the subjects of forthcoming movies. Turing was a mathematician who is widely regarded as the father of computer science, while Hawking is a theoretical physicist famous for his work in cosmology. In THE IMITATION GAME, Benedict…

What Is Linux?

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Linux is an operating system (OS) for computers, in much the same way as Microsoft Windows (MSW) and Mac OS X are. An operating system is software that runs on a computer, to support applications and control the hardware. Applications are software programs that help you to do useful stuff on the computer, such as…

Triangulum Galaxy Snapped by VST

VST snaps a very detailed view of the Triangulum Galaxy

The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile has captured a beautifully detailed image of the galaxy Messier 33. This nearby spiral, the second closest large galaxy to our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is packed with bright star clusters, and clouds of gas and dust. The new picture is amongst the…

New mass map of a distant galaxy cluster is the most precise yet

Colour image of galaxy cluster MCS J0416.1–2403

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations from Hubble’s Frontier Fields observing programme, the map shows the amount and distribution of mass within MCS J0416.1–2403, a massive galaxy cluster found to be 160 trillion times the mass of the…

A Really Simple Turing Machine simulator in Python

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From time to time I scour the web looking for a really simple TM (Turing Machine) simulator, perhaps for fun or to illuminate some programming language (usually Python). Every time I end up disappointed, the examples I found were usually not very simple, many have a lot of classes and other machinery, perhaps for a…