Computers, Science, & Computer Science

Witnessing the early growth of a giant : First ever sighting of galaxy core formation

A Cauldron of Star Birth in the Center of a Young Galaxy

Astronomers have uncovered for the first time the earliest stages of a massive galaxy forming in the young Universe. The discovery was made possible through combining observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, and the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The growing galaxy core is blazing with…

Do we live in a 2-D hologram? New Fermilab experiment will test the nature of the universe

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A unique experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory called the Holometer has started collecting data that will answer some mind-bending questions about our universe – including whether we live in a hologram. Much like characters on a television show would not know that their seemingly 3-D world exists only on…

Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe : ALMA applies methods of Sherlock Holmes

Merging galaxies in the distant Universe through a gravitational

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age. They enlisted the help of a galaxy-sized magnifying glass…

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…