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Kano: A computer anyone can make

Kano: A computer anyone can make | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A computer and coding kit for all ages, all over the world. Lego simple, Raspberry Pi powerful, and hugely fun. $149, free shipping, available now.
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Year of Code

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We want millions more people across Britain to start coding this year. It's so much easier than you think. Get started at yearofcode.org.uk
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▶ Quantum Computing - YouTube

For the past decade, a global race has been running to build a mythical machine, the holy grail of calculations ... a quantum computer. Earlier this year Google announced they'd bought one -- the D-Wave Two. Does this mean the race is over? Well ... not quite. The D-Wave Two, though costing Google around a cool $10 million, is currently only good for a certain class of problem. Here in Australia, teams at the University of New South Wales are working on a version that will have a much broader application ... a so-called universal quantum computer. Graham Phillips dons full clean room regalia to check out this cutting edge research. 

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Stampede supercomputer enables discoveries throughout science and engineering

Stampede supercomputer enables discoveries throughout science and engineering | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Sometimes, the laboratory just won't cut it. After all, you can't recreate an exploding star, manipulate quarks or forecast the climate in the lab. In cases like these, scientists rely on supercomputing simulations to capture the physical reality of these phenomena—minus the extraordinary cost, dangerous temperatures or millennium-long wait times.




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Beyond the Moore's Law: Nanocomputing using nanowire tiles

Beyond the Moore's Law: Nanocomputing using nanowire tiles | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers from The MITRE Corporation and Harvard University have taken key steps toward ultra-small electronic computer systems that push beyond the imminent end of Moore's Law, which states that the device density and overall processing power for computers will double every two to three years. In a paper that will appear this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes how they designed and assembled, from the bottom up, a functioning, ultra-tiny control computer that is the densest nanoelectronic system ever built.



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▶ Homebrew Computer Club Reunion, 2013 - YouTube

Before 1975, the computer was an exotic and expensive tool for engineers, scientists, and businesses. By 1985 the computer had been "democratized", and anyone with the need, the interest, and a few thousand dollars could have one of their own.

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