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This is some cool work with a potentially very useful result.
Scientists used the Mira supercomputer to identify and improve a new mechanism for eliminating friction, which fed into the development of a hybrid material that exhibited superlubricity at the macroscale for the first time. Researchers helped enable the groundbreaking simulations by overcoming a performance bottleneck that doubled the speed of the team's code.
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Very funny video. There are economic problems here, but it has a good message.
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Trinity makes #8 on their list.
Top research universities aren't the only startup launchpads.
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'What if we end up living in a world without strict rules on cameras? What if, wherever we go, we know we might be caught on film and the images shared with strangers? It could have the unexpected effect of making our society more tolerant, says Judith Donath at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. If more of us have embarrassing footage floating around on the internet, then perhaps we’ll be forgiving of others who have it too.'

That is my hope. We all just become more accepting of the little things. We see them more, and we realize that everyone does them.
More people are wearing on-body cameras that film everything someone does. How will this alter your behaviour?
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This sounds interesting, but I'm a bit dubious that a particle that has eluded detection for 85 years is going to be useful in consumer devices. On the plus side, they don't require a particle accelerator and can be made in just a crystal. Still, one of the keys to current computing is reliably being able to measure the state of the machine.
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I am ready to order one now too. Traffic jams and highways are sufficient to sell me. Full self-driving can come later, but those two features would be sufficient to make my life much nicer. I just want to be able to read or do something productive on linger highway drives really.
Engineering a self-driving car is difficult enough. Now the public has to be convinced that the technology works.
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I think I could get behind this. I am not fond of the idea of sending humans to Mars. There is still a lot of science to do there that can be done just a lot cheaper with robots than it would with humans, especially with the ever increasing capabilities of robots. The Moon is far more attainable and would give us experience actually have a colony someplace. I think it could also be commercialized a lot easier. The real challenge is still just trying to get people out of the gravity well of the Earth. Putting everything on giant tubes of explosives for launch simply doesn't scale well.
The European Space Agency has a brand new head. Johann-Dietrich Woerner took over the agency two weeks ago and he just dropped a major new proposition: Let’s build a village on the moon.
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I didn't pick the picture. Perhaps the stock images of moon bases are as inspiring.
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This could be fun. The drive for non-volatile replacements for RAM has been going on for a while.
Think your solid state drive is blazing fast? Then prepare to be amazed by the new storage system being proposed by Intel and Micron, which promises speeds that are one thousand times faster than current NAND Flash memory.
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i guess we will get an option of Formatting the ram then
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I feel like this is now rather well know. Clearly the current CS majors know it. Still, I want to share it because we are about to start a new fall semester, and that means a brand new batch of students coming onto college campuses who have to decide what they are going to major in.
A new survey reinforces the notion that a computer science degree is a smart career move, and finds that students are well aware of it.
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I know that feeling.
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As I said, like I have to ask. :P
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It appears that I missed this last month. Go and Swift are the main talking points. Scala i holding steady around the top of the "2nd tier". It is clearly above Haskell, Groovy, and Clojure. I have to wonder if it can pass Perl, and how long that might take.
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when i see all those crap languages on top, except C# C and R, it inspires me to do better on this planet of apes, some of us can literally own this planet.
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I think that co-working is an interesting trend, but I don't see the author's point at all for traditional college students. Just saying "co-working" means that you are doing some work. You have enough skills to get off the ground. High school doesn't provide that, and the number of people self-teaching is remarkably low. I also take some exception to the statements the Gates and Zuckerberg are self-taught given that they both started college and inevitably took a number of classes in CS in college. They did learn a lot on their own, all good, smart college students do that.

The other thing I take some exception to is the characterization that college students don't code. He is painting with too broad of strokes there. He hasn't been taking classes from me.

The bootcamp is still the entity that I see potentially competing with the traditional college experience. However, it will be interesting to see if I get questions about this type of thing from parents and prospective students in the next few years.
 
Will coworking replace colleges? "Colleges are in a scaling-down mode, many fighting to survive, while coworking is in a massive scaling up mode with big time investment money paving the way for rapid expansion."

"In this rapidly escalating battle for talent, coworking is becoming cooler, trendier, less expensive, and far more fun than spending countless grueling hours in a classroom memorizing troves of terminology and squishy theories while watching the tuition meter in the front of the room click another notch higher with every word uttered from the professor’s mouth."
When I first brought up the idea of coworking taking over colleges, it seemed like an absurd notion. But there is a secret reason that very few people are grasping. At first glance, the highly structured ivory towers of academia seem to be on the opposite end of the spectrum from the unstructured anything-goes world of coworking. But the more Continue Reading
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    Physics, 1992 - 1996
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    Computer Science, 1992 - 1996
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Astrophysics and Planetary Science, 1996 - 2001
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2000
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Professor of Computer Science. Author of Scala textbooks. Ring dynamicist, coder, avid roller skater.
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I use Google+ to share ideas with people, including students. I also find hangouts to be a nice way to "meet" with students when I can't be on campus. If you would be interested in seeing the things I post related to computing, AI, robotics, or other stuff, just let me know.

A possible view of how to run the world in a post-scarcity future: "To each according to his usage. From each according to his desire. Automate the rest."
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It has been said that I make students cry. (Generally by the students.) However, I simply view my job to be working to build a better person, more equipped to handle the world in 5-10 years. If that means I have to completely destroy what they are today, so be it. :P
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