Month: March 2012

Computer Science for the Rest of Us

Source: NY Times. Jeff Swensen for The New York Times READING, writing and — refactoring code? Colleges are taking widely different paths to teaching general concepts underlying computer programming language. Tom Cortina, offers a course in “Principles of Computation” at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. Mark LeBlanc teaches “Computing for Poets” […]

The Woven Brain

Source: Scienceshot.   To the unaided eye, the most striking feature of the human brain is its squiggly pattern of bumps and grooves. But within those curves is a latticework of nerve fibers that cross each other at roughly right angles (above), according to a study published in tomorrow’s issue of Science. The […]