Tag Archives: Computer Science

Strange Science: The How-Tos of 3D Printing

We recently learned that the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation had commissioned 3D printed replica statues of the famous Dred Scott statue in St. Louis (where co-editor Dawn is from). Part of the process of replicating this statue apparently involved an MSJ-adjacent, … Continue reading

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Strange Science: A New State of Matter?

Physicists working in the field of quantum computing believe they have discovered a new state of matter that has great significance for quantum computing. This new state of matter is called “topological superconductivity,” which is not as easy to remember … Continue reading

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Awesome Finds: Programmable LED Accessories

Kids who want to learn to code can often be encouraged by giving them projects with visible results. That’s why we’re in love with the imagiCharm, a programmable LED accessory that is currently funding on Kickstarter! The imagiCharm teaches users … Continue reading

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Every Little Star

An essay by Evangeline Artemisia “Artie” Quelch, as provided by Fiona Moore Art by America Jones 5 May 1963. Two weeks sealed in the pilot’s cabin on top of the gigantic Shackleton speed-of-light rocket had made me intimately familiar with … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Computer-Generated People

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been popping up all over the news and social media recently, primarily in the I Forced a Bot series of memes. But while perhaps an AI or bot can’t actually write the archetypal episode of your … Continue reading

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On Kickstarter: Redbot

Do you want to build a robot? (It doesn’t have to be a robot.) Check out the Kickstarter for Redbot, which offers computer controlled model kits. It’s a great way to learn about programming for kids and adults. The models … Continue reading

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The Salvaged Soul

An essay by an unnamed father, as provided by Tom Lund Art by Errow Collins The engineer never told me his name, but only that he worked at a certain lab not far from the empty little pub in which … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Electronics

An essay by Smart Toaster Model KF1, Serial number 140120, as provided by Charlie Neuner Art by Leigh Legler It takes approximately one minute and forty-nine seconds to brown a slice of whole wheat bread. That is a very rough … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Maillardet’s Automaton

In the early nineteenth century, a Swiss mechanician built an automaton that could write poetry and draw pictures. Granted, the poetry and pictures it could draw were pre-programmed, but the memory involved in the machine is the equivalent of slight … Continue reading

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Strange Science: Hexadecimal Word Colors

If you’re familiar with hexadecimal codes, a shortcut for representing binary, which can be used to get a brilliant variety of colors for webpages, you may be interested in this website, called #c0ffee is the color. On this page, you … Continue reading

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