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Articles Tagged: History of computing

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DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Technology and dating

By Alok Pandey, December 2017

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A Brief History of Gamification

A Brief History of Gamification

By Alok Pandey, September 2017

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Startups: then and now

Startups: then and now

By Alok Pandey, June 2017

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The Heidelberg Laureate Forum on the moving frontier between mathematics and computer science

SECTION: Features

The Heidelberg Laureate Forum on the moving frontier between mathematics and computer science

Young and early-career researchers at the 2016 Heidelberg Laureate Forum discuss how the frontier between mathematics and computer science is shifting, what the future promises, and the implications the frontier's shape and dynamics will have on both fields.

By Edmon Begoli, Vincent Schlegel, Michael Atiyah, Praise Adeyemo, Tim Baarslag, April 2017

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Milestones in labor automation

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Milestones in labor automation

By Jay Patel, December 2016

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Limber employment

DEPARTMENT: Back

Limber employment

By Asmaa Rabie, December 2016

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Quantum milestones

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Quantum milestones

By Jay Patel, September 2016

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The center and the periphery: beyond Eurocentrism

COLUMN: INIT

The center and the periphery: beyond Eurocentrism

By Ahmed Ansari, Raghavendra Kandala, June 2016

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Technology worldwide

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Technology worldwide

By Jay Patel, June 2016

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Additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing

By Jay Patel, April 2016

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The timeline of things

The timeline of things

By Jay Patel, December 2015

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Profile: Matthew Pryor<br />Using tech to manage droughts, from Australia to California

Our virtual reality revolution

COLUMN: INIT

Our virtual reality revolution

By Pedro Lopes, November 2015

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Virtual reality device developments

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Virtual reality device developments

By Jay Patel, November 2015

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Profile: Susumu Tachi<br />The scientist who invented telexistence

SECTION: Features

Profile: Susumu Tachi
The scientist who invented telexistence

By Adrian Scoică, November 2015

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Biological backstory

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Biological backstory

By Jay Patel, July 2015

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Gene expression profiling

DEPARTMENT: Back

Gene expression profiling

By Finn Kuusisto, July 2015

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Stay weird, stay different

COLUMN: Letter from the editors

Stay weird, stay different

By Sean Follmer, March 2015

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Chronicling ciphers

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Chronicling ciphers

By Jay Patel, March 2015

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The Wrens of Bletchley Park

SECTION: Features

The Wrens of Bletchley Park

The lives and times of the British women who operated Colossus, and their all-important role in events leading to D-Day and the close of the Second World War.

By Michael Smith, March 2015

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Ancient and modern cryptography

DEPARTMENT: Back

Ancient and modern cryptography

By Finn Kuusisto, March 2015

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Vital technology

DEPARTMENT: Milestones

Vital technology

By Jay Patel, December 2014

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Technology for talking

Technology for talking

By Jay Patel, October 2014

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Women in computing

Women in computing

By Jay Patel, June 2014

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Open source, open heart

SECTION: Features

Open source, open heart

Creativity requires technical training, personal development, and the freedom to take risks regardless of your gender.

By Jesse Beach, June 2014

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Hackers!

Hackers!

From the early 1980s to the present day, the tech industry, the law, and media representations have evolved in tandem, all hypnotized by the myth of "The Hacker"---an ideal coder, stereotyped as an exceptional young white man.

By Sarah Jeong, Colin McSwiggen, June 2014

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Satellite navigation

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Satellite navigation

By Finn Kuusisto, March 2014

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Robotic vacuums

Robotic vacuums

By Finn Kuusisto, December 2013

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Scientific computing in the age of complexity

SECTION: Features

Scientific computing in the age of complexity

Climate modeling has come a long way since von Neumann declared it a problem too hard for pencil and paper, but tailor-made for the new digital computers. As the models and computers both evolve toward ever-greater complexity, they are changing our notions of digital simulation itself.

By V. Balaji, March 2013

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Voting machines

DEPARTMENT: Back

Voting machines

By James Stanier, December 2011

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Supercomputers

Supercomputers

By Sumit Narayan, June 2009

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Cellular networks

By Lourens O. Walters, P. S. Kritzinger, December 2000

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