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2012-04-03 09:40:44

Paper offers a mathematical formulation of the brain's neural networks As computer scientists this year celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the mathematical genius Alan Turing, who set out the basis for digital computing in the 1930s to anticipate the electronic age, they still quest after a machine as adaptable and intelligent as the human brain. Now, computer scientist Hava Siegelmann of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, an expert in neural networks, has taken...

2012-03-15 13:00:00

Pearl Developed Novel Framework for Reasoning under Uncertainty that Changed How Scientists Approach Real World Problems New York, NY (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery today named Judea Pearl of the University of California, Los Angeles the winner of the 2011 ACM A.M. Turing Award for innovations that enabled remarkable advances in the partnership between humans and machines that is the foundation of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Pearl pioneered...

Evidence Discovered To Support Turing's Morphogen Theory
2012-02-20 05:40:24

A team of UK researchers claims to have put forth the first ever experimental evidence in support of a long-standing theory about how biological patterns such as a leopard's spots or a tiger's stripes are formed. The study was the work of experts from King's College London, and according to a February 19 press release from the school, "The findings provide evidence to support a theory first suggested in the 1950s by famous code-breaker and mathematician Alan Turing," who championed the...

2012-01-30 14:05:00

NYC Turing Fellows Program: The Best Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Students Compete for Summer Fellowships at New York City´s Most Innovative Technology Startups (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 The second annual NYC Turing Fellows Program, which matches outstanding students to paid summer internships with leading technology startups, is now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students across the U.S. and Canada. The program is open to students studying...

2012-01-04 12:12:17

More accurate frequency standards technology are being developed to prevent interference on live TV services With government plans for a Digital Britain firmly underway, the amount of data that will be sent on the internet is set to increase dramatically. But with increased data comes the potential for increased frequency interference. This could mean data files and live "on-demand" TV services will be corrupted. If the scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have their...

2011-04-18 16:40:42

Comparing ultra high-resolution photographs from the past and the present could hold the key to restoring Hastings' fire-damaged pier On the 5th October 2010 the historic Hastings Pier was set on fire, destroying 95% of the Grade II listed building, leading to concerns over its future. Now scientists from the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are helping to show that the future of the pier is more positive than expected. Prior to the fire, NPL, the UK's National Measurement Institute,...

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2011-03-10 07:38:03

The prestigious Alan Mathison Turing Award was awarded to a Harvard University professor whose machine learning research helped to create an IBM computer that defeated two human competitors on a recent "Jeopardy!" tournament. Leslie Valiant, a computer science and applied mathematics professor, was honored for his "contributions to the development of computational learning theory and to the broader theory of computer science," the Association for Computing Machinery said on Wednesday. The...

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2011-02-26 06:35:00

The National Heritage Memorial Fund has saved an archive of WWII papers from the United Kingdom's most famous code-breaker, Alan Turing, in an 11th-hour bid that kept the collection of scientific papers from going to a private buyer. Turing, one of the founding fathers of modern computing and a key figure in breaking the German Enigma code, will now have his work kept in its "spiritual home," Bletchley Park, which was the center of Britain's top secret code-breaking effort during the war....

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2010-03-10 06:35:00

A Microsoft Corp. researcher won one of technology's most coveted prizes on Tuesday after he designed and built what is widely considered the first modern personal computer. The $250,000 Turing Award went to Charles Thacker, who led the hardware development at Xerox Corp.'s famous Palo Alto Research Center, or PARC, in the 1970s.  He took part in developing innovative display and other technologies there that helped inspire future generations of computers. Thacker also co-invented the...

2010-03-09 08:00:00

NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery today named Charles P. Thacker the winner of the 2009 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his pioneering design and realization of the Alto, the first modern personal computer, and the prototype for networked personal computers. Thacker's design, which he built while at Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center), reflected a new vision of a self-sufficient, networked computer on every desk, equipped with innovations that are...


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2009-04-23 12:21:19

Konrad Zuse (June 22, 1910 "“ December 18, 1995) was a German civil engineer and computer pioneer of the twentieth century. His most notable accomplishment was his 1941 invention of the world's first functional program-controlled Turing-complete computer, called the Z3. In 1964, he was honored with the Werner-von-Siemens-Ring for this project. Zuse also contributed the design of the first high-level programming language, Plankalkül. In 1948, he published his design, but the...

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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.