Return of Eric: UK’s First Robot

The London Science Museum has hurled a new movement; funding of UK’s first robot Eric.

Eric was initially built in 1928 and was the first hominid robot which enthralled the spectators with its actions and dialogue. He toured the earth as a showcase for revolutionary technology but suddenly vanished in the 1930s. The museum is now attempting to raise funds for £35,000 to rebuild Eric, and in lesser time they have already managed to collect £6,000.

Alan Reffell and Captain William ...

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Harvard’s Computers – Women of Substance who Made Abundant Contributions to Astronomy

In 1881, the director of the Harvard Observatory – Edward Charles Pickering – was in a state of flux with enormous amounts of data making its way to the observatory and far from competent staff to analyze the data appropriately. Pickering was doubtful of the ability of his staff, especially his assistant who was considered to be inefficient at cataloguing.

What he did to resolve this rising concern was unconceivable at that time – he fired his assistant and gave the ...

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Gravitational Waves Detected – A Scientific Breakthrough Which Validates Einstein’s Theory

We recently commemorated a 100 years of Einstein’s Relativity Theory and now scientists have made a breakthrough in the most critical part of the theory – gravitational waves. After a century of testing, innovating and researching what Einstein had imagined, scientists finally have a proof of the presence of gravitational waves. LIGO, which stands for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory was created to detect gravitational waves.

The executive director of LIGO, David Reitze made the announcement on Thursday at the National ...

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Who was Marvin Minsky?

Marvin Minsky was a scientist of immense stature in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research known for his extensive excellent results and sheer intelligence in approaching complex problems and handling complicated theories. Experts claim that the field of AI is currently in its Golden Age – flourishing and making great leaps in technological advancements that will soon take the world by storm. His research on human brain is astonishing – he used computing metaphors as an attempt to seek ...

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Hedy Lamar – Beauty with Brains

Hedy Lamarr is a spectacular example of the fact that beauty and brains undoubtedly go together. The actress and inventor who has stolen the hearts of millions of fans with her jaw dropping performances on the silver screen has also introduced technology that we apply even today in the world of communications.

Early Years

She was born as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Vienna, on November 9, 1914. Her real life story is just as enthralling as the characters she ...

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Learn to Love Math

Math. ACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

That one word still strikes a moment of fear in my heart.

Math just wasn’t my thing in school. It wasn’t the whole “Math is for guys and not girls” thing either. I’m just naturally a writer, a words person. My favorite subjects were English and more English. Confession time. Due to a computer glitch in high school, I wasn’t given math on my eleventh-grade schedule. I had an extra study hall. Hmmm. Nobody was noticing, so I just continued ...

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Education Access provides teachers and school librarians

Education Access provides teachers and school librarians with the tools they need to apply new technologies for teaching and learning and promote public and school library collaboration.

Many students are not receiving the education they deserve because of inadequate curriculum development, lack of skills on the part of teachers and under-development of the nation’s school libraries. Further, few schools collaborate with public libraries to build community-wide access to the standards, skills and content required for educational achievement.

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Development of Web-based IR Systems: A Review

Information retrieval (IR) has traditionally been the domain of librarians and information professionals. IR systems have been used almost exclusively by such search experts for several reasons, such as the number of search systems available, cost, and the complexity of use requiring command language searching. However, with the rapid growth of the Internet, together with tools like World Wide Web (also known as WWW, or simply the Web), there have been significant changes and improve­ments in online information ...

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