July 7, 2016 |
Baheen Huzan says most middle-school girls are obsessed with Justin Bieber and their favorite TV shows. But she prefers computer science to pop stars and pop culture. "It's pretty hard to be a girl and say I want to do computer science, because I've gotten those weird looks from people before," said Huzan, 14. No matter what her classmates might think of her passion for compsci, she is making strides and challenging the tech industry's gender gap. Seeking additional science programs outside the classroom, Huzan and her mother, Abhar Nissar, a biochemist, discovered a national science competition targeted at girls.
May 27, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). When someone you respect is in charge, you fall right into compliance with what's being requested of you. But when it's time to self-regulate, you'll be in a mood to push the limits. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Write your wishes, because there is power in your ink-paper-hand-heart connection. If your wish is a secret, it will be even luckier for you to have it in this form, as powerful as it is hidden away. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Something will take place to improve the situation between you and that person causing you pain.
February 29, 2016 |
Edward J. Kaminski was a dinner-plate fisherman, comfortable seeking out blues and flounders for his kitchen from his 18-foot motorboat. Closer to land than to the ocean deep. But in the 1990s, he and a few older men ventured forth, joining a younger sailboat crew. "The young guys sailed to Bermuda, and raced in a regatta there," but they had to fly back to their jobs, his wife, Helen, said. "So it was the old guys who brought the boats back," with all the heavy lifting that the effort demanded.
August 11, 2015 |
THE MOST interesting charge leveled at Chip Kelly this offseason had nothing to do with race. That honor belongs to former Eagle Cary Williams' suggestion that he and his teammates were "exhausted" toward the end of the year due to the coach's unapologetically intense practices. Whether or not Williams' summation is accurate, it is worth mentioning in connection with something that happened midway through yesterday's open practice at Lincoln Financial Field. At the end of a nifty catch-and-run, running back Darren Sproles collided with JaCorey Shepherd, knocking the cornerback awkwardly to the turf, where he remained for several minutes before being carted off by the training staff with an apparent leg injury.
September 21, 2012 |
AS SEC football games go, Georgia-Vanderbilt doesn't necessarily inspire visions of BCS bowls. But that's not to say there won't be fireworks on Saturday. Vanderbilt has been the doormat of the league for some time. Last year, the Commodores nearly stunned Georgia before falling late. Afterward, Vandy coach James Franklin had an apparent altercation with a Georgia player that led Georgia assistant Todd Grantham to step toward Franklin. Quite messy. Georgia is a customary two-touchdown favorite and is very interested in showing its displeasure for how things dissolved in Nashville last season.
August 9, 2012 |
The downfall of one of Wall Street's biggest trading firms by a runaway computer should prompt investors to double-check their portfolios for some popular exchange-traded funds, whose prices were roiled on Wednesday. Knight Capital Group (symbol: KCG) is a publicly traded firm through which many retail investors' brokerage firms route their orders. For instance, until last week's debacle, when a Knight computer went rogue and wouldn't stop programmed trading for 30 minutes, Scottrade routed about a third of its customers' buy and sell orders through Knight.
June 30, 2011 |
JERUSALEM - Software developed by an Israeli team is giving intriguing new hints about what researchers believe to be the multiple hands that wrote the Bible. The new software analyzes style and word choices to distinguish parts of a single text written by different authors, and when applied to the Bible its algorithm teased out distinct writerly voices in the holy book. The program has a range of potential applications - from helping law enforcement to developing new computer programs for writers.
March 15, 2006 |
Schuylkill Elementary fifth grader Chad Komar wound a blue measuring tape around the crimped edges of a petite apple pie and jotted "32 cm" on his work sheet. Then, after pausing to sample a few crumbs that were casualties of his work, he stretched the tape across the middle of the pie and found that the center was about a third as long as the crust. And so an 11-year-old got to know a number used by ancient Egyptians and NASA scientists, one that stretches into infinity and yet is less than 4. His pie taught him pi. Yesterday was Pi Day, and students at schools across the nation celebrated by learning about this famous figure, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter - or, in the case of Chad's pie, the ratio of crust to middle.
June 16, 2005 |
We may never see Afleet Alex and Smarty Jones run a match race in real life. But there's always computer simulation. We asked racing fan and computer systems engineer Gary Darveaux to match Alex against Smarty using Horse Racing Fantasy, a computer game he developed and sells at the Web site at horseracegame.com. The game uses more than 30 performance factors to rate horses. We matched Alex, winner of this year's Preakness and Belmont Stakes, against Smarty, winner of last year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness, in three races, with both of them rated as 3-year-olds in their prime.
May 21, 2005 |
With much of a computer's innards extracted and set out before them, the three Deptford High School freshmen continued conscientiously, and playfully, their remove-and-replace mission. "I think we can put it back together," said Angelique Lee, 14, who was using a screwdriver to remove the floppy-disk casing from the computer. Had she and her team ever tried to "repair" a computer before? "No," said Sherri English, 14. "My dad knows how to do this. Maybe I can help him now. " The hands-on lesson of what makes a computer work - and how to fix it when it doesn't - was one of eight classes held simultaneously yesterday at Gloucester County College in Sewell.