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August 2014 News Wire

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Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for August 2014. More stories can be found at the News Wire link at the top of every page of this site.

Ohio State’s Marching Band Embraces the iPad

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-06-05/ohio-states-marching-band-uses-ipad-for-sheet-music-steps

Why Coders Are Going Nuts Over Apple's New Programming Language (Swift)

http://www.wired.com/2014/06/apple-swift-language/

With the Americas running out of IPv4, it's official: The Internet is full

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/06/with-the-americas-running-out-of-ipv4-its-official-the-internet-is-full/

The Eccentric Genius Whose Time May Have Finally Come (Again)

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/norbert-wiener-the-eccentric-genius-whose-time-may-have-finally-come-again/372607/

Listen to the results of our Internet spy project

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/listen-to-nprs-4-radio-segments-featuring-ars-technica/

Unicode 7.0 introduces 2,834 new characters, including 250 emoji

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/06/unicode-7-0-introduces-2834-new-characters-including-250-emoji/

New Makers Building Parts for the Space Station

http://makezine.com/2014/06/18/new-makers-building-parts-for-the-space-station/

9 Most Mathematically Interesting Buildings in the World

http://www.tripbase.com/blog/9-most-mathematically-interesting-buildings-in-the-world/

The secret history of numbers: How math shapes our lives in amazing, unpredictable ways

http://www.salon.com/2014/06/21/the_secret_history_of_numbers_how_math_shapes_our_lives_in_amazing_unpredictable_ways/

Swarm of mini builder drones could 3D print a house

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-06/27/3d-print-house-drones

HummingBoard is a Raspberry Pi rival that lets you swap out its processor

http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/03/hummingboard-solid-run/

Logical armour: A primer in mathematical self-defence

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229741.000#.U8vI8qha5FR

Mathematics makes strong case that "snoopy2" can be just fine as a password

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/07/mathematics-makes-strong-case-that-snoopy2-can-be-just-fine-as-a-password/

Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/06/for-better-school-results-clear-the-schedule-and-let-kids-play/373144/

Make Your Own Electric Bicycle With the Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide

http://inhabitat.com/make-your-own-electric-bicycle-with-the-ultimate-diy-ebike-guide/

Also In The August 2014 Issue

Krissy Venosdale and Skype in the classroom

Here's an enthusiastic teacher using technology to help her students discover how the world is an awesome place to explore.

SketchUp for Beginners

It's not hard to create simple three-dimensional objects and buildings with SketchUp software. Here's a simple introduction with lots of links to learn more.

Computer Science Curriculum Resources

Resources to learn about national standards for computer science and how to implement them in the classroom.

Principle of Least Astonishment

The Principle of Least Astonishment sounds very Monty Python. But it is a key concept in software and interface design.

Music from Garbage

People do amazing things with technology, in this case, creating music from tossed out computer hard drives, circuit boards, and other electronic garbage.

Regular Expressions

All programming languages have a way to find Elvis, but it can be difficult to learn how.

3D Software Tools and Resources

3D software is a fun way to engage people interested in computing but not necessarily coding or computer science.

Programming Languages for Education

Many languages have been created for younger kids and to help teachers in a classroom setting.

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

August 2014 Learn More Links

Links from the bottom of all the August 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.

August 2014 News Wire

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for August 2014.

LOGO

This language, developed in the 1960s, exists solely to introduce children to basic programming concepts and teach programming.

The Traveling Salesman Problem

Not only a funny phrase, it is a math and computer science problem that helps solve real world problems.