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
Why Coders Are Going Nuts Over Apple's New Programming Language (Swift)
With the Americas running out of IPv4, it's official: The Internet is full
The Eccentric Genius Whose Time May Have Finally Come (Again)
Listen to the results of our Internet spy project
Unicode 7.0 introduces 2,834 new characters, including 250 emoji
New Makers Building Parts for the Space Station
9 Most Mathematically Interesting Buildings in the World
The secret history of numbers: How math shapes our lives in amazing, unpredictable ways
Swarm of mini builder drones could 3D print a house
HummingBoard is a Raspberry Pi rival that lets you swap out its processor
Logical armour: A primer in mathematical self-defence
Mathematics makes strong case that "snoopy2" can be just fine as a password
Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School
Make Your Own Electric Bicycle With the Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide
Also In The August 2014 Issue
Here's an enthusiastic teacher using technology to help her students discover how the world is an awesome place to explore.
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.
Resources to learn about national standards for computer science and how to implement them in the classroom.
The Principle of Least Astonishment sounds very Monty Python. But it is a key concept in software and interface design.
People do amazing things with technology, in this case, creating music from tossed out computer hard drives, circuit boards, and other electronic garbage.
All programming languages have a way to find Elvis, but it can be difficult to learn how.
3D software is a fun way to engage people interested in computing but not necessarily coding or computer science.
Many languages have been created for younger kids and to help teachers in a classroom setting.
Links from the bottom of all the August 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for August 2014.
This language, developed in the 1960s, exists solely to introduce children to basic programming concepts and teach programming.
Not only a funny phrase, it is a math and computer science problem that helps solve real world problems.