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August 2018 News Wire

Diana Smith on Pure CSS Francine

Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for August 2018.

NASA Juno Findings – Jupiter’s Jet-Streams Are Unearthly

Data collected by NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter indicate that the atmospheric winds of the gas-giant planet run deep into its atmosphere and last longer than similar atmospheric processes found here on Earth. The findings will improve understanding of Jupiter’s interior structure, core mass and, eventually, its origin.

Buried in the Ash of Vesuvius, These Scrolls Are Being Read for the First Time in Millenia

Scientists are using high-energy X-rays and software to read ancient scrolls burned and buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The x-rays travel through the scrolls while software reads the slightest delays and changes caused by the x-rays to create a layer by layer image of ancient text on papyrus. The high-energy x-rays are a stream of photons ten billion times brighter than the sun.

Pure Francine

Diana Smith, a user interface designer and coder, has created an amazing portrait using only HTML and CSS coded by hand. Viewed in a Chrome web browser, right mouse-click and select View Page Source to see her amazing achievement. Right mouse-click over parts of her portrait and select Inspect to see how code creates parts of the image.

Also In The August 2018 Issue

Logic puzzles help develop reasoning skills useful for programming, computer science, and anything you might do.

Find perfect and fun gifts for your loved ones that teach STEAM concepts and skills.

From light-up bow-ties to conductive thread, you’ll be the life of the party with this STEAM-inspired gear.

A free online test service reveals how much personal data your web browser is giving away.

Add more tools to your command line arsenal, including running mini-scripts and making backup copies.

Use switches to take your robotic creations to the next level.

An old classic with a electronic twist, featuring JavaScript and micro:bit.

Create the American flag in SketchUp using this detailed tutorial.

From lasers to supernovas, Berboucha is making science communication a priority.

Code can always be improved. Check out these tips to make you the best programmer you can be!

It’s a programming language unlike any you’ve seen before. Check out this symbolic system designed for mathematical calculations.

New, improved, faster, and sleeker - it’s Scratch 3, your new favourite block language!

Learn about the brilliant algorithm behind all of your GPS devices.

It’s free, comprehensive, and available on-the-go. This cool app helps you master Python faster than ever before.

Open up whole new worlds to explore through these interesting, diverse add-ons.

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Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for October 2018.