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The Origin of the Term ‘Computer Bug’

https://interestingengineering.com/the-origin-of-the-term-computer-bug

Wow…I’ve been wrong all these years, I thought the first “bug” happened with Eniac, not the Harvard Mark II……

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No One Can Explain Why Planes Stay in the Air

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/no-one-can-explain-why-planes-stay-in-the-air/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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Engineering a Repairable World – IEEE Spectrum

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World’s First Classical Chinese Programming Language – IEEE Spectrum

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Mathematicians Solve an Enduring ’42’ Problem Using Planetary Supercomputer

https://www.sciencealert.com/mathematicians-solve-a-long-standing-42-problem-using-planetary-supercomputer

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Fully Electric Commercial Plane Completes Test Flight

CNN (12/12, Sullivan) reports that a “fully electric commercial plane has completed a test flight in Canada in what operators have called a ‘world first’ for the aviation industry.” Harbour Air Seaplane CEO Greg McDougall said, “Today, we made history” while also highlighting Harbour’s “innovation.” The project was conducted in conjunction with magniX, an Australian electric motor manufacturer. In a statement, magniX CEO Roei Ganzarski called the aviation industry “ripe for disruption” – observing the flight was both “low-cost” and “environmentally friendly.” (Full Story)

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101 New Hampshire Robotics teams receive $522K in state grants

The AP  (12/10) reports the New Hampshire Department of Education announced on Tuesday that “grants from a robotics education fund have been awarded to 101 New Hampshire schools so far up from 57 last year. … The grants totaling $522,000 fund the purchase of robotics kits, stipends for coaches, and competition expenses.” The program is intended “to motivate students to pursue educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, while building critical life and work-related skills. Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut said robotics tournaments combine teambuilding, problem solving, and hands-on high-tech experience.”

Complete story at https://manchesterinklink.com/101-new-hampshire-robotics-teams-receive-522k-in-state-grants/

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Has physicist’s gravity theory solved ‘impossible’ dark energy riddle?

https://amp.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/25/has-physicists-gravity-theory-solved-impossible-dark-energy-riddle

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Communications and the Most Important Invention of the 20th Century

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