The SCCH research focus Software Analytics and Evolution published a nice online demonstration service today that shows the power of static analysis and automated documentation of source code. The web service allows users to submit their own programming code in order to extract mathematic formulas and structure as graphs. This online service simplifies the automated generation of source code documentation and extraction of domain knowledge for technical programms. SCCH Software Analytics and Evolution demonstrates the latest research result in the area of Software Analysis as the automated extraction of knowledge from source code as well as the dynamic query of architecture and program structure by using graph databases.
The newest release of the Android Point of Sale App TabShop now supports the checkout by using Bitcoin QR codes. TabShop therefore automatically calculates the invoice total’s actual exchange rate in Bitcoins and generates a Bitcoin payment QR code. Bitcoin seems to be a nice addition to the ever improving domain of mobile and independent payment methods. In combination with the Android Bitcoin Wallet TabShop offers a handy Point of Sales solution for all Bitcoin enthusiasts!
Within this amazing video an inventor presents a system, consisting of a Raspberry PI, a hall sensor, GPS and a small projector, that is able to project the actual driving speed in front of a bycicle rider. So whereever you are driving you always see actual driving stats in front of you without any major distraction. A real cool idea!
The purpose of the Homecockpit app is to give you an overview on the actual situation in and around your house. Homecockpit should show useful information, such as multiple camera live streams, current weather condition, weather forecast, time and date in a cockpit like manner.
The Cali-based startup FutureDash presents The EnergyBuddy, which was first unveiled as a prototype at CES and now going toward the final release date. FutureDash is a complete home energy-tracking system, which uses sensors in your electricity grid in order to monitor your houshold energy consumption. Starting at $99, it keeps tabs on users’ energy consumption with a square-shaped gadget that connects to your network via WiFi or Ethernet. The square glows red, yellow or green depending on how much electricity you’re using, and the user is able to specify the typical footprint profiles.
Their motto is: ‘Increased energy awareness leads to increased energy conservation.’
Last fall of 2011 Peter Norvig, a leading American computer scientist and Artificial Intelligence expert startet a virtual class along with his college Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence. the class was visited by 175 students from Stanford and more than 100,000 via an interactive webcast. Peter Norvig is talking about the fact that we are teaching knowledge in classes with the same methods today as we did hundreds years ago. So he argues that today we have the possibility to change the way we are teaching and that we could produce a lot more positive educational effects with our modern infrastructures. Watch his really interesting TED talk about his experiences with this 100K classroom.
Todd Harrison of Mesa, AZ, wrote in with his teardown and restoration of a ’80s-era Apple.
The very first computer I ever used was an Apple II Plus in high school and I couldn’t get enough time on this machine. I was more than fascinated by computers I was obsessed. Every minute learning on the Apple was a joy to me but later my parents got me a Commodore 64 home computer which consumed me for years. I still took every computer class I could in high school where all the assignments were on the Apple II Plus and I think we had Apple IIe computers by my senior year.
By Glen Whitney for the Museum of Mathematics
Math Mondays have so far featured a wide array of different items from which one can make a tremendous variety of geometric constructions, but there has not yet been one on hula hoops. This week and next we’ll remedy that oversight. Also, the postings so far have almost entirely shown the constructions as fait accompli, so this series will also try to give a bit of insight into the process of devising a new creation.
Total structural collapse, leading to hula chaos! What to do?
To be continued…
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