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   New light through old windows: exploring contemporary science through 12 classic science fiction tales
Webb S.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2019. 320 pp. Type: Book (978-3-030031-94-7)

Science fiction has often been prophetic--sometimes wrongly so, sometimes very much on point....

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   Guidelines for human-AI interaction
Amershi S., Weld D., Vorvoreanu M., Fourney A., Nushi B., Collisson P., Suh J., Iqbal S., Bennett P., Inkpen K., Teevan J., Kikin-Gil R., Horvitz E.  CHI 2019 (Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Glasgow, UK,  May 4-9, 2019) 1-13, 2019. Type: Proceedings

From a human-computer interaction (HCI) perspective, the arrival of virtual assistants (for example, Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant, and Bixby) has led to a shift in interaction mode from visual to speech-based: instead of manipulating objects disp...

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   Understanding image representations by measuring their equivariance and equivalence
Lenc K., Vedaldi A.  International Journal of Computer Vision 127(5): 456-476, 2019. Type: Article

As the number of artificial intelligence (AI)-based systems that support key aspects of our life, including health and security, increases exponentially, the demand for explainable AI has reached a peak in recent years. In the field of computer vi...

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  Building your online store with WordPress and WooCommerce: learn to leverage the critical role e-commerce plays in today’s competitive marketplace
Sims L.,  Apress, New York, NY, 2018. 200 pp. Type: Book (978-1-484238-45-5)

This is a how-to book on using WordPress and WooCommerce--WooCommerce is a plugin for WordPress, creating an e-commerce store. The text goes through the steps required to configure the software, with comments, after two short chapters about e...

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  NV-clustering: normally-off computing using non-volatile datapaths
Roohi A., DeMara R.  IEEE Transactions on Computers 67(7): 949-959, 2018. Type: Article

The much-needed downscaling of different core system architectures is significantly challenged by static power dissipation. The authors present a solution via middleware-transparent intermittent computing, utilizing a newly developed non-volatile ...

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  Declarative logic programming: theory, systems, and applications
Kifer M., Liu Y.  Association for Computing Machinery and Morgan & Claypool, New York, NY, 2018. Type: Divisible Book

What is declarative logic programming and why is it relevant? These are just two of the many questions answered in Declarative logic programming, edited by Michael Kifer and Yanhong Annie Liu. The compiled chapters aim to fill in any gaps i...

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  Essential engineering thermodynamics: a student’s guide
Zhang Y.,  Morgan&Claypool Publishers, San Rafael, CA, 2018. 79 pp. Type: Book (978-1-681734-23-1)

The relationship between computer science and physics is many-faceted, from the quantum mechanics principles that make semiconductors hum, to the concept of entropy that is the foundation of information theory. Entropy is a key concept of thermody...

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   The physics of quantum information: quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, quantum computation
Bouwmeester D., Ekert A., Zeilinger A.  Springer-Verlag, London, UK, 2000. Type: Divisible Book

A century ago, the discovery of quantum mechanics initiated a revolution in physics that challenged many deeply-held intuitions. Within the last 20 years, the application of quantum mechanics to computation has opened the door to a similar revolu...

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   Millions, billions, zillions: defending yourself in a world of too many numbers
Kernighan B.,  PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, Princeton, NJ, 2018. 176 pp. Type: Book (978-0-691182-77-3)

This book is simultaneously entertaining, instructive (one might say educational), and worrying. After an (important) opening chapter, the author analyzes a statement from Newsweek that the US should tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve...

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  Comprehensive healthcare simulation: neurosurgery
Alaraj A.,  Springer International Publishing, New York, NY, 2018. 350 pp. Type: Book (978-3-319755-82-3)

There have been many changes in the ways in which surgeons gain early experience. These include a worldwide reduction in working hours and a migration from hands-on apprenticeship-type training. There have also been changes in patient expectations...

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