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Advice from Uncle Charles
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:September 2009
pp. 96
The idea that computers are tools perhaps points to more generally applicable advice. Solving problems is immensely satisfying.
 
Sociable Social Media
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 88
Here, Charles Day discusses how social media and the devices they run on actually make life in cities more sociable, not less.
 
Lessons from Little Dorrit
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:November 2009
pp. 104
The Last Word, Charles Day
 
Why Facebook Should Hire Astronomers
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:September 2014
pp. 104
Charles Day considers how a recent social network study could have measured variations in emotional behavior without a potential backlash from users.
   
Python Power
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:January 2014
pp. 88
Python programming capabilities are in high demand, not only showcasing that this academic software has gained commercial acceptance, but also indicating the widespread use of scientific computing.
   
Blogging Scholars
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:November 2013
pp. 104
Charles Day discusses the ways in which scholars utilize new and traditional publications and media to relay their findings.
 
Big Surveillance
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:July 2013
pp. 88
How effective are computers and software at filtering and sorting surveillance data and other databases for government intelligence? The role of computational science in training pattern-recognition software for big surveillance is considered.
 
Knowing Me, Knowing You: Networks of Cooperation
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:May 2013
pp. 104
When you vote for your favorite song, what is the context behind that decision? Here, the author discusses what data mining and network analysis reveal about how we choose our loyalties for voting and collaboration.
 
Computing Hell
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 104
How likely is it that neuroscientists could map your brain and place your consciousness into a virtual world?
 
Nobel prizes for computational science [The Last Word]
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:November 2012
pp. 88
By the time you read this column, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will have announced the recipients of this year's Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Physics, and Chemistry . The chances are good that computational science contributed to some o...
 
Gaming in Meatspace
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:September 2012
pp. 88
Even if you aren't a participant in the gaming world, how does it affect your life?
 
Mind-Reading Computers
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:July 2012
pp. 104-104
Is it possible to use computers to
 
The Future of Computational Science—in 1977
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:May 2012
pp. 104
The metallic rattle and thrums of a punk revolution and electronic revolution marked the year of 1977. Spinning forward, what computational revolution will we find?
 
Germany's CiSE-Reading Chancellor
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:March 2012
pp. 104
How might a background in computational science help or influence a political leader's decisions? That is the question brought to light in the latest installment of this column.
 
It's More Fun to Compose
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:November 2011
pp. 96
A maverick who composed for player pianos extended music further than a band that used computerized instruments.
 
Standards Rule OK
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:September 2011
pp. 96
When Paul Weller sang
 
Earthquakes, Soft Bombs, and Internet Vulnerability
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:July 2011
pp. 104
<p>Countermeasures are needed to thwart recent advances in military warfare that disable physical infrastructure, including the power grid that global Internet services rely upon</p>
 
Computational Thinking Is Becoming One of the Three Rs
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:January 2011
pp. 88
The ability to see a problem and then to solve it is important not just in science and the military. Lawyers need a similar ability when putting together and arguing a case. Authors need it when conceiving of a subject and then putting it into words. Like ...
 
We're All Celebrities Now
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:September 2010
pp. 104
<p>Privacy realities have radically changed; as our expectations struggle to catch up, the best strategy just might be to live as if all we do will become known.</p>
 
Chihuahua Jackets, Lego Weapons, and Vintage Bags
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 96
Chihuahua Jackets, Lego Weapons, and Vintage Bags are signs of a trend.
 
My Petaflops Challenge
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:May 2010
pp. 82
No summary available.
 
My CiSEiest Stories
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:January 2010
pp. 96
Our magazine is aptly named: there is computing in science; more than I expected.
 
The Computation of Poetry
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:March 2009
pp. 88
Columnist Charles Day describes the history of computing as presented in the James Bond movie series.
 
The Computation of Poetry
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:November 2007
pp. 96
Contributing editor Charles Day looks at computationally derived poetry.
 
When Bits Bite
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:July 2007
pp. 96
Columnist Charles Day compares real life to science fiction as he takes a closer look at
 
Quantum Computing Is Exciting and Important--Really!
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:March 2007
pp. 104
Columnist Charles Day describes the latest in quantum computing.
 
The Death of Distance Has Been Exaggerated
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:January 2007
pp. 104
Columnist Charles Day describes what distance means to workers in knowledge-based economies.
 
My Computational Education
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 104
I peaked as a computational scientist in 1986. At that time, two years from finishing my PhD, I was trying to account for an aspect of the x-ray emission from a pulsar known as Hercules X-1.
 
Turn on Your Computer and Simulate the Future!
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:May 2006
pp. 88
No summary available.
 
Monte Carlo, Colloids, and Public Health
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 88
Here, we see in a "snapshot" the importance of the Monte Carlo algorithm, which is used in recent work to simulate data on women's mortality in a specific health-screening program.
 
The Demise of Borders Group and the Challenge of Browsing
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:January 2012
pp. 88
Supercomputers are not just useful, they're glamorous, too. What's more, their awesome power could be used to encourage children to think about careers in computational science.
 
The Demise of Borders Group and the Challenge of Browsing
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 96, 95
<p>A virtual rotating bookcase that spins at the click of a mouse or touch of a finger could create an online approximation of the real-world book browsing experience.</p>
 
Buying a House, Then and Now
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 88
<p>The Internet has certainly changed the house-buying experience over the past decade, but real-world financial paperwork is still going strong.</p>
 
Fixing Internet Advertising: What Would Donald Draper Do?
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 88
<p>What advice would Don have for the mostly ignored and generally ill-fated Internet advertising ventures of today? For starters, be blunt.</p>
 
Vets 1, Docs 1
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 96
Columnist Charles Day compares the experience of digitized medical records vs. paper versions in two recent trips—one to the vet's office for his dog, Gemma, and the other to his own doctor's office for a personal checkup.
 
From First Principles--Gauging the Web's Impact on Scientific Journals
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:July 2008
pp. 96
Starting from first principles, physicists intrepidly tackle such problems as the origin of life or human consciousness. In that same spirit of boldness, Charles Day attempts to gauge the Web's future impact on scientific journals.
 
The Irony of Craigslist
Found in: Computing in Science and Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:March 2008
pp. 88
Columnist Charles Day looks a little closer at irony and how it plays into social interaction over the Web.
 
My First E-Reader
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Charles Day
Issue Date:May 2014
pp. 96
For the modern reader, which option offers the best reading experience--print or digital?
   
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