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I found some good introductory lectures on C++, Java, Perl, Python and a full blown course on Symbolic Programming from UC Berkeley. Have fun! :) Introduction to Symbolic Programming (University of California Berkeley) Video Lecture on Symbolic ProgrammingTopics covered are the following:Exploration: introduction to the course and to programming.Procedures and functions: evaluation, words and lists, functional programming.Variables: data types, inputs to procedures and functions, scope of variables, assignment.Predicates: conditional evaluation.Recursion (several models): linear- and tree-recursive operations.Planning and debugging.Functional operators.Other control structures, e.g. iteration, non-local exit.Other data structures, e.g. trees, hash tables, property lists, files.Programs as data.C++ for Particle Physicists More information about these 13 lectures can be found here: C++ Programming Tutorial.
Nanologue. 10-2 (2004): Bridging the Gaps: Science Fiction in Nanotechnology. José López* Abstract: This paper argues that narrative elements from the science fiction (SF) literary genre are used in the discourse of Nanoscience and Technology (NST) to bridge the gap between what is technically possible today and its inflated promises for the future.
The argument is illustrated through a detailed discussion of two NST texts. The paper concludes by arguing that the use of SF narrative techniques poses serious problems to the development of a critical analysis of the ethical and social implications of NST. Keywords: nanoscience and technology, ethical and social implications, science fiction, extrapolation. 1. In 1997, Francis Collins, the spokesperson for the US Human Genome Project (HGP), claimed that, "the project’s Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) program [was] unique among technology programs in its mandate to consider and deal with these issues alongside the development of the technology" (cited in McCain 2003, p. 112). 2. 3.
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