Computer Science

Pulling an all-nighter

Part frenzied study session and part late night party, the annual Introduction to Computer Science (CS50) hackathon drew hundreds of students for a 12-hour coding marathon.

Held in the Harvard Innovation Labs from Nov. 30 through the early morning hours of Dec. 1, the hackathon brought together students, teaching staff, and a production crew who filmed the fast-paced event.

In automaton we trust

If Hollywood is to be believed, there are two kinds of robots, the friendly and helpful BB-8s, and the sinister and deadly T-1000s. Few would suggest that “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” or “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” are scientifically accurate, but the two popular films beg the question, “Do humans place too much trust in robots?”

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