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Crumb of Mouse Brain Reconstructed in Full detail
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Crumb of Mouse Brain Reconstructed in Full detail

Six years might seem like a long time to spend piecing together the structure of a scrap of tissue vastly smaller than a bead of sweat.

For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program
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For Sympathetic Ear, More Chinese Turn to Smartphone Program

She is known as Xiaoice, and millions of young Chinese pick up their smartphones every day to exchange messages with her, drawn to her knowing sense of humor and...

Turing Award-Winner Stonebraker on the Future of Taming Big Data
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Turing Award-Winner Stonebraker on the Future of Taming Big Data

2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Michael Stonebraker says the future of big data usage hinges on several factors. 

Smart Mirror Monitors Your Face for Telltale Signs of Disease
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Smart Mirror Monitors Your Face for Telltale Signs of Disease

A new mirror can assess the health of someone looking into it by analyzing facial expressions, fatty tissue, and how flush or pale the person is. 

Scientist Working to Make Computers Human
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Scientist Working to Make Computers Human

A researcher is working with neuroscientists to better understand how the brain searches its store of knowledge while reading a text document. 

Spintronic Devices Possible Without Magnetic Material
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Spintronic Devices Possible Without Magnetic Material

Argonne National Laboratory researcher Stephen Wu has found it may be possible to generate spin current from insulators without a magnetic material.

Shoring Up Tor
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Shoring Up Tor

Researchers have demonstrated a vulnerability in Tor's design. 

Obama Orders Effort to Build First Exascale Computer
From ACM Opinion

Obama Orders Effort to Build First Exascale Computer

The United States is now committed to building an exascale computer, some 30 times more powerful than today’s top machine.

Search for Alien Life Ignites Battle Over Giant Telescope
From ACM News

Search for Alien Life Ignites Battle Over Giant Telescope

There is a gaping hole in the latest effort to reinvigorate the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), one so big it could hold an estimated 357 million...

Science on the Surface of a Comet
From ACM News

Science on the Surface of a Comet

Complex molecules that could be key building blocks of life, the daily rise and fall of temperature, and an assessment of the surface properties and internal structure...

Hacked Molecular Machine Could Pump Out Custom Proteins
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Hacked Molecular Machine Could Pump Out Custom Proteins

By hijacking the cellular machinery that makes proteins, bioengineers have developed a tool that could allow them to better understand protein synthesis, explore...

Facial Recognition Tool 'Works in Darkness'
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Facial Recognition Tool 'Works in Darkness'

Two scientists at a German university have developed a tool which recognises a person's face in complete darkness.

Intel and Micron Unveil 3D XPoint, a Brand New Memory Technology
From ACM News

Intel and Micron Unveil 3D XPoint, a Brand New Memory Technology

Intel and Micron have unveiled what appears to be the holy grail of memory.

Making the New Silicon
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Making the New Silicon

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say they have developed gallium nitride transistors to power electronic circuits.

UCLA Researchers Create Smartphone-Based Device That Reads Medical Diagnostic Tests Quickly and Accurately
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UCLA Researchers Create Smartphone-Based Device That Reads Medical Diagnostic Tests Quickly and Accurately

University of California, Los Angeles researchers say they have developed a mobile phone-based device that can read enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay plates. 

Superfast Fluorescence Sets New Speed Record
From ACM TechNews

Superfast Fluorescence Sets New Speed Record

Duke University researchers say they have developed an ultrafast plasmonic device that could form the basis of optical computing.

In Data Science, the R Language Is Swallowing Python
From ACM TechNews

In Data Science, the R Language Is Swallowing Python

Within the burgeoning big data realm, the R programming language will likely merge with Python, a developer-friendly generalist data language. 

Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't
From ACM News

Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

"I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another," says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at...

China Building One of the World's Fastest Astronomical Computers to Power Giant, Alien-Seeking Telescope
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China Building One of the World's Fastest Astronomical Computers to Power Giant, Alien-Seeking Telescope

China's new Sky Eye 1 supercomputer is expected to be the fastest astronomical supercomputer in the world, topping Japan's Aterui. 

Obama's New Executive Order Says the U.S. Must Build an Exascale Supercomputer
From ACM News

Obama's New Executive Order Says the U.S. Must Build an Exascale Supercomputer

President Obama has established a new initiative across multiple government agencies that will focus entirely on creating the fastest supercomputers ever devised...
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