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October 2014


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Obama's Brain Project Backs Neurotechnology

Obama's Brain Project Backs Neurotechnology

The White House said that President Obama's BRAIN Initiative is generating interest from companies and philanthropies in a sign of what it calls a wider partnership developing around the U.S. administration’s most prominent science


From ACM Careers

Walter Isaacson on the Women of ENIAC

Walter Isaacson on the Women of ENIAC

Ever since the days of Charles Babbage, who conceived of a giant mechanical calculator called the Analytical Engine in the 1830s, the engineering of computer hardware has been dominated by men.


From ACM TechNews

Robotic Explorers

Robotic Explorers

Yonsei University researchers have developed a system to enable air- and ground-based robot vehicles to cooperate without GPS signals or sensor devices. 


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ORNL Researcher Is Working to Predict Electric Power Blackouts Before They Happen

ORNL Researcher Is Working to Predict Electric Power Blackouts Before They Happen

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are developing tools to improve electric grid protection operation analysis and prediction under different contingencies. 


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Simulation Technology Designed for Hollywood Can Be Used as Predictive Tool for Understanding Fundamental Engineering

Simulation Technology Designed for Hollywood Can Be Used as Predictive Tool for Understanding Fundamental Engineering

Software developed to help Hollywood create better virtual hair may be used to study the properties of filamentary structures like oceanic telecommunication cables. 


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Tim Berners-Lee Wants Internet Magna Carta to Guarantee Netizens' Privacy

Tim Berners-Lee Wants Internet Magna Carta to Guarantee Netizens' Privacy

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is using the 25th anniversary of his invention of the World Wide Web to push for an Internet bill of rights.


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Electronic Brain by 2023

Electronic Brain by 2023

Researchers on the European Union's decade-long Human Brain Project disclosed how far they have come toward the goal of creating an artificial brain by 2023. 


From Communications of the ACM

Still Seeking the Optical Transistor

Still Seeking the Optical Transistor

Optical information handling is a critical staple for communications and the Internet, but using light for computer-scale computation remains a distant dream.


From Communications of the ACM

Museums Go High-Tech with Digital Forensics

Museums Go High-Tech with Digital Forensics

Scientists are using cutting-edge scanning and visualization techniques to wow visitors and find new stories in ancient artifacts.


From Communications of the ACM

Gradual Evolution

Gradual Evolution

Dynamically typed languages adopt features of static typing to cope with growth.