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September 2014


From ACM News

Seeking Human Cyber Consciousness

Seeking Human Cyber Consciousness

An American lawyer, author, and entrepreneur is using computer science to advance towards "the coming age of our own cyber consciousness and techno-immortality."


From ACM News

MIT Invents a Magic Lens That Combines All Your Screens Into a Single Experience

MIT Invents a Magic Lens That Combines All Your Screens Into a Single Experience

When we need to send a command or a file from our smartphone to our laptop, we do it through menus.


From ACM News

How Network Theory Is Revealing Previously Unknown Patterns in Sport

How Network Theory Is Revealing Previously Unknown Patterns in Sport

If you've ever watched soccer, you'll know of the subtle differences in tactics and formation between different teams.


From ACM Opinion

Tim Cook Interview: The iPhone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company's Culture

Tim Cook Interview: The iPhone 6, the Apple Watch, and Remaking a Company's Culture

Steve Jobs’s office remains Steve Jobs's office.


From ACM Opinion

The Internet Is Losing Interest in Computers

The Internet Is Losing Interest in Computers

You may know Google Trends.


From ACM TechNews

Cutting the Cord on Soft Robots

Cutting the Cord on Soft Robots

A new untethered soft robot has four legs and can stand up and walk away from its designers. 


From ACM TechNews

Ethical Trap: Robot Paralyzed by Choice of Who to Save

Ethical Trap: Robot Paralyzed by Choice of Who to Save

Bristol Robotics Laboratory's Alan Winfield and colleagues recently tested an ethical challenge for a robot.


From ACM TechNews

HERB: A Robot That Can Unload a Dishwasher and (Sometimes) Take Apart an Oreo

HERB: A Robot That Can Unload a Dishwasher and (Sometimes) Take Apart an Oreo

The Home Exploring Robot Butler has advanced manipulation skills that enable it to perform multiple functions. 


From ACM TechNews

Will Tomorrow's Robots Move Like Snakes?

Will Tomorrow's Robots Move Like Snakes?

Researchers have developed a soft robotic arm, inspired by octopus tentacles, that can snake through a pipelike environment without a human operator. 


From ACM TechNews

Why the U.S. Might Just Need a Federal Commission on Robots

Why the U.S. Might Just Need a Federal Commission on Robots

A Federal Robot Commission could help extract sense and insight from the many technological applications that separate human agency from execution.


From ACM News

How Main Street Will Pay for Home Depot's Data Breach

How Main Street Will Pay for Home Depot's Data Breach

Federal law protects consumers from the cost of fraudulent charges incurred when thieves steal credit-card and debit-card numbers.


From ACM News

With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise

 With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise

At a New York state elementary school, teachers can use a behavior-monitoring app to compile information on which children have positive attitudes and which act out.


From ACM TechNews

Researchers' New App Outs iPhone and Android Phone Energy Hogs

Researchers' New App Outs iPhone and Android Phone Energy Hogs

New, free iOS and Android software identifies which apps drain the most power from device batteries. 


From ACM News

U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola

U.S. Scientists See Long Fight Against Ebola

The deadly Ebola outbreak sweeping across three countries in West Africa could infect hundreds of thousands of people before it is brought under control.


From ACM News

ACM Awards Knuth Prize to Pioneer for Advances in Algorithms and Complexity Theory

ACM Awards Knuth Prize to Pioneer for Advances in Algorithms and Complexity Theory

Georgia Tech's Lipton cited for introduction of new ideas and techniques


From ACM Opinion

Julian Assange on Snowden, Disliking Google, and His 'Inevitable' Freedom

Julian Assange on Snowden, Disliking Google, and His 'Inevitable' Freedom

It would be too much to say that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange feels optimistic.


From ACM News

Google and edX Put ‘YouTube for Courses’ Platform on Hold

Google and edX Put ‘YouTube for Courses’ Platform on Hold

Their collaboration opens the edX platform to some new organizations, but individuals will have to wait a while longer.


From ACM Opinion

NSA Chief on Tech-Savvy Islamic State: 'I'm Watching'

NSA Chief on Tech-Savvy Islamic State: 'I'm Watching'

While U.S. military leaders appeared before Congress to outline their strategy to fight Islamic State militants on the battlefield, the National Security Agency chief said on Tuesday he was watching the media-savvy group's cyber


From ACM TechNews

White House Introduces New Class of Innovation Fellows

White House Introduces New Class of Innovation Fellows

The White House has revealed the assignments and backgrounds of its third class of Presidential Innovation Fellows. 


From ACM TechNews

SDSC Joins the Intel Parallel Computing Centers Program

SDSC Joins the Intel Parallel Computing Centers Program

Intel is expanding its effort to further optimize research software with assistance from the University of California, San Diego's San Diego Supercomputer Center. 


From ACM TechNews

Wi-Fi Group Acts to Simplify Peer-to-Peer Video, Printing and Other Tasks

Wi-Fi Group Acts to Simplify Peer-to-Peer Video, Printing and Other Tasks

The Wi-Fi Alliance has unveiled four sets of mechanisms for carrying out certain tasks over Wi-Fi Direct. 


From ACM News

Manufacturing Advances Mean Truly Flexible Devices Are on the Way

Manufacturing Advances Mean Truly Flexible Devices Are on the Way

One of the innovations packed inside the Apple Watch—and highlighted by designer Jony Ive at the company’s grand unveiling this week—is a flexible display.


From ACM News

Camouflage: Can We Ever Create True Invisibility?

Camouflage: Can We Ever Create True Invisibility?

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we humans have been doing our best to compliment other animals for centuries.


From ACM TechNews

First Graphene-Based Flexible Display Produced

First Graphene-Based Flexible Display Produced

University of Cambridge researchers have combined graphene research with transistor and display processing to create the first transistor-based flexible display. 


From ACM TechNews

Making Video Games More Fun...for the Audience

Making Video Games More Fun...for the Audience

Video games need to be redesigned to include audience experience, according to University of Melbourne professor Frank Vetere. 


From ACM TechNews

Nanotechnology Aids in Cooling Electrons Without External Sources

Nanotechnology Aids in Cooling Electrons Without External Sources

A new method for cooling electrons without external means and at room temperature could lead to very low power electronic devices. 


From ACM TechNews

Bound for Robotic Glory

Bound for Robotic Glory

Massachusetts Institute of Technology  researchers have developed an algorithm for bounding, and successfully implemented it in a robotic cheetah. 


From ACM TechNews

Essex Scientists Give Insight Into Future of Ultra-HDTV Live Stream Technology

Essex Scientists Give Insight Into Future of Ultra-HDTV Live Stream Technology

University of Essex scientists will showcase their pioneering ultra-high definition TV research at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam. 


From ACM TechNews

National Trustworthy Software Initiative to Be Based at WMG's Cyber Security Center

National Trustworthy Software Initiative to Be Based at WMG's Cyber Security Center

A new program at the University of Warwick will focus on enhancing the cybersecurity of everyday technologies by helping to ensure the underlying software is trustworthy. 


From ACM TechNews

Cloud-Computing Revolution Applies to Evolution

Cloud-Computing Revolution Applies to Evolution

Rice University researchers are using a $1.1-million grant to develop parallel-processing tools that track the evolution of genes and genomes across species. 

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