Daniel A. Spielman and colleague Shang-hua Teng solved the mystery of the Simplex Method using a technique called smoothed analysis…
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The US Federal government is in the midst of the longest gap in funding for many of its agencies in history. As the "shutdown" extends into a second month, the...Ars Technica From ACM Careers | January 25, 2019
Truly revolutionary political transformations are naturally of great interest to historians, and the French Revolution at the end of the 18th century is widely...Ars Technica From ACM News | January 9, 2019
Cities generate lots of data. The exact amount depends on the size of the city and its sophistication and ambitions, but it's certainly more than mere humans can...Ars Technica From ACM News | December 10, 2018
NASA can't yet put a scientist on Mars. But in its next rover mission to the Red Planet, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is hoping to use artificial intelligence...Ars Technica From ACM News | December 7, 2018
Ask anyone what they think of when the words "artificial intelligence" and aviation are combined, and it's likely the first things they'll mention are drones.
Ars Technica From ACM News | December 5, 2018
Shortly before Halloween, the chairman of Harvard's astronomy department openly declared that an interstellar object hurtling through our Solar System might just...Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | November 30, 2018
Digital privacy has come a long way since June 2013. In the five years since documents provided by Edward Snowden became the basis for a series of revelations that...Ars Technica From ACM News | November 21, 2018
I'm a simple person. To me, a computer consists of three parts: data that goes in and out, operations that modify the data, and storage that holds the data.
Ars Technica From ACM News | November 9, 2018
Werner Heisenberg won the 1932 Nobel Prize for helping to found the field of quantum mechanics and developing foundational ideas like the Copenhagen interpretation...Ars Technica From ACM News | October 11, 2018
More than 24 hours after they were released by the Hayabusa2 spacecraft to fly down to the surface of the asteroid Ryugu, the Japanese Space Agency has finally...Ars Technica From ACM News | September 24, 2018
The US Air Force has revealed that an MQ-9 Reaper uncrewed aircraft successfully shot down a smaller drone with a heat-seeking air-to-air missile in a test last...Ars Technica From ACM News | September 21, 2018
Flying insects like bees, dragonflies, and fruit flies can perform impressive aerodynamic feats, particularly when seeking to evade predators or the swatting motion...Ars Technica From ACM News | September 14, 2018
There comes a moment in every physicist's life when they think the unthinkable: I wish I were an engineer. I suspect this thought crossed the minds of the 14-odd...Ars Technica From ACM News | September 5, 2018
On Tuesday morning, the 45th president of the United States woke up around 5:30am Eastern Time and decided to begin his Tuesday by berating the "Fake News Media...Ars Technica From ACM Opinion | August 28, 2018
The research conducted at the country's National Laboratories is usually highly classified and specifically aimed at solving national security problems. But sometimes...Ars Technica From ACM News | August 21, 2018