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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Preserving the Past with Immersive Technologies
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Preserving the Past with Immersive Technologies

Digital technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and holograms allow museums and other institutions to preserve historical events and tell stories...

Applied AI Teaches Handwriting
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Applied AI Teaches Handwriting

In an increasingly digital world, how do you teach students cursive handwriting?

Neurotechnology and the Law
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Neurotechnology and the Law

How closely should implants be regulated?

Using Makeup to Block Surveillance
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Using Makeup to Block Surveillance

Altering one's facial features with a special type of makeup can keep them from being recognized by artificial intelligence.

Converting Laws to Programs
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Converting Laws to Programs

In highly regulated industries, it is critical that laws are translated precisely into code that reflects their intent.

Filtering for Beauty
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Filtering for Beauty

Social media "influencers" use augmented reality filtering apps to appear more beautiful, together, and cool. Results may vary.

Softening Up Robots
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Softening Up Robots

Giving robots soft, artificial skin would enable them to work more closely with people.

How Universities Deploy Student Data
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How Universities Deploy Student Data

Personalizing efforts to drive greater student retention and success.

Who Owns 3D Scans of Historic Sites?
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Who Owns 3D Scans of Historic Sites?

Three-dimensional scanning can be used to protect or rebuild historic structures, but who owns that digital data?

The Dangers of Automating Social Programs
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The Dangers of Automating Social Programs

Is it possible to keep bias out of a social program driven by one or more algorithms?

Combating Cancer With Data
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Combating Cancer With Data

Supercomputers will sift massive amounts of data in search of therapies that work.

Computing the Arts
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Computing the Arts

Artists can use software to create art, and some software creates art all on its own.

Games that Teach Coding
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Games that Teach Coding

A growing number of games seek to introduce the concepts of programming to young players.

Preserving the Internet
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Preserving the Internet

Is the Internet ephemeral by its nature, or can it be archived?

Companies Proactively Seek Out Internal Threats
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Companies Proactively Seek Out Internal Threats

Organizations must balance their concerns with the protection of employee privacy.

Teaching Computers with Illusions
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Teaching Computers with Illusions

Exploring the ways human vision can be fooled is helping developers of machine vision.

Python For Beginners
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Python For Beginners

A survey found the language in use in introductory programming classes in the top U.S. computer science schools.

Computing What Fits
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Computing What Fits

New apps and pods improve the virtual and actual retail experiences by ensuring clothing and cosmetics look good on you before you buy them.

Holographic Projection Systems Provide Eternal Life
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Holographic Projection Systems Provide Eternal Life

Optical tricks help deceased entertainers keep on performing.

Should <i>Everybody</i> Learn to Code?
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Should Everybody Learn to Code?

Not everyone needs coding skills, but learning how to think like a programmer can be useful in many disciplines.
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