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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.


3D-Printed Tiles Helping Restore Devastated Coral Reefs
From ACM TechNews

3D-Printed Tiles Helping Restore Devastated Coral Reefs

Marine scientists and architects created three-dimensionally-printed terra-cotta tiles to function as artificial coral reefs, in order to help restore devastated...

Can We Print a New Set of Coral Reefs Before They're Gone?
From ACM TechNews

Can We Print a New Set of Coral Reefs Before They're Gone?

Scientists at three Israeli institutions are collaborating to restore dying coral reefs via three-dimensional printing.

Plants Are Oldest Sensors in the World. Could They Be the Future of Computers?
From ACM TechNews

Plants Are Oldest Sensors in the World. Could They Be the Future of Computers?

MIT's Harpreet Sareen suggests using plants as a new building material for computer circuits.

Here's a Peek at the Iphone's Next Big Trick
From ACM News

Here's a Peek at the Iphone's Next Big Trick

We've all heard about the promise of augmented reality coming to the iPhone. With iOS 11 due later this year, Apple is releasing ARKit–a software that allows developers...

The Golden Age of Quantum Computing Is Upon US (once We Solve the Tiny Problems)
From ACM TechNews

The Golden Age of Quantum Computing Is Upon US (once We Solve the Tiny Problems)

IBM researchers recently announced a breakthrough in the quest to develop a functional quantum computer. 

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

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.

The Truth About Google X
From ACM Careers

The Truth About Google X

Astro Teller is sharing a story about something bad. Or maybe it's something good.

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here's What It Takes
From ACM Opinion

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here's What It Takes

Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice.

Emotion-Sniffing Is Next Trick Your Phone Is Learning
From ACM News

Emotion-Sniffing Is Next Trick Your Phone Is Learning

Rice University scientists, working with Microsoft Research, have created something rather surprising—a long-term-mood detecting device that can ascertain a user's...

How Nasa's Giant New Space Telescope Will Make Life on Earth Better
From ACM News

How Nasa's Giant New Space Telescope Will Make Life on Earth Better

NASA is responsible for more Earth-bound technologies than just space ice cream; the organization's research has led to everything from new kinds of artificial ...

Mit Creates Amazing Ui From Levitating Orbs
From ACM TechNews

Mit Creates Amazing Ui From Levitating Orbs

Jinha Lee from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab's Tangible Media Group has been experimenting with developing a tactile user interface in which...

From ACM News

How the 'internet Of Things' Is Turning Cities Into Living Organisms

When city services can autonomously go online and digest information from the cloud, they can reach a level of performance never before seen. First up, water...

Future of War: Private Robot Armies Fight It Out
From ACM News

Future of War: Private Robot Armies Fight It Out

If robots are simply computers with wings (and missiles), then expect to see future wars fought by the descendants of flash-trading algorithms, with humans as...
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