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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.


'We Have Emphasized Learning and Compassion'
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'We Have Emphasized Learning and Compassion'

Computer science instruction adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic.

Partnering With AI
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Partnering With AI

Human-machine interaction gets a fresh look.

Contention Over H-1B Visas is Hot Again
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Contention Over H-1B Visas is Hot Again

Should the U.S. admit more, or fewer, foreign technology workers?

Researchers Rev ­p Review of Peer Review
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Researchers Rev ­p Review of Peer Review

Although the global scientific community is becoming more diverse, developing ways to make certain peer reviewers are true "peers" is lagging behind.

­niversities FLIP For Diversity
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­niversities FLIP For Diversity

Cornell University's computer science department is leveraging ideas from other departments in pursuit of more diverse academic candidates.

Going Retro With Rube
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Going Retro With Rube

Old-time machine contest fosters STEM creativity.

Apprenticeship Emerging To Fill Skills Gaps
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Apprenticeship Emerging To Fill Skills Gaps

New approaches to apprenticeship aim to provide talented, if not traditionally trained, computing professionals.

Bringing Big Data to the Big Tent
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Bringing Big Data to the Big Tent

Open source tools assist data science.

Quantum Quests
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Quantum Quests

Three breakthrough experiments involving photons have extended coherence times and indicated scalable production.

Software on Mars
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Software on Mars

With the AEGIS system, the Mars Exploration Rovers can autonomously select, capture, and analyze images using onboard logic.

Atomic-Level Computing
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Atomic-Level Computing

Thanks to the University of New South Wales and IBM Research, scientists are moving closer to the junction of quantum and digital computing.

Degrees of Separation
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Degrees of Separation

Researchers now have the capability to look at the small-world problem from both the traditional algorithmic approach and the new topological approach.

Preserving Digital Data
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Preserving Digital Data

Scientific data is expanding at an unprecedented rate. While new tools are helping preserve this data, funding must be increased and policy coordination needs improvement...

Mitx Prototype Open For Enrollment
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Mitx Prototype Open For Enrollment

Enrollment is now open in the first course available through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's MITx online learning initiative. 

The Science of Better Science
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The Science of Better Science

Researchers are exploring networked computational analysis, formal classification, and topic modeling to better identify relevant scientists, ideas, and trends.

Brave NUI World
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Brave NUI World

Natural user interface developments, such as Microsoft's Kinect, may indicate the beginning of the end for the mouse.

Chipping Away at Greenhouse Gases
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Chipping Away at Greenhouse Gases

Power-saving processor algorithms have the potential to create significant energy and cost savings.

The Eyes Have It
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The Eyes Have It

Eye-tracking control for mobile phones might lead to a new era of context-aware user interfaces.

Turning Data Into Knowledge
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Turning Data Into Knowledge

Today's data deluge is leading to new approaches to visualize, analyze, and catalog enormous datasets.

Eric Brewer: Change Agent
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Eric Brewer: Change Agent

Eric Brewer's latest project involves designing and deploying low-cost wireless infrastructure in developing regions.
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