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authorGregory Mone

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


The Quantum Threat
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The Quantum Threat

Cryptographers are developing algorithms to ensure security in a world of quantum computing.

Machine Learning, Meet Whiskey
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Machine Learning, Meet Whiskey

Technologies are coming increasingly closer to approximating the human senses of taste and smell.

Robotic Implants
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Robotic Implants

Scientists are developing tiny medical machines that stretch the definition of the term "robot."

Sensors on the Brain
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Sensors on the Brain

Implantable wireless monitors give researchers a new look inside the human body.

Bias in Technology
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Bias in Technology

As leading companies release troubling diversity statistics, experts search for solutions.

The Edge of the Uncanny
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The Edge of the Uncanny

Scientists are learning more about what makes robots and chatbots engaging.

What's Next For Digital Humanities?
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What's Next For Digital Humanities?

New computational tools spur advances in an evolving field.

The Hyper-Intelligent Bandage
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The Hyper-Intelligent Bandage

Scientists are developing smart, sensor-packed dressings to help heal chronic wounds.

Sensing Emotions
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Sensing Emotions

How computer systems detect the internal emotional states of users.

The New Smart Cities
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The New Smart Cities

How urban information systems are slowly revamping the modern metropolis.

Robots With a Human Touch
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Robots With a Human Touch

Empowering smart machines with tactile feedback could lead to tremendous new applications.

Next in Live Entertainment: Watching People Code
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Next in Live Entertainment: Watching People Code

Streaming video of developers as they code is gaining a growing audience.

Intelligent Living
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Intelligent Living

After years of false starts, the smart home is gaining momentum.

The New Digital Medicine
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The New Digital Medicine

Affordable, connected, personal medical devices are slowly changing the nature of health care.

Modifying Behavior with Wearable Technologies
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Modifying Behavior with Wearable Technologies

Created to monitor individuals’ activities, feedback from wearable technologies can help users learn from mistakes and behave better.

New Models in Cosmetics Replacing Animal Testing
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New Models in Cosmetics Replacing Animal Testing

A European law spurs scientists to develop computational simulations capable of predicting the toxicity of cosmetics.

Future-Proof Encryption
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Future-Proof Encryption

Researchers are relying on quantum mechanics to generate unhackable methods of communication.

Rise of the Swarm
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Rise of the Swarm

Guided by collective intelligence, teams of small, simple robots could soon accomplish amazing feats.

Beyond Hadoop
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Beyond Hadoop

The leading open source system for processing big data continues to evolve, but new approaches with added features are on the rise.

Redesigning the Data Center
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Redesigning the Data Center

Faced with rising electricity costs, leading companies have begun revolutionizing the way data centers work, from the hardware to the buildings themselves.
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