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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.


It's Time to Dump Moore's Law to Advance Computing, Researcher Says
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It's Time to Dump Moore's Law to Advance Computing, Researcher Says

R. Stanley Williams, a senior fellow at Hewlett Packard Labs, proposes no longer following Moore's Law in chipmaking, saying in a recent research paper that the...

Ibm's Hub For Wearables Could Have You Out of the Hospital Faster
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Ibm's Hub For Wearables Could Have You Out of the Hospital Faster

IBM Research scientists have created a device that siphons health data from multiple wearable devices and shares the results with a patient's doctor.

Intel Researches Tech to Prepare For a Future Beyond Today's Pcs
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Intel Researches Tech to Prepare For a Future Beyond Today's Pcs

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says his company is investigating and investing in technologies that promise to transcend the computing capabilities of current PCs and...

Research Chip Modeled After the Brain Aims to Bring Smarts to Computers
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Research Chip Modeled After the Brain Aims to Bring Smarts to Computers

University of Tennessee, Knoxville researchers have developed a neuromorphic chip designed for intelligent computers that are structured to discover patterns through...

Disposable Robots Can Sprint, Fly, and Potentially Save Lives
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Disposable Robots Can Sprint, Fly, and Potentially Save Lives

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are developing inexpensive mini-robots that can run, climb, fly, and communicate with emergency personnel....

Shoot an Atom Into Silicon, and You May Have the Beginnings of a Quantum Computer
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Shoot an Atom Into Silicon, and You May Have the Beginnings of a Quantum Computer

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories say they have devised a possible first step toward the creation of a practical quantum computer. 

How Toy Street Lamps Are Shedding New Light on Quantum Computing
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How Toy Street Lamps Are Shedding New Light on Quantum Computing

The bulbs from toy street lamps, among other things, are helping to reveal new insights into quantum computing. 

Diamonds May Be Quantum Computing's Best Friend
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Diamonds May Be Quantum Computing's Best Friend

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new approach to maintaining quantum superposition using synthetic diamonds. 

New Gpu Memory Standards to Supercharge Graphics
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New Gpu Memory Standards to Supercharge Graphics

The increasing popularity of life-like games and virtual reality technology is pushing the computing industry to develop better graphics technology. 

­.s. Government Lab Dabbles in New Computer Designs
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­.s. Government Lab Dabbles in New Computer Designs

The Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking to replace conventional computer systems by developing and obtaining new computer designs.

Super-Intelligent Machines Spawned By Ai? Execs Aren't Worried
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Super-Intelligent Machines Spawned By Ai? Execs Aren't Worried

Technology experts at an artificial intelligence-themed event were dismissive of scenarios in which super-intelligent machines eventually surpass human intelligence...

Microsoft Offers Researchers $500k to Work on Hololens
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Microsoft Offers Researchers $500k to Work on Hololens

Microsoft is looking for new ideas on potential uses for its HoloLens augmented reality headgear. The company recently issued a request for proposals seeking projects...

Google's Self-Driving Cars of Tomorrow Face the Mean Streets of Today
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Google's Self-Driving Cars of Tomorrow Face the Mean Streets of Today

Google says its self-driving cars will be good for road safety because they can pay better attention to the road than humans do. 

Amazing Bug-Sized Robots Can Build Microstructures
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Amazing Bug-Sized Robots Can Build Microstructures

Researchers at SRI International have developed tiny robots that can manufacture microstructures too small and complex to be built by current machinery or by hand...

U.s. Challenges China in Supercomputing Race With 180-Petaflop System
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U.s. Challenges China in Supercomputing Race With 180-Petaflop System

The United States, in an attempt to surpass China in the supercomputing arms race, plans to build a 180-petaflop supercomputer called Aurora. 

6 Technologies that Will Change Pcs in 2015
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6 Technologies that Will Change Pcs in 2015

Six disruptive technologies could change the face of computing in 2015. 

Molecular Flash Memory Could Store Massive Amounts of Data
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Molecular Flash Memory Could Store Massive Amounts of Data

Novel molecules could help expand the storage capacity of flash memory, which is widely used in mobile devices such as smartphones. 

Researchers Push Supercomputing's Bleeding Edge With Diverse Applications
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Researchers Push Supercomputing's Bleeding Edge With Diverse Applications

One of five finalists will be awarded ACM's Gordon Bell Prize today at the SC14 high-performance computing conference in New Orleans. 

IBM Shares Plans For Supercomputing Future
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IBM Shares Plans For Supercomputing Future

IBM is developing a new supercomputing architecture to boost data processing at the storage, memory, and input/output levels. 

Wi-Fi Group Acts to Simplify Peer-to-Peer Video, Printing and Other Tasks
From ACM TechNews

Wi-Fi Group Acts to Simplify Peer-to-Peer Video, Printing and Other Tasks

The Wi-Fi Alliance has unveiled four sets of mechanisms for carrying out certain tasks over Wi-Fi Direct. 
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