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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.


Memory Cells Built on Paper
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Memory Cells Built on Paper

A team at the National Taiwan University in Taipei has printed small resistive random access memory cells on paper. 

Quantum Cryptography With Ordinary Equipment
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Quantum Cryptography With Ordinary Equipment

Japanese researchers have proposed an approach to quantum cryptography they say could work with commercially available equipment. 

Nasa Jsc Unveils 'valkyrie' Drc Robot
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Nasa Jsc Unveils 'valkyrie' Drc Robot

When teams participating in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) were announced last year, almost all of them provided reasonably detailed renderings that gave us...

Low-Power Chips to Model a Billion Neurons
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Low-Power Chips to Model a Billion Neurons

For all their progress, computers are still pretty unimpressive.

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It's Time to Start 3d Scanning the World

When Microsoft was developing its Kinect 3D sensor, a critical task was to calibrate its algorithms to rapidly and accurately recognize parts of the human body,...

How Google's Self-Driving Car Works
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How Google's Self-Driving Car Works

Once a secret project, Google's autonomous vehicles are now out in the open, quite literally, with the company test-driving them on public roads and, on one occasion...

Exploring Space with Chip-Size Satellites
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Exploring Space with Chip-Size Satellites

Gravity may be woven into the very fabric of space-time, but some objects seem nearly immune to its pull. Scale something down to the size of a dust particle...

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Big Win For the Losers at D-Wave

Does D-Wave's first big sale disprove the quantum computing naysayers?

Kilobots Are Cheap Enough to Swarm in the Thousands
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Kilobots Are Cheap Enough to Swarm in the Thousands

Kilobots are fairly simple little robots about the size of a quarter that can move around on vibrating legs, blink their lights, and communicate with each other...
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