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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.


Making Traffic a Thing of the Past
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Making Traffic a Thing of the Past

New AI technologies are making it possible to autonomously reduce traffic.

Crossing the Uncanny Valley
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Crossing the Uncanny Valley

The "uncanny valley effect" may be holding back the field of robotics.

Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation
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Addressing Labor Shortages with Automation

Labor shortages have many companies turning to automation technology, but with mixed outcomes.

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger
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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Fight Against World Hunger

Advancements in AI, machine learning, and next-gen technologies are transforming the fight against world hunger.

The New Form of Currency
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The New Form of Currency

Central bank digital currencies hold the promise—and peril—of changing money as we know it.

The State of Quantum Computing
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The State of Quantum Computing

Recent developments in the field may signal quantum technology will soon be ready for prime time.

The State of Virtual Reality Hardware
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The State of Virtual Reality Hardware

Advances in VR hardware could finally take the technology mainstream.

Real-World Applications for Drones
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Real-World Applications for Drones

Unmanned vehicles have a number of compelling real-world use cases.

Building a Better Battery
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Building a Better Battery

How researchers are improving energy storage devices for power generated from renewable sources like solar and wind.

Why Cryptocurrencies Use So Much Energy
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Why Cryptocurrencies Use So Much Energy

The electricity consumption of mining for cryptocurrencies is becoming a real concern. Here's what to do about it.

The State of Wireless Charging
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The State of Wireless Charging

Apple's recent wireless charging announcements highlight how far the tech has come—and how far it needs to go.

The ­.s. Goes All-In on Tech Inclusion
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The ­.s. Goes All-In on Tech Inclusion

A wave of U.S. federal funding aims to make the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields more inclusive.

Drivers, These Robots Have Your Back
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Drivers, These Robots Have Your Back

Automated safety systems can prevent an accident before the driver is even aware of the possibility.

Is 'Good Enough' Computing Good Enough?
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Is 'Good Enough' Computing Good Enough?

The energy-accuracy trade-off in approximate computing.

Structural Electronics Come Online
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Structural Electronics Come Online

Multifunction components are becoming more common as the world gets "smarter."

Leap Into the Future?
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Leap Into the Future?

Whatever Magic Leap is working on, it could revolutionize the fields of augmented and virtual reality.

Alternatives For the Mouse-Averse
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Alternatives For the Mouse-Averse

Controlling computers with gestures offers greater potential than a mouse ever could.

Adding Depth to Mobile Imaging
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Adding Depth to Mobile Imaging

Google's Project Tango aims to provide an additional dimension to the next generation of mobile devices.

How the Incite Project Allots Supercomputer Hours
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How the Incite Project Allots Supercomputer Hours

Researchers vie for some of the billions of computer-hours available on two of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

2014 Bower Award Goes To… Validation
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2014 Bower Award Goes To… Validation

Edmund Clarke will receive the Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science.
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