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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.

Weather Control via Drone
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Weather Control via Drone

Unmanned aerial vehicles are being used to make it rain in the desert, a first step toward controlling the weather.

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.

How the Internet Spans the Globe
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How the Internet Spans the Globe

The modern Internet is made possible by hundreds of thousands of miles of undersea cables.

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 Increasing Familiarity of Cryptocurrencies
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The Increasing Familiarity of Cryptocurrencies

More and more businesses are accepting cryptocurrencies as payment; here's why.

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

The energy-accuracy trade-off in approximate computing.

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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