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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.


Rule Rewrite Aims to Clean Up Scientific Software
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Rule Rewrite Aims to Clean Up Scientific Software

The finding seemed counterintuitive: warming in North America was driving plant species to lower elevations—not towards higher, cooler climes, as ecologists had...

The Printed Organs Coming to a Body Near You
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The Printed Organs Coming to a Body Near You

The advent of three-dimensional (3D) printing has generated a swell of interest in artificial organs meant to replace, or even enhance, human machinery.

Mystery of Ceres' Bright Spots Grows
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Mystery of Ceres' Bright Spots Grows

Not all of the puzzling bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres are alike.

Puzzle of Moon's Origin Resolved
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Puzzle of Moon's Origin Resolved

A nagging problem at the heart of the leading theory of how the Moon formed seems to have been explained away.

Large Hadron Collider Restarts
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Large Hadron Collider Restarts

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has kicked off its second run, as protons circulated in the machine after a two-year break.

Mini Enzyme Moves Gene Editing Closer to the Clinic
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Mini Enzyme Moves Gene Editing Closer to the Clinic

A tweak to a technique that edits DNA with pinpoint precision has boosted its ability to correct defective genes in people.

Neuron Encyclopaedia Fires ­p to Reveal Brain Secrets
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Neuron Encyclopaedia Fires ­p to Reveal Brain Secrets

An ambitious plan is afoot to build the world's largest public catalogue of neuronal structures.

Extreme Cryptography Paves Way to Personalized Medicine
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Extreme Cryptography Paves Way to Personalized Medicine

The dream for tomorrow's medicine is to understand the links between DNA and disease—and to tailor therapies accordingly.

­k Mapped Out By Genetic Ancestry
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­k Mapped Out By Genetic Ancestry

Researchers have found genetic signatures among Britons that betray their historical roots in particular locales of the United Kingdom, leading to the finest-scale...

Mercury Seen As Never Before
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Mercury Seen As Never Before

NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft is set to plunge to its doom on 30 April, ending nearly four years of exploration of Mercury. Before it goes, the mission is sending...

Five Solar System Sights Nasa Should Visit
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Five Solar System Sights Nasa Should Visit

It's show time for NASA's planetary programme.

Complex Molecules Made to Order in Synthesis Machine
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Complex Molecules Made to Order in Synthesis Machine

Synthesizing complex molecules is a notoriously fiendish art—and a daily toil for many chemists.

Dna Mutation Clock Proves Tough to Set
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Dna Mutation Clock Proves Tough to Set

Mathematicians keep refining π even though they know it to more than 12 trillion digits; physicists beat themselves up because they cannot pin down the gravitational...

Mistrust and Meddling ­nsettles ­.s. Science Agency
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Mistrust and Meddling ­nsettles ­.s. Science Agency

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) has had a tough couple of years.

Mediators Call For Change to Science of Human Brain Project
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Mediators Call For Change to Science of Human Brain Project

Mediators appointed to analyse the rifts within Europe’s ambitious €1-billion (US$1.1 billion) Human Brain Project (HBP) have called for far-reaching changes both...

Robo-Rescuers Battle It Out in Disaster Challenge
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Robo-Rescuers Battle It Out in Disaster Challenge

When the humanoid robot SAFFiR gets a shove, it reflexively moves to maintain its balance. SAFFiR can also walk over uneven terrain, turn its head to scan its surroundings...

Game-Playing Software Holds Lessons For Neuroscience
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Game-Playing Software Holds Lessons For Neuroscience

DeepMind, the Google-owned artificial-intelligence company, has revealed how it created a single computer algorithm that can learn how to play 49 different arcade...

Physics in Finance: Trading at the Speed of Light
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Physics in Finance: Trading at the Speed of Light

Financial traders are in a race to make transactions ever faster.

Star Buzzed Solar System During Human Prehistory
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Star Buzzed Solar System During Human Prehistory

A recently discovered stellar neighbour of the Sun penetrated the extreme fringes of the Solar System—the closest encounter ever documented—at around the time that...

Jupiter Glimpsed As Aliens Would See It
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Jupiter Glimpsed As Aliens Would See It

Astronomers have observed Jupiter for centuries.
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