Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


Latest News News Archive Refine your search:
subjectTheory
authorNature

An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Can We Open the Black Box of Ai?
From ACM News

Can We Open the Black Box of Ai?

Dean Pomerleau can still remember his first tussle with the black-box problem.

Deep Learning Boosts Google Translate Tool
From ACM News

Deep Learning Boosts Google Translate Tool

Google's online translation service, Google Translate, will soon be using a new algorithm that is entirely based on deep learning, the company announced on 27 September...

­S Sharpens Surveillance of Crippling Solar Storms
From ACM News

­S Sharpens Surveillance of Crippling Solar Storms

In the fight to protect Earth from solar storms, the battle lines are drawn in space at a point 1.6 million kilometres away.

Daring Chinese Telescope Is Poised to Transform Astronomy
From ACM News

Daring Chinese Telescope Is Poised to Transform Astronomy

Set in a remote natural depression in the mountainous region of Guizhou, China, the world's largest single-dish telescope is on the brink of sparking a new era...

Worldwide Brain-Mapping Project Sparks Excitement, and Concern
From ACM News

Worldwide Brain-Mapping Project Sparks Excitement, and Concern

Worries include how to coordinate research programs and resources from different countries.

Geneticists Attempt to Heal Rifts with Aboriginal Communities
From ACM News

Geneticists Attempt to Heal Rifts with Aboriginal Communities

In 1938, anthropologists Norman Tindale and Joseph Birdsell set off on an 18-month, 29,000-kilometre expedition to survey Australia's indigenous groups.

Mars Contamination Fear Could Divert Curiosity Rover
From ACM News

Mars Contamination Fear Could Divert Curiosity Rover

Four years into its travels across Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover faces an un­expected challenge: wending its way safely among dozens of dark streaks that could indicate...

Majority of Mathematicians Hail from Just 24 Scientific 'families'
From ACM Careers

Majority of Mathematicians Hail from Just 24 Scientific 'families'

Most of the world's mathematicians fall into just 24 scientific 'families', one of which dates back to the fifteenth century.

Beyond Terminator: Squishy 'octobot' Heralds New Era of Soft Robotics
From ACM News

Beyond Terminator: Squishy 'octobot' Heralds New Era of Soft Robotics

A squishy octopus-shaped machine less than 2 centimetres tall is making waves in the field of soft robotics.

Brain's Chemical Signals Seen in Real Time
From ACM News

Brain's Chemical Signals Seen in Real Time

Neuroscientists have invented a way to watch the ebb and flow of the brain's chemical messengers in real time.

'radically Rewritten' Bacterial Genome ­nveiled
From ACM News

'radically Rewritten' Bacterial Genome ­nveiled

Synthetic biologists report the most far-reaching rewiring yet of a bacterial genome.

Let the Structural Symphony Begin
From ACM News

Let the Structural Symphony Begin

Like other structural biologists, Eva Nogales works in extraordinary times.

Crispr's Hopeful Monsters: Gene-Editing Storms Evo-Devo Labs
From ACM News

Crispr's Hopeful Monsters: Gene-Editing Storms Evo-Devo Labs

Most summers since 1893, young developmental and evolutionary biologists have flocked to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to master the tricks of their trade.

Spiking Genomic Databases with Misinformation Could Protect Patient privacy
From ACM News

Spiking Genomic Databases with Misinformation Could Protect Patient privacy

Large genomic databases are indispensable for scientists looking for genetic variations associated with diseases. But they come with privacy risks for people who...

Artificial Black Hole Creates Its Own Version of Hawking Radiation
From ACM News

Artificial Black Hole Creates Its Own Version of Hawking Radiation

Black holes are not actually black. Instead, these gravitational sinks are thought to emit radiation that causes them to shrink and eventually disappear.

Beyond Crispr: A Guide to the Many Other Ways to Edit a Genome
From ACM News

Beyond Crispr: A Guide to the Many Other Ways to Edit a Genome

The CRISPR–Cas9 tool enables scientists to alter genomes practically at will.

Hopes For Revolutionary New Lhc Particle Dashed
From ACM News

Hopes For Revolutionary New Lhc Particle Dashed

It would have been bigger than finding the Higgs boson and marked the beginning of a new era in particle physics.

Welcome to the Cyborg Olympics
From ACM News

Welcome to the Cyborg Olympics

Vance Bergeron was once an amateur cyclist who rode 7,000 kilometres per year—much of it on steep climbs in the Alps.

Planet Hunters Seek New Ways to Detect Alien Life
From ACM News

Planet Hunters Seek New Ways to Detect Alien Life

In the search for life beyond Earth, false alarms abound.

Chinese Satellite Is One Giant Step For the Quantum Internet
From ACM News

Chinese Satellite Is One Giant Step For the Quantum Internet

China is poised to launch the world's first satellite designed to do quantum experiments. A fleet of quantum-enabled craft is likely to follow.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account