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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.


Catching the Fakes
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Catching the Fakes

Applying neural networks to images helps identify counterfeit goods.

Fact-Finding Mission
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Fact-Finding Mission

Artificial intelligence provides automatic fact-checking and fake news detection, but with limits.

Tracking COVID, Discreetly
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Tracking COVID, Discreetly

Tracing the contacts of those who come into contact with the coronavirus is not that simple.

A New Movement in Seismology
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A New Movement in Seismology

Unused telecom fiber might be used to detect earthquakes, uncover other secrets in the soil.

Going Serverless
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Going Serverless

Serverless computing lets businesses and application developers focus on the program they need to run, without worrying about the machine on which it runs, or the...

Artificial Precognition ­ses Data to See the Future
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Artificial Precognition ­ses Data to See the Future

Using large data sets and machine learning to recognize unseen patterns.

Split Second
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Split Second

The issue of whether to add a "leap second" to square the clock with the Earth's orbit pits time specialists against IT.

Forging Relationships
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Forging Relationships

Michael Stonebraker didn't realize at the outset that it would take six years to create INGRES, one of the world's first relational databases.

Plenty of Proteins
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Plenty of Proteins

The growth of structural biology brings new challenges for the world's protein data archive.

The Power of Memory
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The Power of Memory

In-memory databases promise speedier processing.

Playing at Health
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Playing at Health

Developers try to tap the beneficial effects of video games.

Proofs Probable
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Proofs Probable

Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali laid the foundations for modern cryptography, with contributions including interactive and zero-knowledge proofs.

Decoding Dementia
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Decoding Dementia

Computer models may help neurologists unlock the secrets of brain disorders, from Alzheimer's to cancer.

Life in Simulation
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Life in Simulation

Computational models are tackling the complexity of biology, from single-celled microbes to human organs.

Digging For Drug Facts
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Digging For Drug Facts

With the right approach, data mining can discover unexpected side effects and drug interactions.

Social Network Data Reveals Non-Members' Secrets
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Social Network Data Reveals Non-Members' Secrets

People who avoid social networking sites to maintain their privacy may not be as secure as they think, German computer scientists say. 

Automating Scientific Discovery
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Automating Scientific Discovery

Computer scientists are teaching machines to run experiments, make inferences from the data, and use the results to conduct new experiments.

Gaining Wisdom from Crowds
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Gaining Wisdom from Crowds

Online games are harnessing humans' skills to solve scientific problems that are currently beyond the ability of computers.

Better Medicine Through Machine Learning
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Better Medicine Through Machine Learning

Computers that tease out patterns from clinical data could improve patient diagnosis and care.

Filling Space With Polyhedra
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Filling Space With Polyhedra

Salvatore Torquato’s unique space-packing method has implications in information theory and materials science.
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