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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.


Getting Down to Basics
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Getting Down to Basics

2020 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipients Alfred Aho and Jeffrey Ullman helped develop formal language theory, invented efficient algorithms to drive the tasks of a...

Your Wish Is My CMD
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Your Wish Is My CMD

Artificial intelligence could automate software coding.

Code Talkers
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Code Talkers

Using voice input to write programs.

Using Functions for Easier Programming
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Using Functions for Easier Programming

Functional programming languages automate many of the details underlying specific operations.

Weaving the Web
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Weaving the Web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee created a paradigm shift that changed the world with his invention of the World Wide Web, Hypertext Transport Protocol, and Hypertext Markup...

The Key to Privacy
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The Key to Privacy

40 years ago, Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman introduced the public key cryptography used to secure today's online transactions.

When Computers Stand in the Schoolhouse Door
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When Computers Stand in the Schoolhouse Door

Classification algorithms can lead to biased decisions, so researchers are trying to identify such biases and root them out.

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.

Visualizing Sound
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Visualizing Sound

New techniques capture speech by looking for the vibrations it causes.

Gradual Evolution
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Gradual Evolution

Dynamically typed languages adopt features of static typing to cope with growth.

It Certifications Pay Off, If Chosen Wisely
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It Certifications Pay Off, If Chosen Wisely

The proper certification can help you get a job, a raise, and sometimes a promotion.

General Agreement
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General Agreement

Leslie Lamport contributed to the theory and practice of building distributed computing systems that work as intended.

Playing at Health
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Playing at Health

Developers try to tap the beneficial effects of video games.

Backing Creativity
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Backing Creativity

Hacker spaces are spreading around the world, though some government funding is raising questions.

Employers Struggle to Fill Computer Security Jobs
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Employers Struggle to Fill Computer Security Jobs

Corporations and government agencies are scrambling to find new ways to attract people to jobs in information security, thanks to a growing gap between the demand...

Stopping the Leaks
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Stopping the Leaks

Side channels give out information that can be used to crack secrets, but researchers are identifying the holes and trying to close them.

Remaking American Medicine
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Remaking American Medicine

Developing an IT ecosystem for health could improve — and transform — the practice of medicine.

Twitter as Medium and Message
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Twitter as Medium and Message

Researchers are mining Twitter's vast flow of data to measure public sentiment, follow political activity, and detect earthquakes and flu outbreaks.

Information Theory After Shannon
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Information Theory After Shannon

Purdue University's Science of Information Center seeks new principles to answer the question 'What is information?'
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