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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.


Audi's In-Car Information System Helps Drivers Avoid Red Lights
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Audi's In-Car Information System Helps Drivers Avoid Red Lights

Audi's Traffic Light Information system can alert drivers to imminent red lights and other traffic signals.

Pioneering Black Scientist to Receive 'Nobel Prize of Climate Change'
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Pioneering Black Scientist to Receive 'Nobel Prize of Climate Change'

Retired National Center for Atmospheric Research scientist Warren Washington will receive the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

3D Technology Revolutionizing Face Transplants
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3D Technology Revolutionizing Face Transplants

Face transplants are a proving ground for medical applications of three-dimensional printing and imaging.

These Scientists May Be Your Next Members of Congress
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These Scientists May Be Your Next Members of Congress

A growing number of aspiring candidates for U.S. congressional offices have a background in science.

Soldier Shoots Down Drone with Cyber Rifle at Defense Secretary's Feet
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Soldier Shoots Down Drone with Cyber Rifle at Defense Secretary's Feet

A coding (but not smoking) gun.

­.s. Computer Scientists Reject Mass Surveillance
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­.s. Computer Scientists Reject Mass Surveillance

Fifty influential American computer scientists have signed an open letter urging the United States to reject mass surveillance and preserve privacy. 

How Computer Analysis ­ncovered J. K. Rowling's Secret Novel
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How Computer Analysis ­ncovered J. K. Rowling's Secret Novel

A Duquesne University professor used computer analysis to determine that Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling wrote "The Cuckoo's Calling." 

In Brazil, an Explosion in Computing Power Is Revolutionizing Weather Prediction
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In Brazil, an Explosion in Computing Power Is Revolutionizing Weather Prediction

Rio de Janeiro recently launched a new command center, equipped with IBM's Deep Thunder supercomputer, dedicated to developing more advanced weather prediction...
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