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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.


Striking First to Beat Hackers at Their Own Game
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Striking First to Beat Hackers at Their Own Game

Researchers can use the same covert channels hackers have taken advantage of to protect a vehicle's control systems.

Addressing Quantum Error Correction
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Addressing Quantum Error Correction

Seeking to prevent premature decoherence of qubits.

World’s Largest Quantum Computer Doubles Down
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World’s Largest Quantum Computer Doubles Down

D-Wave unveils an upgraded quantum computer featuring more than twice the qubits.

Embedding NEMS Devices Within CMOS
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Embedding NEMS Devices Within CMOS

A new process combines combined metal oxide semiconductors and micro-electro-mechanical systems in a single package.

 Painting On Perovskites at Room Temperature
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Painting On Perovskites at Room Temperature

Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskite semiconductors are suited to many electro-optical applications.

ETH Zurich Unveils the Future
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ETH Zurich Unveils the Future

Looking ahead to 2050 in electronics, robotics, and new materials.

Software-Defined Power Cuts Costs
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Software-Defined Power Cuts Costs

Hyper-scale datacenters need more efficient control of their electrical use.

Neural Learning on the Edge
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Neural Learning on the Edge

The next generation of neural networks will learn from real-time data streamed from smartphones, Internet of Things devices, and machine-to-machine connections....

 Beyond CMOS Lies Hope
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Beyond CMOS Lies Hope

Seeking a successor to complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology.

Taking the Reins of AI
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Taking the Reins of AI

A new report calls for the U.S. government to watch, encourage, and regulate (where necessary) artificial intelligence.  

Overcoming AI Bias with AI Fairness
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Overcoming AI Bias with AI Fairness

New tools aim to remove unconscious and other types of bias from algorithms.

The Outlook for Superconducting Computers
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The Outlook for Superconducting Computers

Will superconductors outrace silicon?     

Learning to Use Data Better
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Learning to Use Data Better

Using artificial intelligence to process medical sensor data can have great impact on health-related costs and outcomes.  

How Software Enabled the Thai Cave Rescue
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How Software Enabled the Thai Cave Rescue

Software-defined radios allowed the rescuers to communicate, when simple radio technology could not.

AI Helps Doctors Use Data Better
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AI Helps Doctors Use Data Better

Using artificial intelligence to process medical sensor data can have a significant impact on health-related costs and outcomes.  

Bespoke Additive Manufacturing
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Bespoke Additive Manufacturing

Three-dimensional printing tailors item to order, even body parts.

 Not Quite Quantum Computing
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Not Quite Quantum Computing

Fujitsu says its "Quantum-Inspired" Digital Annealing is capable of tackling combinatorial optimization problems.

 RoboFly On the Wall?
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RoboFly On the Wall?

The future of insect-sized remote-controlled aerial robots will be electromechanical, rather than cyborg.

3D Printing for the U.S. Navy
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3D Printing for the U.S. Navy

 The world's largest navy explores the use of additive manufacturing for spare parts, with an eye toward eventually building ships that way. 

Are Human Brains Quantum Computers?
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Are Human Brains Quantum Computers?

Research project could explain how memory, and the brain's biology, works.
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