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authorSamuel Greengard
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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.


The Future of the Datacenter
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The Future of the Datacenter

Existing and new technologies can help cut datacenters' carbon footprint.

The Eyes Have It
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The Eyes Have It

Expanding the use of biometrics in device interfaces.

Will No-Code Crack the Code?
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Will No-Code Crack the Code?

No-code platforms help non-coders program, but developers will always be needed.

Digital Technology Fans Firefighting
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Digital Technology Fans Firefighting

New tools help firefighters identify the dynamics and characteristics of a fire—and respond more effectively.

Plastic Chips Bend Computing
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Plastic Chips Bend Computing

Cheap, flexible processors could be a step on the road to the Internet of Everything.

Making Sense With Biology
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Making Sense With Biology

Hybrid systems enhance the capabilities of electronics with biologics.

Technology to the Rescue
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Technology to the Rescue

Updating emergency rescue equipment and tactics with digital technologies.

Channeling the Inner Voice of Robots
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Channeling the Inner Voice of Robots

People have inner voices, why not robots?

Changing How Data is Used
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Changing How Data is Used

Federated AI Learning promises to reshape data security, privacy.

A New Way of Seeing
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A New Way of Seeing

Vision AI provides a deeper view.

Quantum Sensing Takes Shape
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Quantum Sensing Takes Shape

Opening up the world around us by detecting changes in quantum states.

Could Mobile Voting Ring True?
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Could Mobile Voting Ring True?

Voting on smartphones could result in higher voter turnouts.

ENIAC Turns 75
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ENIAC Turns 75

The first programmable electronic general-purpose digital computer was introduced to the world on Valentine’s Day in 1946.

The Scramble for Post-Quantum Cryptography
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The Scramble for Post-Quantum Cryptography

Quantum computers are expected to undermine today's computer security.

Digital IDs Make Their Mark
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Digital IDs Make Their Mark

Encrypted identification data on a smartcard or smartphone can deliver significant benefits while boosting security, but raise concerns about privacy and the potential...

A Touch of Reality
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A Touch of Reality

The field of haptics—the use of technology to simulate touch, feeling, and motion—is finally hitting its stride.

Virtual Reality Meets the Office
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Virtual Reality Meets the Office

"Virtual meeting spaces greatly expand the possibilities for online communication—and, at their best, create an environment that parallels or exceeds real world...

AI Shakes Up the Seismology World
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AI Shakes Up the Seismology World

Artificial intelligence is reshaping our understanding of earthquakes and other seismological events

It's a New Digital Ballgame
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It's a New Digital Ballgame

Digital technology brings new elements to sports.

Minding the Gaps
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Minding the Gaps

Boosting diversity in the computer science field remains a challenge even after years of effort. A growing focus on universities may deliver results.
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