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authorSamuel Greengard

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 Semiconductors
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The Future of Semiconductors

Researchers are looking for new ways to advance semiconductors as Moore's Law approaches its limits.

A Healthy Approach?
From ACM News

A Healthy Approach?

A new wave of consumer-centric connected fitness and health-related devices is changing healthcare.

The Road to Progress
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The Road to Progress

Smarter roads will pave the way to a future with smoother, more efficient transportation.

Are Computer Chips the New Security Threat?
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Are Computer Chips the New Security Threat?

Security researchers have identified a technique for installing a backdoor on computer chips, a security flaw that could profoundly change the computing industry...

Cracking the Code on Biology
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Cracking the Code on Biology

Genetic engineering promises to revolutionize everything from agriculture and biofuels to medicine and food safety.

Heal Thyself!
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Heal Thyself!

Researchers are developing electronic components that have the ability to recognize damage and repair themselves.

Better Memory
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Better Memory

Advances in non-volatile memory are changing the face of computing and ushering in a new era of efficiencies.

Software-Defined Batteries Take Charge
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Software-Defined Batteries Take Charge

Researchers are exploring a new generation of batteries that rely on software to define performance.

Automotive Systems Get Smarter
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Automotive Systems Get Smarter

Automotive infotainment systems are driving changes to automobiles, and to driver behavior.

Drones Lack Autonomy
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Drones Lack Autonomy

Researchers and engineers are exploring ways to help Unmanned Aerial Vehicles choose to fly themselves, and to fly more safely.

Between the Lines
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Between the Lines

Smartphone apps are driving changes in the way people park. Sensors, crowdsourcing, and big data are making it easier to find open parking spots.

Welcome to Robot Hotel
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Welcome to Robot Hotel

A new generation of autonomous robots will usher in changes in the hospitality industry and beyond.

Smart Transportation Networks Drive Gains
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Smart Transportation Networks Drive Gains

Transportation engineers and city planners are looking to information technology to redefine traffic management in urban areas. With the opportunity, however, comes...

Apps Change the Face of Computing
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Apps Change the Face of Computing

As computing evolves and becomes increasingly mobile, apps are fundamentally changing actions…and interactions.

Weathering a New Era of Big Data
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Weathering a New Era of Big Data

Increased computing power combined with new and more advanced models are changing weather forecasting.

How Computers Are Changing Biology
From Communications of the ACM

How Computers Are Changing Biology

Sophisticated computer models and simulations are replacing test tubes and beakers. This revolution in biology research is redefining medicine, agriculture, and...

Taking an Age-Old Approach to ­i
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Taking an Age-Old Approach to ­i

Web and app designers need to be mindful of the changing capabilities of aging users.

Computational Photography Comes Into Focus
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Computational Photography Comes Into Focus

Advances in computational photography are making image capture the starting point. The technology is transforming the field.

A New Approach to Information Storage
From Communications of the ACM

A New Approach to Information Storage

Disk drives and solid-state drives have long served as the foundation for computer storage, but breakthroughs in molecular and DNA science could revolutionize the...

All the Items Fit to Print
From Communications of the ACM

All the Items Fit to Print

3-D printing has come of age. It promises to revolutionize a wide range of industries and profoundly change the way people buy and consume.
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