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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.


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.

When Drones Fly
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When Drones Fly

Drone technology is poised to enter the mainstream of business and society, but engineering robust controls remains a challenge.

An Inability to Reproduce
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An Inability to Reproduce

Big data and modern analytics offer enormous possibilities for research, provided scientists can produce consistent results.

A Brave New World of Genetic Engineering
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A Brave New World of Genetic Engineering

Genetic engineering technologies are advancing at a furious rate, changing the world one cell at a time.

Finding a Healthier Approach to Managing Medical Data
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Finding a Healthier Approach to Managing Medical Data

Researchers are exploring ways to put medical data to greater use while better protecting privacy.

Making Chips Smarter
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Making Chips Smarter

Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning are motivating researchers to design and build new chips to support different computing models.

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.

Will Ecole 42 Crack the Code of Learning?
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Will Ecole 42 Crack the Code of Learning?

A French institution may be a window into the future of coding education.

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.

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
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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...

Museums Go Mobile
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Museums Go Mobile

Mobile apps are redefining and reinventing the modern museum, ushering in a new era of interactivity and immersion.

All the Items Fit to Print
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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.

Vanishing Electronics
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Vanishing Electronics

Engineers are reinventing electronics by building safe devices that dissolve in the body or within the environment. The technology could redefine everything from...

A New Model For Healthcare
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A New Model For Healthcare

Computer modeling is radically redefining healthcare and epidemiology by providing new tools for understanding the impact of different intervention strategies.

On the Digital Trail
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On the Digital Trail

Forensics experts increasingly use data from digital devices to solve crimes, fight lawsuits, and unravel accidents.

Advertising Gets Personal
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Advertising Gets Personal

Online behavioral advertising and sophisticated data aggregation have changed the face of advertising and put privacy in the crosshairs.

Digitally Possessed
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Digitally Possessed

Virtual possessions play an increasingly important role in our daily lives. How we think about them and deal with them is changing the way we think and interact...

Policing the Future
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Policing the Future

Computer programs and new mathematical algorithms are helping law enforcement agencies better predict when and where crimes will occur.

The War Against Botnets
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The War Against Botnets

Increasingly sophisticated botnets have emerged during the last several years. However, security researchers, businesses, and governments are attacking botnets...
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