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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.


Terahertz Networks Move Closer to Reality
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Terahertz Networks Move Closer to Reality

The desire for faster, higher-frequency wireless networking is a constant. Terahertz technology could deliver large gains.

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...

Meet the Uninfectables
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Meet the Uninfectables

Hospital wards, grocery stores, and food delivery services are turning to robotic devices to better navigate the pandemic.

Underwater Drones Make Waves
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Underwater Drones Make Waves

Underwater drones offer scientists a glimpse into the world's least-known frontier.

Digital Twins Grow Up
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Digital Twins Grow Up

The idea of creating digital twins to simulate real-world systems isn't new, but the concept is advancing rapidly.

In Search of a CRISPR Kill Switch
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In Search of a CRISPR Kill Switch

The benefits of genetic engineering tool CRISPR have been widely discussed. But what if something goes wrong?

Weighing the Impact of GDPR
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Weighing the Impact of GDPR

The EU data regulation will affect computer, Internet, and technology usage within and outside the EU; how it will play out remains to be seen.

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.

Computing Gets Foggy
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Computing Gets Foggy

Fog computing offers a more effective way to address the challenges of distributed systems and Internet of Things devices.

Battling AI Biases
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Battling AI Biases

Machine learning mimics human biases; addressing the problem is complicated.

Can AI Solve Poverty?
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Can AI Solve Poverty?

Researchers are turning to artificial intelligence to gain insights into factors that lead to poverty and other social problems.

When Cars Fly
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When Cars Fly

The idea of personal air vehicles has been around for decades. Now the concept is taking off.

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.

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...

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.

A New Approach to Information Storage
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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...

Has Apple Lost its Mojo?
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Has Apple Lost its Mojo?

Cracks have begun to appear on Apple's road to invincibility.
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