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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.


Surprising Bacterial Nanowire Discovery May Lead to Living, Self-Repairing Electrical Circuits
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Surprising Bacterial Nanowire Discovery May Lead to Living, Self-Repairing Electrical Circuits

Cooling speeds up electrons in bacterial nanowires.

Unexpected Semiconductor Properties Revealed by Innovative New Tool
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Unexpected Semiconductor Properties Revealed by Innovative New Tool

Discovery reveals the role of oxygen impurities in semiconductor properties.

Ancient Namibian Gemstone Holds Key to Future Quantum Computers
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Ancient Namibian Gemstone Holds Key to Future Quantum Computers

Hamid Ohadi of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews said: "Making a quantum simulator with light is the holy grail of science."

New Chip Can Prevent Hackers From Extracting Hidden Information From Smart Devices
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New Chip Can Prevent Hackers From Extracting Hidden Information From Smart Devices

Engineers build a lower-energy chip that can prevent hackers from extracting hidden information from a smart device.

Ultrathin Materials Lead to Big Advance in Quantum Computing
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Ultrathin Materials Lead to Big Advance in Quantum Computing

Using ultrathin materials to reduce the size of superconducting qubits may pave the way for personal-sized quantum devices.

Solving Superconducting Mystery with Supercomputer Computations
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Solving Superconducting Mystery with Supercomputer Computations

A multi-institutional team of researchers has demonstrated that phonons contribute to superconductivity in copper-based materials.

New Silicon Carbide Qubits Bring Us One Step Closer to Quantum Networks
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New Silicon Carbide Qubits Bring Us One Step Closer to Quantum Networks

Chromium defects in silicon carbide may provide a new platform for quantum information.

Milestone in Quantum Computing With Error Correction
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Milestone in Quantum Computing With Error Correction

Scientists have integrated high-fidelity operations on encoded quantum data with a scalable framework for repeated data stabilization.

Superconducting Silicon-Photonic Chip Developed for Quantum Communication
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Superconducting Silicon-Photonic Chip Developed for Quantum Communication

The researchers resolved a long-standing challenge in quantum optics.

Supercomputer Simulations Provide Clue to Missing Planets Mystery
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Supercomputer Simulations Provide Clue to Missing Planets Mystery

Researchers in Japan used the world's most powerful astronomical supercomputer to simulate a planet moving away from its initial formation site.

Machine Learning System Gives Robots Social Skills
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Machine Learning System Gives Robots Social Skills

A new machine-learning system helps robots understand and perform certain social interactions.

Autonomous Robotic Rover Provides New Insight Into Life on the Deep Abyssal Seafloor
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Autonomous Robotic Rover Provides New Insight Into Life on the Deep Abyssal Seafloor

Autonomous robotic rover helps scientists with long-term monitoring of deep-sea carbon cycle and climate change.

Quantum Computing Breakthrough: Entanglement of Three Spin Qubits Achieved in Silicon
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Quantum Computing Breakthrough: Entanglement of Three Spin Qubits Achieved in Silicon


Ultrafast Electron Microscopy Leads to Pivotal Discovery for the Development of New Quantum Devices
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Ultrafast Electron Microscopy Leads to Pivotal Discovery for the Development of New Quantum Devices

Ultrafast electron microscope opens up new avenues for the development of sensors and quantum devices.

A Peculiar State of Matter in Layers of Semiconductors Could Advance Quantum Computing
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A Peculiar State of Matter in Layers of Semiconductors Could Advance Quantum Computing

Researchers show a superlattice embedded with nanodots may be immune from dissipating energy to the environment, a finding that could benefit quantum computing....

Eye-Tracking VR Technology to Make MRI a New Experience
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Eye-Tracking VR Technology to Make MRI a New Experience

Magnetic resonance imaging scans could become less stressful for patients, thanks to a novel interactive virtual reality system.

NASA Struggles to Restore Aging Payload Computer on Hubble Space Telescope
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NASA Struggles to Restore Aging Payload Computer on Hubble Space Telescope

NASA may have to resort to the backup system.
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