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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.

MIT Develops New Programming Language for High-Performance Computers
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MIT Develops New Programming Language for High-Performance Computers

With a tensor language prototype, "speed and correctness do not have to compete … they can go together, hand-in-hand."

AI Can Analyze Eye Scans To Identify Risk of Heart Attack
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AI Can Analyze Eye Scans To Identify Risk of Heart Attack

The system—which has 70% to 80% accuracy—predicts if patients are at risk of a heart attack over the next year.

Machine Learning AI Can Predict COVID-19 Survival From Single Blood Test
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Machine Learning AI Can Predict COVID-19 Survival From Single Blood Test

Levels of 14 proteins in the blood of critically ill COVID-19 patients are associated with survival.

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.

Measuring Trust in AI
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Measuring Trust in AI

Researchers find public trust in AI varies greatly depending on the application.

A Novel Machine Learning Algorithm Allows for Efficient and Accurate Verification of Quantum Devices
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A Novel Machine Learning Algorithm Allows for Efficient and Accurate Verification of Quantum Devices

The new tool tool could make verifying the behavior of quantum devices a more efficient and precise undertaking than it is at present.

Busted for Not Social Distancing by a COVID-19 Mobile Surveillance Robot
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Busted for Not Social Distancing by a COVID-19 Mobile Surveillance Robot

Surveillance robot could help reduce disease spread and also aid contact tracing.

'Logic Gate' Paves Way for Nanoscale Computers To Treat Cancer and Other Diseases
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'Logic Gate' Paves Way for Nanoscale Computers To Treat Cancer and Other Diseases

The team's logic gate comprised two sensor domains designed to respond to two inputs—light and the drug rapamycin.

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.

Deep Learning AI Explained: Neural Networks
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Deep Learning AI Explained: Neural Networks

Ballyhooed artificial-intelligence technique known as "deep learning" revives 70-year-old idea.

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....

Supercomputer Helps Protect Earth From Space Storms
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Supercomputer Helps Protect Earth From Space Storms

University of Michigan researchers used Frontera supercomputer to improve a space weather forecasting system.

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.
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