When physicists puzzle out the workings of some new part of nature, that knowledge can be used to build devices that do amazing things--airplanes that fly, radios...Scientific American From ACM News | April 28, 2010
More than a year after being launched by hackers on a campaign to infect computers running Microsoft Windows, the Conficker worm's effects are still being felt....Scientific American From ACM News | February 4, 2010
Swarm intelligence is a branch of artificial intelligence that attempts to get computers and robots to mimic the highly efficient behavior of colony insects such...Scientific American From ACM News | January 13, 2010
When Nintendo's Wii game console debuted in November 2006, its motion-sensing handheld "Wiimotes" got players off the couch and onto their feet.
Now Microsoft...Scientific American From ACM News | January 8, 2010
The push to develop the Semantic Web recently received fresh support through a National Science Foundation grant, which has been awarded to researchers at Rensselaer...Scientific American From ACM TechNews | November 16, 2009
Supercomputers have long been an indispensable, albeit expensive, tool for researchers who need to make sense of vast amounts of data. One way that researchers...Scientific American From ACM News | October 19, 2009
Retailers are using robots to help warehouse workers find fast-selling products more quickly. The robots, built by Kiva Systems, are programmed with maps of the...Scientific American From ACM TechNews | January 5, 2009