Daniel A. Spielman and colleague Shang-hua Teng solved the mystery of the Simplex Method using a technique called smoothed analysis…
From ACM NewsAllyn Jackson Commissioned by CACM Staff| January 31, 2023
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Firefighting robots can enter buildings that human firefighters cannot. Researchers are working to develop firefighting robots that can make decisions autonomously...Scientific American From ACM TechNews | November 3, 2021
The footprint-identification technique uses software to track black rhinoceros' movements via smartphone-recorded footprints, in order to protect the animals from...Scientific American From ACM TechNews | December 16, 2020
A new study incorporates a mathematical model that predicts protein sites on viruses that might be particularly susceptible to disabling treatments.
Scientific American From ACM TechNews | May 20, 2020
You already have a lot to worry about. Climate change, fake news, inequality, the stability of democracy. But I feel obliged to point out yet another threat: soldiers...Scientific American From ACM News | February 12, 2019
Last week at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) the science team of NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission presented their first findings from the asteroid...Scientific American From ACM News | December 19, 2018
A new algorithm can distinguish between unresponsive wakefulness syndrome and a minimally conscious state through the use of electroencephalographic brainwave...Scientific American From ACM TechNews | December 19, 2018
After snapping the final piece into place with a satisfying "click" she feels through her spacesuit gloves, the astronaut pauses to appreciate the view.
Scientific American From ACM News | December 12, 2018
Behind a thin white veil separating his makeshift lab from joggers at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology indoor track, aerospace engineer Steven Barrett recently...Scientific American From ACM News | November 21, 2018
After decades of neglect, hellish and cloud-enveloped Venus—sometimes called Earth's evil twin—is a world ready and waiting for renewed exploration.
Scientific American From ACM News | November 7, 2018
For voters around the world, including the millions of Americans who will cast ballots in the midterms up to and on November 6, an election is democracy in action—an...Scientific American From ACM News | October 30, 2018