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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.
The race is on to build the world's first meaningful quantum computer—one that can deliver the technology's long-promised ability to help scientists do things like...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | May 31, 2018
When The Economist called Stanford Ovshinsky "the Edison of our age," the name might have been unfamiliar to most people, but the comparison was apt.
Scientific American From ACM Careers | May 18, 2018
Neuroscientists today know a lot about how individual neurons operate but remarkably little about how large numbers of them work together to produce thoughts, feelings...Scientific American From ACM News | April 2, 2018
It's been just over two years since Caltech astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin made an explosive claim: Based on the orbital motion of objects in the...Scientific American From ACM News | March 22, 2018
A maverick group of astronomers is proposing to radically reshape one of NASA's most successful missions in the modern era, the New Horizons probe that flew by...Scientific American From ACM News | March 12, 2018
Researchers who want to predict the behavior of systems governed by quantum mechanics—an electron in an atom, say, or a photon of light traveling through space—typically...Scientific American From ACM News | March 7, 2018
Nature is a master at constructing biological machines and circuits, including the ones that maintain the body's internal clock, copy genes or help cells move.
...Scientific American From ACM News | February 22, 2018
Imagine stepping into a time machine, one that could traverse not only billions of years but also countless light years of space, all in search of life in the universe...Scientific American From ACM News | January 30, 2018
Hundreds of gadget makers and software companies at this week's annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas are staking the success of their newest products...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | January 10, 2018
Researchers are using deep-learning convolutional neural networks to analyze retinal photos to predict a person's blood pressure, age, and smoking status.
Scientific American From ACM TechNews | January 8, 2018
Brain-controlled prosthetic devices have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of people with limited mobility resulting from injury or disease.
Scientific American From ACM News | December 28, 2017
To participate in today's global economy, ordinary people must accept an asymmetrical bargain: their lives are transparent to states, banks and corporations, whereas...Scientific American From ACM News | December 15, 2017
Ever since its discovery in mid-October as it passed by Earth already outbound from our solar system, the mysterious object dubbed 'Oumuamua (Hawaiian for "first...Scientific American From ACM News | December 11, 2017
A macaque monkey sat in front of a computer. A yellow square—the target—appeared in the periphery on the left side of the screen. After a few seconds delay, a second...Scientific American From ACM News | December 1, 2017