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
An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.
Several Silicon Valley startups are developing technology that can be applied to small helicopters and other passenger aircraft to allow for autonomous flight.
...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | September 5, 2018
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft still has 100 million miles to go, but it has taken its first snapshot of the space rock that will be its date for New Year's Day...The New York Times From ACM News | August 30, 2018
With gentle pulses from gigantic lasers, scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California transformed hydrogen into droplets of shiny liquid metal...The New York Times From ACM News | August 16, 2018
When you're browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch—or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are.
The New York Times From ACM News | August 14, 2018
Researchers have developed a rotary actuated dodecahedron sampler, a device for studying soft sea creatures such as jellyfish or squid in their natural habitats...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | July 23, 2018
They perch on poles and glare from streetlamps. Some hang barely visible in the ceiling of the subway, and others seem to stretch out on braced necks and peer into...The New York Times From ACM Opinion | July 16, 2018
It was the smallest bullet you could possibly imagine, a subatomic particle weighing barely more than a thought, and a cosmic blunderbuss, a supermassive black...The New York Times From ACM News | July 12, 2018
When Facebook rolled out facial recognition tools in the European Union this year, it promoted the technology as a way to help people safeguard their online identities...The New York Times From ACM News | July 11, 2018
U.K. researchers have created a virtual reality environment that allows biochemists studying a molecule to perform tasks nearly 10 times faster than on a screen...The New York Times From ACM TechNews | July 6, 2018
When you step off the train here and walk into the city square outside the railway station, you will not see the spires of King's College Chapel or the turrets...The New York Times From ACM Careers | July 5, 2018
Computer scientists at Stanford University and Google have created technology that can track time down to 100 billionths of a second. It could be just what Wall...The New York Times From ACM News | June 29, 2018
For Anthony Nighswander, rock-bottom unemployment is both a headache and an opportunity. For businesses and workers, it could be the key to reversing one of the...The New York Times From ACM Careers | June 28, 2018
America is now home to the world's speediest supercomputer. But the new list of the 500 swiftest machines underlines how much faster China is building them.
The New York Times From ACM News | June 27, 2018