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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.


Drone Carries Human Kidney Over Las Vegas Desert
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Drone Carries Human Kidney Over Las Vegas Desert

Researchers last week announced successful test flights of drones carrying a human organ and tissue in Las Vegas.

Walmart Launches On-Demand Drone Delivery Pilot
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Walmart Launches On-Demand Drone Delivery Pilot

Walmart said it has partnered with end-to-end drone delivery company Flytrex to roll out an on-demand drone delivery pilot program in Fayetteville, NC.

Meet Scout: Amazon Is Taking Its Prime Delivery Robots to the South
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Meet Scout: Amazon Is Taking Its Prime Delivery Robots to the South

Amazon has announced the deployment of its Scout autonomous delivery system to Atlanta, GA, and Franklin, TN, following year-long pilots elsewhere.

Mac Software Threats Climbed 400% in 2019, More Than Microsoft Windows, Report Says
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Mac Software Threats Climbed 400% in 2019, More Than Microsoft Windows, Report Says

A report from cybersecurity company Malwarebytes concluded that Mac computers are more vulnerable to software threats than Microsoft Windows systems.

Google: Race and Gender Gaps Persist in Computer Science Education
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Google: Race and Gender Gaps Persist in Computer Science Education

New research from Google shows that black students are less likely to have computer science classes in school and are less likely to use computers at home even...

These Are the Cities Where Tech Workers Live Largest
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These Are the Cities Where Tech Workers Live Largest

Annual data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics demonstrates the value of an education in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. 

Forget the Robots--Here Come the Geminoids!
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Forget the Robots--Here Come the Geminoids!

Last weekend's South by Southwest Interactive Festival was a showcase for many types of robots.

Why Women Won't Code Is Topic of New Documentary
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Why Women Won't Code Is Topic of New Documentary

Film director Robin Hauser Reynolds was inspired to create her new documentary about the gender gap in computer science by the experience of her daughter. 

Virtual Reality Is Coming to Sex, Sports, and Facebook
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Virtual Reality Is Coming to Sex, Sports, and Facebook

Technologists predict virtual reality technology will evolve to the point that it will be embedded in practically all aspects of human activity. 

Tech Jobs: Minorities Have Degrees, but Don't Get Hired
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Tech Jobs: Minorities Have Degrees, but Don't Get Hired

Top universities graduate minority computer science and engineering students at twice the rate that leading technology companies hire them, according to USA Today...

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on Tech's Diversity Gap
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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on Tech's Diversity Gap

In an interview, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg says it is crucial for the technology industry to become more diverse. 

No Boys Allowed: Girls Who Code Takes on Gender Gap
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No Boys Allowed: Girls Who Code Takes on Gender Gap

The nonprofit Girls Who Code's summer program has grown from 20 girls in one classroom in 2012 to 380 girls in classrooms at 16 companies across the country.

Obama Creates Climate Tool With Google, Others
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Obama Creates Climate Tool With Google, Others

The White House has announced its Climate Data Initiative, through which it will partner with organizations to create tools to help communities adapt to climate...

Tech Giants Are Countering Government Spying
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Tech Giants Are Countering Government Spying

Technology firms such as Microsoft, Google, Twitter, and Facebook are investing in  security technology to thwart U.S. government surveillance of their computer...

Foreign Firms Troll For Tech Grads
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Foreign Firms Troll For Tech Grads

Foreign technology companies, many of which are led by foreign-born tech workers who left the U.S. due to visa issues, increasingly are recruiting some of the U...

'Synthetic Biology' Holds Promise, But Vigilance Needed
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'Synthetic Biology' Holds Promise, But Vigilance Needed

Far more promise than peril lurks in "synthetic biology," the emerging technology of man-made life, a presidential panel reports yesterday.

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New Cybersecurity Degree Program Designed to Fill Workforce Needs

The University of Maryland University College is reporting robust response to a first-of-its kind cybersecurity degree program scheduled to commence this fall.

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Wanted: Young Cyberexperts to Defend Internet

The federal government, education officials and giant military contractors are collaborating to recruit a new class of tech professional specifically trained...
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