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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.


This Year's 8 Smartest ­i Design Ideas
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This Year's 8 Smartest ­i Design Ideas

When your family gathered for the holidays this year, did you take note of the technology everyone was using?

Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web
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Bots Now Outnumber Humans on the Web

Diogo Mónica once wrote a short computer script that gave him a secret weapon in the war for San Francisco dinner reservations.

Data From Our Wearables Is Now Courtroom Fodder
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Data From Our Wearables Is Now Courtroom Fodder

Courtrooms typically lag in technological innovation.

An Interface For Tracking Botnets That's Fit For a Sci-Fi Starship
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An Interface For Tracking Botnets That's Fit For a Sci-Fi Starship

What do you get when you ask a bunch of digital artists to dream up a state-of-the-art tool for fighting cybercrime?

The Last Astronauts to Fly to Hubble Talk About Their Wild Mission
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The Last Astronauts to Fly to Hubble Talk About Their Wild Mission

On a sunny afternoon in May, 2009, seven astronauts strapped themselves into the space shuttle Atlantis and rocketed toward the heavens.

A Googler's Quest to Teach Machines How to ­nderstand Emotions
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A Googler's Quest to Teach Machines How to ­nderstand Emotions

Quoc Le sees the world as a series of numbers.

Google Can Now Tell You're Not a Robot With Just One Click
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Google Can Now Tell You're Not a Robot With Just One Click

When Alan Turing first conceived of the Turing Test in 1947, he suggested that a computer program’s resemblance to a human mind could be gauged by making it answer...

What's Next For the Rosetta Mission and Comet Exploration
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What's Next For the Rosetta Mission and Comet Exploration

Somewhere dark and icy on a comet 320 million miles away, the history-making, comet-bouncing Philae spacecraft is sleeping.

What's Next For the Rosetta Mission and Comet Exploration
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What's Next For the Rosetta Mission and Comet Exploration

Somewhere dark and icy on a comet 320 million miles away, the history-making, comet-bouncing Philae spacecraft is sleeping.

The $11m Tool That Could Help Computers Write Their Own Code
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The $11m Tool That Could Help Computers Write Their Own Code

Nowadays, if you start typing something into Google, it tries to guess what you’re looking for.

How Gravity Explains Why Time Never Runs Backward
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How Gravity Explains Why Time Never Runs Backward

We can't avoid the passing of time, even at the DMV, where time seems to come to a standstill.

Google Developing a Pill That Would Detect Cancer and Other Diseases
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Google Developing a Pill That Would Detect Cancer and Other Diseases

Google is attempting to develop a pill that would send microscopic particles into the bloodstream in an effort to identify cancers, imminent heart attacks, and...

This Guy's Quest to Track Every Shot in the Nba Changed Basketball Forever
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This Guy's Quest to Track Every Shot in the Nba Changed Basketball Forever

As a kid, Kirk Goldsberry was a rabid basketball fan. But this was the 1980s, and living near Penn State meant his house wasn't quite close enough to Philadelphia...

This Incredible Oculus Sim Lets Soccer Players Relive Games
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This Incredible Oculus Sim Lets Soccer Players Relive Games

For many athletes, watching game film is a necessary chore.

Hackers Gather For Cyberwar in an Intense 48-Hour Sim
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Hackers Gather For Cyberwar in an Intense 48-Hour Sim

Locked Shields is among the world's preeminent cyber attack simulations.

The Physics of Fake Videos
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The Physics of Fake Videos

Was that awesome video real or fake? How could you tell?

The ­npatchable Malware That Infects ­sbs Is Now on the Loose
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The ­npatchable Malware That Infects ­sbs Is Now on the Loose

It's been just two months since researcher Karsten Nohl demonstrated an attack he called BadUSB to a standing-room-only crowd at the Black Hat security conference...

Nasa Invents a Folding Solar Panel Inspired By Origami
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Nasa Invents a Folding Solar Panel Inspired By Origami

Twenty years ago Brian Trease was a high school exchange student in Japan.

The Man Who Will Build Google's Elusive Quantum Computer
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The Man Who Will Build Google's Elusive Quantum Computer

John Martinis is one of the world's foremost experts on quantum computing, a growing field of science that aims to process information at super high speeds using...

Realistic Robo-Hawks Designed to Fly Around and Terrorize Real Birds
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Realistic Robo-Hawks Designed to Fly Around and Terrorize Real Birds

Birds are nice enough, unless you work at places like airports, farms, and landfills, in which case they’re the sworn enemy.
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