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Australian Researchers Reveal Graphene 3D Display Tech
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Australian Researchers Reveal Graphene 3D Display Tech

Graphene is at the center of a new technique for creating three-dimensional (3D) holographic displays featured in films such as "Star Wars" and "Avatar."

Google Algorithm Busts Captcha With 99.8 Percent Accuracy
From ACM TechNews

Google Algorithm Busts Captcha With 99.8 Percent Accuracy

The algorithm used by Google's Street View team to improve Google Maps also can beat CAPTCHAs with 99.8-percent accuracy. 

Open Data vs. the Flood: How High-Tech Is Helping Venice Deal With High Tides
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Open Data vs. the Flood: How High-Tech Is Helping Venice Deal With High Tides

The Acqualta project in Venice, aims to engage citizens in an effort to monitor flooding in the city's canals using open data and sensor technology. 

From ACM News

Virtualization Moves Closer to the Desktop

Virtual computing has moved closer with the unveiling of a new client-based hypervisor that allows users to run multiple virtual machines on a single laptop.
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