Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Plans Launched to Boost Digital Skills for Adults
From ACM TechNews

Plans Launched to Boost Digital Skills for Adults

The U.K. government will offer free courses to thousands of adults to improve their digital skills.

Exhibition Explores Human Connection in a Virtual World
From ACM TechNews

Exhibition Explores Human Connection in a Virtual World

The University of Alberta has launched a multimedia art exhibit called "Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Technology."

Geomagnetic Jerks Finally Reproduced, Explained
From ACM TechNews

Geomagnetic Jerks Finally Reproduced, Explained

Researchers have created a computer model that explains anomalies in the Earth's magnetic field.  

Francine Berman Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
From ACM TechNews

Francine Berman Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Francine Berman of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners
From ACM TechNews

In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners

Doctors are using a hand-held ultrasound scanner to provide medical imaging to residents of remote African villages.

Mapping the World in 3D Will Let Us Paint Streets With Augmented Reality
From ACM TechNews

Mapping the World in 3D Will Let Us Paint Streets With Augmented Reality

The U.K. startup Scape provides a visual positioning service that uses global positioning systems and multiple camera images to localize users.

The Robots That Manage the Managers
From ACM TechNews

The Robots That Manage the Managers

New artificial intelligence-driven coaching apps and platforms aim to provide basic training in traditional supervisory skills such as delivering feedback and delegating...

Training Data for Autonomous Driving
From ACM TechNews

Training Data for Autonomous Driving

Understand.ai is a startup launched in Germany to improve and accelerate the labeling of image elements for autonomous driving algorithms.

IARPA Is Investing in AI That Constantly Analyzes Worldwide Satellite Images
From ACM TechNews

IARPA Is Investing in AI That Constantly Analyzes Worldwide Satellite Images

The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity has released a draft solicitation for an analytics tool that can combine satellite images and detect human...

Software Tool Could Provide Answers to Some of Life's Most Intriguing Questions
From ACM TechNews

Software Tool Could Provide Answers to Some of Life's Most Intriguing Questions

A new software tool combines machine learning with digital signal processing to make it possible to definitively answer challenging questions.

An Emerging Threat, Hiding in Plain Sight
From ACM News

An Emerging Threat, Hiding in Plain Sight

Steganography hides information, sometimes right before your eyes.

High-Tech Collision Warnings, No Matter How Smart Your Car Is
From ACM TechNews

High-Tech Collision Warnings, No Matter How Smart Your Car Is

Research suggests older vehicles can be equipped with high-tech systems to make them safer.

VA Looks to 3D-Printing to Improve Veteran Care
From ACM TechNews

VA Looks to 3D-Printing to Improve Veteran Care

A medical team at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is pioneering new ways to use three-dimensional printing.

Army Researchers Identify New Way to Improve Cybersecurity
From ACM TechNews

Army Researchers Identify New Way to Improve Cybersecurity

Scientists may have identified a new technique for strengthening network cybersecurity.

Home Robot Control for People With Disabilities
From ACM TechNews

Home Robot Control for People With Disabilities

Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed an augmented reality interface to help disabled individuals control complex assistive robots.

Transparent Architecture
From ACM TechNews

Transparent Architecture

Researchers have devised software that enables simulations and fine-grained analyses of real estate that can be made accessible to developers, architects, and real...

Cracking the Crypto War
From ACM News

Cracking the Crypto War

Ray Ozzie thinks he has an approach for accessing encrypted devices that attains the impossible: it satisfies both law enforcement and privacy purists.

How WhatsApp, FaceTime and Other Encryption Apps Shaped the Outcome of the Mueller Report
From ACM News

How WhatsApp, FaceTime and Other Encryption Apps Shaped the Outcome of the Mueller Report

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III detailed multiple contacts among Russian operatives and associates of President Trump in the report made public Thursday....

New Algorithm Could Save Thousands of Animals From Toxic Testing
From ACM TechNews

New Algorithm Could Save Thousands of Animals From Toxic Testing

Rutgers University researchers designed an algorithm to test for chemical toxicity to benefit workers, and potentially sparing thousands of animals from being experimental...

Firefighters Had Secret Weapon When Notre Dame Caught Fire: A Robot Named 'Colossus'
From ACM TechNews

Firefighters Had Secret Weapon When Notre Dame Caught Fire: A Robot Named 'Colossus'

Paris firefighters used a 1,100-pound, tank-like robot to mitigate damage to Notre Dame cathedral and prevent the conflagration from spreading further by entering...
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account