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From ACM NewsDavid Geer Commissioned by CACM Staff| June 23, 2022
An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.
Despite widespread speculation, nothing beyond what Steve Jobs announced last week is known about the A4 chip at the heart of the Apple iPad.
Jobs described the...Technology Review From ACM News | February 3, 2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Pablo Parrilo has developed a set of techniques that makes it easier to understand nonlinear systems. Parrilo uses...MIT News From ACM TechNews | February 3, 2010
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and the Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf have described the electrical resistance and current...Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany) From ACM TechNews | February 3, 2010
Looking like a robotic mule, the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) being developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will carry 400 pounds of equipment...Defense Industry Daily From ACM News | February 2, 2010
Being hacked by a robot requires much less hardware than I expected. There’s no need for virtual-reality goggles or 3D holograms. There are no skullcaps studded...Popular Mechanics From ACM News | February 1, 2010
Princeton University researchers have developed power-generating rubber films that can harness natural body movements such as breathing and walking to power electronic...Princeton Engineering News From ACM TechNews | February 1, 2010
Researchers from the Institute for Theoretical Science at the Graz University of Technology are creating a new generation of neuro-computers based on learning mechanisms...Graz University of Technology (Austria) From ACM TechNews | February 1, 2010
The situation was desperate for the Denver Broncos. On the first Sunday of the National Football League’s 2009 season, with only 28 seconds left in the game, they...Wired From ACM News | February 1, 2010
In computing, the vision always precedes the reality by a decade or more. The pattern has held true from the personal computer to the Internet, as it takes time...The New York Times From ACM News | February 1, 2010
Researchers in the Electro-Optics Center Materials Division at Penn State have produced 100-mm diameter graphene wafers, a key milestone in the development of graphene...Penn State Materials Research Institute From ACM News | February 1, 2010
Supercomputing has helped astrophysicists create massive models of the universe, but such simulations remain out of reach for many in the United States and around...Space.com From ACM News | January 29, 2010
The young woman seated next to us at the sushi bar exuded a vaguely exotic air; her looks and style, we thought, made it likely that she was not American born.
...The New York Times From ACM News | January 28, 2010
Think that turning off cookies and turning on private browsing makes you invisible on the web? Think again.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has launched...WebMonkey From ACM News | January 28, 2010
An innovative computational technique that draws on statistics, imaging, and other disciplines has the capability to detect errors in sensitive technological systems...niversity Corporation for Atmospheric Research From ACM News | January 28, 2010
Almost three decades ago, Richard Feynman — known popularly as much for his bongo drumming and pranks as for his brilliant insights into physics — told an electrified...Wired From ACM News | January 28, 2010
A Texas Tech University economist Miaomiao Wang has found that a fairly simple networking formula could increase the odds that policymakers will fund dynamic and...Texas Tech niversity From ACM News | January 28, 2010
Apple has been granted a patent for a multi-touch display that can sense when and where a finger is near the screen. The patent was one of 13 granted to Apple,U...NetworkWorld From ACM News | January 27, 2010
One of the trickiest problems in cyber security is trying to figure who’s really behind an attack. Darpa, the Pentagon agency that created the Internet, is trying...Wired From ACM News | January 26, 2010
On a Monday morning earlier this month, top Pentagon leaders gathered to simulate how they would respond to a sophisticated cyberattack aimed at paralyzing the...The New York Times From ACM News | January 26, 2010
Research scientists from the Technion-Israel institute of Technology have made a breakthrough that could revolutionize the way broadband signals are sampled, recorded...American Technion Society From ACM News | January 26, 2010