In the biggest overhaul of the international system of units since 1875, countries have voted to redefine four basic units of measurement—the ampere, the kilogram...Nature From ACM News | November 16, 2018
We are all, quite literally, made of star dust. Many of the chemicals that compose our planet and our bodies were formed directly by stars.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA From ACM News | November 16, 2018
Germany plans to invest more than 3 billion euros ($3.39 million) by 2025 to beef up its artificial intelligence capabilities and appoint 100 professors to lecture...Reuters From ACM News | November 16, 2018
In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua,' the first known interstellar object to visit our solar...Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA From ACM News | November 15, 2018
Smoke filled the cabin as the Boeing 747 plunged towards snow-covered mountains in southern Alaska. All four engines had shut down, and it took the pilots eight...Nature From ACM News | November 15, 2018
Social media companies are struggling to contain new forms of political misinformation on their platforms that bubbled up during this year's midterm elections.
...The Hill From ACM News | November 12, 2018
The US now can claim the top two machines on a list of the 500 fastest supercomputers, as Sierra, an IBM machine for nuclear weapons research at Lawrence Livermore...CNET From ACM News | November 12, 2018
I'm a simple person. To me, a computer consists of three parts: data that goes in and out, operations that modify the data, and storage that holds the data.
Ars Technica From ACM News | November 9, 2018
It was five years ago this month that ESA's GOCE gravity-mapping satellite finally gave way to gravity, but its results are still yielding buried treasure—giving...European Space Agency From ACM News | November 8, 2018
After decades of neglect, hellish and cloud-enveloped Venus—sometimes called Earth's evil twin—is a world ready and waiting for renewed exploration.
Scientific American From ACM News | November 7, 2018
Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them,...The Associated Press From ACM News | November 7, 2018
Wi-Fi fills our world with radio waves. In your home, in the office, and increasingly on city streets, humans are bathed in a constant background field of 2.4-...Technology Review From ACM News | November 6, 2018