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From ACM NewsSamuel Greengard Commissioned by CACM Staff| October 20, 2020
An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.
Each of our brain cells could work like a mini-computer, according to the first recording of electrical activity in human cells at a super-fine level of detail....New Scientist From ACM News | October 24, 2018
Evolution is a trip. On the one hand, it's a seemingly simple mechanism—those best fitted to their environment have more babies, while less fit individuals don't...Wired From ACM News | October 22, 2018
NASA's next Mars rover—the first to gather rock samples meant to come back to Earth—should dream big and visit as many places on the red planet as possible, scientists...Nature From ACM News | October 19, 2018
Three former executives at Google, Tesla and Uber who once raced to be the first to develop self-driving cars have adopted a new strategy: Slow down. And shut up...The Washington Post From ACM Careers | October 19, 2018
In order to achieve the edge computing that people talk about in a host of applications including 5G networks and the Internet of Things (IoT), you need to pack...IEEE Spectrum From ACM News | October 18, 2018
Scientists from Caltech and the University of Quebec have developed the world's fastest camera, which is capable of capturing a record-breaking 10 trillion frames...Newsweeek From ACM News | October 15, 2018
Dozens of employers looking to hire the next generation of tech employees descended on the University of California, Berkeley in September to meet students at an...Reuters From ACM Careers | October 15, 2018
A mixed-reality software that allows scientists and engineers to virtually walk on Mars recently received NASA's 2018 Software of the Year Award.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA From ACM News | October 12, 2018
Genetic sleuthing techniques that led to the arrest of a suspect in the infamous Golden State Killer case this year are set to become vastly more powerful, suggest...Nature From ACM News | October 12, 2018
What are the best two legs for running an obstacle course? One leg that crawls at the knee joint, and one massive leg dragged behind for stability like a kangaroo's...New Scientist From ACM News | October 12, 2018
Philip K. Dick was living a few miles north of San Francisco when he wrote Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which envisioned a world where artificially intelligent...Wired From ACM News | October 11, 2018
Werner Heisenberg won the 1932 Nobel Prize for helping to found the field of quantum mechanics and developing foundational ideas like the Copenhagen interpretation...Ars Technica From ACM News | October 11, 2018