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.


NASA Tests Managing Drones in Cities
From ACM TechNews

NASA Tests Managing Drones in Cities

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration has initiated the last stage of a four-year project to develop a national drone traffic management system...

5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into Chaos
From ACM TechNews

5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into Chaos

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials are concerned that 5G wireless phones could interfere with weather forecasts.

Molecular Landscaping
From ACM TechNews

Molecular Landscaping

Researchers are pursuing promising drug candidates via supercomputing to differentiate candidate molecules' protein-binding ability.

GM Gives All Its Vehicles a New Soul
From ACM TechNews

GM Gives All Its Vehicles a New Soul

A new electronic platform from General Motors is envisioned as the linchpin of the automaker's future, enabling the function of almost all its cars' digital systems...

States Turn to Drones to Predict Avalanches, Spot Wildlife
From ACM TechNews

States Turn to Drones to Predict Avalanches, Spot Wildlife

Public transportation agencies in nearly every state are using drones, according to a recent American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials...

How ­sable Is VR?
From ACM TechNews

How ­sable Is VR?

Patrick Harms at the University of Gottingen in Germany has designed an automated process for evaluating the usability of virtual reality.

­.S. Postal Service Testing Self-Driving Trucks
From ACM TechNews

­.S. Postal Service Testing Self-Driving Trucks

The U.S. Postal Service is conducting a pilot study in which self-driving trucks will complete a more-than-1,000-mile mail run between Phoenix and Dallas.

'Spidey Senses' Could Help Autonomous Machines See Better
From ACM TechNews

'Spidey Senses' Could Help Autonomous Machines See Better

Researchers have developed sensors inspired by animals to help autonomous machines navigate in dangerous environments and avoid accidents.

MIT and ­.S. Air Force Sign Agreement to Launch AI Accelerator
From ACM News

MIT and ­.S. Air Force Sign Agreement to Launch AI Accelerator

MIT and the U.S. Air Force have signed an agreement to launch a new program designed to make fundamental advances in artificial intelligence that could improve...

A ­RLephant Emergency?
From ACM News

A ­RLephant Emergency?

Concerns about ensuring website identity and security.

Intel Flaw Lets Hackers Siphon Secrets From Millions of PCs
From ACM TechNews

Intel Flaw Lets Hackers Siphon Secrets From Millions of PCs

Intel and a coalition of security researchers have identified a new vulnerability in Intel's chips which could permit the theft of sensitive data from central processing...

Factory Workers Become Coders as Companies Automate
From ACM TechNews

Factory Workers Become Coders as Companies Automate

Some U.S. manufacturers are offering employees programming and robotics training, as automation sweeps through the industry.

Santa Clara County Redefines 'Street Smart'
From ACM TechNews

Santa Clara County Redefines 'Street Smart'

Santa Clara County, CA, has deployed a smart traffic management system.

Brown Researcher Teaches Robots Handwriting, Drawing
From ACM TechNews

Brown Researcher Teaches Robots Handwriting, Drawing

A new algorithm gives robots handwriting and drawing capability, in a step toward machines that can communicate and collaborate more seamlessly with humans.

Waymo and Lyft Partner to Scale Self-Driving Robotaxi Service in Phoenix
From ACM TechNews

Waymo and Lyft Partner to Scale Self-Driving Robotaxi Service in Phoenix

Technology developer Waymo and ride-hailing company Lyft have partnered to deploy driverless vehicles for Lyft's robotaxi service in Phoenix, AZ.

Welcome the Plants That Move on their Own
From ACM News

Welcome the Plants That Move on their Own

Exploring the potential of plant-robot hybrids that can produce architectural artifacts and living spaces.

For the First Time, Engineers Measure Accuracy of 2 Qubits in Silicon--and It Works
From ACM TechNews

For the First Time, Engineers Measure Accuracy of 2 Qubits in Silicon--and It Works

Researchers have quantified the accuracy of two-quantum-bit operations in silicon, in another step toward reliable quantum computing.

Robots Thrive in the Forest on Jobs Humans Find Too Boring
From ACM TechNews

Robots Thrive in the Forest on Jobs Humans Find Too Boring

Sweden's forest companies are embracing technology to cut costs and boost profits, while freeing employees from mundane tasks.

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology
From ACM TechNews

San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Technology

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has banned the use of facial recognition technology for surveillance purposes by police and other agencies in the city.

Scientists in China Develop ­ltra-Long Range AI Camera
From ACM TechNews

Scientists in China Develop ­ltra-Long Range AI Camera

Researchers in China have developed camera technology that can render human sized-subjects from up to 28 miles away.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account