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From ACM NewsSandrine Ceurstemont Commissioned by CACM Staff| November 24, 2020
An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.
New termite colonies are founded on windless evenings, at dusk, after the rain. Most termites have neither eyes nor wings, but every mature colony has a caste of...The New Yorker From ACM News | October 1, 2018
China might be at loggerheads with the United States over trade, but it is calling for a friendlier approach to the development of artificial intelligence.
Technology Review From ACM News | September 28, 2018
This year, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) turned 60. To celebrate, DARPA held a conference in Washington, D.C. One of the highlights...IEEE Spectrum From ACM News | September 27, 2018
A few years ago—the company won't say exactly when—some engineers at Apple began to think the iPhone's camera could be made smarter using newly powerful machine...Wired From ACM News | September 26, 2018
Biophysicist Adam Cohen was strolling around San Francisco, California, in 2010, when a telephone call caught him by surprise. "We have a signal," said the caller...Nature From ACM News | September 25, 2018
Researchers have discovered a physical phenomenon in how semiconductor nanoparticles interact with light when under the influence of an electric field.
IEEE Spectrum From ACM TechNews | September 25, 2018
A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear...The Associated Press From ACM News | September 24, 2018
A typical desk globe is designed to be a geometric sphere and to rotate smoothly when you spin it. Our actual planet is far less perfect—in both shape and in rotation...Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA From ACM News | September 21, 2018
High-speed 5G networks could lead to big changes in how we use our mobile phones, allowing us to enjoy virtual reality on-the-go, interactive live broadcasts, and...BBC News From ACM News | September 20, 2018
A team from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology has developed a topological photonic chip to process quantum information, a breakthrough that could serve...Scimex From ACM TechNews | September 19, 2018
Researchers have demonstrated that antiferromagnetic iron oxide, the main component of rust, is an inexpensive and promising material to transport information with...Johannes Gutenberg niversity of Mainz From ACM TechNews | September 19, 2018
Upload your latest holiday photos to Facebook, and there's a chance they'll end up stored in Prineville, Oregon, a small town where the firm has built three giant...Nature From ACM News | September 17, 2018
Hadeel Ayoub slips a black glove onto her hand before beginning the swish of sign language that is meaningless to the untrained observer. Then she pushes a button...The Associated Press From ACM News | September 17, 2018
Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It's been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the "ordinary" matter...Quanta Magazine From ACM News | September 17, 2018
Flying insects like bees, dragonflies, and fruit flies can perform impressive aerodynamic feats, particularly when seeking to evade predators or the swatting motion...Ars Technica From ACM News | September 14, 2018