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'Space Fabric' Links Fashion and Engineering
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'Space Fabric' Links Fashion and Engineering

Raul Polit Casillas grew up around fabrics. His mother is a fashion designer in Spain, and, at a young age, he was intrigued by how materials are used for design...

Find Out If a Robot Will Take Your Job 
From ACM Careers

Find Out If a Robot Will Take Your Job 

At a community college in upstate New York, 12 cafeteria workers recently learned that they will lose their jobs—and be replaced by self-serve machines.

Pattern Discovery Over Pattern Recognition: A New Way for Computers to See
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Pattern Discovery Over Pattern Recognition: A New Way for Computers to See

Researchers are designing machine-learning systems to enable supercomputers to identify large-scale atmospheric structures in climate data.

Motor Neurons Adjust to Control Tasks
From ACM TechNews

Motor Neurons Adjust to Control Tasks

Researchers have found that motor cortical neurons optimally adjust how they encode movements in a task-specific manner.

Cyber Threat Info Sharing Made Easier
From ACM TechNews

Cyber Threat Info Sharing Made Easier

The next iteration of the Structured Threat Information eXchange machine-to-machine cyberthreat information-sharing language is nearing completion.

Researchers Harness Heat to Power Computers
From ACM TechNews

Researchers Harness Heat to Power Computers

Researchers say they have developed a nano-thermal-mechanical device that could help computers use heat as an alternative energy source.

Internet Atlas Maps the Physical Internet to Enhance Security
From ACM TechNews

Internet Atlas Maps the Physical Internet to Enhance Security

Researchers say they have developed the first-ever detailed worldwide map of the Internet.

Could the US Take Out North Korea's Missiles Before Launch?
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Could the US Take Out North Korea's Missiles Before Launch?

A failed missile launch in North Korea Sunday has brought renewed attention to reports that the United States is trying to degrade North Korea's missile capabilities...

Introducing 'Operator 4.0,' a tech-augmented human worker
From ACM Opinion

Introducing 'Operator 4.0,' a tech-augmented human worker

The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived.

Can a Supercomputing Algorithm Kill Gerrymandering?
From ACM TechNews

Can a Supercomputing Algorithm Kill Gerrymandering?

A new supercomputing algorithm can determine whether state legislative districts have been unfairly drawn, with the potential of reshaping U.S. electoral politics...

Deep Learning Tells Giraffes From Gazelles in the Serengeti
From ACM TechNews

Deep Learning Tells Giraffes From Gazelles in the Serengeti

Researchers used a database of 3.2 million photos to train a deep-learning system to distinguish between 48 animal species.

Scientists Develop a Novel Algorithm Inspired by Bee Colonies to Help Dismantling Criminal Social Networks
From ACM TechNews

Scientists Develop a Novel Algorithm Inspired by Bee Colonies to Help Dismantling Criminal Social Networks

Researchers have developed an algorithm designed to counter both physical and virtual threats to social networks.

Smart Healthcare Uses Stats to Spot a Stumble
From ACM TechNews

Smart Healthcare Uses Stats to Spot a Stumble

Researchers have developed a statistical scheme that detects when senior citizens or others need help after falling.

Machine Learning Storms Into Climate Research
From ACM TechNews

Machine Learning Storms Into Climate Research

Climate change researchers are aggressively pushing for the incorporation of machine learning within their field.

How YouTube's Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media
From ACM Careers

How YouTube's Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media

At the age of 21, David Pakman started a little Massachusetts community radio talk program.

Tool Checks Computer Architectures, Reveals Flaws in Emerging Design
From ACM TechNews

Tool Checks Computer Architectures, Reveals Flaws in Emerging Design

Researchers at Princeton University have discovered a series of errors in the RISC-V instruction specification that are leading to changes in the new system.

'Indistinguishable Photons' Could Unleash Quantum Computing
From ACM TechNews

'Indistinguishable Photons' Could Unleash Quantum Computing

Researchers have developed a new way to generate indistinguishable photons.

Explained: Neural Networks
From ACM TechNews

Explained: Neural Networks

Deep learning is a new name for the neural-networking approach to artificial intelligence.

Locking Out the Hackers
From ACM News

Locking Out the Hackers

New hardware, services are aimed at identifying malware before it has the chance to execute.
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