Researchers in Chicago and London have developed a method for controlling the properties of magnets that could be used to improve the storage capacity of next-generation...University of Chicago From ACM News | February 9, 2010
A SWARM of "smart dust" spacecraft, positioned at a sweet spot between the Earth and the sun, could alert us to the approach of dangerous space storms well before...New Scientist From ACM News | February 9, 2010
Big-name companies increasingly recognize the importance of discussions about their products on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. But keeping track...Technology Review From ACM News | February 9, 2010
Over the last few years, scientists have discovered hundreds of genetic variants linked to disease. But the vast majority of that research has focused on people...Technology Review From ACM News | February 8, 2010
LET'S face it: power cables are unsightly dust-traps. PCs, TVs and music players are becoming slicker every year, but the nest of vipers in the corner of everyAn...New Scientist From ACM News | February 8, 2010
Google engineers are working on a translator for Google Android smartphones to convert one language into another quickly enough to allow speakers without a common...Wired From ACM News | February 8, 2010
The National Science Foundation and the Microsoft Corporation have agreed to offer American scientific researchers free access to the company’s new cloud computing...The New York Times From ACM News | February 5, 2010
Engineers from NASA and General Motors have jointly developed what they tout as "the world's most dexterous robot" called "Robonaut2" to supplement human activity...MSNBC From ACM News | February 4, 2010
More than a year after being launched by hackers on a campaign to infect computers running Microsoft Windows, the Conficker worm's effects are still being felt....Scientific American From ACM News | February 4, 2010
The world's largest Internet search company and the world's most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecurity.
Under...The Washington Post From ACM News | February 4, 2010
count likely knows that police can peek inside it if they have a paper search warrant.
But cybercrime investigators are frustrated by the speed of traditionalone...CNET From ACM News | February 3, 2010
The China-U.S. diplomatic spat over cyberattacks on Google has highlighted the growing significance of the Internet as a theater of combat.
Deputy Defense Secretary...Time From ACM News | February 3, 2010
Despite widespread speculation, nothing beyond what Steve Jobs announced last week is known about the A4 chip at the heart of the Apple iPad.
Jobs described the...Technology Review From ACM News | February 3, 2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Pablo Parrilo has developed a set of techniques that makes it easier to understand nonlinear systems. Parrilo uses...MIT News From ACM TechNews | February 3, 2010
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and the Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf have described the electrical resistance and current...Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany) From ACM TechNews | February 3, 2010
Looking like a robotic mule, the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) being developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will carry 400 pounds of equipment...Defense Industry Daily From ACM News | February 2, 2010
Being hacked by a robot requires much less hardware than I expected. There’s no need for virtual-reality goggles or 3D holograms. There are no skullcaps studded...Popular Mechanics From ACM News | February 1, 2010
Princeton University researchers have developed power-generating rubber films that can harness natural body movements such as breathing and walking to power electronic...Princeton Engineering News From ACM TechNews | February 1, 2010
Researchers from the Institute for Theoretical Science at the Graz University of Technology are creating a new generation of neuro-computers based on learning mechanisms...Graz University of Technology (Austria) From ACM TechNews | February 1, 2010
The situation was desperate for the Denver Broncos. On the first Sunday of the National Football League’s 2009 season, with only 28 seconds left in the game, they...Wired From ACM News | February 1, 2010