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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


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Recent Research Tackles the Complexity of Self-Awareness

Researchers at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid's School of Computing are using modular neural networks to model cognitive functions related to awareness and...

A New Step Towards Quantum Computers
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A New Step Towards Quantum Computers

Researchers from Dortmound, St. Petersburg, Washington, and the Rurh-Universitaet-Bochum (RUB) in Germany have succeeded in aligning electron spin. The researchers...

Mathematical System Helps to Cut Bus Journey Times
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Mathematical System Helps to Cut Bus Journey Times

Researchers from the University of Burgos (UBU) have used heuristic algorithms and the "taboo search" method to improve bus service in Burgos, Spain. The approach...

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Acm Awards Recognize Innovators Who Solve Real World Problems

ACM has announced the winners of five prestigious awards honoring innovations in computing technology that benefit society through their profound impact on the...

ACM Turing Award Goes to Creator of Influential Innovations in Computer Software Design
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ACM Turing Award Goes to Creator of Influential Innovations in Computer Software Design

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named Barbara Liskov of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) the winner of the 2008 ACM A.M. Turing...

From ACM TechNews

Swedish Research Can Make Super Mario More Realistic

Thomas Larsson, a researcher at Sweden's Malardalen University, has developed a new approach for calculating collisions involving animated objects in computer games...

Researchers Discover a Potential On-Off Switch For Nanoelectronics
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Researchers Discover a Potential On-Off Switch For Nanoelectronics

Berkeley Lab News CenterResearchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Columbia University have demonstrated that electrical...

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Excited Atoms Advance Quantum Computing

National Science FoundationThe dream of quantum computing has come a step closer to reality through National Science Foundation-funded research into atomic manipulation...

The Evolution of Virtualization
From Communications of the ACM

The Evolution of Virtualization

Virtualization is moving out of the data center and making inroads with mobile computing, security, and software delivery.

From ACM TechNews

Nsf Looking For Wicked Cool Visual and Data Analysis Algorithms

The National Science Foundation (NSF) wants to develop highly interpretive mathematical and computational algorithms and techniques to help the U.S. government...

Collaboration of Soloists Makes the Best Science
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Collaboration of Soloists Makes the Best Science

For the success of a major research university, which is better: large, well-funded laboratory empires with many investigators working toward the same end, or the...

From ACM TechNews

Quantum Computers Could Excel in Modeling Chemical Reactions

Quantum computers could potentially improve upon the capabilities of conventional computers in modeling and predicting complex chemical reactions, according to...

From ACM TechNews

Berkeley Lab Team Wins Special ACM Gordon Bell Prize For Algorithm Innovation

ACM's Gordon Bell Prize for special achievement in high performance computing has been won by a team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence...

The Limits of Computability
From Communications of the ACM

The Limits of Computability

Computational complexity and intractability may help scientists better understand how humans process information and make decisions.

Green Computing
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Green Computing

Are you ready for a personal energy meter?

Clean Elections
From Communications of the ACM

Clean Elections

With end-to-end auditable voting, a voter can verify whether his or her vote was tallied correctly and whether all of the votes were properly tabulated.
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