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Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere
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Bubbles, Bubbles Everywhere

The activities of tens of thousands of bubbles in foamy flows can be simulated computationally.

How Do You Teach a Goldfish to Drive? First, You Need a Vehicle
From ACM TechNews

How Do You Teach a Goldfish to Drive? First, You Need a Vehicle

Researchers are teaching animals how to drive, in order to understand how experience affects learning and how brains adapt to change.

Where a Thousand Digital Eyes Keep Watch Over the Elderly
From ACM TechNews

Where a Thousand Digital Eyes Keep Watch Over the Elderly

Over 1,000 sensors line the streets of the Itami suburb of Osaka, Japan, as part of an effort to track elderly people with dementia.

As Automakers Add Technology to Cars, Software Bugs Follow
From ACM News

As Automakers Add Technology to Cars, Software Bugs Follow

As automakers add technology to cars, software bugs follow.

Technique Improves AI Ability to Understand 3D Space Using 2D Images
From ACM TechNews

Technique Improves AI Ability to Understand 3D Space Using 2D Images

A new technique uses two-dimensional images to improve the ability of artificial intelligence programs to identify three-dimensional objects.

New Database Reveals How Much Humans Are Messing With Evolution
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New Database Reveals How Much Humans Are Messing With Evolution

Some animals and plants are rapidly adapting to our warming, polluted world. How alarming that is depends on your perspective.

Student-Built Robot Rover on Track to Explore the Moon
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Student-Built Robot Rover on Track to Explore the Moon

Iris, a tiny wheeled robot built by students at Carnegie Mellon University, is expected to be the first uncrewed rover from the U.S. to explore the Moon.

Food-Tracking AI System to Reduce Malnutrition in LTC Homes
From ACM TechNews

Food-Tracking AI System to Reduce Malnutrition in LTC Homes

Researchers have developed a smart system that uses artificial intelligence to track food consumption by residents of long-term care communities.

The New Spy Wars
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The New Spy Wars

A tale about Israel, Pegasus, and the world.
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