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May 2022


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ACM Elects Yannis Ioannidis as President

ACM Elects Yannis Ioannidis as President

Ioannidis serves on the ACM Digital Library Board, is faculty advisor of his university's ACM Student Chapter, and will chair the ACM Europe Council Working Group on summer schools.


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AI Predicts Potential Nutrient Deficiencies from Space

AI Predicts Potential Nutrient Deficiencies from Space

Geographic areas with populations at high risk of micronutrient deficiencies can be identified using publicly available satellite data and artificial intelligence.


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Could Contact Lenses Be the Ultimate Computer Screen?

Could Contact Lenses Be the Ultimate Computer Screen?

Saratoga, CA-based Mojo is one of a number of companies currently testing smart contact lens products.


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Smart Dissolving Pacemaker Communicates with Body-Area Sensor, Control Network

Smart Dissolving Pacemaker Communicates with Body-Area Sensor, Control Network

Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine

Northwestern University scientists have unveiled a smart version of a transient pacemaker, which dissolves when it is no longer needed, mated to a coordinated ‘body-area network”…


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Highest Paying Jobs with a Computer Science Degree

Highest Paying Jobs with a Computer Science Degree

Computer science is a broad and rewarding field. Find out the computer science degree salary you can expect depending on your chosen career path.


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Error-Free Quantum Computing Gets Real

Error-Free Quantum Computing Gets Real

The researchers implemented two computational gates on fault-tolerant quantum bits, which are necessary for a universal set of gates.


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Accused of Cheating by an Algorithm, and a Professor She Had Never Met

Accused of Cheating by an Algorithm, and a Professor She Had Never Met

An unsettling glimpse at the digitization of education.


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Algorithm Optimally Divvies up Tasks for Human-Robot Teams

Algorithm Optimally Divvies up Tasks for Human-Robot Teams

The team's work could be valuable in manufacturing and assembly plants, for sorting packages, or in any environment where humans and robots collaborate to complete jobs.


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Philadelphia Launches Real-Time Smart City Project

Philadelphia Launches Real-Time Smart City Project

The SmartCityPHL project in Philadelphia is a partnership of the city, Comcast, and US Ignite to help collect real-time data on air quality, weather, transportation, and more.


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'Quantum Internet' Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation

'Quantum Internet' Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation

Scientists have improved their ability to send quantum information across distant computers—and have taken another step toward the network of the future.


From ACM TechNews

NSF Program Hopes to Rev Nation's Innovation 'Engines'

NSF Program Hopes to Rev Nation's Innovation 'Engines'

A new U.S. National Science Foundation program aims to help communities outside innovation hubs create companies and well-paying jobs from local research.


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Using Light, Sound to Reveal Rapid Brain Activity in Unprecedented Detail

Using Light, Sound to Reveal Rapid Brain Activity in Unprecedented Detail

Duke University researchers have developed an approach that allows for real-time scanning and imaging of blood flow and oxygen levels in a mouse brain.


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An Electric Connection: Homes Helping the Grid

An Electric Connection: Homes Helping the Grid

Researchers have invented technology that could reduce strain on the national power grid by controlling residential appliances more efficiently.


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Uber Launches Robot Food Delivery in California

Uber Launches Robot Food Delivery in California

Uber has rolled out pilot food delivery services that use autonomous vehicles in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, CA.


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Countermeasure Against Unwanted Wireless Surveillance

Countermeasure Against Unwanted Wireless Surveillance

A  new system protects privacy in wireless communications based on intelligent reflective surfaces.


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AI Powered Autonomous Cargo Ship for 500 Miles

AI Powered Autonomous Cargo Ship for 500 Miles

A 749-gross-ton vessel is the first commercial cargo ship to be navigated entirely by artificial intelligence during a nearly 500-mile, 40-hour journey.


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Trilobite-Inspired Camera Boasts Huge Depth of Field

Trilobite-Inspired Camera Boasts Huge Depth of Field

Chinese and U.S. researchers collaborated on the development of a camera with a massive depth of field.


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'Tough to Forge' Digital Driver's License Actually Easy to Forge

'Tough to Forge' Digital Driver's License Actually Easy to Forge

Security researchers have found that the supposedly hard-to-counterfeit digital driver's licenses in use in New South Wales, Australia, actually can be altered easily.


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Americans Have Their Sensitive Online Activity Exposed Over 700 Times Daily

Americans Have Their Sensitive Online Activity Exposed Over 700 Times Daily

Real-time bidding is a process that runs in the background on websites and apps and tracks what you look at, no matter how private or sensitive it is.


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Why Isn't New Technology Making Us More Productive?

Why Isn't New Technology Making Us More Productive?

Innovations like cloud computing and artificial intelligence are hailed as engines of a coming productivity revival, but a broad payoff across the economy has been elusive.


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U.K. Orders Clearview AI to Delete Images Belonging to U.K. Residents

U.K. Orders Clearview AI to Delete Images Belonging to U.K. Residents

The U.S. software company brands itself as "the world's largest facial network" holding billions of face photographs from the Internet.


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U.S. Civil Rights Enforcers Warn Employers Against Biased AI

U.S. Civil Rights Enforcers Warn Employers Against Biased AI

The U.S. government has warned employers that artificial intelligence technology for screening new job candidates or tracking productivity could violate civil rights laws.


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Zyxel Remote Execution Bug Being Exploited

Zyxel Remote Execution Bug Being Exploited

Researchers found that a bug in Zyxel firewalls that could enable unauthenticated remote attackers to execute code.


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Perception-Based Nanosensor Platform Could Advance Detection of Ovarian Cancer

Perception-Based Nanosensor Platform Could Advance Detection of Ovarian Cancer

A multi-institutional research team analyzed spectral signatures of ovarian cancer by harnessing machine learning and the fluorescence of carbon nanotubes.


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Microchips that Mimic the Human Brain Could Make AI More Energy Efficient

Microchips that Mimic the Human Brain Could Make AI More Energy Efficient

Neuromorphic chips could cut the power demands of digital assistants and other devices by orders of magnitude.


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Machine Learning Has A Backdoor Problem

Machine Learning Has A Backdoor Problem

The researchers explored how the vast available knowledge about backdoors in cryptography could be applied to machine learning.


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The Government's Still Mostly in the Dark on Ransomware

The Government's Still Mostly in the Dark on Ransomware

The government may only be made aware of one-fourth of ransomware attacks.


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FogROS Brings Robotic Cloud Computing to the Robot Operating System

FogROS Brings Robotic Cloud Computing to the Robot Operating System

ROS 2 offers a method for offloading robotic tasks to a remote server, using a cloud computing platform like Amazon Web Services.


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The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending

The Era of Borderless Data Is Ending

Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency.


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Barcelona Bets on 'Digital Twin' as Future of City Planning

Barcelona Bets on 'Digital Twin' as Future of City Planning

Officials in Barcelona, Spain, are using the Barcelona Supercomputing Center's MareNostrum supercomputer to improve urban planning with a digital twin of the city.

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