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ACM has designated 95 members 2020 ACM Fellows for their significant contributions to a multitude of computing fields.
A 2020 survey of 81 countries by the U.K.'s Oxford Internet Institute uncovered evidence of social media manipulation of political communications in each country.
Researchers have demonstrated that a fleet of autonomous robots can track and study a community of marine microbes.
Officials in Venice, Italy, are using technology to track the number of tourists in the city, and where they go.
Researchers at Japan's Yokohama National University report the creation of the first prototype superconducting microprocessor, which they said has no electrical resistance.
In the U.S., there is no federal system consumers can use to get easy access to their immunization records online and establish their vaccination status for work or travel.
The encrypted messaging services have become the world's hottest apps over the last week, driven by growing anxiety over the power of the biggest tech companies and privacy concerns.
Researchers have simulated the way each leg of a spider functions as a semi-independent "computer," with sensors that trigger movements based on environmental readings.
Researchers have developed a microscanner mirror for LiDAR systems that enables the three-dimensional scanning of a vehicle's surroundings out to more than 200 meters.
The Defense Digital Service and HackerOne are calling on military and civilian hackers to identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the U.S. Army's computer systems.
Researchers increasingly are using machine learning to eliminate noise from microscopy images.
Where Brain-Computer Interfaces are headed.
If funded, the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act of 2020, which became law last week, would significantly ramp up federal AI investments.
The White House's new National AI Initiative Office will be integral to the Federal Government's efforts to maintain its leadership position in artificial intelligence for many years to come.
The 2021 Consumer Electronics Show is highlighting innovations spurred by Covid-19.
Neuroscientists have developed a model that enables artificial intelligence software to function more like a human brain and learn new visual concepts more quickly.
Software-quality tracking company Tiobe named Python 2020's top programming language because its popularity outgrew that of all other languages in its index last year.
"Smart cushions" designed by a Chinese technology company and used in office chairs have engendered controversy over privacy and surveillance.
A global shortage of computer chips has hit automakers worldwide, a problem compounded by spiking demand for new cars.
Cybersecurity firm Check Point found a 45% increase in cyberattacks against the global healthcare sector since November, versus a 22% uptick against all worldwide industries over the same period.
An armed conflict model developed by researchers explains how such conflicts spread geographically, with violent interactions growing temporally and spatially in a scale-free pattern.
More automakers are installing automated steering and speed control in more vehicles, using sensors, radar, and cameras to keep the car centered, control speed, and change lanes.
Developers are beginning to incorporate teeth into new technologies.
With the runaway success of the new ARM-based M1 Macs, non-x86 architectures are getting their closeup. RISC-V is getting the most attention from system designers looking to horn-in on Apple's recipe for high performance. Here's…
Tim Berners-Lee hopes to bring the Web back to his original vision of a decentralized marketplace through personal online data stores (pods), with users controlling their data in individual vaults.
Scientists are tapping tiny satellites developed by startups for research.
Two types of autonomous robot foresters developed by Estonia's University of Tartu and robot manufacturer Milrem are planting trees from Milrem's driverless ground vehicles.
Researchers found artificial intelligence's “neurons” behaved similarly to neurons in the human brain when playing classic Atari video games.
A novel technique developed by Columbia University researchers helped to map neural network dynamics in the C. elegans worm.
The U.K.'s High Court has ruled that government security and intelligence services cannot use "general warrants" to indiscriminately hack domestic mobile phones and computers.