The news archive provides access to past news stories from Communications of the ACM and other sources by date.
The U.S. National Science Foundation is funding an effort to develop a one-stop shop to house researchers' data sets after they publish their papers.
Researchers have demonstrated a method for three-dimensional printing of electrical components.
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration plans to start testing a virtual environment to help astronauts deal with isolated and confined environments.
The U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding a program to develop a framework for coupling threat indicators with external information sources.
When President Obama launched his Twitter account in May, people noticed his rapid accumulation of followers, a silly back-and-forth with President Clinton, but also something more serious: the number of hostile and threatening…
They are 5 billion kilometres from the Sun in the dim, far-flung outskirts of the Solar System, but Pluto and its large moon Charon turn out to be astonishingly vital worlds.
Baseball's statisticians have long been looking for a way—any way—to figure out what a player is worth on defense. It was nothing less than the holy grail of baseball statistics.
The University of California, Berkeley's Girls in Engineering summer camps are aimed at narrowing the gender gap in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
Researchers say they have developed a statistical technique that yields better wind-speed predictions than existing techniques.
Security researchers plan to demonstrate a method to hack into and control vehicles at the Black Hat and Def Con hacking conferences in August.
ETH Zurich researchers sought to bypass some of the limitations of evolutionary robotics by training a "mother robot" to autonomously assemble children robots.
Princeton University researchers have confirmed the existence of Weyl fermions, which could permit a nearly free and efficient flow of electricity in electronics.
The U.S. National Science Foundation's Global Environment for Network Innovations is a network established to test next-generation networking concepts.
It couldn't get any more steampunk if it tried: a wooden robot hisses like an airbrake as a blast of compressed air shoves its arm sideways, sending a credit card attached to it clattering through a card reader.
The Dallas Cowboys is the first professional football team to use Virtual Reality in player training; others are following suit.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is using its ion propulsion system to descend to its third mapping orbit at Ceres, and all systems are operating well. The spiral maneuvering over the next five weeks will take the spacecraft to an altitude…
I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.
Many cars today now come with limited voice control, but more elaborate and robust systems could be coming to cars soon.
IBM is trying to get the federal government more interested in neuroscience-inspired computing.
Harvard scientists have developed a new type of nanowire that can absorb light at specific wavelengths, as well as also absorb light from other parts of the spectrum.
Have you ever begun a Google search, only to click on the words the box lays before you?
You could say that the silence has been deafening.
Sophia Ben-Achour looks like a typical London student. She has short, brown hair, dancing eyes and a wide smile.
Planetary scientists are coloring in the family portrait of our solar system as close-up photographs and observations stream back from Pluto, a world three billion miles away with towering mountains of ice, vast smooth plains…
Later this year a Michigan pedestrian named Sebastian will spend his days throwing himself in the path of speeding cars.
The U.S. National Security Agency is seeking to cultivate middle- and high-school student interest and proficiency in cybersecurity in a new summer camp program.
Google's Eddystone protocol uses an open specification for Bluetooth low energy beacons to encourage developers, marketers, and others to adopt the technology.
Rice University researchers have developed which they say is the first system that enables wireless data transmission over UHF channels during active TV broadcasts.
HitchBOT set out on its first cross-country tour of the U.S. on Friday.
Researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict days in advance how much power solar and wind plants will generate for the U.S. power grid.