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March 2019


From ACM TechNews

Immunizing Quantum Computers Against Errors

Immunizing Quantum Computers Against Errors

Researchers used trapped calcium ions to render quantum computers error-proof by generating a periodic oscillatory ionic state that bypasses constraints on measurement accuracy.


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Most Laptops Vulnerable to Attack via Peripheral Devices, Say Researchers

Most Laptops Vulnerable to Attack via Peripheral Devices, Say Researchers

Researchers have determined that hackers can potentially hijack an unattended computing device in seconds through peripherals like chargers and docking stations.


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Managing with Technology

Managing with Technology

Human Resources departments are taking advantage of the workforce management capabilities provided by artificial intelligence.


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5G Is Still a Little Magic, a Little Smoke and Mirrors

5G Is Still a Little Magic, a Little Smoke and Mirrors

The scene on the big display in front of me looks like something from Grey's Anatomy.


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Quantum Physics Could Protect the Grid From Hackers, Maybe

Quantum Physics Could Protect the Grid From Hackers, Maybe

Cybersecurity experts have sounded the alarm for years: Hackers are ogling the U.S. power grid.


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2019 CRA Distinguished Service and A. Nico Habermann Awardees Announced

2019 CRA Distinguished Service and A. Nico Habermann Awardees Announced

The CRA board of directors is pleased to announce its selections for the 2019 CRA Awards.


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China Is Catching Up to the US on Artificial Intelligence Research

China Is Catching Up to the US on Artificial Intelligence Research

Researchers, companies and countries around the world are racing to explore—and exploit—the possibilities of artificial intelligence technology.


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Mini Cheetah Is First Four-Legged Robot to Do a Backflip

Mini Cheetah Is First Four-Legged Robot to Do a Backflip

Researchers have engineered a four-legged robot modeled after a cheetah, which is able to perform a 360-degree backflip from a standing position.


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Software Tracks Activity of Neurons in Real Time

Software Tracks Activity of Neurons in Real Time

Researchers have developed software to automate the monitoring of neuron activity via a mix of standard computational methods and machine learning techniques.


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VR: The New Education Prescription

VR: The New Education Prescription

Researchers have developed a virtual cleanroom environment to train pharmacy students on compounding procedures and technique.


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SpaceX Crew Capsule, With Dummy Astronaut, Docks With Space Station

SpaceX Crew Capsule, With Dummy Astronaut, Docks With Space Station

A SpaceX capsule autonomously docked with the International Space Station.


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Closing the Gender Gap in the Tech Industry

Closing the Gender Gap in the Tech Industry

Some organizations hope to make the technology sector more inclusive by recruiting more women to the profession.


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Flaws in 4G, 5G Allow Snooping on Calls, Pinpointing Device Location

Flaws in 4G, 5G Allow Snooping on Calls, Pinpointing Device Location

An academic research team has found security flaws in the 4G and 5G cellular networks that can be exploited to spy on phone calls and localize mobile devices.


From ACM News

How Will We Prevent AI-Based Forgery?

How Will We Prevent AI-Based Forgery?

Artificial intelligence-based forgery has reached a watershed moment.


From ACM Opinion

Beware of Plausible Predictions of Fantasy Materials

Beware of Plausible Predictions of Fantasy Materials

The hunt is on for materials that have exotic properties, to enhance quantum computers, touch screens and electronic displays, and to double the efficiency of solar cells, for example. 


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How I Became a Robot in London, From 5,000 Miles Away

How I Became a Robot in London, From 5,000 Miles Away

I am but a babe, exploring the world for the first time. Wearing a computerized glove, I reach forward in pursuit of a little toy basketball.


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Your Next FedEx Delivery Could Be a Pizza

Your Next FedEx Delivery Could Be a Pizza

FedEx has unveiled an early model of an autonomous delivery robot.


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Doctor Uses 5G to Direct Surgery Live From Mobile World Congress

Doctor Uses 5G to Direct Surgery Live From Mobile World Congress

A surgical team in Spain excised a tumor from a patient's colon under the remote direction of a surgeon via a 5G-enabled live video link from Mobile World Congress 2019.


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China's Tech Firms Are Mapping Pig Faces

China's Tech Firms Are Mapping Pig Faces

Chinese technology companies are developing advanced systems to make certain the country's pigs are in good health.


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Amazon to Fund Computer Science Classes at 1,000 U.S. High Schools Through Future Engineer Program

Amazon to Fund Computer Science Classes at 1,000 U.S. High Schools Through Future Engineer Program

Amazon’s Future Engineer program will fund computer science classes at more than 1,000 high schools in all 50 states by this fall.


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Security Technology Detects Cyberattacks on Drones, Cars, Robots

Security Technology Detects Cyberattacks on Drones, Cars, Robots

Researchers at Mitsubishi Electric have developed sensor-security technology for detecting inconsistencies in sensor measurements when a system is under attack.


From Communications of the ACM

Exoskeletons Today

Exoskeletons Today

Wearable mobile machines integrate people and machines to assist the movement-impaired, and amplify the capabilities of industrial and defense workers while protecting them from injury.


From Communications of the ACM

Building a Better Battery

Building a Better Battery

How researchers are improving energy storage devices for power generated from renewable sources like solar and wind.


From Communications of the ACM

Electronics Need Rare Earths

Electronics Need Rare Earths

Demand is expected to spike over the next few years, leading to higher prices and international trade issues.

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