The news archive provides access to past news stories from Communications of the ACM and other sources by date.
China plans to building the world's largest quantum research facility, according to researchers and authorities involved in the initiative.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's first major recall of pacemakers due to a cybersecurity risk highlights a national need for research and education on embedded security.
Zadeh's theories of "fuzzy logic" rippled across academia and industry.
The chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday "operational limitations" in the Tesla Model S played a "major role" in a May 2016 crash that killed a driver using the vehicle's semi-autonomous…
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is headed toward its Sept. 15 plunge into Saturn, following a final, distant flyby of the planet's giant moon Titan.
The fundamentally different paradigm of quantum computation will require fundamentally different security.
When the Summit supercomputer opens for business next year, it will be the United States' most powerful supercomputer, and perhaps the most powerful in the world.
Nissa Scott started working at the cavernous Amazon warehouse in southern New Jersey late last year, stacking plastic bins the size of small ottomans.
The robot was perched over a bin filled with random objects, from a box of instant oatmeal to a small toy shark.
A storm of criticism has rained down on a paper by genome-sequencing pioneer Craig Venter that claims to predict people's physical traits from their DNA.
Scientists believe there may be a huge planet sitting at the far reaches of the solar system. Since new evidence of Planet 9's existence emerged a few years ago, experts have been weighing in on how it might have ended up in …
New algorithms can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities.
Syncphonia is a new application that enables a music teacher to deconstruct a piece of music into its component parts, so each player's part is displayed individually.
Stall Catchers is an online computer game in which players use to analyze movies of blood flow to the brain as part of Alzheimer's disease research.
Researchers are building next-generation quantum-engineered devices based on quasiparticles called Majorana fermions.
Researchers have discovered security problems in smart lighting systems developed by GE, IKEA, Phillips, and Osram.
An interview with University of Maryland educator Marie desJardins, this year's A. Richard Newton Educator ABIE Award winner.
For many Russian students, the academic year started last Friday with tips on planetary domination from President Vladimir Putin.
Sometimes an international offensive begins with a few shots that draw little notice.
As the Cassini spacecraft nears the end of a long journey rich with scientific and technical accomplishments, it is already having a powerful influence on future exploration.
Researchers have developed a method to hijack intelligent voice assistant using sounds above the range of human hearing.
The PupilScreen smartphone application can objectively detect concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.
A new high-frequency electronic chip has the potential to transmit tens of gigabits of data every second, much faster than today's fastest Internet connections.
NoiseCapture is an application that unites specialists in environmental acoustics and geographic information.
A team of researchers has been conducting experiments into improving password security.
People get up to weird things in New Zealand.
By Wednesday of last week, even as Tropical Storm Harvey continued to rain devastation on the Gulf Coast, a new storm, Irma, was taking shape in the eastern Atlantic.
A huge genetic study that sought to pinpoint how the human genome is evolving suggests that natural selection is getting rid of harmful genetic mutations that shorten people's lives.
Car designers have every kind of software and virtual reality tool. But when they want to make sure a car's curves look just right, they rely on one of the world's oldest materials: clay.
InterSpec is a program for mobile and traditional computing devices designed to analye gamma radiation data at the scene of a disaster.