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February 2016


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Searching For a Fix to ­nreliable Nutritional Research

Searching For a Fix to ­nreliable Nutritional Research

A $1-million U.S. National Science Foundation grant aims to improve the accuracy of food intake recording by using Google Glass to record what participants eat. 


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Graduate Students Work to Help Make Voting Process Easier

Graduate Students Work to Help Make Voting Process Easier

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) are working to enable anyone to rapidly fact-check politicians' claims. 


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To Make AI More Human, Teach It to Chitchat

To Make AI More Human, Teach It to Chitchat

The future of artificial intelligence and its acceptance by people may lie in giving it the ability to master small talk, as embodied by Microsoft's XiaoIce chatbot.


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Microsoft Plumbs Ocean's Depths to Test ­nderwater Data Center

Microsoft Plumbs Ocean's Depths to Test ­nderwater Data Center

A solution to the expensive requirement of cooling data-center servers could be found underwater.


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The Tech Giving People Power to Deal with Disability

The Tech Giving People Power to Deal with Disability

In Europe and America, this is one in five people. And since they are less likely to be in work, their poverty rate is about twice as high.


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Researchers Discover Malicious Computer Code

Researchers Discover Malicious Computer Code

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers say they have discovered and traced six botnets by analyzing data collected from past cyberattacks. 


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How a Supervillain (or a Hacker in His Basement) Could Destroy the Internet

How a Supervillain (or a Hacker in His Basement) Could Destroy the Internet

Network experts share their greatest fears about attacks and accidents that could destroy the Internet.


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In Privacy Law, It's the U.S. vs. the World

In Privacy Law, It's the U.S. vs. the World

Snowden revelations force changes, but Facebook (and others) resist.


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Self-Repair Techniques Point to Robots That Design Themselves

Self-Repair Techniques Point to Robots That Design Themselves

Robots are being taught to brainstorm alternatives when damaged.


From Communications of the ACM

ACM Inducts Fellows

ACM Inducts Fellows

ACM has recognized 42 of its members for significant contributions to the development and application of computing, in areas ranging from data management and spoken-language processing to robotics and cryptography.

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