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September 2016


From Communications of the ACM

Reconciling Quantum Physics with Math

Reconciling Quantum Physics with Math

Mathematicians explore the root of many problems in developing a proof for the Kadison-Singer problem.


From Communications of the ACM

The Edge of the Uncanny

The Edge of the Uncanny

Scientists are learning more about what makes robots and chatbots engaging.


From Communications of the ACM

GPUs Reshape Computing

GPUs Reshape Computing

Graphical processing units have emerged as a major powerhouse in the computing world, unleashing huge advancements in deep learning and AI.


From ACM Careers

Revealed: Google's Plan For Quantum Computer Supremacy

Revealed: Google's Plan For Quantum Computer Supremacy

Somewhere in California, Google is building a device that will usher in a new era for computing.


From ACM News

So Much for Counter-Phishing Training: Half of People Click Anything Sent to Them

So Much for Counter-Phishing Training: Half of People Click Anything Sent to Them

Security experts often talk about the importance of educating people about the risks of "phishing" e-mails containing links to malicious websites. But sometimes, even awareness isn't enough.


From ACM TechNews

Inferring ­rban Travel Patterns From Cellphone Data

Inferring ­rban Travel Patterns From Cellphone Data

A new computational system can use cellphone location data to infer urban mobility patterns.


From ACM TechNews

New Digital Antenna Could Revolutionize the Future of Mobile Phones

New Digital Antenna Could Revolutionize the Future of Mobile Phones

Aalto University researchers have developed a method that enables antennas to make the shift from the analog to the digital world.


From ACM TechNews

This AI Software Can Tell If You're at Risk From Cancer Before Symptoms Appear

This AI Software Can Tell If You're at Risk From Cancer Before Symptoms Appear

Artificial intelligence software developed by researchers at the Houston Methodist Research Institute in Texas can accurately predict breast cancer risk.


From ACM News

A Call From Outer Space, or a Cosmic Wrong Number?

A Call From Outer Space, or a Cosmic Wrong Number?

It's probably just a piece of cosmic spam, the astrophysical equivalent of butt dialing. But nobody really knows for sure.


From ACM News

Digitizing Photography's 'genome'

Digitizing Photography's 'genome'

Bringing computer science to art history.


From ACM News

Building a New Tor that Can Resist Next-Generation State Surveillance

Building a New Tor that Can Resist Next-Generation State Surveillance

Since Edward Snowden stepped into the limelight from a hotel room in Hong Kong three years ago, use of the Tor anonymity network has grown massively.

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