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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


How Tech Automated the January 6 Investigations
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How Tech Automated the January 6 Investigations

Law enforcement increasingly is relying on technology to identify suspects.

Tech Gives Sound Directionality to Hearing Aids
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Tech Gives Sound Directionality to Hearing Aids

Researchers at Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University have developed a hearing aid system with sound directionality.

Autonomous Subs Wayfind Without GPS
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Autonomous Subs Wayfind Without GPS

Researchers used reinforcement learning to improve the ability of uncrewed underwater vehicles to navigate without GPS.

A Simpler Means for Visible Light Communication
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A Simpler Means for Visible Light Communication

Researchers at China's Nanchang University have developed a visible light communication (VLC) equalizer based on a single-order circuit.

6G Could Pull Double Duty to Monitor Climate Change
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6G Could Pull Double Duty to Monitor Climate Change

Northeastern University researchers said over-the-air spectroscopy could enable next-generation 6G networks to monitor climate change and air pollution.

Smart Emergency Responses to Severe Weather
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Smart Emergency Responses to Severe Weather

A new system calculates the fastest routes for emergency services to respond to calls while factoring in traffic disruptions that may result from climate-related...

Nvidia Piloting a Generative AI for Its Engineers
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Nvidia Piloting a Generative AI for Its Engineers

Nvidia's Bill Dally said the company is testing whether it can increase the productivity of its chip designers using generative artificial intelligence.

Disney Packs Big Emotion into Little Robot
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Disney Packs Big Emotion into Little Robot

A team of Disney Research scientists last week unveiled a bipedal robotic character combining a child-size frame with stubby legs, wiggling antennae, and an expressive...

This Robot Could Be the Key to Empowering People With Disabilities
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This Robot Could Be the Key to Empowering People With Disabilities

It's simple to use and gives users—and their caregivers—much needed independence.

Detect Quakes With 'Raspberry Shakes'
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Detect Quakes With 'Raspberry Shakes'

Raspberry Pi-based seismometers can supplement existing networks.

Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up
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Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up

Researchers at Cornell University and Israel's Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have engineered a soft quadruped robot that locomotes via internal combustion...

See-Through Sensors Hide Eye-Tracking in Plain Sight
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See-Through Sensors Hide Eye-Tracking in Plain Sight

Semi-transparent image sensors could be incorporated into eyeglasses or curved windshields in front of a user's eyes, with their readout electronics positioned...

Teen's Pill-Tracking Device Attracts Interest from CVS Pharmacy
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Teen's Pill-Tracking Device Attracts Interest from CVS Pharmacy

U.S. pharmacy chain CVS is among those interested in a pill-tracking device created by Virginia-based high school student Archishma Marrapu.

Biosensor Offers Real-Time Dialysis Feedback
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Biosensor Offers Real-Time Dialysis Feedback

Researchers at Iran's Shahrood University of Technology engineered a new biosensor to expedite hemodialysis procedures by providing dialysis feedback in real time...

Digital Twins Give Hydrogen a Greener Path to Growth
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Digital Twins Give Hydrogen a Greener Path to Growth

A researcher thinks digital twins could help lower clean hydrogen production costs by monitoring the state of hydrogen electrolyzers.

AI Battles the Bane of Space Junk
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AI Battles the Bane of Space Junk

Researchers are using artificial intelligence to track space debris, predict collisions, and devise methods for the debris’ removal and reuse.

Pneumatic Actuators Give Robot Cheetah-Like Acceleration
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Pneumatic Actuators Give Robot Cheetah-Like Acceleration

Researchers at South Africa's University of Cape Town developed a legged robot that uses pneumatic actuators to accelerate and maneuver like cheetahs.

Will Robots Triumph Over World Cup Winners by 2050?
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Will Robots Triumph Over World Cup Winners by 2050?

The RoboCup dream has inspired generations of roboticists.

A Wearable Robotic Assistant That's All Over You
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A Wearable Robotic Assistant That's All Over You

The Calico assistive robot developed by researchers at the University of Maryland can be worn on the user's clothes, where it runs along a track to perform various...

Machine Learning Turns Up COVID Surprise
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Machine Learning Turns Up COVID Surprise

Researchers using machine learning to analyze daily pneumonia cases in an intensive care unit gained surprising insights about COVID-19 patients.
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