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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.


Donald Trump's US Election Win Stuns Scientists
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Donald Trump's US Election Win Stuns Scientists

Republican businessman and reality-television star Donald Trump will be the United States' next president.

Scientists Can Publish Their Best Work at Any Age
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Scientists Can Publish Their Best Work at Any Age

Hoping that your next paper will be the big one?

The Power of Prediction Markets
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The Power of Prediction Markets

It was a great way to mix science with gambling, says Anna Dreber.

The Polling Crisis: How to Tell What People Really Think
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The Polling Crisis: How to Tell What People Really Think

Hillary Clinton is heading for a landslide victory over Donald Trump. But wait.

Google's AI Reasons Its Way Around the London Underground
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Google's AI Reasons Its Way Around the London Underground

Artificial-intelligence systems known as neural networks can recognize images, translate languages and even master the ancient game of Go. But their limited ability...

World's Tiniest Machines Win Chemistry Nobel
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World's Tiniest Machines Win Chemistry Nobel

Three chemists who created tiny molecular machines have won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their intricate designs.

Can We Open the Black Box of Ai?
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Can We Open the Black Box of Ai?

Dean Pomerleau can still remember his first tussle with the black-box problem.

Deep Learning Boosts Google Translate Tool
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Deep Learning Boosts Google Translate Tool

Google's online translation service, Google Translate, will soon be using a new algorithm that is entirely based on deep learning, the company announced on 27 September...

US Sharpens Surveillance of Crippling Solar Storms
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US Sharpens Surveillance of Crippling Solar Storms

In the fight to protect Earth from solar storms, the battle lines are drawn in space at a point 1.6 million kilometres away.

Daring Chinese Telescope Is Poised to Transform Astronomy
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Daring Chinese Telescope Is Poised to Transform Astronomy

Set in a remote natural depression in the mountainous region of Guizhou, China, the world's largest single-dish telescope is on the brink of sparking a new era...

Worldwide Brain-Mapping Project Sparks Excitement, and Concern
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Worldwide Brain-Mapping Project Sparks Excitement, and Concern

Worries include how to coordinate research programs and resources from different countries.

Geneticists Attempt to Heal Rifts with Aboriginal Communities
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Geneticists Attempt to Heal Rifts with Aboriginal Communities

In 1938, anthropologists Norman Tindale and Joseph Birdsell set off on an 18-month, 29,000-kilometre expedition to survey Australia's indigenous groups.

Majority of Mathematicians Hail from Just 24 Scientific 'families'
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Majority of Mathematicians Hail from Just 24 Scientific 'families'

Most of the world's mathematicians fall into just 24 scientific 'families', one of which dates back to the fifteenth century.

'radically Rewritten' Bacterial Genome Unveiled
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'radically Rewritten' Bacterial Genome Unveiled

Synthetic biologists report the most far-reaching rewiring yet of a bacterial genome.

Let the Structural Symphony Begin
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Let the Structural Symphony Begin

Like other structural biologists, Eva Nogales works in extraordinary times.

Crispr's Hopeful Monsters: Gene-Editing Storms Evo-Devo Labs
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Crispr's Hopeful Monsters: Gene-Editing Storms Evo-Devo Labs

Most summers since 1893, young developmental and evolutionary biologists have flocked to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to master the tricks of their trade.

Spiking Genomic Databases with Misinformation Could Protect Patient privacy
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Spiking Genomic Databases with Misinformation Could Protect Patient privacy

Large genomic databases are indispensable for scientists looking for genetic variations associated with diseases. But they come with privacy risks for people who...

The Bandwidth Bottleneck that Is Throttling the Internet
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The Bandwidth Bottleneck that Is Throttling the Internet

Researchers are scrambling to repair and expand data pipes worldwide — and to keep the information revolution from grinding to a halt.

The Bandwidth Bottleneck that Is Throttling the Internet
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The Bandwidth Bottleneck that Is Throttling the Internet

On 19 June, several hundred thousand US fans of the television drama Game of Thrones went online to watch an eagerly awaited episode—and triggered a partial failure...

Beyond Crispr: A Guide to the Many Other Ways to Edit a Genome
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Beyond Crispr: A Guide to the Many Other Ways to Edit a Genome

The CRISPR–Cas9 tool enables scientists to alter genomes practically at will.
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