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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.


Weaving the Web
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Weaving the Web

Sir Tim Berners-Lee created a paradigm shift that changed the world with his invention of the World Wide Web, Hypertext Transport Protocol, and Hypertext Markup...

Thinking Deeply to Make Better Speech
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Thinking Deeply to Make Better Speech

More work is needed to make synthesized speech more natural, easier to understand, and more pleasant to hear.

Graph Matching in Theory and Practice
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Graph Matching in Theory and Practice

A theoretical breakthrough in graph isomorphism excites complexity experts, but will it lead to any practical improvements?

The Key to Privacy
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The Key to Privacy

40 years ago, Whitfield Diffie and Martin E. Hellman introduced the public key cryptography used to secure today's online transactions.

When Computers Stand in the Schoolhouse Door
From Communications of the ACM

When Computers Stand in the Schoolhouse Door

Classification algorithms can lead to biased decisions, so researchers are trying to identify such biases and root them out.

Seeing More Clearly
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Seeing More Clearly

Computer understanding of images has improved rapidly, but true visual intelligence is still a long way off.

Artificial Precognition ­ses Data to See the Future
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Artificial Precognition ­ses Data to See the Future

Using large data sets and machine learning to recognize unseen patterns.

Split Second
From Communications of the ACM

Split Second

The issue of whether to add a "leap second" to square the clock with the Earth's orbit pits time specialists against IT.

Head-Mounted Displays to Aid the Disabled
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Head-Mounted Displays to Aid the Disabled

Products like the Oculus Rift and Google Glass could help ameliorate physical and perceptual impairments.

Forging Relationships
From Communications of the ACM

Forging Relationships

Michael Stonebraker didn't realize at the outset that it would take six years to create INGRES, one of the world's first relational databases.

Plenty of Proteins
From Communications of the ACM

Plenty of Proteins

The growth of structural biology brings new challenges for the world's protein data archive.

Visualizing Sound
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Visualizing Sound

New techniques capture speech by looking for the vibrations it causes.

Software Tackles Inflatable Structures
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Software Tackles Inflatable Structures

Creating optimal 3D shapes in inflatables requires the power of computation.

Gradual Evolution
From Communications of the ACM

Gradual Evolution

Dynamically typed languages adopt features of static typing to cope with growth.

The Power of Memory
From Communications of the ACM

The Power of Memory

In-memory databases promise speedier processing.

It Certifications Pay Off, If Chosen Wisely
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It Certifications Pay Off, If Chosen Wisely

The proper certification can help you get a job, a raise, and sometimes a promotion.

General Agreement
From Communications of the ACM

General Agreement

Leslie Lamport contributed to the theory and practice of building distributed computing systems that work as intended.

Time For a Change
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Time For a Change

4D printing combines the dimension of time with the hope of building objects with new capabilities.

Bouncing Robot Could Soften Future Nasa Landings
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Bouncing Robot Could Soften Future Nasa Landings

‘Tensegrity’ provides an alternative to lots of rugged equipment.

Playing at Health
From Communications of the ACM

Playing at Health

Developers try to tap the beneficial effects of video games.
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