Daniel A. Spielman and colleague Shang-hua Teng solved the mystery of the Simplex Method using a technique called smoothed analysis…
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Physicists using the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, have discovered a new kind of heavy particle, they announced...Scientific American From ACM News | July 7, 2017
Thousands of scientists worldwide tap into CERN's computer networks each day in their quest to better understand the fundamental structure of the universe.
Scientific American From ACM News | June 19, 2017
Twenty years ago IBM's Deep Blue computer stunned the world by becoming the first machine to beat a reigning world chess champion in a six-game match.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | June 2, 2017
On New Year's Eve in 2015 local and federal agents arrested a 26-year-old man in Rochester, N.Y., for planning to attack people at random later that night using...Scientific American From ACM News | May 26, 2017
Since the dawn of the space age NASA and other agencies have spent billions of dollars to reconnoiter Mars—assailing it with spacecraft flybys, photo-snapping orbiters...Scientific American From ACM News | May 11, 2017
It's not something NASA likes to advertise, but ever since its creation in 1958, the space agency has only conducted one direct, focused hunt for extraterrestrial...Scientific American From ACM News | February 21, 2017
The U.S. government on Tuesday issued rules for addressing cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, providing manufacturers with guidelines for fixing security...Scientific American From ACM News | December 28, 2016
Late last week Obama administration officials used NBC News to send Moscow a cryptic threat: The U.S. government is "contemplating an unprecedented cyber covert...Scientific American From ACM Opinion | October 19, 2016
Most of us think little of hopping on Google Maps to look at everything from a bird's-eye view of an entire continent to an on-the-ground view of a specific street...Scientific American From ACM News | September 19, 2016
Researchers at the University of Turin and Yahoo! have developed software that can identify the expression of sarcasm on social media and the Web. Scientific American From ACM TechNews | August 26, 2016