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The World of TFNP
From ACM News

The World of TFNP

Finding a solution when you know one exists.

Schools Clamored for Seesaw’s App. That Was Good News, and Bad News.
From ACM News

Schools Clamored for Seesaw’s App. That Was Good News, and Bad News.

It wasn't simple to become a do-it-all education tool almost overnight.

Faculty Expected to Return to Campus for Spring Semester per Updated Remote WorkPolicy
From ACM News

Faculty Expected to Return to Campus for Spring Semester per Updated Remote WorkPolicy

While Northeastern University faculty are expected to return, requests for remote work will still be accepted and addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Robot Dolphin Could Replace Captive Animals at Theme Parks One Day
From ACM TechNews

Robot Dolphin Could Replace Captive Animals at Theme Parks One Day

A U.S. engineering company has designed a robot dolphin in the hope that such animatronic machines eventually could substitute for captive animals at theme parks...

Here Come the Swarmbots
From ACM News

Here Come the Swarmbots

Switzerland's EFPL has developed inexpensive prototype bots that can be used to form, and act as, swarms.

Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers
From ACM Careers

Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

The Trump administration has announced stricter rules for the H-1B visa program, which U.S. tech companies have long valued.

CMU Scientists Solve 90-Year-Old Geometry Problem
From ACM News

CMU Scientists Solve 90-Year-Old Geometry Problem

The math puzzle was resolved by translating it into satisfiability problem.

Hacker Releases Information on Las Vegas-Area Students After Officials Don't Pay Ransom
From ACM TechNews

Hacker Releases Information on Las Vegas-Area Students After Officials Don't Pay Ransom

A hacker who locked computer servers in Las Vegas' Clark County School District with ransomware released documents with stolen private data after officials refused...

America's Innovation Edge Now in Peril, Report Says
From ACM Careers

America's Innovation Edge Now in Peril, Report Says

A sweeping report from Baker Institute and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences urges significant policy and funding action to ensure the United States does...

Parents Think Computer Science Education Is Important
From ACM TechNews

Parents Think Computer Science Education Is Important

A study by Google and Gallup found two-thirds of parents and guardians of U.S. students in grades seven through 12 consider computer science important or very important...

Fran Allen
From Communications of the ACM

Fran Allen: 1932-2020

Frances E. Allen was the first woman recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award.
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