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 New Pilot Line Initiative Receives 19 million euros to Accelerate European Quantum Technology Commercialization
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New Pilot Line Initiative Receives 19 million euros to Accelerate European Quantum Technology Commercialization

The Qu-Pilot Specific Grant agreement is part of a broader Framework Partnership agreement approved by the European Union earlier this year .

Elon Musk to Step Down as Twitter CEO Once He Finds 'Someone Foolish' Enough as Successor
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Elon Musk to Step Down as Twitter CEO Once He Finds 'Someone Foolish' Enough as Successor

As the owner of Twitter, following his purchase of the company for $44 billion (€41.4 billion) in October, no one could have forced him to step down as CEO.

Inventor of World Wide Web Wants Us to Reclaim Our Data from Tech Giants
From ACM TechNews

Inventor of World Wide Web Wants Us to Reclaim Our Data from Tech Giants

World Wide Web inventor and 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Tim Berners-Lee founded the startup Inrupt with John Bruce to help users reclaim their personal...

Wi-Fi Could Help Identify When You're Struggling to Breathe
From ACM TechNews

Wi-Fi Could Help Identify When You're Struggling to Breathe

Researchers developed the BreatheSmart algorithm to analyze a person's movements and determine whether they have difficulty breathing via Wi-Fi routers and devices...

Jetsons-Style Robots Invading Chicago-Area Hospitals
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Jetsons-Style Robots Invading Chicago-Area Hospitals

Roughly human in shape, Moxi robots have been deployed in at least three Chicago-area hospitals amid a shortage of medical workers.

The Number of Master's Degrees in This Field Nearly Tripled in a Decade
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The Number of Master's Degrees in This Field Nearly Tripled in a Decade

While lucrative jobs may be the primary driver of demand in computer science, there are other reasons that students are pouring into these programs.

Meta CEO Zuckerberg Testifies in FTC Case to Block Virtual-Reality Deal
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Meta CEO Zuckerberg Testifies in FTC Case to Block Virtual-Reality Deal

Federal Trade Commission seeks to prevent social-media company from acquiring Within Unlimited.

Error Control Begins to Shape Quantum Architectures
From Communications of the ACM

Error Control Begins to Shape Quantum Architectures

The overhead of error correction presents a serious challenge to scaling up quantum computing and may produce unexpected winners.

The Outlook for Crypto
From Communications of the ACM

The Outlook for Crypto

Can cryptocurrencies cut their environmental impact?

Making Traffic a Thing of the Past
From Communications of the ACM

Making Traffic a Thing of the Past

New AI technologies are making it possible to autonomously reduce traffic.

In Memoriam: Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. 1931-2022
From Communications of the ACM

In Memoriam: Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. 1931-2022

Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. "was a statesman in the best sense of the word, as well as a great leader, a very kind man, and a fine engineer," said fellow ACM A.M....

Remembering Valérie Issarny
From Communications of the ACM

Remembering Valérie Issarny

Computer scientist Valérie Issarny, a director of research at France's National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology and chair of the ACM Europe...

University of Michigan to Install Smart Intersection Technology
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University of Michigan to Install Smart Intersection Technology

The goal of the $20-million smart intersections project is to have intersections communicate with the technology in cars to warn drivers of potential dangers that...

This Little-Known Bottleneck is Blocking Clean Energy for Millions
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This Little-Known Bottleneck is Blocking Clean Energy for Millions

Energy developers want to build a ton of wind and solar — they just can't get it connected to the grid.

OECD Countries Limit Government Access to Personal Data
From ACM TechNews

OECD Countries Limit Government Access to Personal Data

Officials from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's 38 member-states finalized a framework to limit governments' access to citizens' personal...

Particles of Light May Create Fluid Flow, Data-Theory Comparison Suggests
From ACM TechNews

Particles of Light May Create Fluid Flow, Data-Theory Comparison Suggests

A computational analysis supports the idea that photons colliding with heavy ions can create a fluid of “strongly interacting” particles.

U.S. Opens Probe of Cruise Robotaxi Braking, Clogging Traffic
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U.S. Opens Probe of Cruise Robotaxi Braking, Clogging Traffic

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating reports that General Motors' Cruise autonomous robotaxis can brake too quickly or stop moving...

Electric Vehicle Charging Investment Approaches the $100-Billion Mark
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Electric Vehicle Charging Investment Approaches the $100-Billion Mark

The amount of money deployed indicates an ability to address systemic industry challenges and opens up access to low-cost capital.

Microsoft Finds macOS Bug That Lets Malware Bypass Security Checks
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Microsoft Finds macOS Bug That Lets Malware Bypass Security Checks

Gatekeeper is a macOS security feature that automatically checks all apps downloaded from the Internet if they are notarized and developer-signed (approved by Apple)...

How Ada Lovelace Used Embroidery to Create the First Computer Program
From ACM News

How Ada Lovelace Used Embroidery to Create the First Computer Program

The female computing pioneer drew on lessons from her artistic pursuits.
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