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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.
Google's first search engine let people search by typing text onto a Web page. Next came queries spoken over the phone.
On Monday, Google announced the ability...CNN.com From ACM News | December 9, 2009
A Cornell researcher has created an extremely efficient transistor made from a material that may soon replace silicon as king of semiconductors for power applications...Cornell niversity From ACM News | December 9, 2009
Thanks to the Internet and online social networks (OSNs) news and gossip now spread seemingly without any order. But according Ryerson University researcher Anthony...Ryerson niversity From ACM News | December 8, 2009
Neuroscientists at the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville, Fla., have demonstrated how brain waves can be used to type alphanumerical characters on a computer screen...Mayo Clinic From ACM News | December 7, 2009
When a group of engineers at National Instruments Corp. modified a 1988 Oldsmobile so it could be controlled by an iPhone, the company was quick to share the project...The Wall Street Journal From ACM News | December 3, 2009
The U.S. Air Force has adapted the advanced algebraic theories of mathematicians Myoung An and Richard Tolimieri to improve its object and target detection technology...Wright-Patterson Air Force Base From ACM TechNews | December 2, 2009
In 1986, Nadya Mason competed as a gymnast in Houston, training with the legendary Bela Karolyi as a member of the U.S. National Team, hoping to make it to the2009...By Paul Hyman From ACM News | December 2, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO — In many ways, MySQL embodies the ideals of the populist software movement known as open source, in which a program’s creator releases it to the...The New York Times From ACM News | November 30, 2009
Ever wish the flat touch screen buttons on your phone felt more like physical buttons?
Chris Harrison and Prof. Scott Hudson at Carnegie Mellon have developed...SciTe Daily From ACM News | November 24, 2009
A man lies comatose on an operating table. The enormous spider that hangs above him has plunged four appendages into his belly. The spider, made of white steel,...New Scientist From ACM News | November 23, 2009
The hegemony of the traditional desktop operating system is starting to fracture with the emergence of a new generation of Web browsers that may finally herald...Alex Wright From Communications of the ACM | December 1, 2009
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google began lifting the veil on its planned Chrome operating system on Thursday, but it said that computers powered by the software would...The New York Times From ACM News | November 20, 2009
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first "universal" programmable quantum information processor able...National Institute of Standards and Technology From ACM News | November 19, 2009
Professor Constantinos Daskalakis in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is applying the theory...MIT News From ACM TechNews | November 16, 2009
Researchers at Intel and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) say distributed computing and robotics could be used to make shape-shifting electronics a reality in the...Computerworld From ACM TechNews | November 16, 2009
Manindra Agrawal, an Indian professor who developed a deterministic polynomial time algorithm for detecting prime numbers, will receive the 2009 G.D. Birla Award...EE Times India From ACM TechNews | November 13, 2009
Scientists at the Delft University of Technology were able to gain control over the environment of a quantum particle, which is a key step in the potential development...Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) From ACM TechNews | November 13, 2009
As part of the "Let's make the web faster" initiative, we are experimenting with alternative protocols to help reduce the latency of web pages. One of these experiments...Google.com From ACM News | November 12, 2009
A giant "digital cloud" that would "float" above London's skyline has been outlined by an international team of architects, artists and engineers.
The construction...BBC News From ACM News | November 11, 2009
The Wi-Fi Alliance has formed a task group to determine what standards need to be modified to ensure Wi-Fi is the tool of choice for smart-grid applications.
The...CNET From ACM News | November 11, 2009