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
The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) system was long believed to be invulnerable to attack, but a group of researchers recently demonstrated that there may be...TechNewsWorld From ACM TechNews | November 9, 2009
Many Indians bought their first mobile phones before they had their first experiences with personal computers. Pranav Mistry thinks that most of them might also...The New York Times From ACM News | November 6, 2009
Searching the Web could become faster for users and much more efficient for search companies if search engines were split up and distributed around the world, according...Technology Review From ACM News | November 6, 2009
The clatter of a dropped trash can and the crash of a cymbal – both easily recognisable sounds.
That's why computer games or CGI movies that feature such noises...New Scientist From ACM News | November 5, 2009
The Clay Mathematics Institute has a standing offer of $1 million for anyone who is able to prove or disprove one of seven problems that have never been solved....MIT News From ACM TechNews | November 5, 2009
The Long Tail theory embraced by online businesses has taken some recent criticism, raising questions about whether businesses should change their e-strategies.Bob Violino From ACM News | November 3, 2009
The idea that fully-fledged artificial intelligence (AI) — thinking machines that could mimic human intelligence precisely — would be realized by the year 2000...TechRadar From ACM TechNews | November 2, 2009
University of Arizona professor Richard T. Snodgrass has received a U.S. National Science Foundation grant to promote computation as a true science. "The problem...A News (AZ) From ACM TechNews | October 30, 2009
There’ve been satellites orbiting Earth for half a century. But getting information to and from them is still a pain. Which is why Pentagon research arm Darpa is...Wired.com From ACM News | October 28, 2009
Scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a new, environmentally friendly silicon-air battery capable of supplying non-stop power...American Technion Society From ACM News | October 28, 2009
In the not-too-distant future, it might be possible to slip on a pair of augmented-reality (AR) goggles instead of fumbling with a manual while trying to repair...Technology Review From ACM News | October 26, 2009
In 1995, a good computer chip had a clock speed of about 100 megahertz. Seven years later, in 2002, a good computer chip had a clock speed of about three gigahertz...MIT News Office From ACM News | October 23, 2009
Carnegie Mellon University professor Jimmy Jian-Gang Zhu is developing a prototype hard disk technology based on his microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR)...EE Times From ACM TechNews | October 23, 2009
Aram Harrow of the University of Bristol in England along with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Avinatan Hassidim and Seth Lloyd believe that encoding...Science News From ACM TechNews | October 21, 2009
Boston University physicists Lev Levitin and Tommaso Toffoli have demonstrated that if processors continue to improve in accordance with Moore's Law, an unbreakable...ZDNet From ACM TechNews | October 21, 2009
Computer scientists have found a way to bootstrap science, using evolutionary computation to find fundamental meaning in massive amounts of raw data.Gary Anthes From Communications of the ACM | November 1, 2009
Supercomputers have long been an indispensable, albeit expensive, tool for researchers who need to make sense of vast amounts of data. One way that researchers...Scientific American From ACM News | October 19, 2009