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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.
Having helped scientists study the building blocks of the universe, peer inside the human body in miniscule detail and monitor climate change, grid computing could... From ICT Results | February 4, 2010
While some of the latest government wage data appears to show that Silicon Valley's high-tech workers are making more now than they did in 2000, a closer look at...The Wall Street Journal From ACM News | February 3, 2010
count likely knows that police can peek inside it if they have a paper search warrant.
But cybercrime investigators are frustrated by the speed of traditionalone...CNET From ACM News | February 3, 2010
The China-U.S. diplomatic spat over cyberattacks on Google has highlighted the growing significance of the Internet as a theater of combat.
Deputy Defense Secretary...Time From ACM News | February 3, 2010
Despite widespread speculation, nothing beyond what Steve Jobs announced last week is known about the A4 chip at the heart of the Apple iPad.
Jobs described the...Technology Review From ACM News | February 3, 2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Pablo Parrilo has developed a set of techniques that makes it easier to understand nonlinear systems. Parrilo uses...MIT News From ACM TechNews | February 3, 2010
U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed spending $3.7 billion on science, technology, engineering, and math education in his 2011 budget, including increasing...Information Week From ACM TechNews | February 3, 2010
Brain Maze is a mobile phone game developed by Lancaster University researchers that requires players to use their brain waves to move a marble around a course. ...Engineer From ACM TechNews | February 3, 2010
Penn State University researchers have developed a wireless optical communications system that could provide faster, more secure communications with a wider bandwidth...Penn State Live From ACM TechNews | February 3, 2010
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics and the Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf have described the electrical resistance and current...Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (Germany) From ACM TechNews | February 3, 2010
Britain's Women in Technology has teamed up with the National IT Learning Center to introduce the Rise of the Cyberella Competition, which will provide funding...V3.co.uk From ACM TechNews | February 3, 2010
Boston University researchers have developed a method for studying and identifying hubs within social networks. The approach emphasizes the location of the individual...Technology Review From ACM TechNews | February 3, 2010
Aberdeen University computer scientist Kees van Deemter is creating a system that would be able to understand the meaning of vague phrases. Aberdeen Press and Journal (Scotland) From ACM TechNews | February 3, 2010
Military agencies wanted a death ray, and they were willing to pay for it. That was one of the forces spurring scientists in a race that ended with the invention...American Institute of Physics From ACM News | February 3, 2010
Cyber attacks are becoming the bane of governments and companies alike. A Virginia based engineering research company may have the answer. InZero Systems has developed...The New New Internet From ACM News | February 3, 2010
Iowa investigators suspect a serious breach of a state government computer database last week originated in China. The hackers gained access to a computer system...The Des Moines Register From ACM News | February 3, 2010
Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple and a Toyota Prius owner, has suggested that the "unintended acceleration" problems affecting Toyota's cars may be caused...Times Online From ACM News | February 3, 2010
Looking like a robotic mule, the Legged Squad Support System (LS3) being developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will carry 400 pounds of equipment...Defense Industry Daily From ACM News | February 2, 2010
Many people may assume that conventional television sets and computer monitors — the kind that use CRTs rather than flat panel screens — have virtually disappeared...MIT News From ACM News | February 2, 2010
A new 900-kilometer fiber-optic link between Paris and Frankfurt is the first step to creating a high-speed Internet backbone with enough capacity to satisfy bandwidth...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | February 2, 2010