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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.


Robo-Dog Sets 100-Meter Sprint Guinness World Record
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Robo-Dog Sets 100-Meter Sprint Guinness World Record

Guinness World records labeled a dog-like robot created by a team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology the fastest quadrupedal robot.

Wearable Data Predicted COVID Infections
From ACM News

Wearable Data Predicted COVID Infections

Is convergence near for consumer and medical wearables?

VR Goggles for Mice Create Immersive Scenarios for Brain Research
From ACM TechNews

VR Goggles for Mice Create Immersive Scenarios for Brain Research

Northwestern University researchers developed virtual reality goggles for mice.

Quantum-Computing Approach Uses Single Molecules as Qubits for First Time
From ACM TechNews

Quantum-Computing Approach Uses Single Molecules as Qubits for First Time

Two teams of researchers made pairs of calcium monofluoride molecules interact to become entangled, a necessity for quantum computers to perform algorithms.

The World Depends on 60-Year-Old Code No One Knows
From ACM TechNews

The World Depends on 60-Year-Old Code No One Knows

COBOL is one of the top mainframe programming languages in use, but most schools and universities have not taught COBOL  in decades.

Bitcoin Mining Used More Water Than New York City Last Year
From ACM TechNews

Bitcoin Mining Used More Water Than New York City Last Year

A study found that water use by bitcoin miners hit 591 billion gallons so far this year, up from 415 billion gallons in 2021.

2D Material Reshapes 3D Electronics for Hardware
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2D Material Reshapes 3D Electronics for Hardware

An international team developed a monolithic three dimensional integrated chip comprised of layered two-dimensional materials.

Drones Protect Wind Turbines from Ice
From ACM TechNews

Drones Protect Wind Turbines from Ice

Researchers developed a method to protect wind turbines from ice using drones.

DARPA-Funded Research Leads to Quantum Computing Breakthrough
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DARPA-Funded Research Leads to Quantum Computing Breakthrough

Harvard-led team develops novel logical qubits to enable scalable quantum computers.

IBM's 'Condor' Quantum Computer Has More Than 1,000 Qubits
From ACM News

IBM's 'Condor' Quantum Computer Has More Than 1,000 Qubits

IBM has revealed two quantum computers. One is the second-largest ever made, and the other produces fewer errors than any quantum computer the company has built...

The Inside Story of Microsoft's Partnership with OpenAI
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The Inside Story of Microsoft's Partnership with OpenAI

The companies had honed a protocol for releasing artificial intelligence ambitiously but safely. Then OpenAI's board exploded all their carefully laid plans.

A New Front Is Opening in the U.S.-China Chip Conflict
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A New Front Is Opening in the U.S.-China Chip Conflict

The ongoing conflict between the U.S. and China over semiconductor chip production is expected to ramp up as the U.S. seeks a competitive edge in advanced packaging...

Drones with Defibrillators Are Saving Lives
From ACM TechNews

Drones with Defibrillators Are Saving Lives

Researchers found drones with automated external defibrillators arrived at the scene of a suspected cardiac arrest more than 3 minutes before ambulances in 67%...

6G Could Pull Double Duty to Monitor Climate Change
From ACM TechNews

6G Could Pull Double Duty to Monitor Climate Change

Northeastern University researchers said over-the-air spectroscopy could enable next-generation 6G networks to monitor climate change and air pollution.

Seeing the Light
From ACM News

Seeing the Light

Shining a light on light-based computing.

Are Cat Qubits the Key to Reliable Quantum Computing in the Modern Era?
From ACM News

Are Cat Qubits the Key to Reliable Quantum Computing in the Modern Era?

Quantum computers are prone to errors due to the sensitivity of qubits to environmental noise. Can cat qubits help build fault-tolerant quantum computers?

Tales of Topological Qubits
From Communications of the ACM

Tales of Topological Qubits

Emulating the behavior of exotic quantum states may give quantum computing a better way of squeezing out troublesome noise and errors.

How Meta Is Monetizing the Decline of Facebook
From ACM News

How Meta Is Monetizing the Decline of Facebook

Meta's goal is to get more people to use more of its apps and to monetize those people to the greatest extent possible.

Universities Train Engineers for the Quantum Future
From ACM TechNews

Universities Train Engineers for the Quantum Future

Colleges are starting the process of educating future engineers in topics such as how quantum computing hardware components work and how to write quantum computing...

How Quantum Computing Can Benefit Drug Discovery
From ACM News

How Quantum Computing Can Benefit Drug Discovery

Quantum computing aims to reduce cost and time.
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