acm-header
Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


bg-corner

An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


'Peace Technologies' Enable Eyewitness Reporting When Disasters Strike
From Communications of the ACM

'Peace Technologies' Enable Eyewitness Reporting When Disasters Strike

Ushahidi — or "testimony" in Swahili — has played a central role in coordinating responses to crises around the globe.

Curiosity Team Upgrades Software, Checks Wheel Wear
From ACM News

Curiosity Team Upgrades Software, Checks Wheel Wear

The team operating NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has completed a software upgrade on the vehicle and is next planning a check of wear and tear on the rover's wheels...

Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Rescue Robots
From ACM News

Japanese Team Dominates Competition to Create Rescue Robots

An international competition to pave the way for a new generation of rescue robots was dominated by a team of Japanese roboticists who were students in the laboratory...

Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.s. Credit Card Security Lags
From ACM News

Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.s. Credit Card Security Lags

Criminals may have stolen information from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target.

Darpa's Robotic Gladiators Will Battle on This Disaster Course
From ACM News

Darpa's Robotic Gladiators Will Battle on This Disaster Course

In a robotic twist on American Gladiators, 17 robots and their teams will descend upon Florida this week to see which ones have the greatest superhero potential...

First Completely 3D-Printed Working Loudspeaker Built
From ACM News

First Completely 3D-Printed Working Loudspeaker Built

Researchers for the first time have used 3D printing to make a consumer electronic device, a loudspeaker ready for use almost as soon as it comes off the printer...

Liftoff for ESA's Billion-Star Surveyor
From ACM News

Liftoff for ESA's Billion-Star Surveyor

Gaia is destined to create the most accurate map yet of the Milky Way.

Nasa's Deep Space Network Turns 50
From ACM Careers

Nasa's Deep Space Network Turns 50

NASA's Deep Space Network, the world's largest and most powerful communications system for "talking to" spacecraft, will reach a milestone on Dec. 24: the 50th...

Dawn Creates Guide to Vesta's Hidden Attractions
From ACM News

Dawn Creates Guide to Vesta's Hidden Attractions

Some beauty is revealed only at a second glance.

Keeping the Lights On
From ACM TechNews

Keeping the Lights On

The Koopman Mode Analysis is an algorithm that could predict future instabilities in the power grid and make power outages a thing of the past. 

Google Glass Update Lets Users Wink and Take Photos
From ACM News

Google Glass Update Lets Users Wink and Take Photos

Google has introduced a new feature to its Google Glass, which allows users to take a photo with a "wink of the eye."

4 Reasons Why Apple's Ibeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design
From ACM News

4 Reasons Why Apple's Ibeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design

You step inside Walmart and your shopping list is transformed into a personalized map, showing you the deals that'll appeal to you most.

Eye-Tracker Lets You Drag and Drop Files With a Glance
From ACM News

Eye-Tracker Lets You Drag and Drop Files With a Glance

Bored of using a mouse?

Thinking in Silicon
From ACM News

Thinking in Silicon

Picture a person reading these words on a laptop in a coffee shop.

Officials Say ­.s. May Never Know Extent of Snowden's Leaks
From ACM News

Officials Say ­.s. May Never Know Extent of Snowden's Leaks

American intelligence and law enforcement investigators have concluded that they may never know the entirety of what the former National Security Agency contractor...

Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots
From ACM News

Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots

BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat, and Atlas have joined Google's growing robot menagerie.

Nasa's Chief Scientist on Mars, Moons, and Money
From ACM Opinion

Nasa's Chief Scientist on Mars, Moons, and Money

Planetary geologist Ellen Stofan joined NASA in August as the agency's chief scientist, an overarching role in which she advises on the science of all NASA programmes...

New Results Send Mars Rover on a Quest For Ancient Life
From ACM News

New Results Send Mars Rover on a Quest For Ancient Life

When the Curiosity rover landed in Gale crater 16 months ago, its goal was to find a place on Mars that was habitable 4 billion years ago.

Cloud Power Issue Looms, Says Cisco CTO
From ACM TechNews

Cloud Power Issue Looms, Says Cisco CTO

Cisco Systems technologists say it is crucial for the U.S. government to fund basic research into future power consumption issues.

Bots Now 'account For 61% of Web Traffic'
From ACM News

Bots Now 'account For 61% of Web Traffic'

If you are visiting this page the chances are that you are not a human, at least according to research.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account