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.


Humans vs. Robots: Who Should Dominate Space Exploration?
From ACM News

Humans vs. Robots: Who Should Dominate Space Exploration?

The most recent footprints on the moon are 40 years old, and the next artificial mark on the lunar surface will probably be made by a robot’s wheels rather than...

Chips as Mini Internets
From ACM TechNews

Chips as Mini Internets

MIT researchers have established theoretical limits on the efficiency of packet-switched on-chip communication networks, and have presented measurements from a...

Will We Ever Create a Perfect Lie Detector?
From ACM News

Will We Ever Create a Perfect Lie Detector?

To create machines that can always tell when someone is lying, we need to know much more about what goes on in our brains.

Ford Is Ready For the Autonomous Car. Are Drivers?
From ACM News

Ford Is Ready For the Autonomous Car. Are Drivers?

The auto industry has already developed all the technology necessary to create truly autonomous vehicles, Ford engineers claim.

Seeking Robots to Go Where First Responders Can't
From ACM News

Seeking Robots to Go Where First Responders Can't

In the event of another disaster at a nuclear power plant, the first responders may not be humans but robots.

A Little Device That's Trying to Read Your Thoughts
From ACM News

A Little Device That's Trying to Read Your Thoughts

Already surrounded by machines that allow him, painstakingly, to communicate, the physicist Stephen Hawking last summer donned what looked like a rakish black headband...

The Human Voice, as Game Changer
From ACM News

The Human Voice, as Game Changer

Vlad Sejnoha is talking to the TV again.

Simulation Software Optimizes Networks
From ACM TechNews

Simulation Software Optimizes Networks

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI have developed the Multiphysical Network Simulation Framework, which can be...

Google Begins Testing Its Augmented-Reality Glasses
From ACM News

Google Begins Testing Its Augmented-Reality Glasses

If you venture into a coffee shop in the coming months and see someone with a pair of futuristic glasses that look like a prop from "Star Trek," don’t worry.

A Billion Stars Revealed
From ACM News

A Billion Stars Revealed

Astronomers have released a picture containing more than one billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy.

Self-Sculpting Sand
From ACM News

Self-Sculpting Sand

Imagine that you have a big box of sand in which you bury a tiny model of a footstool.

From ACM News

How Seagate's Terabit-Per-Square-Inch Hard Drive Works

Magnetic hard disks will soon be able to store one terabit (a trillion bits) per square inch.

The Miri Has Two Faces: Go 'behind the Webb' (telescope)
From ACM News

The Miri Has Two Faces: Go 'behind the Webb' (telescope)

A short new video takes viewers behind the scenes with the MIRI or the Mid-Infrared Instrument that will fly on-board NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.

Dead Stars 'to Guide Spacecraft'
From ACM News

Dead Stars 'to Guide Spacecraft'

German scientists are developing a technique that allows for very precise positioning anywhere in space by picking up X-ray signals from pulsars.

Systems to Handle Big Data Might Be This Generation's Moon Landing
From ACM News

Systems to Handle Big Data Might Be This Generation's Moon Landing

An effort to build a radio telescope that can see back 13 billion years to the creation of the universe is prompting a five-year €32 million ($42.7 million) effort...

­.s. Outgunned in Hacker War
From ACM News

­.s. Outgunned in Hacker War

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's top cyber cop offered a grim appraisal of the nation's efforts to keep computer hackers from plundering corporate data networks...

How the Cost of Computation Restricts the Processes of Life
From ACM News

How the Cost of Computation Restricts the Processes of Life

Back in the 1960s, the IBM physicist Rolf Landauer showed that computation comes with a cost: every (irreversible) calculation, he said, always burns through a...

More Energy Efficient Transistors Through Quantum Tunneling
From ACM TechNews

More Energy Efficient Transistors Through Quantum Tunneling

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Pennsylvania State University say they have made breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors...

Sanjeev Arora Wins 2011 Acm-Infosys Award
From ACM News

Sanjeev Arora Wins 2011 Acm-Infosys Award

Sanjeev Arora, a computer scientist at Princeton University, is honored for breakthroughs that have advanced the power of computing. 

Richard Clarke on Who Was Behind the Stuxnet Attack
From ACM News

Richard Clarke on Who Was Behind the Stuxnet Attack

The story Richard Clarke spins has all the suspense of a postmodern geopolitical thriller.
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account