Sign In

Communications of the ACM

News


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


­.s. Supercomputing Lead Rings Sputnik-Like Alarm For Russia
From ACM TechNews

­.s. Supercomputing Lead Rings Sputnik-Like Alarm For Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently criticized his country's information technology industry for failing to develop supercomputing technology, and urged...

From ACM TechNews

Researchers Try to Stalk Botnets ­sed By Hackers

To track the spread of botnets, Sandia National Laboratories computer security specialists Rob Minnich and Don Rudish have converted a Dell Thunderbird supercomputer...

Siggraph Announces Winners of New Award Honoring Achievement in Digital Art
From ACM TechNews

Siggraph Announces Winners of New Award Honoring Achievement in Digital Art

Minneapolis College of Art & Design professor Roman Verostko and University of California, Davis professor Lynn Hershman Leeson are the winners of the first ACM...

Summer Program Opens High-Tech World to Deaf Students
From ACM TechNews

Summer Program Opens High-Tech World to Deaf Students

The University of Washington's (UW's) Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims to diversity...

Netflix Challenge Ends, But Winner Is in Doubt
From ACM TechNews

Netflix Challenge Ends, But Winner Is in Doubt

Netflix's $1 million contest to design a better movie preference-matching algorithm ended on July 26th, with two teams in a near tie and the outcome of the contest...

From ACM TechNews

Ntu ­nveils Green and Fastest Supercomputer in Asean

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has partnered with Jardine OneSolution, IBM, and Red Hat to install a green supercomputer at its new High Performance Computing...

Program Helps Faculty Members Develop Improved Security Assurance Programs
From ACM TechNews

Program Helps Faculty Members Develop Improved Security Assurance Programs

Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab and Information Networking Institute (INI) are hosting several faculty members for the annual Information Assurance Capacity...

From ACM TechNews

Dns Remains Vulnerable One Year After Kaminsky Bug

In the year since security researcher Dan Kaminsky discovered a vulnerability in the domain name system (DNS), which could allow hackers to redirect traffic from...

Mentornet Provides Success and Service
From ACM TechNews

Mentornet Provides Success and Service

Michigan Technological University's (MTU's) MentorNet program matches students and new educators with mentors in either educational or professional positions to...

Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man
From ACM TechNews

Scientists Worry Machines May Outsmart Man

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have spurred a group of computer scientists to consider whether research that might lead to a loss of human control over...

From ACM News

Skilled Immigrants on Why They're Leaving the ­.s.

A number of highly skilled immigrants are preparing to leave the U.S. as the nation's economy slows. With the U.S. unemployment rate approaching double digits,...

Top Designers in Your Own Home?
From ICT Results

Top Designers in Your Own Home?

A Web tool that gives homeowners a virtual representation of how new products  look in their home promises to help textile producers boost product development.AsIsKnown...

From ACM News

Report Offers Principles For Maintaining the Integrity and Accessibility of Research Data

Though digital technologies and high-speed communications have significantly expanded the capabilities of scientists — allowing them to analyze and share vast amounts...

From ACM TechNews

Computing For the Future of the Planet

Computing could go a long way toward ensuring a sustainable future for human society and the earth, argue professor Andy Hopper and Andrew Rice of the University...

Government Is Falling Behind on Cybersecurity, Report Finds
From ACM TechNews

Government Is Falling Behind on Cybersecurity, Report Finds

A report released by the Partnership for Public Service and Booz Allen Hamilton has found that the U.S. federal government is falling behind in its efforts to protect...

Mobile Computing Task Force: Making the Way For Mobile Learning
From ACM News

Mobile Computing Task Force: Making the Way For Mobile Learning

"I am helping to change the classroom." That's what Mike Dickson told his grandmother during a telephone conversation when she asked what he did for a living. Dickson...

Technology on Way to Forecasting Humanity's Needs, Researcher Reports
From ACM News

Technology on Way to Forecasting Humanity's Needs, Researcher Reports

Much as meteorologists predict the path and intensity of hurricanes, Indiana University's Alessandro Vespignani believes we will one day predict with unprecedented...

How Robot Drones Revolutionized the Face of Warfare
From ACM News

How Robot Drones Revolutionized the Face of Warfare

Today's warriors are fighting without getting in harm's way, with drones dramatically tilting the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan in favor of the United States...

Robo-Ethicists Want to Revamp Asimov's 3 Laws
From ACM TechNews

Robo-Ethicists Want to Revamp Asimov's 3 Laws

Researchers continue to work to make robots safer to be around humans, but some robot experts say the key is to stop making robots that lack ethics. "If you build...

Council Releases Network Science and Engineering Research Agenda
From ACM TechNews

Council Releases Network Science and Engineering Research Agenda

Ellen Zegura, chair of the Computing Community Consortium's (CCC) Network Science & Engineering (NetSE) Council, released a report during the GENI Engineering Conference...
Sign In for Full Access
» Forgot Password? » Create an ACM Web Account