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The White House Is Wooing Tech Workers to Do Tours of Duty in Government
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The White House Is Wooing Tech Workers to Do Tours of Duty in Government

White House officials has been meeting with technology giants to try to persuade them to allow their employees to take leaves of absence to help modernize government...

Perfecting Crops With AI-Powered Indoor Farms
From ACM TechNews

Perfecting Crops With AI-Powered Indoor Farms

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Laboratory's Open Agriculture Initiative has developed a self-contained indoor farm.

Manufacturers Adopt Robots That Help Human Workers, Not Replace Them. For Now.
From ACM TechNews

Manufacturers Adopt Robots That Help Human Workers, Not Replace Them. For Now.

Collaborative robots, or “cobots,” are becoming an increasingly popular automation tool for manufacturers seeking to boost productivity.

Your Brain Is Like 100 Billion Mini-Computers All Working Together
From ACM News

Your Brain Is Like 100 Billion Mini-Computers All Working Together

Each of our brain cells could work like a mini-computer, according to the first recording of electrical activity in human cells at a super-fine level of detail....

U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections
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U.S. Begins First Cyberoperation Against Russia Aimed at Protecting Elections

The United States Cyber Command is targeting individual Russian operatives to try to deter them from spreading disinformation to interfere in elections, telling...

Data on Demand: Creating a Search Engine for Microbiome Sciences
From ACM TechNews

Data on Demand: Creating a Search Engine for Microbiome Sciences

The University of Arizona's Hurwitz Laboratory is helping researchers around the world gain greater access to data collected at remote ocean sites.

Automated System Identifies Dense Tissue, a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer, in Mammograms
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Automated System Identifies Dense Tissue, a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer, in Mammograms

A new automated system assesses dense breast tissue in mammograms as reliably as human radiologists.

AI on a MEMS Device Brings Neuromorphic Computing to the Edge
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AI on a MEMS Device Brings Neuromorphic Computing to the Edge

Researchers have outfitted a micro-electromechanical system with artificial intelligence, enabling neuromorphic computing in a microscale device and bringing edge...

Chip Implants Get Real
From ACM News

Chip Implants Get Real

The notion of using implantable chips to authenticate people is gaining support, but it raises important privacy questions.

I Fell for Facebook Fake News. Here's Why Millions of You Did, Too.
From ACM Opinion

I Fell for Facebook Fake News. Here's Why Millions of You Did, Too.

The Facebook video is nuts, but I can't tear my eyes away. A plane, struggling in a huge storm, does a 360-degree flip before safely landing and letting out terrified...

The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers
From ACM TechNews

The Next Tech Talent Shortage: Quantum Computing Researchers

U.S. corporations and universities could face a major shortage of qualified quantum computing scientists unless immigration policies and priorities change.

Scientists Help Robots 'Evolve.' Weirdness Ensues
From ACM News

Scientists Help Robots 'Evolve.' Weirdness Ensues

Evolution is a trip. On the one hand, it's a seemingly simple mechanism—those best fitted to their environment have more babies, while less fit individuals don't...

Europe and US Lock Horns on Transatlantic Privacy
From ACM News

Europe and US Lock Horns on Transatlantic Privacy

Europe's effort to export its tough privacy rules around the world is about to run into a wall of U.S. resistance.

Electric Chewing Gum Zaps Your Tongue to Create a Virtual Flavor Hit
From ACM TechNews

Electric Chewing Gum Zaps Your Tongue to Create a Virtual Flavor Hit

Researchers have developed a piece of chewing gum equipped with piezoelectric elements and electrodes that stimulate taste buds as long as it is chewed.

A Tech Investor Brought Cellphone Voting to West Virginia, Igniting Debate About Access and Security
From ACM TechNews

A Tech Investor Brought Cellphone Voting to West Virginia, Igniting Debate About Access and Security

A former political operative and Uber investor is funding an effort to allow West Virginians serving in the military or living abroad to cast absentee ballots via...

Virtual Reality Can Boost Empathy
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Virtual Reality Can Boost Empathy

New research suggests virtual reality can boost empathy, especially toward marginalized groups.

Robot 'Talks' to MPs About Future of AI in the Classroom
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Robot 'Talks' to MPs About Future of AI in the Classroom

A robot recently addressed the U.K.'s Parliament on the future role of artificial intelligence in British education.

A Step Toward Personalized, Automated Smart Homes
From ACM TechNews

A Step Toward Personalized, Automated Smart Homes

A new system uses reflected wireless signals to identify occupants within a home, even when they are not carrying mobile devices.

Google Wants China. Will Chinese Users Want Google?
From ACM News

Google Wants China. Will Chinese Users Want Google?

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was upbeat Monday when he told WIRED about internal tests of a censored search engine designed to win approval from Chinese officials....

Double the Fun: Mars Scientists Push NASA to Send Rock-Harvesting Rover to Two Sites
From ACM News

Double the Fun: Mars Scientists Push NASA to Send Rock-Harvesting Rover to Two Sites

NASA's next Mars rover—the first to gather rock samples meant to come back to Earth—should dream big and visit as many places on the red planet as possible, scientists...
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