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2023 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Recipients Named
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2023 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowship Recipients Named

ACM and IEEE named the recipients of the 2023 ACM-IEEE CS George Michael Memorial HPC Fellowships.

Doctors Train in Virtual Reality
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Doctors Train in Virtual Reality

Simulations prepare surgeons for the real thing.

Keeping Hackers Off the Electrical Grid
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Keeping Hackers Off the Electrical Grid

Protecting electrical power delivery networks from incursions.

ChatGPT in the Classroom
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ChatGPT in the Classroom

ChatGPT is giving educators headaches and forcing them to reinvent how classrooms work.

Pen-Based Computing: Still Looking For The Write App
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Pen-Based Computing: Still Looking For The Write App

The sector, once popular, is searching for applications and users. 

The Promise of Holographic Displays
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The Promise of Holographic Displays

The computational expense of creating three-dimensional images that can be viewed by all is just one factor holding them back.

Linking IT's Energy Consumption to Carbon Emissions
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Linking IT's Energy Consumption to Carbon Emissions

New guidelines aim to measure, and ultimately reduce, the digital impact of the enterprise on the environment.

Celebrating Those Who Advance Computing as a Science, Profession
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Celebrating Those Who Advance Computing as a Science, Profession

ACM has recognized four people with its 2022 Service Awards for expanding its mission of "Advancing Computing as a Science and Profession."

A Pioneer in Participatory Design Turns 80
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A Pioneer in Participatory Design Turns 80

Christiane Floyd continues to consider the philosophical and ethical concerns of computer science.

A Focus on X-Ray Vision
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A Focus on X-Ray Vision

Seeing past the distractions to what is inside.

Spyware Lurks in Android Smartphones
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Spyware Lurks in Android Smartphones

Google's decision to allow its operating system to install third-party apps makes Android smartphones targets for spyware.  

Researchers Flesh Out Biocomputing
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Researchers Flesh Out Biocomputing

Drawing Intelligence from actual brain cells could deliver human-like cognition in diverse fields.

Seltzer Named ACM Athena Lecturer for Technical, Mentoring Contributions
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Seltzer Named ACM Athena Lecturer for Technical, Mentoring Contributions

ACM has named Margo Seltzer of Canada's University of British Columbia the 2023-2024 ACM Athena Lecturer for her pioneering technical contributions and commitment...

Computing and Social Responsibility
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Computing and Social Responsibility

Hardware, software, and social media companies increasingly must consider the potential social and ethical risks of their products.

Can Digital Wallets Save Cryptocurrency?
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Can Digital Wallets Save Cryptocurrency?

Seeking a better deal for bitcoin and its ilk in Web3 and the Metaverse.

Capturing What is Said
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Capturing What is Said

Artificial intelligence is boosting the capabilities of automatic speech recognition.

Boosting Photodiode Efficiency to 220%
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Boosting Photodiode Efficiency to 220%

Researchers at the Netherlands' Eindhoven University of Technology are chasing quantum efficiency.

Passkeys Unlock a New Era for Authentication
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Passkeys Unlock a New Era for Authentication

A potential alternative to passwords.

COVID Modelers Expand their Missions
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COVID Modelers Expand their Missions

Team science is writ (very) large.

Fending off Cyberattacks on Collaborative Robots
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Fending off Cyberattacks on Collaborative Robots

Hackers leverage IoT, IIoT vulnerabilities to gain unauthorized access to cobots.
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