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


Blockchain Computing Simulates Early Earth
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Blockchain Computing Simulates Early Earth

Researchers leveraged the Golem blockchain protocol to simulate a network of chemical interactions that may have played a role in the origin of life.

How Tech Automated the January 6 Investigations
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How Tech Automated the January 6 Investigations

Law enforcement increasingly is relying on technology to identify suspects.

Tech Gives Sound Directionality to Hearing Aids
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Tech Gives Sound Directionality to Hearing Aids

Researchers at Taiwan's National Cheng Kung University have developed a hearing aid system with sound directionality.

Autonomous Subs Wayfind Without GPS
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Autonomous Subs Wayfind Without GPS

Researchers used reinforcement learning to improve the ability of uncrewed underwater vehicles to navigate without GPS.

A Simpler Means for Visible Light Communication
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A Simpler Means for Visible Light Communication

Researchers at China's Nanchang University have developed a visible light communication (VLC) equalizer based on a single-order circuit.

Camera Stops Deepfakes at the Shutter
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Camera Stops Deepfakes at the Shutter

Built-in content credentials verifies photos' authenticity.

6G Could Pull Double Duty to Monitor Climate Change
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6G Could Pull Double Duty to Monitor Climate Change

Northeastern University researchers said over-the-air spectroscopy could enable next-generation 6G networks to monitor climate change and air pollution.

Better Machine Learning Models with Quantum Computers
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Better Machine Learning Models with Quantum Computers

Researchers demonstrated improved training of machine learning models using a method that combines the best features of classical and quantum computers.

Smart Emergency Responses to Severe Weather
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Smart Emergency Responses to Severe Weather

A new system calculates the fastest routes for emergency services to respond to calls while factoring in traffic disruptions that may result from climate-related...

Disney Packs Big Emotion into Little Robot
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Disney Packs Big Emotion into Little Robot

A team of Disney Research scientists last week unveiled a bipedal robotic character combining a child-size frame with stubby legs, wiggling antennae, and an expressive...

Detect Quakes With 'Raspberry Shakes'
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Detect Quakes With 'Raspberry Shakes'

Raspberry Pi-based seismometers can supplement existing networks.

Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up
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Soft Robot Walks by Repeatedly Blowing Itself Up

Researchers at Cornell University and Israel's Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have engineered a soft quadruped robot that locomotes via internal combustion...

See-Through Sensors Hide Eye-Tracking in Plain Sight
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See-Through Sensors Hide Eye-Tracking in Plain Sight

Semi-transparent image sensors could be incorporated into eyeglasses or curved windshields in front of a user's eyes, with their readout electronics positioned...

Teen's Pill-Tracking Device Attracts Interest from CVS Pharmacy
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Teen's Pill-Tracking Device Attracts Interest from CVS Pharmacy

U.S. pharmacy chain CVS is among those interested in a pill-tracking device created by Virginia-based high school student Archishma Marrapu.

Digital Twins Give Hydrogen a Greener Path to Growth
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Digital Twins Give Hydrogen a Greener Path to Growth

A researcher thinks digital twins could help lower clean hydrogen production costs by monitoring the state of hydrogen electrolyzers.

AI Battles the Bane of Space Junk
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AI Battles the Bane of Space Junk

Researchers are using artificial intelligence to track space debris, predict collisions, and devise methods for the debris’ removal and reuse.

A Wearable Robotic Assistant That's All Over You
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A Wearable Robotic Assistant That's All Over You

The Calico assistive robot developed by researchers at the University of Maryland can be worn on the user's clothes, where it runs along a track to perform various...

Nano-Tattoos Don't Need Batteries or Wires
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Nano-Tattoos Don't Need Batteries or Wires

Backscattering-based nano-tattoo sensor tattoos can communicate with nearby devices without needing batteries or wires.

Machine Learning Turns Up COVID Surprise
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Machine Learning Turns Up COVID Surprise

Researchers using machine learning to analyze daily pneumonia cases in an intensive care unit gained surprising insights about COVID-19 patients.

Ostrich-Inspired Robot Gives Its Neck a Stretch
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Ostrich-Inspired Robot Gives Its Neck a Stretch

Researchers at Japan's University of Tokyo have developed a robotic manipulator based on the muscles and tendons in an ostrich's neck.
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