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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.

A New Olympics Event: Algorithmic Video Surveillance
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A New Olympics Event: Algorithmic Video Surveillance

The upcoming Paris Summer Olympic Games will serve as a testbed for AI-powered video surveillance, and people's tolerance of its use.

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.

Creating Virtual Objects with the Flick of a Finger
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Creating Virtual Objects with the Flick of a Finger

Researchers in the U.K. designed a system that allows the use of quick hand gestures to select tools to create objects and designs in virtual environments.

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.

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...

Nvidia Piloting a Generative AI for Its Engineers
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Nvidia Piloting a Generative AI for Its Engineers

Nvidia's Bill Dally said the company is testing whether it can increase the productivity of its chip designers using generative artificial intelligence.

This Robot Could Be the Key to Empowering People With Disabilities
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This Robot Could Be the Key to Empowering People With Disabilities

It's simple to use and gives users—and their caregivers—much needed independence.

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

Raspberry Pi-based seismometers can supplement existing networks.

Inflation Bites U.S. Engineering Salaries
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Inflation Bites U.S. Engineering Salaries

The IEEE-USA 2023 Salary and Benefits Survey indicates U.S. engineering salary growth lagged inflation for the second consecutive year, marking the first multiyear...

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...

How to Engineer a Reliable $1 Sensor for Safe Drinking Water
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How to Engineer a Reliable $1 Sensor for Safe Drinking Water

Engineers at the University of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee developed a potentially mass-producible $1 sensor that can detect contaminants...

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.

Biosensor Offers Real-Time Dialysis Feedback
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Biosensor Offers Real-Time Dialysis Feedback

Researchers at Iran's Shahrood University of Technology engineered a new biosensor to expedite hemodialysis procedures by providing dialysis feedback in real time...

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.
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