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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.
Solar cells convert light to electricity. Image sensors also convert light to electricity. If you could do them both at the same time in the same chip, you'd have...IEEE Spectrum From ACM News | April 13, 2018
In November of 2012, the semiannual Top500 rankings of the world's supercomputers gave top billing to a machine constructed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory...IEEE Spectrum From ACM News | January 10, 2018
By thinking of atoms as letters and molecules as words, artificial intelligence software from IBM is now employing the same methods computers use to translate languages...IEEE Spectrum From ACM News | December 5, 2017
A universal quantum computer capable of outperforming today's classical computers in solving many different problems remains the biggest future prize for many engineers...IEEE Spectrum From ACM News | December 1, 2017
The security of the Internet of Things could depend on its constituent hardware being "patchable" so it can adapt to future threats, write several experts.
IEEE Spectrum From ACM TechNews | October 31, 2017
Chinese researchers have completed a practical demonstration of quantum key distribution, showing that it's possible to encrypt and send data between two locations...IEEE Spectrum From ACM News | October 4, 2017
For more than 50 years, computers have made steady and dramatic improvements, all thanks to Moore's Law—the exponential increase over time in the number of transistors...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | August 31, 2017
A scientist wanting to hack into an animal's brain used to have three different tools to choose from: electric current, drugs, and light. Now there's a fourth:...IEEE Spectrum From ACM News | August 29, 2017
As excited as we are about the forthcoming generation of social home robots (including Jibo, Kuri, and many others), it's hard to ignore the fact that most of them...IEEE Spectrum From ACM Opinion | August 24, 2017
Everyone likes the idea of a smart city. Traffic lights would automatically adjust to optimize traffic flow, you could find parking spaces without circling for...IEEE Spectrum From ACM News | August 18, 2017
Last month, IEEE Spectrum ran a special report focusing on the question "Can We Copy the Brain?" The report offered a thorough examination of all the ongoing efforts...IEEE Spectrum From ACM News | July 28, 2017
Researchers have developed a biological computer that functions inside living bacterial cells and tells them what to do, according to a report published yesterday...IEEE Spectrum From ACM News | July 27, 2017