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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.


Bringing the World Reboot-Less ­pdates
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Bringing the World Reboot-Less ­pdates

The Ksplice software automatically applies patches to an operating system without having to reboot. 

New System Allows For High-Accuracy, Through-Wall, 3D Motion Tracking
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New System Allows For High-Accuracy, Through-Wall, 3D Motion Tracking

WiTrack is a new a three-dimensional (3D) motion-tracking technology that uses radio signals to track a person through walls and other obstacles. 

New System Allows For High-Accuracy, Through-Wall, 3D Motion Tracking
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New System Allows For High-Accuracy, Through-Wall, 3D Motion Tracking

Imagine playing a video game like Call of Duty or Battlefield and having the ability to lead your virtual army unit while moving freely throughout your house.

Protecting Data in the Cloud
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Protecting Data in the Cloud

A new type of secure hardware component can disguise a server's memory-access patterns. 

New System ­ses Low-Power Wi-Fi Signal to Track Moving Humans—even Behind Walls
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New System ­ses Low-Power Wi-Fi Signal to Track Moving Humans—even Behind Walls

The comic-book hero Superman uses his X-ray vision to spot bad guys lurking behind walls and other objects.

Securing the Cloud
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Securing the Cloud

Researchers have created an encryption algorithm that could improve security for cloud computing technology. 

Making Quantum Encryption Practical
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Making Quantum Encryption Practical

One of the many promising applications of quantum mechanics in the information sciences is quantum key distribution (QKD) in which the counterintuitive behavior...

System Improves Automated Monitoring of Security Cameras
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System Improves Automated Monitoring of Security Cameras

MIT researchers have developed a system that can analyze several surveillance cameras more accurately and in less time than it would take a human operator.  

Engineering a Safer World
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Engineering a Safer World

MIT professor Nancy Leveson recently hosted a workshop to educate more than 250 safety engineering professionals from around the world about System-Theoretic Accident...

Simple Security For Wireless
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Simple Security For Wireless

A new wireless security scheme from MIT protects against man-in-the-middle attacks does not require password protection or some additional communications mechanism...

Living in the Digital Ecosystem
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Living in the Digital Ecosystem

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman talks data mash-ups, entrepreneurship, and how his site keeps people honest.

Protecting Medical Implants from Attack
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Protecting Medical Implants from Attack

Millions of Americans have implantable medical devices, from pacemakers and defibrillators to brain stimulators and drug pumps; worldwide, 300,000 more people...

Constant Connection
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Constant Connection

For most of the 20th century, the paradigm of wireless communication was a radio station with a single high-power transmitter. As long as you were within 20 miles...

Secure, Synchronized, Social Tv
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Secure, Synchronized, Social Tv

Network coding is an innovative new approach to network design that promises much more efficient use of bandwidth, and MIT researchers have made seminal contributions...

'we Need to See Ahead'
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'we Need to See Ahead'

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano emphasized the importance of science and technology research as a means of keeping the nation safe in an...

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The Next Operating System

Operating systems for multicore chips will need more information about their own performance—and more resources for addressing whatever problems arise.

Breaking Bottlenecks
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Breaking Bottlenecks

A new algorithm enables much faster dissemination of information through self-organizing networks with a few scattered choke points.

Collective Memory
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Collective Memory

An MIT project provides a way to preserve information in constantly changing networks, without resorting to a shared server.

Can You Find Me Now?
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Can You Find Me Now?

By demonstrating fundamental limits on their accuracy, MIT researchers show how to improve wireless location-detection systems.

Web Sites That Can Take a Punch
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Web Sites That Can Take a Punch

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a system to keep Web servers running even when they are under attack from cybercriminals. 
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