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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.


Graph Matching in Theory and Practice
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Graph Matching in Theory and Practice

A theoretical breakthrough in graph isomorphism excites complexity experts, but will it lead to any practical improvements?

When Computers Stand in the Schoolhouse Door
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When Computers Stand in the Schoolhouse Door

Classification algorithms can lead to biased decisions, so researchers are trying to identify such biases and root them out.

Artificial Precognition ­ses Data to See the Future
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Artificial Precognition ­ses Data to See the Future

Using large data sets and machine learning to recognize unseen patterns.

Split Second
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Split Second

The issue of whether to add a "leap second" to square the clock with the Earth's orbit pits time specialists against IT.

Head-Mounted Displays to Aid the Disabled
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Head-Mounted Displays to Aid the Disabled

Products like the Oculus Rift and Google Glass could help ameliorate physical and perceptual impairments.

Forging Relationships
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Forging Relationships

Michael Stonebraker didn't realize at the outset that it would take six years to create INGRES, one of the world's first relational databases.

Plenty of Proteins
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Plenty of Proteins

The growth of structural biology brings new challenges for the world's protein data archive.

Visualizing Sound
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Visualizing Sound

New techniques capture speech by looking for the vibrations it causes.

Gradual Evolution
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Gradual Evolution

Dynamically typed languages adopt features of static typing to cope with growth.

The Power of Memory
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The Power of Memory

In-memory databases promise speedier processing.

General Agreement
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General Agreement

Leslie Lamport contributed to the theory and practice of building distributed computing systems that work as intended.

Time For a Change
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Time For a Change

4D printing combines the dimension of time with the hope of building objects with new capabilities.

Bouncing Robot Could Soften Future Nasa Landings
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Bouncing Robot Could Soften Future Nasa Landings

‘Tensegrity’ provides an alternative to lots of rugged equipment.

Playing at Health
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Playing at Health

Developers try to tap the beneficial effects of video games.

More Than a Mouse
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More Than a Mouse

Gesture and gaze are among the newest additions to a growing family of computer interfaces.

Backing Creativity
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Backing Creativity

Hacker spaces are spreading around the world, though some government funding is raising questions.

How Can Computing Become More Accessible?
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How Can Computing Become More Accessible?

A growing number of tools and strategies are available to make computers and digital content accessible to people with disabilities.

Proofs Probable
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Proofs Probable

Shafi Goldwasser and Silvio Micali laid the foundations for modern cryptography, with contributions including interactive and zero-knowledge proofs.

Decoding Dementia
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Decoding Dementia

Computer models may help neurologists unlock the secrets of brain disorders, from Alzheimer's to cancer.

Life in Simulation
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Life in Simulation

Computational models are tackling the complexity of biology, from single-celled microbes to human organs.
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