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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.


How Computers Are Changing Biology
From Communications of the ACM

How Computers Are Changing Biology

Sophisticated computer models and simulations are replacing test tubes and beakers. This revolution in biology research is redefining medicine, agriculture, and...

Gambling with Computers
From ACM News

Gambling with Computers

Researchers are turning to computers, big data, and sophisticated algorithms to improve the odds of picking a winner.

Taking an Age-Old Approach to ­i
From ACM News

Taking an Age-Old Approach to ­i

Web and app designers need to be mindful of the changing capabilities of aging users.

The Laws of Computing
From ACM News

The Laws of Computing

Expert witnesses in computing sciences navigate complex issues and sometimes-hostile lawyers in order to bring focus and resolution to high-profile legal disputes...

Computational Photography Comes Into Focus
From Communications of the ACM

Computational Photography Comes Into Focus

Advances in computational photography are making image capture the starting point. The technology is transforming the field.

Body of Knowledge
From ACM News

Body of Knowledge

Electronic textiles and smart clothing promise to weave new, improved computing capabilities into the fabric of our lives.

Seeing the Big Picture
From Communications of the ACM

Seeing the Big Picture

Lensless cameras and other advances in digital imaging, computational optics, signal processing, and big data are transforming how we think about photography.

It's Time For Smartwatches!
From ACM News

It's Time For Smartwatches!

Smartwatches are moving from science fiction to reality, but there are questions on whether they will become a part of mainstream computing.

Autonomous Vehicles Roll Forward
From ACM News

Autonomous Vehicles Roll Forward

Self-driving vehicles will likely provide substantial benefits, and introduce new challenges.

Museums Go Mobile
From ACM News

Museums Go Mobile

Mobile apps are redefining and reinventing the modern museum, ushering in a new era of interactivity and immersion.

A New Approach to Information Storage
From Communications of the ACM

A New Approach to Information Storage

Disk drives and solid-state drives have long served as the foundation for computer storage, but breakthroughs in molecular and DNA science could revolutionize the...

All the Items Fit to Print
From Communications of the ACM

All the Items Fit to Print

3-D printing has come of age. It promises to revolutionize a wide range of industries and profoundly change the way people buy and consume.

­Using Robots to Treat Autism
From ACM News

­Using Robots to Treat Autism

Therapists and researchers are experimenting with robots to interact with children with autism; the technology, and the technique, could revolutionize the field...

Commercial Drones Take Flight
From ACM News

Commercial Drones Take Flight

Commercial drones are poised to revolutionize a wide range of industries, though regulatory and privacy concerns have created some resistance.

Vanishing Electronics
From Communications of the ACM

Vanishing Electronics

Engineers are reinventing electronics by building safe devices that dissolve in the body or within the environment. The technology could redefine everything from...

A New Model For Healthcare
From Communications of the ACM

A New Model For Healthcare

Computer modeling is radically redefining healthcare and epidemiology by providing new tools for understanding the impact of different intervention strategies.

Has Apple Lost its Mojo?
From ACM News

Has Apple Lost its Mojo?

Cracks have begun to appear on Apple's road to invincibility.

Feel the Disruption
From ACM News

Feel the Disruption

Apple has been a leader in digital revolution disruption, and its iPhones and iPads aren't finished marginalizing PCs or making today's household and industrial...

On the Digital Trail
From Communications of the ACM

On the Digital Trail

Forensics experts increasingly use data from digital devices to solve crimes, fight lawsuits, and unravel accidents.

Apple Designs the Future
From ACM News

Apple Designs the Future

It’s impossible to look anywhere these days without noticing how profoundly Apple has influenced design and computing interfaces.    
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