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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.


Designs With a Deeper Purpose
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Designs With a Deeper Purpose

Microsoft software design specialist Bill Buxton wants developers to focus on innovations that can improve humans' quality of life.

Like Europa, Titan May Have a Giant Subsurface Ocean
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Like Europa, Titan May Have a Giant Subsurface Ocean

In the seven years Cassini has spent orbiting Saturn, the spacecraft has sent back mountains of data that has changed our view of the ringed planet and its moons...

A Search Engine for the Human Body
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A Search Engine for the Human Body

Microsoft researcher Antonio Criminisi has led the development of a search tool that indexes medical images of the human body and automatically finds organs and...

Turning Augmented Reality Into an Open Standard
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Turning Augmented Reality Into an Open Standard

A research team at Georgia Tech hopes to make augmented reality on smart phones more useful by developing an open standard for it.

A Tangled Web of Shortened Links
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A Tangled Web of Shortened Links

Link-shortening services may be slowing down parts of the Internet, according to the Foundation for Research and Technology and Microsoft Research. And it might...

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Your Next Wallet Is Calling

"Contactless" hardware lets phones and gadgets pay with a tap, but the coming plethora of apps that use it may confuse users.

Adding Human Intelligence to Software
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Adding Human Intelligence to Software

MIT researchers have developed TurKit, a toolkit that enables users to write algorithms to coordinate online workers using Javascript and create human intelligence...

Mapping the Brain on a Massive Scale
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Mapping the Brain on a Massive Scale

Scanning 1,200 brains could help researchers chart the organ's fine structure and better understand neurological disorders.

How to Remake Life
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How to Remake Life

Venter Institute researchers have made the first viable cell with a synthetic genome.

Google Offers Cloud-Based Learning Engine
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Google Offers Cloud-Based Learning Engine

Providing developers with machine learning on tap could unleash a flood of smarter apps.

What Does 'p vs. Np' Mean For the Rest of Us?
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What Does 'p vs. Np' Mean For the Rest of Us?

A proposed "proof" is probably a bust—but even failed attempts can advance computer science.

An Implantable Antenna
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An Implantable Antenna

A prototype silk biosensor could someday alert doctors to signs of disease.

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New Focus For Digital Photography

Software that gives users more control of a camera could revolutionize photography.

A Smoother Street View
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A Smoother Street View

Microsoft's new toy allows for a more seamless walk down an online avenue.

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So Many Bugs, So Little Time

Tools that find serious bugs automatically could lead to safer, more stable software.

New Languages, and Why We Need Them
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New Languages, and Why We Need Them

Creators of two dozen new programming languages—some designed to enable powerful new Web applications and mobile devices—presented their work last week in Portland...

A Turning Point For Genetic Testing
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A Turning Point For Genetic Testing

In a prelude to overhauling its regulatory oversight of genetic diagnostic testing, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will convene a public meeting next week...

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The Challenge of Molecular Communication

Bacteria communicate with molecules, and now computer scientists want to copy them. Their first task: to derive a mathematical theory of molecular communication...

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AI That Picks Stocks Better Than the Pros

A computer science professor uses textual analysis of articles from Yahoo Finance to beat the market.

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­sing Neural Networks to Classify Music

University of Hong Kong students trained a convolutional neural network built for image recognition to classify music.
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