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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.


Pen-Based Computing: Still Looking For The Write App
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Pen-Based Computing: Still Looking For The Write App

The sector, once popular, is searching for applications and users. 

Pneumatic Computer Uses Pressure Instead of Electricity
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Pneumatic Computer Uses Pressure Instead of Electricity

Elliot Hui and colleagues at the University of California, Irvine, built a computer from glass and silicone that encodes data using pneumatic pressure instead of...

Artificial Synapses for Neuromorphic Computing
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Artificial Synapses for Neuromorphic Computing

Researchers have developed an interface-type memristive device that could be used to create artificial synapses for next-generation neuromorphic computing.

Sweater-Wrapped Robots Can Feel, React to Human Touch
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Sweater-Wrapped Robots Can Feel, React to Human Touch

The RobotSweater machine-knitted textile "skin" can sense contact and pressure to make a robot "smarter during its interaction with humans."

Researchers Build Bee Robot That Can Twist
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Researchers Build Bee Robot That Can Twist

A new robotic bee can fly in all directions with stability and achieve the six degrees of free movement exhibited by most flying insects.

Meet the Forksheet: Imec's In-Between Transistor
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Meet the Forksheet: Imec's In-Between Transistor

The architecture shrinks circuits in a valuable step toward the ultimate CMOS device.

The Promise of Holographic Displays
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The Promise of Holographic Displays

The computational expense of creating three-dimensional images that can be viewed by all is just one factor holding them back.

3-D Printing Strengthens Material for Energy and Propulsion Applications
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3-D Printing Strengthens Material for Energy and Propulsion Applications

A research team led by engineers at MIT developed a new 3D printing method for strengthening materials.

Underwater Robot Deployed to Aid Endangered Right Whales Off Georgia Coast
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Underwater Robot Deployed to Aid Endangered Right Whales Off Georgia Coast

Researchers deployed an underwater robot to listen for endangered North Atlantic right whales swimming near the Georgia port of Savannah.

A Boost for the Quantum Internet
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A Boost for the Quantum Internet

Researchers at Austria's University of Innsbruck transmitted quantum information with a quantum repeater node operating at telecommunication networks' standard...

Humanoid Robots Are Coming of Age
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Humanoid Robots Are Coming of Age

A few years ago, humanoid robots were clumsy and awkward. Now several startups claim to have models almost ready to go to work in warehouses and factories.

Fruit-Picking Robot Eve Ready to Harvest Apples Commercially, as Shortage of Workers Persists
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Fruit-Picking Robot Eve Ready to Harvest Apples Commercially, as Shortage of Workers Persists

Australian startup Ripe Robotics spent four years developing its autonomous fruit-picking robot Eve, which is processing apples in orchards owned amid a labor shortage...

Popular Android TV Boxes Sold on Amazon Are Laced with Malware
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Popular Android TV Boxes Sold on Amazon Are Laced with Malware

Security researchers found malware in popular Android-powered TV set-top boxes sold on Amazon.

Breakthrough in Computer Chip Energy Efficiency Could Cut Datacenter Electricity Use
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Breakthrough in Computer Chip Energy Efficiency Could Cut Datacenter Electricity Use

Researchers at Oregon State (OSU) and Baylor universities have significantly cut the energy consumption of photonic chips used in datacenters and supercomputers...

Software Update for World's Wind Farms Could Power Millions More Homes
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Software Update for World's Wind Farms Could Power Millions More Homes

A software upgrade developed by researchers at France's Polytechnic Institute of Paris improves the efficiency of wind turbines by ensuring they spend more time...

Making Connections
From Communications of the ACM

Making Connections

Bob Metcalfe, recipient of the 2022 ACM A.M. Turing Award for his role in the development of Ethernet, briefly considered a career in tennis.

Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT
From Communications of the ACM

Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT

Existing security standards do not always offer sufficient protection to secure the Internet of Things.

Quantum Computers Compared
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Quantum Computers Compared

Scientists compared leading quantum computers using the Quantum Computing User Program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Taiwan Is Running Low on Engineers
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Taiwan Is Running Low on Engineers

Leaders of Taiwan's semiconductor industry fear the nation's supply of engineers will be unable to meet demand for new talent.

Engineering a New Way to Feed Gorillas
From ACM TechNews

Engineering a New Way to Feed Gorillas

Georgia Institute of Technology scientists have built an automatic feeding machine for gorillas at Zoo Atlanta that allows for more natural foraging.
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