Mechanical fireflies could help create a new kind of 3-D display, say researchers at MIT.
Standing in for the bioluminescent beetles will be LED-fitted, remotely...Wired From ACM News | February 22, 2010
Right now, troops trying to listen in on enemy chatter rely on a convoluted process. They tune into insurgency radio frequencies, then hand the radio over to local...Wired From ACM News | February 17, 2010
Google engineers are working on a translator for Google Android smartphones to convert one language into another quickly enough to allow speakers without a common...Wired From ACM News | February 8, 2010
The situation was desperate for the Denver Broncos. On the first Sunday of the National Football League’s 2009 season, with only 28 seconds left in the game, they...Wired From ACM News | February 1, 2010
Almost three decades ago, Richard Feynman — known popularly as much for his bongo drumming and pranks as for his brilliant insights into physics — told an electrified...Wired From ACM News | January 28, 2010
One of the trickiest problems in cyber security is trying to figure who’s really behind an attack. Darpa, the Pentagon agency that created the Internet, is trying...Wired From ACM News | January 26, 2010
Got an e-mail list of customers or readers and want to know more about each — such as their full name, friends, gender, age, interests, location, job and education...Wired From ACM News | January 7, 2010
By turning the brain cell activity underlying fly eyesight into mathematical equations, researchers have found an ultra-efficient method for pulling motion patterns...Wired.com From ACM News | November 12, 2009
There’ve been satellites orbiting Earth for half a century. But getting information to and from them is still a pain. Which is why Pentagon research arm Darpa is...Wired.com From ACM News | October 28, 2009
A scan of the Internet by Columbia University researchers searching for vulnerable embedded devices has found that nearly 21,000 routers, Webcams, and VoIP products...Wired News From ACM TechNews | October 26, 2009
The creation of a cyborg insect army has just taken a step closer to reality.
A research team at the University of California Berkeley recently announced thatFrontiers...Wired News From ACM News | September 24, 2009
The secret to the success of BellKor's Pragmatic Chaos and The Ensemble, first- and second-place winners of the Netflix Prize, was teamwork.
The Netflix Prize...Wired News From ACM TechNews | September 23, 2009
IBM and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology are building the Aquasar, a new supercomputer that will use water to keep the system cool and will recycle some...Wired News From ACM TechNews | June 23, 2009
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has committed to releasing a record amount of supercomputing time--1.3 billion processor hours--starting in 2010, giving scientific...Wired News From ACM TechNews | May 1, 2009
Scratch, created by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab, is a programming environment for creating interactive...Wired News From ACM TechNews | March 12, 2009
The surpassing of petaflop speeds by a new breed of supercomputers could facilitate a profound scientific transformation by bringing simulation to the cutting edge...Wired From ACM TechNews | November 19, 2008