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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.
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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Sangbae Kim is trying to replicate the mechanisms used by animals in robotics. Kim says the animal kingdom provides...Wired News From ACM TechNews | October 21, 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
University of Washington (UW) researchers are developing a contact lens with a wirelessly powered light-emitting diode (LED) in the hope that the device can be...Wired News From ACM TechNews | September 14, 2009
The recent ACM SIGGRAPH conference offered a video demonstration of Control of Remotely Interfaced Systems using Touch-based Actions in Living spaces (CRISTAL),...Wired News From ACM TechNews | August 17, 2009
In early August, U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski toured California to build support for the FCC's ongoing effort to create...Wired From ACM TechNews | August 7, 2009
Researchers continue to work to make robots safer to be around humans, but some robot experts say the key is to stop making robots that lack ethics. "If you build...Wired News From ACM TechNews | July 22, 2009
Some scientists are concerned that as brain-computer interfaces become widely used and incorporate wireless technologies, "brain hacking" could become a reality...Wired News From ACM TechNews | July 13, 2009
Southern Methodist University professor Marc Christensen, backed by funding from the U.S. Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has developed...Wired News From ACM TechNews | July 8, 2009
The Netflix Prize, a computing challenge that's been compared to scaling Mount Everest and flummoxed programmers for more than three years, has been summited. Two...Wired.com From ACM News | June 29, 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
U.S. President Obama recently made cybersecurity a national priority, but at the ACM's Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference, Threat Level editor Kevin Poulsen...Wired News From ACM TechNews | June 10, 2009
Arizona election officials demonstrated their Internet voting system at ACM's recent Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference in Washington, D.C. For the 2008...Wired News From ACM TechNews | June 5, 2009
New software developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is being used with semi-autonomous robots in the war against drug smuggling. The software can be...Wired News From ACM TechNews | May 20, 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
Computer programs that play the game of Go have advanced to the point where they can beat professional human players, as demonstrated by recent victories at the...Wired News From ACM TechNews | March 13, 2009