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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.
A giant "digital cloud" that would "float" above London's skyline has been outlined by an international team of architects, artists and engineers.
The construction...BBC News From ACM News | November 11, 2009
The Wi-Fi Alliance has formed a task group to determine what standards need to be modified to ensure Wi-Fi is the tool of choice for smart-grid applications.
The...CNET From ACM News | November 11, 2009
America has seen its last Lost Generation.
Thanks to an invisible armada of incessantly broadcasting satellites, collectively called the Global Positioning System...The Washington Post From ACM News | November 10, 2009
Rutgers University computer scientists are developing an alternative to online security questions that is designed to be easier for legitimate users and more secure...Rutgers niversity From ACM TechNews | November 10, 2009
Many Indians bought their first mobile phones before they had their first experiences with personal computers. Pranav Mistry thinks that most of them might also...The New York Times From ACM News | November 6, 2009
Searching the Web could become faster for users and much more efficient for search companies if search engines were split up and distributed around the world, according...Technology Review From ACM News | November 6, 2009
The clatter of a dropped trash can and the crash of a cymbal – both easily recognisable sounds.
That's why computer games or CGI movies that feature such noises...New Scientist From ACM News | November 5, 2009
The Living Wall project, led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab researcher Leah Buechley, features an electronically enhanced wallpaper that can...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | November 2, 2009
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing the Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA), a robot that would act as a helpful...Computerworld From ACM TechNews | October 30, 2009
Researchers at Microsoft, the University of Washington, and the University of Toronto have developed a human-computer interface that uses muscle movement for hands...Technology Review From ACM TechNews | October 30, 2009
A new haptically enabled computer simulation system is undergoing clinical trials at Cork University Hospital in Ireland and Pecs University in Hungary. The virtual...The Engineer (nited Kingdom) From ACM TechNews | October 29, 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
European researchers developed technology that enables a robot to combine data from both sound and vision to create combined, purposeful perception. In the process... From ICT Results | October 26, 2009
In the not-too-distant future, it might be possible to slip on a pair of augmented-reality (AR) goggles instead of fumbling with a manual while trying to repair...Technology Review From ACM News | October 26, 2009
IBM researchers have developed technology that will make it easier to design Web sites for mobile devices. IBM researchers in Tokyo developed a visual editor that...eWeek From ACM TechNews | October 26, 2009
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) recently announced the expansion of its Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies (MILLEE) project, which...Carnegie Mellon News From ACM TechNews | October 26, 2009
In 1995, a good computer chip had a clock speed of about 100 megahertz. Seven years later, in 2002, a good computer chip had a clock speed of about three gigahertz...MIT News Office From ACM News | October 23, 2009
Researchers in Barcelona are developing virtual reality spaces that incorporate touch-sensitive tiles and immersive animations. Pompeu Fabra University professor...EuroNews From ACM TechNews | October 23, 2009
Bojan Nemec from the Jozef Stefan Institute in Slovenia recently presented his skiing robot at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems...Singularity Hub From ACM News | October 22, 2009