The overriding philosophy of computing pioneer Niklaus Wirth, who died on January 1, 2024, was that systems should be simple, efficient, and "elegant."
Simson Garfinkel, Eugene H. Spafford From Communications of the ACM | March 1, 2024
The apparent ability of LLMs to write functioning source code has caused celebration over the potential for massive increases in programmer productivity and consternation...Chris Edwards From Communications of the ACM | February 1, 2024
NASA will work with startup Lonestar plus the Isle of Man to send a data payload to the Moon next February to assess lunar-based backup storage as part of the Artemis...BBC Science Focus From ACM TechNews | September 25, 2023
Researchers used nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and computational modeling to demonstrate silica network polymerization.
Agencia FAPESP (Brazil) From ACM TechNews | September 14, 2023
The Bayesian experimental autonomous researcher robotics laboratory at Canada's University of Toronto has discovered the most energy-absorbent mechanical structure...New Scientist From ACM TechNews | September 7, 2023
How hard is it to prove that problems are hard to solve? Meta-complexity theorists have been asking questions like this for decades. A string of recent results...Quanta Magazine From ACM News | August 21, 2023
A simple superconducting device developed by MIT researchers could help achieve significant reductions in energy usage by high-power computing systems and potentially...MIT News From ACM TechNews | August 18, 2023
A team of scientists says it has solved the challenge of exciting spin waves with normalized amplitudes by exploiting a deeply non-linear phenomenon for forward...University of Vienna From ACM News | August 17, 2023
Scientists at the University of Washington and Belgium's Ghent University enhanced current energy-based physical models in de novo computational protein design...Texas Advanced Computing Center From ACM TechNews | August 14, 2023