Researchers who want to predict the behavior of systems governed by quantum mechanics—an electron in an atom, say, or a photon of light traveling through space—typically...Scientific American From ACM News | March 7, 2018
Nature is a master at constructing biological machines and circuits, including the ones that maintain the body's internal clock, copy genes or help cells move.
...Scientific American From ACM News | February 22, 2018
Imagine stepping into a time machine, one that could traverse not only billions of years but also countless light years of space, all in search of life in the universe...Scientific American From ACM News | January 30, 2018
Brain-controlled prosthetic devices have the potential to dramatically improve the lives of people with limited mobility resulting from injury or disease.
Scientific American From ACM News | December 28, 2017
To participate in today's global economy, ordinary people must accept an asymmetrical bargain: their lives are transparent to states, banks and corporations, whereas...Scientific American From ACM News | December 15, 2017
Ever since its discovery in mid-October as it passed by Earth already outbound from our solar system, the mysterious object dubbed 'Oumuamua (Hawaiian for "first...Scientific American From ACM News | December 11, 2017
A macaque monkey sat in front of a computer. A yellow square—the target—appeared in the periphery on the left side of the screen. After a few seconds delay, a second...Scientific American From ACM News | December 1, 2017
Researchers are experimenting with artificial intelligence-based techniques for automatically generating convincing online reviews, such as bogus restaurant critiques...Scientific American From ACM TechNews | October 16, 2017
Think of the Milky Way—or search for pictures of it online—and you'll see images of a standard spiral galaxy viewed face-on, a sprawling pinwheel of starlight and...Scientific American From ACM News | October 16, 2017
The ability to convert, or "reprogram" cells into other types has raised hopes for regenerating damaged limbs and organs. But existing methods are risky or inefficient...Scientific American From ACM News | October 2, 2017
More than 60 years ago, Francis Crick and James Watson discovered the double-helical structure of deoxyribonucleic acid—better known as DNA. Today, for the cost...Scientific American From ACM News | August 23, 2017
When hackers unleashed the WannaCry "ransomware" in mid-May, not only did they wreak havoc on European hospitals, telecoms and railways, they also made off with...Scientific American From ACM News | August 16, 2017
When Jason Matheny joined the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) as a program manager in 2009, he made a habit of chatting to the organization's...Scientific American From ACM News | August 9, 2017
Physicists using the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, have discovered a new kind of heavy particle, they announced...Scientific American From ACM News | July 7, 2017
Thousands of scientists worldwide tap into CERN's computer networks each day in their quest to better understand the fundamental structure of the universe.
Scientific American From ACM News | June 19, 2017
Twenty years ago IBM's Deep Blue computer stunned the world by becoming the first machine to beat a reigning world chess champion in a six-game match.
Scientific American From ACM Opinion | June 2, 2017