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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.


Cryptographers Have an Ethics Problem
From ACM Opinion

Cryptographers Have an Ethics Problem

Last week, I visited the MIT computer science department looking for a very famous cryptographer.

New Approach to Making Graphene Could Lead to Workable Transistors
From ACM News

New Approach to Making Graphene Could Lead to Workable Transistors

Researchers at Stanford have used DNA as a template to synthesize ultra-thin ribbons of graphene directly on silicon wafers. This new approach could ultimately...

How to Save the Troubled Graphene Transistor
From ACM News

How to Save the Troubled Graphene Transistor

The writing is on the wall for the silicon chip.

The Bell Labs of Quantum Computing
From ACM Careers

The Bell Labs of Quantum Computing

Raymond Laflamme can't yet sell you a quantum computer. But he'll sell you a $13,000 logic board for measuring entangled photons.

Interview with Brain Project Pioneer: Miyoung Chun
From ACM Opinion

Interview with Brain Project Pioneer: Miyoung Chun

Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project, which President Obama announced in his State of the Union address in February, will...

Where Siri Has Trouble Hearing, a Crowd of Humans Could Help
From ACM TechNews

Where Siri Has Trouble Hearing, a Crowd of Humans Could Help

A new rapid-fire crowdsourcing program could provide new ways to enhance voice-recognition applications. 

Stanford Researchers Build Complex Circuits Made of Carbon Nanotubes
From ACM TechNews

Stanford Researchers Build Complex Circuits Made of Carbon Nanotubes

Stanford University researchers say they have developed one of the most complex carbon nanotube circuits to date. 

Welcome to the Malware-Industrial Complex
From ACM News

Welcome to the Malware-Industrial Complex

Every summer, computer security experts get together in Las Vegas for Black Hat and DEFCON, conferences that have earned notoriety for presentations demonstrating...

How to Build a Nanotube Computer
From ACM TechNews

How to Build a Nanotube Computer

IBM researchers have assembled 10,000 carbon nanotube transistors on a silicon chip, which they say is a breakthrough that could lead to a new way of producingView...

An Internet For Manufacturing
From ACM News

An Internet For Manufacturing

What is the industrial Internet?

Why China's Homemade Microchips Will Struggle to Displace Western Giants
From ACM Opinion

Why China's Homemade Microchips Will Struggle to Displace Western Giants

If China's ultimate aim in the sphere of technology is to become completely self-sufficient, it is well on the way to achieving this ambitious goal.

The Man Looking to Turn Samsung Into a Silicon Valley Trendsetter
From ACM Opinion

The Man Looking to Turn Samsung Into a Silicon Valley Trendsetter

Samsung Electronics is a company at the top of its game, having become the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer in the last year.

China Developing GPS-on-a-Shoestring Plan
From ACM News

China Developing GPS-on-a-Shoestring Plan

When it comes to satellite navigation systems, everybody's gotta have one.

What Sinofsky's Departure Suggests About the Current State, and Likely Future, of Microsoft
From ACM Opinion

What Sinofsky's Departure Suggests About the Current State, and Likely Future, of Microsoft

Steven Sinofsky, president of Microsoft's Windows division, abruptly left the company on November 12, shortly after introducing the latest version of the company's...

Squeeze Your Phone, and Send a Loved One a Hug
From ACM TechNews

Squeeze Your Phone, and Send a Loved One a Hug

Researchers at the Helsinki Institute of Information Technology and Nokia have developed the ForcePhone, a device that can send vibrations back and forth to users...

The CIA and Jeff Bezos Bet on Quantum Computing
From ACM News

The CIA and Jeff Bezos Bet on Quantum Computing

Inside a blocky building in a Vancouver suburb, across the street from a dowdy McDonald's, is a place chilled colder than anywhere in the known universe.

To Keep Passwords Safe From Hackers, Just Break Them Into Bits
From ACM TechNews

To Keep Passwords Safe From Hackers, Just Break Them Into Bits

RSA researchers have developed a system that splits passwords in two and stores each half in different locations.  

Intel's Tiny Wi-Fi Chip Could Have a Big Impact
From ACM News

Intel's Tiny Wi-Fi Chip Could Have a Big Impact

This month, Intel unveiled a Wi-Fi radio almost completely made of the same sort of transistors that go into one of its microprocessors.

A Computational Model of an Anticancer Nanoparticle
From ACM TechNews

A Computational Model of an Anticancer Nanoparticle

Researchers have used IBM's Blue Gene supercomputer to build a model of how a drug inhibits a target enzyme known to spur the spread of cancer.

Review: Raspberry Pi
From ACM Opinion

Review: Raspberry Pi

You can get a lot for $35 these days. It bought me what looks like a credit card-size James Bond gadget prototype but is actually a fully functional computer.
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