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Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT
From Communications of the ACM

Standards to Secure the Sensors That Power IoT

Existing security standards do not always offer sufficient protection to secure the Internet of Things.

Quantum Computers Compared
From ACM TechNews

Quantum Computers Compared

Scientists compared leading quantum computers using the Quantum Computing User Program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The Fall of Silicon Valley Bank
From ACM News

The Fall of Silicon Valley Bank

An overreliance on technology startups could have been a major factor in its demise.

Silicon Valley, Cradle of Computer Chips, Gains Big New Research Center
From ACM News

Silicon Valley, Cradle of Computer Chips, Gains Big New Research Center

Applied Materials is betting technical talent at nearby universities and the local companies that design chips will spur innovation quickly, making up for cost...

Another Side of the A.I. Boom: Detecting What A.I. Makes
From ACM News

Another Side of the A.I. Boom: Detecting What A.I. Makes

More than a dozen companies have popped up to offer services aimed at identifying whether photos, text, and videos are made by humans or machines.

Linking IT's Energy Consumption to Carbon Emissions
From ACM News

Linking IT's Energy Consumption to Carbon Emissions

New guidelines aim to measure, and ultimately reduce, the digital impact of the enterprise on the environment.

'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail
From ACM TechNews

'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail

Digital imaging by deepwater seabed mapping company Magellan for U.K. TV production company Atlantic Productions has yielded a "digital twin" of the RMS Titanic...

IBM, Google Give $150 Million for U.S.-Japan Quantum-Computing Push
From ACM TechNews

IBM, Google Give $150 Million for U.S.-Japan Quantum-Computing Push

Quantum computing research has been given a boost at the University of Chicago and Japan's University of Tokyo with a $150-million investment from IBM and Google...

Technologists Develop FatNet Algorithm
From ACM TechNews

Technologists Develop FatNet Algorithm

The FatNet algorithm can convert any convolutional neural network into a specialized network that is more compatible with an optical artificial intelligence accelerator...

Statistical Simulator Supports Benchmarking Tool to Mimic Omics Data
From ACM TechNews

Statistical Simulator Supports Benchmarking Tool to Mimic Omics Data

A next-generation in-silico statistical simulator can support a benchmarking tool for medical and biological researchers to assess and validate computational methods...

3D-Knitted Robots
From ACM TechNews

3D-Knitted Robots

Researchers printed soft robots using three-dimensional (3D) knitting technology.

Researchers Turn Goldfish into Cyborg
From ACM TechNews

Researchers Turn Goldfish into Cyborg

Researchers equipped goldfish with cybernetic headgear to probe their underlying navigational brain mechanisms.

Seals Provided Inspiration for Waddling Robot
From ACM TechNews

Seals Provided Inspiration for Waddling Robot

Seals and other pinnipeds inspired researchers to develop a waddling soft robot that reportedly features "improved degrees of freedom, gait trajectory diversity...

Google's Project Gameface Lets You Control Video Games with Blinks, Smiles
From ACM TechNews

Google's Project Gameface Lets You Control Video Games with Blinks, Smiles

Google's Project Gameface platform allows gamers to play videogames using head movements and facial gestures.

Parashar Receives 2023 HPDC Achievement Award
From ACM TechNews

Parashar Receives 2023 HPDC Achievement Award

The ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing named Manish Parashar to receive the 2023 Achievement Award in High-Performance...

U.S. Focuses on Invigorating 'Chiplets' to Stay Cutting-Edge in Tech
From ACM TechNews

U.S. Focuses on Invigorating 'Chiplets' to Stay Cutting-Edge in Tech

To stay at the forefront of semiconductor technology, the U.S. has turned its attention to "chiplets."

Centipede Robots with More Legs Better at Walking Over Bumps
From ACM TechNews

Centipede Robots with More Legs Better at Walking Over Bumps

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology found that multi-legged robots with more legs were better at navigating rough terrain than those with fewer legs...

Dongarra Elected to National Academy of Sciences
From ACM TechNews

Dongarra Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Jack Dongarra at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his pioneering...

Robot Fish Makes Splash with Motion Breakthrough
From ACM TechNews

Robot Fish Makes Splash with Motion Breakthrough

A robot fish created by scientists at the U.K.'s University of Bristol could open up underwater exploration.

Snake-Like EELS Slithers into Robotics Terrain
From ACM TechNews

Snake-Like EELS Slithers into Robotics Terrain

A self-propelled snake-like robot developed by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory can map and navigate previously inaccessible terrain autonomously...
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