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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.


Toward Faster Transistors
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Toward Faster Transistors

In the 1980s and '90s, competition in the computer industry was all about "clock speed"—how many megahertz, and ultimately gigahertz, a chip could boast. But...

How to Control Complex Networks
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How to Control Complex Networks

At first glance, a diagram of the complex network of genes that regulate cellular metabolism might seem hopelessly complex, and efforts to control such a system...

Origami: Not Just For Paper Anymore
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Origami: Not Just For Paper Anymore

While the primary job of DNA in cells is to carry genetic information from one generation to the next, some scientists also see the highly stable and programmable...

Joichi Ito Named Director of MIT Media Lab
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Joichi Ito Named Director of MIT Media Lab

MIT announced that Joichi (“Joi” — pronounced “Joey”) Ito has been selected as the next director of the MIT Media Lab.

Constant Connection
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Constant Connection

For most of the 20th century, the paradigm of wireless communication was a radio station with a single high-power transmitter. As long as you were within 20 miles...

Secure, Synchronized, Social Tv
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Secure, Synchronized, Social Tv

Network coding is an innovative new approach to network design that promises much more efficient use of bandwidth, and MIT researchers have made seminal contributions...

Targeted Results
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Targeted Results

By envisioning data as "graphs," MIT researchers show how to find local solutions to otherwise overwhelmingly complex problems.

Kaashoek Wins Acm's Prize For Young Researchers
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Kaashoek Wins Acm's Prize For Young Researchers

Frans Kaashoek, a professor in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and associate director of the Computer Science and Artificial...

Dueling Algorithms
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Dueling Algorithms

There's an old joke about two hikers on a trail, one wearing hiking boots and the other running shoes. "Why the running shoes?" the first hiker asks. "In case...

Retooling Algorithms
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Retooling Algorithms

Charles Leiserson and his team are experts at designing parallel algorithms—including one for a chess-playing program that outperformed IBM’s Deep Blue.

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The Next Operating System

Operating systems for multicore chips will need more information about their own performance—and more resources for addressing whatever problems arise.

3D Tv? How About Holographic Tv?
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3D Tv? How About Holographic Tv?

Using a single Xbox Kinect and standard graphics chips, MIT researchers demonstrate the highest frame rate yet for streaming holographic video.

The Power of 'convergence'
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The Power of 'convergence'

In white paper, MIT scientists discuss potential for revolutionary advances in biomedicine and other fields.

Collective Memory
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Collective Memory

An MIT project provides a way to preserve information in constantly changing networks, without resorting to a shared server.

Programming Crowds
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Programming Crowds

With the Web, people worldwide can work on distributed tasks. But getting reliable results requires algorithms that specify workflow between people, not transistors...

Can You Find Me Now?
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Can You Find Me Now?

By demonstrating fundamental limits on their accuracy, MIT researchers show how to improve wireless location-detection systems.

Sizing Samples
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Sizing Samples

Many scientific disciplines use computers to infer patterns in data. But how much data is enough to ensure that the inferences are right?

The MIT Roots of Google
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The MIT Roots of Google

Google’s App Inventor, which lets people with no previous programming experience build applications for mobile phones, draws on decades of MIT research.

Shape-Shifting Robots
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Shape-Shifting Robots

Self-folding sheets of a plastic-like material point the way to robots that can assume any conceivable 3D structure.

­nraveling the Matrix
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­nraveling the Matrix

Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Gilbert Strang has developed a way to split certain types of matrices into simpler ones, which could help produce...
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