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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.


'we Need to See Ahead'
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'we Need to See Ahead'

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano emphasized the importance of science and technology research as a means of keeping the nation safe in an...

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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.

Breaking Bottlenecks
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Breaking Bottlenecks

A new algorithm enables much faster dissemination of information through self-organizing networks with a few scattered choke points.

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.

When the Playroom Is the Computer
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When the Playroom Is the Computer

A block-shaped robot that seems to roll onto a computer screen is part of an educational-media system that gets kids out of their chairs.

How Wise Are Crowds?
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How Wise Are Crowds?

By melding economics and engineering, researchers show that as social networks get larger, they usually get better at sorting fact from fiction.

Social Studies
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Social Studies

In MIT's Human Dynamics Lab, Sandy Pentland uses cellphones and wearable sensors to research nonverbal signals, information flow, and the value of face-to-face...

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...

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Cars as Traffic Sensors

Researchers working on MIT's CarTel project are studying how cars could be used as ubiquitous mobile sensors. The researchers developed an algorithm that optimizes...

First Improvement of Fundamental Algorithm in 10 Years
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First Improvement of Fundamental Algorithm in 10 Years

The max-flow problem, which is ubiquitous in network analysis, scheduling, and logistics, can now be solved more efficiently than ever.

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.

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.

An Internet 100 Times As Fast
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An Internet 100 Times As Fast

A new network design that avoids the need to convert optical signals into electrical ones could boost capacity while reducing power consumption.

Toward the Semantic Web
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Toward the Semantic Web

The World Wide Web Consortium recently published the Rule Interchange Format, a new standard that should help bring the idea of the Semantic Web closer to reality...

Web Sites That Can Take a Punch
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Web Sites That Can Take a Punch

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a system to keep Web servers running even when they are under attack from cybercriminals. 

The Power of 'random'
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The Power of 'random'

Communications networks' efficiency could be upgraded with a new network coding approach co-developed by researchers at MIT in which a router mathematically combines...

Drawing Inspiration From Nature to Build a Better Radio
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Drawing Inspiration From Nature to Build a Better Radio

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) engineers have developed a fast, ultra-broadband, low-power radio chip for use in wireless devices. MIT professor Rahul...

New Material Could Lead to Faster Chips
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New Material Could Lead to Faster Chips

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have built an experimental graphene-based microchip that could lead to cell phones and other communications...
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