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  • Explained: Gallager codes

    In 1993, scientists achieved the maximum rate for data transmission — only to find they’d been scooped 30 years earlier by an MIT grad student.

    January 21, 2010
  • Explained: The Shannon limit

    A 1948 paper by Claude Shannon SM ’37, PhD ’40 created the field of information theory — and set its research agenda for the next 50 years.

    January 19, 2010