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  • The elusive capacity of networks

    Calculating the total capacity of a data network is a notoriously difficult problem, but information theorists are beginning to make some headway.

    May 15, 2012
  • Secure, synchronized, social TV

    A technique called network coding could protect users’ privacy and providers’ content while making communications networks more efficient.

    April 1, 2011
  • Explained: Ad hoc networks

    Decentralized wireless networks could have applications in distributed sensing and robotics and maybe even personal communications.

    March 10, 2011
  • Rethinking networking

    MIT researchers helped develop a theory that promised much more efficient data networks; then they were the first to put it into practice.

    February 12, 2010
  • The power of ‘random’

    A ‘seemingly loopy’ technique that MIT researchers helped develop could dramatically improve the efficiency of communications networks.

    February 9, 2010