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The blind codemaker

New error-correcting codes guarantee the fastest possible rate of data transmission, even over fluctuating wireless links.

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Norbert Wiener, the MIT mathematician best known as the father of cybernetics, whose work had important implications for control theory and signal processing, among other disciplines.

Prodigy of probability

Norbert Wiener gained fame as the father of cybernetics, but his earlier work on statistical descriptions of complex systems may prove more important.

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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.

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MIT researchers are developing a theoretical framework that could eventually be used to help pinpoint the location of mobile devices — represented here as blue dots — indoors, where GPS reception can be unreliable and inaccurate.

Can you find me now?

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

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