News tagged with data compression

Encryption is less secure than we thought

Information theory—the discipline that gave us digital communication and data compression—also put cryptography on a secure mathematical foundation. Since 1948, when the paper that created information theory first appeared, ...

dateAug 14, 2013 in Mathematics
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Searching genomic data faster with new algorithm

In 2001, the Human Genome Project and Celera Genomics announced that after 10 years of work at a cost of some $400 million, they had completed a draft sequence of the human genome. Today, sequencing a human genome is something ...

dateJul 10, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Minimizing communication between cores

In the mid-1990s, Matteo Frigo, a graduate student in the research group of computer-science professor Charles Leiserson (whose work was profiled in the previous installment in this series), developed a parallel version of ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Putting the squeeze on data

( -- Data compression is one of the fundamental research areas in computer science, letting information systems do more with less. It’s the reason the iPod nano can hold thousands of songs instead of hundreds, ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Court rules against inventors in patent case

(AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday refused to weigh in on whether software, online-shopping techniques and medical diagnostic tests can be patented, saying only that inventors' request for protection of a method of hedging ...

dateJun 28, 2010 in Business
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