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Building ultra-low power wireless networks

(Phys.org)—Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have received funding from the National Science Foundation to create distortion-tolerant communications for wireless networks that use very ...

dateAug 29, 2012 in Engineering
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The elusive capacity of data networks

In its early years, information theory — which grew out of a landmark 1948 paper by MIT alumnus and future professor Claude Shannon — was dominated by research on error-correcting codes: How do yo ...

dateMay 15, 2012 in Computer Sciences
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Explained: Gallager codes

In the 1948 paper that created the field of information theory, MIT grad (and future professor) Claude Shannon threw down the gauntlet to future generations of researchers. In those predigital days, communications ...

dateJan 21, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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