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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 a fast Fou ...

Feb 28, 2011
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The mind uses syntax to interpret actions

Most people are familiar with the concept that sentences have syntax. A verb, a subject, and an object come together in predictable patterns. But actions have syntax, too; when we watch someone else do something, we assemble ...

Nov 04, 2010
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Review: Apple's iWork brings simplicity to docs

Microsoft's Office is the go-to software package for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Google's Docs has emerged as a good, free alternative for lightweight tasks. But what's often overlooked ...

Mar 05, 2014
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A linguistic mystery yields clues in Russian

When it comes to numbers, Russian grammar has a bewildering thicket of rules. A singular noun such as "table" ("stol" in Russian), used as the subject of a sentence, takes a special "case form" called the ...

Feb 07, 2014
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