How spider webs achieve their strength
February 2, 2012It’s not just the strength of the silk itself, a new study finds; the silk’s way of stretching and the structure of the whole web help it resist damage.
Many man-made and natural networks have same underlying architecture
November 3, 2011In first DES4, Albert-László Barabási explains the concept of scale-free networks using the Web.
Increasing fuel efficiency with a smartphone
August 24, 2011A network of dashboard-mounted phones can collect data on traffic lights and tell drivers how to avoid inefficient stopping and starting.
December 10, 2010An MIT project provides a way to preserve information in constantly changing networks, without resorting to a shared server.
Cars as traffic sensors
September 23, 2010A new algorithm optimizes the dissemination of information about traffic and road conditions through networks of wirelessly connected cars.
Web sites that can take a punch
March 16, 2010By preventing web applications from deviating from their normal behavior, a new MIT system can keep them online even during a cyberattack.