Powerful New MIT Computer System Can Make the Internet 3x Faster

The Transmission Control Protocol is like a crossing guard for the internet, regulating traffic to keep things flowing. Sure, engineers are constantly working to improve it, but it's manmade, so there's always room for human error. But researchers at MIT have created a computer system that could fix all that—and make… » 7/22/13 6:26pm 7/22/13 6:26pm

Ants Have Been Using Internet Algorithms For Millions of Years

Mankind has been able to accomplish some pretty impressive things, but some of them were around long before we figured them out. Ants, for instance, hunt for food in a way that's basically the same as the Internet's Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), and they were doing it long before the Internet was around. » 8/26/12 4:00pm 8/26/12 4:00pm