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MIT Engineers Create a System That Reallocates Cache Access on the Fly

Researchers from MIT have designed a system that reallocates cache access on the fly, increasing processing speed by 20 to 30 percent while reducing energy consumption by 30 to 85 percent. For decades, computer chips have increased efficiency by using “caches,” small, local memory banks that store frequently used data and cut down on time- and energy-consuming […]

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New Inexpensive Robots Find Leaks from Inside Pipes

Engineers from MIT have developed a fast, inexpensive robotic device that can find even tiny leaks in pipes with pinpoint precision, no matter what the pipes are made of. Access to clean, safe water is one of the world’s pressing needs, yet today’s water distribution systems lose an average of 20 percent of their supply because of […]