15 genius algorithms that aren't boring

A look at the world of algorithms designed to prevent Denial of Service attacks, jam electronic signals, monitor your behavior and tell you how bad your gout is.

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When it comes to shoving more things into a given space, let's hope these guys never run the airline seating computers. University of Mainz researchers have developed an algorithm can pack any 50 differently sized discs into a smaller space than any systems of the past, they said. The researchers said their algorithm's ability to define backward and forward steps for the discs is the key. The idea is to make packing systems in general more efficient.

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