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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We're jammin':

Electronically jamming everything from specific cell phones, satellites or any other communications device is the goal of a prototype system military scientists at Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency want to build. Known as the Precision Electronic Warfare (PREW), the goal of the technology and its algorithms will be able to surgically disable targets in small areas on demand without hindering or disabling friendly devices in the surrounding area. DARPA said it envisions two modes of operation for a PREW system: point-to-an-area and point-to-a-spot. The first would target very specific communications devices while the latter would disable an entire region.

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