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Digital Dandelions


August 30, 2007

digital dandelion What looks like the head of a digital dandelion is a map of the Internet generated by new algorithms from computer scientists at University of California, San Diego. The new maps will be useful for studying worm outbreaks and many other issues in computer science and beyond. Full Story

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