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July 18, 2017 AT 2:00 am

How do computers find websites so quickly? #MakerEducation

How your computer takes you from A to B, quickly, in this video from TED-Ed.

Getting to your favorite destination on the Internet seems as easy as typing a URL into the address bar. But with over a billion websites out there, how does your computer find the right address almost instantaneously? Chand John explains how well-designed hash functions keep the information superhighway from becoming a traffic jam.

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