Mozilla Research Grants: Call for Applications

Mozilla seeks applications for research funding to support our mission: to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all. In particular, for the 2017H1 funding cycle, we are looking for research projects that prototype, explore … Read more

The Emterpreter: Run code before it can be parsed

I’m excited to announce a new Mozilla Research experiment: the Emterpreter, a pure-JavaScript interpreter that can start running large Emscripten-compiled apps faster than JavaScript engines can, giving developers control over the latency/throughput trade-off. An app’s startup time is a precious … Read more

Daala Progress in 2014

The Daala team has been hard at work making improvements to our royalty-free video codec. This year we’ve spent a large amount of effort improving still image coding and building tools to evaluate our performance against other codecs. Video performance … Read more

Mozilla Advances JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

We’re pleased to announce the release of mozjpeg 2.0. Early this year, we explained that we started this project to provide a production-quality JPEG encoder that improves compression while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of deployed decoders. The end … Read more

Static checking of units in Servo

Web browsers do a lot of calculations on geometric coordinates, in many different coordinate systems and units of measurement. For example, a browser may need to translate a position expressed in hardware pixels relative to the screen origin into CSS … Read more

Another Big Milestone for Servo—Acid2

Servo, the next-generation browser engine being developed by Mozilla Research, has reached an important milestone by passing the Acid2 test. While Servo is not yet fully web compatible, passing Acid2 demonstrates how far it has already come. Acid2 tests common … Read more

Introducing the ‘mozjpeg’ Project

Today I’d like to announce a new Mozilla project called ‘mozjpeg’. The goal is to provide a production-quality JPEG encoder that improves compression while maintaining compatibility with the vast majority of deployed decoders. Why are we doing this? JPEG has … Read more

Mozilla Research Party—April 2, 6pm

Mozilla Research is starting an informal gathering of academics and practitioners excited about expanding the foundations of the Open Web. The first event is held on Tuesday, April 2nd at the beautiful Mozilla office at 2 Harrison St, San Francisco, … Read more

The Shumway Open SWF Runtime Project

Shumway is an experimental web-native runtime implementation of the SWF file format. It is developed as a free and open source project sponsored by Mozilla Research. The project has two main goals: 1. Advance the open web platform to securely process … Read more