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  • Context is ev … well, something, anyway

    MIT research uses information about how frequently objects are seen together to refine the conclusions of object recognition systems.

    March 5, 2010
  • Explained: Linear and nonlinear systems

    Much scientific research across a range of disciplines tries to find linear approximations of nonlinear behaviors. But what does that mean?

    February 26, 2010
  • Sketch-interpreting software

    A new system that lets people enter data into a tablet computer simply by drawing diagrams on the screen could lead to interactive whiteboards.

    February 19, 2010
  • At Davos, MIT faculty discuss the nature of intelligence

    Videos available of professors' presentations at World Economic Forum

    January 28, 2010
  • Picture-driven computing

    New research could enable computer programming based on screen shots, not just code

    January 20, 2010
  • Putting the squeeze on data

    In work that could make it easier to handle huge data sets, MIT researchers improve data compression's fidelity without sacrificing speed

    December 21, 2009
  • Rethinking artificial intelligence

    Broad-based MIT project aims to reinvent AI for a new era. By going back and fixing mistakes, researchers hope to produce ‘co-processors’ for the human mind.

    December 7, 2009
  • Flight of fancy

    Using an autonomous mini-helicopter, an MIT team stunned the Association for Unmanned Vehicles International by solving one of its notoriously tough challenges on the first try.

    December 3, 2009
  • MIT joins Northrop Grumman’s new cybersecurity research consortium

    Will address nation’s most pressing cyber threats

    December 1, 2009
  • Cryptographic voting debuts

    A new system for ensuring accurate election tallies, which MIT researchers helped to develop, passed its first real-world test last Tuesday.

    November 13, 2009
  • Detailed explanation of how the voting encryption system works

    November 13, 2009
  • When Signals Cross: Medical Systems at CSAIL

    Professor John Guttag and his team of graduate students are working in partnership with clinicians to produce technological solutions for medical problems.

    November 10, 2009
  • Reporter's Notebook: Inventing language

    MIT’s Barbara Liskov, winner of the Turing Award, describes how she helped lay the foundations for today’s programming languages.

    November 10, 2009
  • What computer science can teach economics

    Constantinos Daskalakis applies the theory of computational complexity to game theory, with consequences in a range of disciplines.

    November 9, 2009
  • Parallel course

    As chip makers turn to multiple 'cores' to improve performance, MIT researchers help ease programmers' transition to parallel programming.

    October 23, 2009
  • Seeing things

    Researchers from MIT's CSAIL teach computers to recognize objects.

    October 13, 2009
  • Securing the web

    A new MIT programming tool would automatically plug holes that hackers exploit.

    October 8, 2009
  • Stay focused

    The Computer Graphics Group sharpens photographs by capturing multiple low-quality images instead of a single higher-quality image.

    September 30, 2009
  • Whose Internet is it, anyway?

    One of the Internet's chief architects looks at the FCC's proposed Net neutrality rules.

    September 28, 2009
  • Digital Democracy

    The World Wide Web Consortium weighs in on government transparency

    September 24, 2009