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  • Nonlinear thinker

    With techniques for translating complicated equations into ‘sums of squares,’ Pablo Parrilo helps make sense of previously insoluble problems.

    January 29, 2010
  • Jack Wozencraft, information theorist at MIT, 1925-2009

    Jack Wozencraft, considered one of the pioneers of coding theory in the nascent field of information theory, died peacefully August 31, 2009.

    January 21, 2010
  • Picture-driven computing

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

    January 20, 2010
  • Three professors win top national early-career honors

    Presidential awards to Buehler, Dawson and Sheffield were presented this week at a White House ceremony

    January 15, 2010
  • Straining forward

    Nanowires made of ‘strained silicon’ — silicon whose atoms have been pried slightly apart — show how to keep increases in computer power coming.

    January 6, 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
  • ‘Micro-ants’: Tiny conveyor belts for the 21st century

    A new method of moving tiny particles using magnetic polymer beads and magnetic fields could find uses in microchips and in medicine

    December 15, 2009
  • Five from MIT named 2010 IEEE Fellows

    Three EECS faculty members, Hu, Rus and Sudan, and two research staff members of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Reynolds and Stokes, are elevated to Fellow status of the IEEE effective Jan. 1

    December 14, 2009
  • Computing with a wave of the hand

    A new Media Lab system turns LCD displays into giant cameras that provide gestural control of objects on-screen. And that’s just for starters.

    December 11, 2009
  • A social network that ballooned

    An MIT team’s savvy use of social media to locate weather balloons as part of a $40,000 DARPA contest may shed light on how to mobilize resources during emergencies.

    December 11, 2009
  • Life after silicon

    Researchers in MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories are making the case for using exotic materials to help microchips keep improving.

    December 8, 2009
  • CIMIT awards three graduate fellowships to MIT students

    December 4, 2009
  • Fine-tuned laser

    A wholly new approach to tuning a laser’s frequency brings us a step closer to airport scanners that can distinguish aspirin from explosives.

    December 4, 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 team wins innovation award from Institution of Engineering and Technology

    December 2, 2009
  • Explained: The Discrete Fourier Transform

    The theories of an early-19th-century French mathematician have emerged from obscurity to become part of the basic language of engineering.

    November 25, 2009
  • Selling chip makers on optical computing

    By designing chips that can be built using existing fabrication processes, MIT researchers show that computing with light isn’t so far fetched.

    November 24, 2009
  • Turning heat to electricity

    MIT research points to a much more efficient way of harvesting electrical power from what would otherwise be wasted heat.

    November 18, 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
  • 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