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  • Turning windows into powerplants

    New technology from MIT could enable a building’s windows to generate power, without blocking the view.

    April 15, 2011
  • Secure, synchronized, social TV

    A technique called network coding could protect users’ privacy and providers’ content while making communications networks more efficient.

    April 1, 2011
  • MLK Leadership Awards honor three individuals, one program

    Recognize service that reflects the civil rights leader’s ideals

    February 11, 2011
  • Donald Troxel, longtime EECS professor, dies at 76

    Taught MIT's 6.111 course for many years

    January 19, 2011
  • Fujimoto wins Carl Zeiss Research Award

    EECS professor receives prestigious honor for OCT work

    January 18, 2011
  • Tuning in to a new hearing mechanism

    Findings from MIT scientists could lead to hearing aids that mimic the ear’s ability to focus on particular frequencies.

    November 10, 2010
  • Institute technologies receive six R&D 100 Awards

    Internationally respected journal honors work from Institute, Lincoln Laboratory

    August 10, 2010
  • Broadband picture may not be so bleak

    A new study disputes the claim that Internet data rates in the U.S. are only half as high as advertised; study’s authors call for better data.

    July 16, 2010
  • Fibers that can hear and sing

    MIT researchers pass a milestone on the path to sophisticated fibers that interact with their surroundings in new ways.

    July 12, 2010
  • An Internet 100 times as fast

    A new network design that avoids the need to convert optical signals into electrical ones could boost capacity while reducing power consumption.

    June 28, 2010
  • Exposing collagen's double life

    Discovery that the rigid structural protein can switch to a floppy shape could lead to new treatments for heart disease.

    May 14, 2010
  • Self-assembling computer chips

    Molecules that arrange themselves into predictable patterns on silicon chips could lead to microprocessors with much smaller circuit elements.

    March 16, 2010
  • Cell-inspired electronics

    By mimicking cells, MIT researcher designs electronic circuits for ultra-low-power and biomedical applications.

    February 25, 2010
  • Rethinking networking

    MIT researchers helped develop a theory that promised much more efficient data networks; then they were the first to put it into practice.

    February 12, 2010
  • The power of ‘random’

    A ‘seemingly loopy’ technique that MIT researchers helped develop could dramatically improve the efficiency of communications networks.

    February 9, 2010
  • Feeling the way

    Robotic device developed in MIT’s Touch Lab can help visually impaired people navigate around a virtual model of a real building.

    November 23, 2009
  • Deshpande Center's latest funding cycle supports goal of 'idea to impact'

    Since 2002, the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation has funded more than 80 projects with over $9 M in grants. The center supports a wide range of emerging technologies including biotechnology, biomedical devices, information technology, new materials, tiny tech, and energy innovations. Eighteen projects have spun out of the center as independent startups, having collectively raised over $150 million in outside financing from investors.

    October 17, 2009
  • Quantum computing may actually be useful

    A quantum algorithm that solves systems of linear equations could point in a promising new direction.

    October 9, 2009
  • Stimulating sight

    Led by electrical engineering professor John Wyatt, team develops retinal implant that could help restore useful level of vision to certain groups of blind people

    September 23, 2009