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  • 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