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  • 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