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Robert Morris wins 2010 Mark Weiser Award
October 21, 2010ACM SIGOPS award recognizes ‘creativity and innovation’ in operating-systems research.
Why telecom regulation needs to change
October 5, 2010Research suggests that the approach that worked with a few large companies with aligned interests needs revisiting in the Internet age.
First improvement of fundamental algorithm in 10 years
September 26, 2010The max-flow problem, which is ubiquitous in network analysis, scheduling, and logistics, can now be solved more efficiently than ever.
In the World: Health care in the palm of a hand
September 26, 2010MIT-led student team develops mobile-device software to help improve health-care accessibility in remote regions.
3 Questions: Nicholas Roy on deploying drones in U.S. skies
July 21, 2010MIT robotics expert discusses the logistical hurdles of regulating unmanned aircraft for civilian use.
A plane that lands like a bird
July 19, 2010An innovative control system allows a foam glider to touch down on a perch or a wire like a pet parakeet.
Broadband picture may not be so bleak
July 15, 2010A 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.
Gesture-based computing on the cheap
May 19, 2010With a single piece of inexpensive hardware — a multicolored glove — MIT researchers are making Minority Report-style interfaces more accessible.
Rivest wins faculty’s Killian Award
May 19, 2010MIT encryption pioneer recognized for ‘extraordinary’ contributions in computer science
Machines that learn better
May 17, 2010New math will make it much easier to build machine-learning systems that tackle a wider range of problems.
When good enough is better
May 12, 2010By exploiting a simple but counterintuitive trick, a new system finds sections of computer programs where accuracy can be traded for speed.
In Profile: Missy Cummings
April 4, 2010Former U.S. Naval fighter pilot aims to improve how humans and computers interact.
Explained: Linear and nonlinear systems
February 25, 2010Much scientific research across a range of disciplines tries to find linear approximations of nonlinear behaviors. But what does that mean?
Putting the squeeze on data
December 21, 2009In work that could make it easier to handle huge data sets, MIT researchers improve data compression's fidelity without sacrificing speed
Rethinking artificial intelligence
December 7, 2009Broad-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.
Flight of fancy
December 3, 2009Using 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.
MIT joins Northrop Grumman’s new cybersecurity research consortium
December 1, 2009Will address nation’s most pressing cyber threats
Cryptographic voting debuts
November 13, 2009A new system for ensuring accurate election tallies, which MIT researchers helped to develop, passed its first real-world test last Tuesday.