Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
How to make big things out of small pieces
August 15, 2013Researchers invent a new approach to assembling big structures — even airplanes and bridges — out of small interlocking composite components.
The robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife
November 30, 2012Reconfigurable robot a step toward something that can become almost anything.
Making ‘nanospinning’ practical
November 20, 2012Nanofibers have a dizzying range of possible applications, but they’ve been prohibitively expensive to make. MIT researchers hope to change that.
MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet
October 7, 2012New sensor can detect four different molecules, could be used to program cells to precisely monitor their environments.
A one-way street for spinning atoms
August 29, 2012Work correlating ultracold atoms’ spin with their direction of motion may help physicists model new circuit devices and unusual phases of matter.
Soft autonomous robot inches along like an earthworm
August 9, 2012Flexible design enables body-morphing capability.
Research update: SPHERES to get powerful magnets and goggles
August 2, 2012New wireless power and camera setups will expand the mini-satellites’ vision and navigation capabilities.
DARPA and NIH to fund ‘human body on a chip’ research
July 24, 2012MIT-led team to receive up to $32 million from DARPA and NIH to develop technology that could accelerate pace and efficiency of pharmaceutical testing.
Mechanical engineers develop an ‘intelligent co-pilot’ for cars
July 12, 2012Semiautonomous system takes the wheel to keep drivers safe.
Researchers explain how dye-based nanotubes can help harvest light’s energy
July 5, 2012Tiny cylinders help reveal how natural-light-harvesting antennae collect light with exceptional efficiency.
New CSAIL research could help secure the cloud
March 14, 2012DARPA funding awarded to a project that aims to develop a smart, self-healing cloud computing infrastructure.
Lincoln Laboratory helps celebrate the official unveiling of the Space Surveillance Telescope
January 20, 2012The laboratory developed enabling technologies for the telescope
DARPA administrators: Just make it
December 14, 2011Agency Director Regina Dugan and Deputy Director Ken Gabriel speak about revitalizing U.S. manufacturing.
MIT students to visit Washington to explore science policy careers
October 13, 2011New Federal Science Agency Visits program sends delegates to meet with scientists and policymakers at federal agencies to see science policy in practice.
A social network that ballooned
December 11, 2009An 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.