Electrical engineering and electronics
How wise are crowds?
November 16, 2010By melding economics and engineering, researchers show that as social networks get larger, they usually get better at sorting fact from fiction.
Tuning in to a new hearing mechanism
November 10, 2010Findings from MIT scientists could lead to hearing aids that mimic the ear’s ability to focus on particular frequencies.
7 win presidential early career honors
November 8, 2010MIT has greatest number of recipients from a single institution.
Four MIT students win 2010 MIT-CIMIT Fellowships
November 8, 2010Receive multi-year support to work on traditionally underfunded areas in health care.
Robert Morris wins 2010 Mark Weiser Award
October 21, 2010ACM SIGOPS award recognizes ‘creativity and innovation’ in operating-systems research.
Construction begins on high-performance computing center
October 6, 2010President Hockfield joins Gov. Patrick and others at groundbreaking ceremony.
5 from MIT win NIH awards
September 30, 2010The grants are designed to promote risky, innovative research with the potential to transform a field of study.
15 MIT students awarded DOE-funded Science Graduate Fellowships
August 10, 2010Among 150 students nationwide awarded fellowships in program's first year
3 Questions: Nicholas Roy on deploying drones in U.S. skies
July 22, 2010MIT robotics expert discusses the logistical hurdles of regulating unmanned aircraft for civilian use.
A plane that lands like a bird
July 20, 2010An innovative control system allows a foam glider to touch down on a perch or a wire like a pet parakeet.
Fibers that can hear and sing
July 12, 2010MIT researchers pass a milestone on the path to sophisticated fibers that interact with their surroundings in new ways.
An Internet 100 times as fast
June 28, 2010A new network design that avoids the need to convert optical signals into electrical ones could boost capacity while reducing power consumption.
More is less
June 2, 2010Complex computer models can involve thousands of variables. But paradoxically, adding more variables can sometimes make them easier to work with.
Gesture-based computing on the cheap
May 20, 2010With a single piece of inexpensive hardware — a multicolored glove — MIT researchers are making Minority Report-style interfaces more accessible.
When good enough is better
May 13, 2010By exploiting a simple but counterintuitive trick, a new system finds sections of computer programs where accuracy can be traded for speed.
EECS Masterworks 2010: A sweet serving of wits, work and wonder
May 4, 2010
Sheila Widnall named to Toyota North American Quality Advisory Panel
April 29, 2010Institute Professor will advise Japanese carmaker as it seeks to address quality and safety issues.
In Profile: Missy Cummings
April 5, 2010Former U.S. Naval fighter pilot aims to improve how humans and computers interact.
Two seniors, one graduate student win $250,000 Hertz Fellowships
March 30, 2010No-strings-attached awards last up to five years
Web sites that can take a punch
March 17, 2010By preventing web applications from deviating from their normal behavior, a new MIT system can keep them online even during a cyberattack.