Electrical engineering and electronics
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.
Explained: Linear and nonlinear systems
February 26, 2010Much scientific research across a range of disciplines tries to find linear approximations of nonlinear behaviors. But what does that mean?
February 25, 2010By mimicking cells, MIT researcher designs electronic circuits for ultra-low-power and biomedical applications.
February 11, 2010Harvesting electricity from small temperature differences could enable a new generation of electronic devices that don’t need batteries
January 29, 2010With techniques for translating complicated equations into ‘sums of squares,’ Pablo Parrilo helps make sense of previously insoluble problems.
Jack Wozencraft, information theorist at MIT, 1925-2009
January 21, 2010Jack Wozencraft, considered one of the pioneers of coding theory in the nascent field of information theory, died peacefully August 31, 2009.
January 20, 2010New research could enable computer programming based on screen shots, not just code
Three professors win top national early-career honors
January 15, 2010Presidential awards to Buehler, Dawson and Sheffield were presented this week at a White House ceremony
January 6, 2010Nanowires made of ‘strained silicon’ — silicon whose atoms have been pried slightly apart — show how to keep increases in computer power coming.
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
‘Micro-ants’: Tiny conveyor belts for the 21st century
December 15, 2009A new method of moving tiny particles using magnetic polymer beads and magnetic fields could find uses in microchips and in medicine
Five from MIT named 2010 IEEE FellowsSubscribe
December 14, 2009Three EECS faculty members, Hu, Rus and Sudan, and two research staff members of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Reynolds and Stokes, are elevated to Fellow status of the IEEE effective Jan. 1