Research Laboratory of Electronics
Fiber laser points to woven 3-D displays
March 12, 2012A fiber that can emit light along its length in any direction may herald flexible 3-D displays and medical tools that activate therapeutic compounds with bursts of light.
Microchips’ optical future
February 15, 2012To keep energy consumption under control, future chips may need to move data using light instead of electricity — and the technical expertise to build them may reside in the United States.
3-D cameras for cellphones
January 5, 2012Clever math could enable a high-quality 3-D camera so simple, cheap and power-efficient that it could be incorporated into handheld devices.
Self-aware computing project named a 'world changing' idea by Scientific American
December 20, 2011Project Angstrom selected by magazine's editors; featured in December issue
Research update: Sharpening the lines
December 14, 2011New advance could lead to even smaller features in the constant quest for more compact, faster microchips.
New algorithm could substantially speed up MRI scans
November 1, 2011Faster scans could reduce the time patients spend in the machine from 45 to 15 minutes.
Charging toward better neural implants
October 27, 2011Researchers improve the efficiency of devices that stimulate damaged nerves, reducing potential side effects.
Perfect communication with imperfect chips
August 4, 2011Error-correcting codes discovered at MIT can still guarantee reliable communication, even in cellphones with failure-prone low-power chips.
MIT faculty selected to attend NAE's Frontiers of Engineering
June 28, 2011Two from CEE and one from EECS to participate in symposium for young engineering innovators.
MLK Leadership Awards honor three individuals, one program
February 11, 2011Recognize service that reflects the civil rights leader’s ideals
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.
Broadband picture may not be so bleak
July 16, 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.
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.