Research Laboratory of Electronics
Dripping faucets inspire new way of creating structured particles
July 18, 2012Researchers find new method for making spherical particles, from nanoscale to pinhead-sized — including complex beach-ball-like shapes.
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.
A new approach to water desalination
July 1, 2012Graphene sheets with precisely controlled pores have potential to purify water more efficiently than existing methods.
Teaching self-assembling structures a new trick
June 7, 2012MIT researchers produce 3-D configurations that could lead to new microchips and other devices.
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
October 31, 2011Faster scans could reduce the time patients spend in the machine from 45 to 15 minutes.
Charging toward better neural implants
October 26, 2011Researchers improve the efficiency of devices that stimulate damaged nerves, reducing potential side effects.
Perfect communication with imperfect chips
August 3, 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 programSubscribe
February 11, 2011Recognize service that reflects the civil rights leader’s ideals