Research Laboratory of Electronics
Toward practical compressed sensing
February 1, 2013Researchers show how the vagaries of real-world circuitry affect the performance of a promising new technique in signal processing and imaging.
Chips that can steer light
January 9, 2013Record-setting ‘optical phased arrays’ could lead to better laser rangefinders, smaller medical-imaging devices and even holographic TVs.
Flexible, light solar cells could provide new opportunities
December 21, 2012MIT researchers develop a new approach using graphene sheets coated with nanowires.
Maria Zuber appointed vice president for research
November 27, 2012Claude Canizares will take a new role as a vice president with responsibility for international partnerships.
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Department snapshot: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
November 16, 2012EECS places renewed emphasis on interdisciplinary research, partnerships with alumni and industry, and experiential learning.
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What number is halfway between 1 and 9? Is it 5 — or 3?
October 5, 2012A new information-theoretical model of human sensory perception and memory sheds light on some peculiarities of the nervous system.
A one-way street for spinning atoms
August 30, 2012Work correlating ultracold atoms’ spin with their direction of motion may help physicists model new circuit devices and unusual phases of matter.
Hu awarded IEEE Photonics Society achievement award
August 10, 2012
Single-photon transmitter could enable new quantum devices
July 25, 2012Long-sought goal for quantum devices — the ability to transmit single photons while blocking multiple photons — is finally achieved.
Five MIT researchers win presidential early career honors
July 23, 2012Jarillo-Herrero, Lu, Pathak, Sinha and Thaler among 96 winners.
Research update: Chips with self-assembling rectangles
July 19, 2012New technique allows production of complex microchip structures in one self-assembling step.
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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 6, 2012Tiny cylinders help reveal how natural-light-harvesting antennae collect light with exceptional efficiency.
A new approach to water desalination
July 2, 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
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.