MIT Auto-ID Labs launches ‘Cloud of Things’ initiative
November 2, 2012Initiative brings together academia, industry to support the development, adoption, best practices and commercial success of big-data applications in mobile retail commerce.
Sitting still or going hunting: Which works better?
November 1, 2012If you’re a microbe floating in the ocean, there’s no single best strategy for getting food, MIT research shows.
Nominations open for Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization
November 1, 2012Deadline for submissions is Nov. 29.
Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid
October 25, 2012With 20 years’ notice, paint pellets could cause an asteroid to veer off course.
Department snapshot: Civil and Environmental Engineering
October 24, 2012From bacteria to bridges, CEE researchers tackle natural and built environments.
CSAIL and QCRI announce new research collaboration
October 23, 2012
The worldwide impact of open access to MIT faculty research
October 22, 2012
A better way to shed water
October 21, 2012MIT researchers find that lubricated, nanotextured surfaces improved performance of condensers in power and desalination plants.
The state of the U.S. election system
October 17, 2012New report from MIT and Caltech notes gains in voting-machine technologies, but warns they could be cancelled out by errors introduced through mail and Internet voting.
Department snapshot: Mechanical Engineering
October 16, 2012More MechE students choose to design their own education.
MIT's CSAIL launches new center to tackle the future of wireless and mobile technologies
October 11, 2012Will address major technical challenges facing wireless field, bring together academia and industry
Also labeled: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Computer science and technology, Electrical engineering and electronics, Faculty, Graduate, postdoctoral, Industry, iPhone, Android, smartphones, Mobile applications, Mobile devices, Networks, Students, Wireless, Spectrum
A new way to create rare sugars
October 10, 2012MIT team discovers an inorganic catalyst that could pave the way to a more robust synthesis of valuable rare sugars.
Explaining the origins of word order using information theory
October 9, 2012Researchers believe that information theory — the discipline that gave us digital communication — can explain differences between human languages.