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.
A shale gas revolution?
January 3, 2012MIT report shows prosperous shale gas market could hurt future R&D, if we let it.
How to kick-start new energy technologies
December 22, 2011Three-year study produces proposals for boosting energy innovation to meet growing demand, curb global warming.
Need a new material? New tool can help
December 20, 2011Exhaustive reference system and interactive toolkit could revolutionize materials research, potentially enabling new types of manufacturing.
Data mining without prejudice
December 16, 2011A new technique for finding relationships between variables in large datasets makes no prior assumptions about what those relationships might be.
Up, down and all around
December 15, 2011One MIT senior traveled the planet’s most remote areas before landing at the Institute, where he now works on engineering better thermoelectric devices.
December 13, 2011By using optical equipment in a totally unexpected way, MIT researchers have created an imaging system that makes light look slow.
Robert van der Hilst named head of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
December 12, 2011Succeeds Maria Zuber, who led department for the last eight years.
Putting the ‘art’ in artificial intelligence
December 12, 2011CSAIL associate professor develops AI systems that can interpret images.
Four from MIT named AAAS fellows
December 9, 2011
With changes, the grid can take it
December 5, 2011MIT report shows that with new policies, U.S. electric grid could handle expected influx of electric cars and wind and solar generation.
MIT team wins iGEM competition track
November 15, 2011Group earns top spot in health and medicine; advances to grand finals for first time.
CSAIL robots take center stage
November 14, 2011Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Principal Investigator Daniela Rus collaborated with modern dance company Pilobolus this past year to bring flying robots to the stage.
Also labeled: Arts, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Robots, Theater
Oliva explores new ground in computational perception at CSAIL
November 8, 2011Neuroscientist looks forward to collaborative studies of visual perception in the brain and its computational applications.
November 8, 2011Advanced mathematical techniques enable AUVs to survey large, complex and cluttered seascapes.