David White, founding director of the MIT Energy Laboratory, dies at 89
January 18, 2012
January 12, 2012By helping biologists turn their hunches into rigorous mathematical models, Polina Golland builds software that interprets medical images.
Boyden named inaugural recipient of IET’s Harvey Engineering Research Prize
January 6, 2012Honored for his pioneering research contributions to the field of optogenetics, in which neurons are genetically modified to respond to light.
From Earth to the Moon
January 6, 2012MIT-led GRAIL mission enters lunar obit
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.