Research update: SPHERES to get powerful magnets and goggles
August 2, 2012New wireless power and camera setups will expand the mini-satellites’ vision and navigation capabilities.
UC Berkeley joins edX
July 24, 2012UC Berkeley joins Harvard and MIT not-for-profit online-learning collaborative; edX broadens free course offerings into public health, computer science and solid-state chemistry; opens registration
Macintosh and Windows Users: Keeping Current with Microsoft Office
July 16, 2012IS&T plans to end support for Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows and Microsoft Office 2008 for Macintosh at the end of 2012. Upgraded versions offer better performance, integration, and compatibility.
ARTEMiS brings art to teaching of science and engineering concepts
June 4, 2012ART for Engineering, Mathematics, and Science an initiative launched last summer through MIT’s Office of Educational Innovation and Technology (OEIT).
Casper Suite centralizes Macintosh management
May 29, 2012IS&T is planning a multistage rollout of the Casper Suite — a comprehensive platform for managing Mac OS X computers. This software will enable IT administrators at MIT to oversee inventory, software distribution, settings and security.
New mathematical framework formalizes oddball programming techniques
May 21, 2012Loop perforation — speeding up programs by skipping instructions — is just one method that gets rigorous mathematical treatment in a new paper.
Testing unbuilt chips
March 9, 2012A new software-simulation system promises much more accurate evaluation of promising — but potentially fault-ridden — multicore-chip designs.
Prepare now! Migration of Exchange mailboxes to Exchange 2010 Is under way
December 1, 2011IS&T is upgrading the campus Microsoft Exchange infrastructure from 2007 to 2010.
An oracle for object-oriented programmers
October 6, 2011By automatically cataloging connections between software 'objects,' a new system orients programmers joining large software projects in midstream.