Electrical engineering and electronics
Chips as mini Internets
April 9, 2012The data-routing techniques that undergird the Internet could increase the efficiency of multicore chips while lowering their power requirements.
Anant Agarwal named director of new unit to advance MITx
March 16, 2012Instructor of inaugural 6.002x course will step down as CSAIL director.
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.
Testing unbuilt chips
March 9, 2012A new software-simulation system promises much more accurate evaluation of promising — but potentially fault-ridden — multicore-chip designs.
Transistors promise more powerful logic, more logical power
March 7, 2012Research could affect U.S. manufacturing indirectly, by helping introduce products difficult to build elsewhere, and directly, by reducing production costs.
Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science now available in OCW Scholar format
February 27, 20126.01SC is the fourth of seven courses OCW will publish this spring specifically to meet the needs of independent learners.
3 Questions with a student leader: Panhel President Denzil Sikka
February 21, 2012New head of sorority governing council discusses her ‘home away from home’
Three MIT researchers win Sloan Research Fellowships
February 16, 2012Gedik, Matusik and Pathak among 126 researchers selected.
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.
MIT team promotes prostate cancer prognosis tool
February 14, 2012Group is a semifinalist in MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition
MITx prototype course opens for enrollment
February 13, 2012Online-learning initiative’s first offering, ‘6.002x: Circuits and Electronics,’ accepting registrants now.
Education, empowerment and enlightenment through guided disassembly of your broken stuff
February 7, 2012Peter Mui ’82 holds Fixit Clinic XVIII at the MIT Edgerton Center.
Minimizing background noise in stem cell culture
January 21, 2012
The faster-than-fast Fourier transform
January 18, 2012For a large range of practically useful cases, MIT researchers find a way to increase the speed of one of the most important algorithms in the information sciences.
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.
Sal Khan to deliver 2012 Commencement address
December 6, 2011Online-education pioneer, MIT alumnus to speak to the Class of 2012 on June 8.
Allen Lin ’11, MEng ’11 named Marshall Scholar
November 23, 2011Recent alum will hone interests in policy, synthetic biology through study in the United Kingdom.