News Archive 2006

  • Ray and Maria Stata Center

    Finding us in the Stata Center:

  • Marshall winner has dual focus: technology and altruism

    Graduate student Finale Doshi, a campus leader with an extensive record of service to the Institute and the world, has been awarded a Marshall Scholarship for study at the University of Cambridge...

  • High tech learning in New England schools

    New England tech firms are giving back to their communities-- MIT in Cambridge, Mass. displayed some of the technological fruits of the project called I-Campus.

    Read more:http://www.boston...

  • Panel snubs proposed e-voting check

    GAITHERSBURG, Md.--Computer scientists all too familiar with code bugginess have long criticized electronic voting machines that rely entirely on successful software performance, but they have...

  • What Comes After Web 2.0?

    Many researchers and entrepreneurs are working on Internet-based knowledge-organizing technologies that stretch traditional definitions of the Web. Lately, some have been calling the technologies...

  • CSAIL Spotlight: CSAIL hosts debate - Creativity: The Mind, Machines, and Mathematics

    A celebration of the 70th anniversary of Alan Turing's seminal paper "On Computable Numbers", featuring a debate on the limits of intelligent machines and a lecture on Turing's contributions....

  • JWT and Leading Scientists Team Up to Demystify Stem Cell Research

    JWT in collaboration with scientists from MIT, Whitehead Institute and other leading institutions today announced the launch of a website, , created as a pro-bono effort to educate the public...

  • 2006 Ray Stata Student Innovation Award

    Xiao Xiao is the winner of the 2006 Ray Stata Student Innovation Award for her work on developing a 3D CAD model of the interior of the Stata Center. The purpose of this award is to recognize an...

  • Genetic 'Jamboree' draws innovators

    CAMBRIDGE -- One genetically modified bacterium infuses the aroma of mint and bananas into formerly foul-smelling biology labs. Another warns of arsenic in well water. And a third could someday be...

  • Voting equipment could get sharper federal scrutiny next year

    Voting equipment could get sharper federal scrutiny next year

    Read more:http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/northern_california/15938502.htm

  • MIT and University of Southampton launch World Wide Web research collaboration

    On November second MIT and the University of Southampton announced the launch of a long-term research collaboration that aims to produce the fundamental scientific advances necessary to guide the...

  • Media artist Tsubaki plans 'Soul'-ful talk

    Japanese media artist Noboru Tsubaki, whose work includes a 110-foot-long inflatable locust, has been named the 2006 Ida Ely Rubin Artist-in-Residence at MIT.

    Read more:http://web.mit.edu/...

  • Computer History Museum honors four

    The Computer History Museum named Sir Antony Hoare, Robert Kahn, Butler Lampson and Marvin Minsky its 2006 Fellows at an awards ceremony Tuesday at the museum.

    Read more:http://sanjose....

  • W3C wades in on browser security

    The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is taking a swing at the security problem that's on everybody's mind these days: Web browser security. In a statement, the group said that its new initiative,...

  • The IMARA project

    The lack of available technology resources in underserved communities is often referred to as the Digital Divide. Though much has been written about this divide, and though government agencies...

  • Epoch's biennial visit

    Professor John Leonard meets with members of a delegation from the Epoch Foundation, on its eighth biennial visit to MIT and CSAIL on October 4, 2006. The Epoch Foundation was established in 1990...

  • Epilepsy Breakthrough On Horizon: MIT Developing Device To Detect Oncoming Seizures

    Researchers at MIT are developing a device that could detect and prevent epileptic seizures before they become debilitating.

    Read more:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/...

  • CSAIL Director Brooks To Step Down by 2007

    Rodney Brooks, the current director of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, is stepping down after a 14 year career in pursuit of further research and teaching...

  • MIT faculty, alumni cited as top young innovators in Technology Review
    Three MIT faculty and eight alumni are among the TR 35, Technology Review Magazine's compilation of the 35 top innovators worldwide under the age of 35.

    Read more:http://web.mit.edu/...
  • Finding Evolution's Signatures

    Though researchers have finished sequencing the human genome, it is still far from understood. A major objective of biotechnology is to develop the experimental and computational tools necessary...

  • Daniel Lewin's 'vision' lives large on Internet

    Log on to the world's busiest and most popular Web sites, and as the pages appear on the screen, thank Daniel Lewin.

    Read more:http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,...

  • Taking blur out of the picture

    BLURRED images wipe the smiles of many happy snappers. But researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Toronto have developed a way to reduce blurring after a...

  • Researchers at MIT are developing a device that could detect and prevent epileptic seizures before they become debilitating

    Epilepsy affects about 50 million people worldwide, and while anticonvulsant medications can reduce the frequency of seizures, the drugs are ineffective for as many as one in three patients....

  • NASA Robotics Internship Program Tours CSAIL

    Members of the NASA Robotic internship program visited CSAIL in early August. Their tour included visits with Prof. John Leonard, Dr. Paul Robertson, Prof. Russ Tedrake and Prof. Rod Brooks.

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  • Faster Mapping Speeds Up the Search for Oil

    With demand and prices so high for crude oil, petroleum companies are searching for new reservoirs deep below the ocean floor, in areas of more geological complexity. But drilling under the ocean...

  • The Robots Are Coming!

    The robots are on the move--leaping, scrambling, rolling, flying, climbing. They are figuring out how to get here on their own. They come to help us, protect us, amuse us--and some even do floors...

  • Using maths to find oil

    (UK Residents Only)

    Read more:http://www.scenta.co.uk/scenta/news.cfm?cit_id=1037528&FAArea1=widgets.content_view_1

  • Tech skills bring students together

    Amidst the raging conflict in the Middle East, a group of MIT students are using their business and technology know-how to help Israeli and Palestinian youth find ways to connect to each other....

  • Computer scientists lay out vision for a 'science of the Web'

    Researchers need a clear agenda to harness the rapidly evolving potential of the World Wide Web, according to an article in the Aug. 11 issue of the journal Science. Calling for the creation of an...

  • Scratch-and-Vote System Could Help Eliminate Election Fraud

    Compared with modern touch-screen voting systems, it may seem low tech. But according to its creators, the scratch-and-vote (S&V) system is a good way to let voters check that their ballot...

  • MIT Researchers Test Marine Robotics

    MIT researchers are working toward the day when a team of robots could be put into action like a team of Navy SEALs -- doing such dangerous work as searching for survivors after devastating...

  • Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center

    Five MIT researchers are among the pioneers behind a new research center in synthetic biology, a precocious field whose primary long-term goal is to make it easier to design and build useful...

  • Its a mad, mad, Technomad world race

    (CNN) -- A group of MIT engineering students will probably have a pretty good answer to the question, "What did you do on your summer vacation?"

    Read more:http://www.cnn.com/2006/TRAVEL/08...

  • Meraki Cooks Up Wireless Mesh Router
    Open Source software might not be as visible in the telecom world, but its impact is slowly but surely being felt. A series of projects are tackling complicated products such as high-end switches,...
  • Scientists finding new frontiers, near and far

    (CNN) -- Even without sailing to distant lands, modern-day scientists and researchers are charting new territory.

    Read more:http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/07/13/explorers.overview/index.html...

  • Summer program reaches young researchers

    Celina Dozier, a chemical engineering major from Florida A&M University, has always known she wanted to come to MIT. This summer, thanks to the MIT Summer Research Program, she put her plan...

  • MEETing in the middle

    A group of MIT students are using business and technology to create networking opportunities for Israeli and Palestinian students, and in the process, are reducing hostility and alienation in high...

  • Perspective: Scratching the 25-year PC itch

    I was never particularly big on anniversaries. But in a couple of weeks, the computer industry will mark a milestone that deserves a moment of quiet celebration. On Aug. 12, 1981, the IBM...

  • The Wisdom of Robots
    BOSTON -- You have to watch where you're walking at the artificial intelligence conference here this week -- you might trip over a roaming robot or bump into one flying around the room.

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  • Stata the Art Robotics

    The glimmering facade, off-kilter walls, and curving halls of architect Frank Gehry's Ray and Maria Stata Center were designed in part to foster creativity. Two years after the building's opening...

  • Reverse-Engineering the Brain

    "Maggie is a very smart monkey," says Tim Buschman, a graduate student in Professor Earl Miller's neuroscience lab. Maggie isn't visible -- she's in a biosafety enclosure meant to protect her from...

  • Emergence enters the creation debate

    Who says "Frankenstein" was just a horror flick? It turns out that what obsessed Dr. Frankenstein -- creating life from lifeless matter -- is one of the animating passions behind a scientific idea...

  • Catching Seizures Before They Occur

    Researchers at MIT and Harvard are preparing to carry out trials of a new device for treating epilepsy. If successful, it would be the first such device to automatically detect and treat seizures...

  • Using opportunistic coding to boost wireless

    MIT's Dina Katabi is working on technology called COPE designed to deliver a wireless throughput breakthrough: one that will not just involve a 10% increase in throughput or even what the latest...

  • Pacemaker may avert epileptic seizures, say US researchers
    Scientists in America have developed a treatment for epilepsy which they say could help millions of people with the condition. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology hope to try out...
  • AI @ 50: Can It Be?

    Can it be? Is AI is really 50-years old? Well, almost. It will be exactly 50-years old at the end of August, but the festivities are underway sooner than that.

    Read more:http://www.ddj....

  • Alan Kotok; he tred vanguard of computers with brilliance, wit

    For someone who devised a computer chess program as an MIT undergraduate in the late 1950s, helped create the world's first video game, and held a leadership role with the World Wide Web...

  • Algorithms put to use in oil hunt

    Mathematical procedures developed at MIT may soon help energy companies locate new sources of oil many kilometers underground. Read more:http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2006/oil-0517.html

  • Rampant Entrepreneurship

    William Barton Rogers would be pleased. Since he founded MIT, the university has faithfully cultivated a passion for pragmatism among students and faculty. This in turn generates entrepreneurial...

  • SMART: Scalable Medical Alert and Response Technology

    A group of researchers at the Brigham and Womens Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working together to develop SMART: Scalable Medical Alert and...