The science-fiction author reflects on how real-world technology has been working out differently than he imagined in his novels. This past spring, Jason Pontin, editor in chief of MIT Technology Review, conducted a wide-ranging but informal conversation with science ...
MIT researchers have developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water that could be used to clean up spills.
At an MIT Technology Review event in San Francisco, the creator of Twitter and Square explains his guidelines for creating good technology.
Where other roboticists try to suppress the complex dynamics of mechanical systems, Russ Tedrake exploits them, to make control more efficient and versatile.
Jeff Hoffman and Larry Young, of MIT's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, reflect on the life and legacy of Neil Armstrong
A penny-sized rocket thruster, designed by MIT's Paulo Lozano, may soon power the smallest satellites in space.
MIT researchers have now shown that implanted cells' therapeutic properties depend on their shape, which is determined by the type of scaffold on which they are grown.
EMC TV is putting the spotlight on CSAIL’s new initiative bigdata@CSAIL, in a 30-minute piece on the station’s IT Insider show. Professor and CSAIL Principal Investigator Sam Madden chronicles the challenges and opportunities presented by the field and new research underway at ...
A non-profit in Myanmar (Burma) is using off-grid renewable energy technologies to supply electricity to remote communities.
New algorithms allow an autonomous robotic plane to dodge obstacles in a subterranean parking garage, without the use of GPS.
Researchers have engineered a soft autonomous robot that moves via peristalsis, crawling across surfaces by contracting segments of its body, much like an earthworm.
Researchers at CSAIL have developed a handheld device that can adjust its position to precisely follow a digital plan when a user moves a router roughly around the shape to be cut.
MIT researchers answer a longstanding question in biology: How do cells know when to progress through the cell cycle?
A team of researchers at MIT has discovered a way to harness the wrinkling process in a controlled and orderly way.
A test run at Weymouth Naval Air Station of MIT's entry in the 2007 DARPA Grand Challenge. Team MIT is a collaborative effort between MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, ...
IMARA is an effort that has begun at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) to find viable ways of providing equal access to people in underserved populations. The overall goal of IMARA is to find and implement long-term, ...
MIT's proposal to win Track A funding for the 2007 DARPA Grand Challenge. Team MIT is a collaborative effort between MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Department of Mechanical Engineering, along with students ...
The bilateral grid is a new data structure that allows users to quickly and easily edit images and videos while respecting edges in the image. Published in SIGGRAPH 2007. More info: http://groups.csail.mit.edu/graphics/bilagrid/
Apparent ridges are a new way to represent 3D models as non-photorealistic line drawings. They produce results that are more accurate and visually pleasing than currently existing methods. Published in SIGGRAPH 2007. More info (PDF): http://people.csail.mit.edu/tjudd/apparentLines.pdf
The Pinocchio systems automatically places skeletal joints inside 3D characters. Published in SIGGRAPH 2007. More info (PDF): http://www.mit.edu/%7Eibaran/autorig/index.html