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February 3, 2016

Energy-friendly chip can perform powerful artificial-intelligence tasks

Advance could enable mobile devices to implement "neural networks" modeled on the human brain.


February 3, 2016

Hack-proof RFID chips

New technology could secure credit cards, key cards, and pallets of goods in warehouses.


February 2, 2016

A virtual "guide dog" for navigation

Low-power chip processes 3-D camera data, could enable wearable device to guide the visually impaired.


January 29, 2016

New chip fabrication approach

Depositing different materials within a single chip layer could lead to more efficient computers.


January 22, 2016

Self-stacking nanogrids

Polymer nanowires that assemble in perpendicular layers could offer route to tinier chip components.


January 19, 2016

Local boy makes good

Michael Watts took two decades to make the 20-mile trip from suburban Hingham to tenure at MIT.


January 5, 2016

Zheng Zhang selected to give 2015 Fall Term MTL Doctoral Dissertation Seminar (DDS)

Dr. Zheng Zhang gave the 2015 Fall Term MTL Doctoral Dissertation Seminar talk on December 2nd, 2015. This honor is given to a recent PhD graduate that has used MTL's facilities or services in his or her research program at MIT.


December 23, 2015

Optoelectronic microprocessors built using existing chip manufacturing

High-performance prototype means chipmakers could now start building optoelectronic chips.


December 21, 2015

Study assesses solar photovoltaic technologies

MIT researchers recommend rapidly scaling up current silicon-based systems while continuing to work on other technologies.


December 18, 2015

Nanodevices at one-hundredth the cost

New techniques for building microelectromechanical systems show promise.


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