During the Vietnam era, four students asked: Is MIT enabling the war?
Jennifer Wiseman ’87 and Mark Shelhamer, ScD ’90, bonded over their love of space at MIT. Today they’re married, and both are senior scientists at NASA.
A chip that uses a million digital neurons and 256 million synapses may signal the beginning of a new era of more intelligent computers.
Despite the outcry over government and corporate snooping, some people allow themselves to be monitored for money or rewards.
In-car applications and wireless connectivity are a boon to hackers who take aim at cars.
A system designed to let carriers remotely install software on phones, or change their settings without a user noticing, is open to abuse.
Efforts to contain Ebola in West Africa suffer from a lack of effective tools to treat and prevent the disease, although several are in development.
A novel manufacturing method could make it practical to stack solar cells and convert more of the energy in sunlight into electricity.
A heads-up display could be safer than glancing at your smartphone while driving—but some features may be more distracting than others.
Turing winner loves to solve practical problems.