MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

  • Watch: MIT's Cheetah robot that sprints like Usain Bolt September 16, 2014

    Washington: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a bounding algorithm to enable a robotic cheetah run and jump with super agility. This cheetah is a sleek, fourlegged assemblage of gears, batteries and electric motors that weighs about as much as its feline counterpart. The team recently took the...
  • Future gadget screens could automatically correct vision August 22, 2014

    New York: You can soon kiss goodbye to your glasses or contact lenses as future smartphones can adjust the display screen for better visibility for you. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a "visioncorrecting display" technology that fits on your smartphone's screen or laptop or any other...
  • Body of 28yearold MIT graduate found in Ladakh ravine, family says she slipped and fell during her morning run June 23, 2014

    A 28yearold graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has died in Ladakh, President L Rafael Reif said in an email to the MIT community. Kaitlin R Goldstein was a fourthyear graduate student in architecture and in MIT's Building Technology Program. Her body was found in a ravine below a...
  • MIT researchers develop technology for longdistance 3D interaction January 3, 2014

    Cambridge: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found a way to allow people in one place to interact with threedimensional versions of people or objects in a different location. MIT's Tangible Media Group calls the technology inFORM. A person in one location moves or puts an object in front...
  • MIT develops handheld device to catch early signs of eye disease December 26, 2013

    MIT researchers have developed a new handheld device that scans a patient's entire retina in seconds to detect a host of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed the new instrument which is the first to combine cuttingedge technologies such...
  • Andhra Pradesh to sign MoU with MIT to better its education June 5, 2013

    New York: Andhra Pradesh is set to sign an MoU with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology to tap its vast resources to help give the state's educational system a face lift, the state's information technology and communications minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah said here on Tuesday. The minister said the finer details...
  • Boston twin blasts: A timeline of events that unfolded at MIT and Watertown April 19, 2013

    The hunt for the second suspect in the Boston bombings case is narrowing, according to reports in Watertown. ...
  • Boston blasts: New photo released of the suspect on the run April 19, 2013

    Watertown: Police in Boston have released a new photo showing the man believed to be a suspect in the marathon bombings, shown in earlier footage in a white hat. In the new photo, he's wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt pulled up on his head. Police say he's on the loose,...
  • Boston blasts: 1 suspect killed, another on the run, say police April 19, 2013

    Watertown: Police on Friday said that one of two suspects (Black Hat) in the shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer was dead and a massive manhunt was underway for another (White Hat). The two suspects are also believed to be involved in the Boston Marathon bombing, confirmed...
  • US: Suspect in MIT shooting no longer in campus, says university April 19, 2013

    Watertown: The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer is no longer on campus and students have been advised they can resume normal activities, the university said on its website on Friday. "MIT Police have determined that the suspect in this evening's shooting is...
  • US: Explosions, gunfire near Boston after policeman was killed at MIT April 19, 2013

    Watertown: There were reports of gunfire and explosions as a manhunt was on for the killer of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer in the Watertown area near Boston in the United States early on Friday morning. A massive police operation was on in the area following the reports...
  • US: Policeman killed in shooting at MIT campus April 19, 2013

    Cambridge: A police officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been shot and killed at the campus outside of Boston, authorities said early Friday. No arrests had been made and a manhunt was on for the shooter. The officer was responding to report of a disturbance Thursday night when...
  • US: Gunshots heard at MIT campus, police officer injured April 19, 2013

    Cambridge: State police say a campus police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has suffered lifethreatening injuries in a shooting on the campus outside Boston. State police spokesman Dave Procopio says the shooting took place about 10:30 pm outside an MIT building. The injured officer was described as a male...
  • US: Warning of armed man in MIT campus lifted February 23, 2013

    Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology said police have issued an all clear after reports of a man in the university campus carrying a long rifle and body armour went unconfirmed. The university had been put on lockdown for a few hours. MIT returned to normal operations even as the campus police...
  • MIT on alert after reports of man with long rifle February 23, 2013

    Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday was put on lockdown after the university was informed by police that a person with a long rifle and body armor was holed up in the Main Group Building of the campus. The university posted the information on its website. MIT added in the...
  • 2 Indians among Forbes' top 15 education innovators list November 10, 2012

    New York: Indianorigin CEO of Datawind, the maker of India's lowcost tablet Aakash, Suneet Singh Tuli and Massachusettes Institute of Technology professor Anant Agarwal have been named by Forbes magazine among the 15 "classroom revolutionaries" who are using innovative technologies to reinvent education for students and teachers globally. The Forbes...
  • MIT, Harvard link up with free online courses May 3, 2012

    Boston: Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both academic heavyweights and often neighborly rivals, are joining hands in a new partnership to offer courses online and for free. The two schools, located near each other in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are teaming up on an initiative called edX only five months after...
  • Techie fixed mom's PC at 14, becomes CEO at 28 April 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Meet a 28yearold computer wizard who's set up his own software company, raising $35 million dollars in investment. Sachin Dev Duggal has designed software for businesses around the world and he hopes his own company will be the next big thing in computers. At 14, he was a businessman,...
  • Indian entrepreneur awarded by USA's MIT April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: At fourteen, he was a businessman, making pocket money out of assembling computers. "I messed up my mom's computer by accident and she insisted I fix it. I read a few books and got it running again. Then I began assembling computers for acquaintances. Profits were almost 100...
  • Now cellphone which can detect cataract July 7, 2011

    New Delhi: A hundred rupee lens attachment and some special software turn your smart phone into an eye doctor. One you can use anytime, anywhere to check if family members are developing the first signs of Cataract. Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor, MIT Media Lab said, "Catra is like a radar for...
  • MIT rolls out amazing artifacts for 150th birthday January 11, 2011

    Boston: A letter following a chance meeting with Albert Einstein and 1930s research on the perfect cup of coffee are two artifacts in an exhibit to mark the 150th anniversary of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The coffee research, which helped to reshape the food industry, and mathematician Norbert Wiener's letter...
  • Dangers of flying change around the globe: Study September 4, 2010

    New York: Flying in the developing world is 13 times more dangerous than flying in the United States or other first world countries, according to a new study. Arnold Barnett, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management and a researcher on aviation safety, calculated that the...
  • Harvard tops US best colleges rankings August 17, 2010

    Boston: Harvard University has occupied the numero uno rank among national universities across the US, beating its Ivy League rival Princeton University by a single point in the US News and World Report's influential Best Colleges 2011 rankings. Last year, Harvard had shared the top position with Princeton University. Princeton...
  • Use NETRA, check your eyes using mobile phone July 1, 2010

    New Delhi: There is a new use of the mobile phone, thanks to Indian researchers in the US. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in US are using a mobile phone and a small piece of plastic to check eyes. "Imagine if you can use your mobile phone, hold it...
  • Indian techies making big on global stage March 4, 2009

    New Delhi: Technology Review, the world's oldest tech magazine, published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), got our country's best brains to talk about emerging trends in Indian technology. MIT is the worlds best tech school. Two of the top worlds techs are produced by Indians. Like this biological machines...