A 24-year-old programmer has stolen millions of documents from MIT - or just been an over-enthusiastic reader, depending on who you listen to.
MIT and Harvard researchers say they can edit the genetic code of a living cell, allowing them to give cells new functions such as building proteins not found in nature, or engineering bacteria that are resistant to any viral infection.
MIT's developed a way to grow an entire electronic device in a flask of liquid. The team demonstrated the technique, called hydrothermal synthesis, by producing a working LED array made of zinc oxide nanowires in a microfluidic channel.
MIT's developed a machine-learning system that allows a computer to read the instructions for playing Civilization - in one of several different languages - and improve its game.
MIT's developed a technique to print out solar cells on paper, almost as cheaply and easily as printing a document.
With internet censorship sweeping the globe, one group in Afghanistan has the answer - build your own from cheap parts and trash.
A Google intern has come up with a clever little system that lets you transfer open applications between a computer and a cellphone simply by pointing the phone’s camera at the computer screen.
Aiming to make video games look as photorealistic as possible, designers often try to build in motion blur like that which appears in the movies. It simply doesn't look realistic without.
MIT reckons it's overcome one of the biggest barriers to the acceptance of electric cars - the time it takes recharging them - while at the same time halving the cost of batteries.
Scientists at MIT, Tel Aviv University and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory say they've found a way to use algae to make four times as much fuel as before.
It stands to reason that remanufacturing a product – rather than manufacturing a new one from scratch – saves energy. Right?
Some technologies have remained the same for centuries; others seem to change every five minutes. But how are researchers to know where it's worth investing time and money in looking for improvements?
Soft rock is all the rage these days on the MIT campus - SOFT Rockers, that is, a functional art installation by the institute’s school of architecture students, led by professor Sheila Kennedy.
Biofuels may not be the greenest option for airlines after all, says MIT, and can sometimes result in higher greenhouse gas emissions than traditional fossil fuels.
MIT's developed a new explosives detector so sensitive that it can pick up a single molecule of an explosive such as TNT.
Nintendo’s 3DS glasses-free 3D gaming device has been on sale for only a month - but it's already redundant, thanks to work from MIT.
Astronomers have discovered the densest rocky planet yet. Named 55 Cancri e, it's 60 per cent larger in diameter than Earth but eight times as massive - making it twice as dense as Earth, and almost as dense as lead.
Researchers at MIT have enlisted viruses to help assemble solar cells and improve their performance.
An MIT team has improved on existing systems to allow people in water-starved countries to harvest water from fog.
One of the most important protocols on the Internet is marking 40 years since its debut in April 1971, when it was referred to simply as RFC 114.