Nature can help solve optimization problems

A low-cost analog circuit based on synchronizing oscillators could scale up quickly and cheaply to beat out digital computers.

Kylie Foy | Lincoln Laboratory | Oct. 28, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: lincoln-laboratory computing electronics research computer-science-and-technology mathematics

“Electroadhesive” stamp picks up and puts down microscopic structures

New technique could enable assembly of circuit boards and displays with more minute components.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Oct. 11, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: carbon-nanotubes electronics mechanical-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology research school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf

SMART develops a way to commercially manufacture integrated silicon III-V chips

New method from MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore paves the way for improved optoelectronic and 5G devices.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology | Oct. 3, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart research materials-science-and-engineering computer-science-and-technology electronics wireless optoelectronics manufacturing dmse

Quantum sensing on a chip

Researchers integrate diamond-based sensing components onto a chip to enable low-cost, high-performance quantum hardware.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Sept. 25, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research computer-science-and-technology light photonics nanoscience-and-nanotechnology quantum-computing electronics research-laboratory-of-electronics electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs school-of-engineering

Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time

Observation of the non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm Effect, predicted decades ago, may offer step toward fault-tolerant quantum computers.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Sept. 5, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research school-of-science physics light energy quantum-computing research-laboratory-of-electronics

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