Technology & Engineering

Technology and Engineering bridge the gap between what the mind can imagine and what the laws of nature allow. While scientists seek to discover what is not yet known, engineers apply fundamental science to design and develop new devices and systems—technology—to solve societal problems. Technological and engineering innovations then return the favor by affecting human—as well as other animal species'—the ability to control and adapt to their natural environments.

A day in the life of Robotina

Robotina is a sophisticated research robot. Specifically, it's a Willow Garage PR2, designed to work with people. But around the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, it is most-often called Robotina.

Stampede: A virtual tour

Supported by the National Science Foundation, Stampede is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. This petascale system enables researchers to solve larger and more diverse science and engineering problems than ever before.

Counterfeiting's breathalyzer

High-tech labels that change when you breathe on them may be used to fight counterfeiting - including counterfeit medicines.