Study shows problems with anonymizing data to improve security

With an increasing number of organizations looking to leverage so-called big data comes increasing risk that the datasets created could be misused by internal staff or hackers. To combat this, many companies try

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Howard Solomon

MIT researchers built a data protector that still lets you use your apps

Giving away personal data in exchange for services can be a heavy trade-off. On one hand, it seems obvious - just be careful about who you give your data to and what you

Published on: July 24th, 2014 Candice So

Two Canadians make MIT’s list of top 35 tech innovators under 35

Two Toronto IT academics are in good, if rare, company as of this week.Hossein Rahnama of Ryerson University and Universityof Toronto's JoycePoon have been named one of the world's top 35 innovators under

Published on: August 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

‘Self-healing’ cloud that detects, destroys threats in the works at MIT

What if a cloud computing infrastructure could recognize a cyberattack, eliminate it, and never stop working while all that is being done? That's what researchers at MIT, with help from the federal government,

Published on: February 27th, 2012 Brandon Butler

Top 10 most futuristic tech projects at MIT

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

OMG! There’s an entrepreneur on campus

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Recently we have explored where and how government can facilitate the process of commercialization to help technology entrepreneurs get their products to market. Throughout this series, we have

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Francis Moran

How to make the world your user interface

Pranav Mistry gesticulates like he's taking a picture.Mistry actually is, except there's no sign of any camera in his hands.Fixing his gaze on a scene he wants to capture, he gestures as though

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Living tissue will power new super-fast ‘hybrid’ computers

Researchers are working on integrating nanotechnology with biological materials to create more powerful computers, medical tools and even prosthetics.Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced this week that they have built a hybrid

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Sixth sense lets you make a call by dialing your palm

The wunderkinds at MIT's Media Lab (Fluid Interfaces Group) have developed a gesture-controlled wearable computing device that feeds you relevant information and turns any surface into an interactive display. Called the Sixth Sense,

Published on: April 14th, 2009 Diann Daniel

“Serious” video games liven up learning for Canadians

If you only thought of video games purely as fun, or a pastime, think again. There's a resurgence of interest in edutainment – use of interactive activities or games to make learning more

Published on: February 5th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

MIT: Solar power storage discovery could mean energy nirvana

Researchers at MIT say they've made an energy storage breakthrough that could transform solar power from an alternative to a mainstream energy source. The university is calling the solar project a major advancement

Published on: October 22nd, 2008 Sharon Gaudin