Earth Observing–1 satellite is retired, leaving a legacy of spectacular imagery

The Advanced Land Imager developed at MIT Lincoln Laboratory helped NASA mission exceed expectations.

Image of Boston taken by ALI

After more than 16 years of operation, NASA's Earth Observing–1 (EO-1) spacecraft was decommissioned on 30 March. The EO-1 mission was to validate new technologies that could reduce costs and improve capabilities for future space missions. Aboard EO-1 was the Advanced Land Imager developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory as an alternative to the prior land-imaging sensor.     full story

Posted April 2017

Makerspaces could enable widespread adoption of microfluidics

Lincoln Laboratory researchers propose an alternative to expensive microfluidics fabrication facilities.

Researchers at Lincoln Laboratory have proposed makerspaces as venues that could open up opportunities for the research into, and ultimately manufacture of, microfluidics.

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Posted April 2017

Harnessing analytics to design training tools

Profiles of student success in training games may guide curriculum development.

Screen shot of the video game

A research team from MIT Lincoln Laboratory used data collected from users playing an educational videogame to see what machine learning could do to improve the users' training. The game, Strike Group Defender, provides realistic scenarios in which sailors can learn and practice the decision making necessary for responding to missile threats to U.S. Navy ships.      full story

Posted April 2017

Liquid crystal device could allow for fast and reliable laser-beam steering

New device manufacturing process could improve existing laser-based technologies.

Liquid crystal device could allow for laser-beam stearing.

Researchers at Lincoln Laboratory and Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute are exploring a new option to steer laser beams used by systems integrated on increasingly compact aircraft and satellites.

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Posted February 2017

Foliage-penetrating ladar technology may improve border surveillance

Lincoln Laboratory’s imaging system can uncover what's under the trees.

Ladar image processed to reveal objects  under foliage

A group of researchers at MIT Lincoln Laboratory is investigating whether an airborne ladar system capable of imaging objects under a canopy of foliage could aid in the maintenance of border security by remotely detecting illegal activities.

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Posted February 2017

Beating the Heat

New sensors that gather data on a soldier’s physiological state may help prevent heat-related injuries.

Image of soldier using the device

To help prevent heat-related injuries, a team from MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, and the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Rifle Squad have worked together to prototype and test a real-time physiological status monitor that can indicate when an individual is at risk for heat strain.

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Posted January 2017

More Technology News

New study assesses privacy protections on smartphones

Lincoln Laboratory and RAND examine the technology and federal regulations aimed at securing personal data on smartphones.
  Posted February 2017


Foiling cyber attackers with rerandomization

A unique moving target technique combats information leakage attacks.
  Posted December 2016


Lincoln Laboratory's supercomputing system ranked most powerful in New England

New petaflop-scale supercomputer has 6 times more processing power and 20 times more bandwidth than its predecessor.

  Posted November 2016

StenAIR aims to revolutionize back surgery

A new surgical instrument will reduce cost, time, and rehabilitation.

  Posted November 2016

MIT Lincoln Laboratory garners six R&D 100 Awards
   Posted November 2016

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Tech Notes

Reporting on the Laboratory's innovations

Aluminum as a Fuel

A novel aluminum fuel that has many attractive features could replace lithium-ion batteries in several applications.

Polarimetric Co-location Layering

A novel algorithm exploits polarimetric radar signals to filter sea clutter returns from object detections.


Video-Rate Microwave Imaging for Concealed-Threat Detection

A flexible, modular imaging system can rapidly detect threats concealed under clothes or hidden in bags.

Simultaneous Transmit and Receive Phased Arrays

A proposed new architecture may enable simultaneous transmit and receive within a digital phased array.

Strike Group Defender: The Missile Matrix

An interactive game trains sailors to tactically plan for and respond to threats posed by anti-ship cruise missiles.

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Generating solar energy for the Laboratory, years in the making
  Posted April 2017

MIT undergraduate interns excel at Lincoln Laboratory
  Posted February 2017

Laboratory team places first and second in Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge
  Posted November 2016

Summer robotics program for high school students is first of its kind
  Posted October 2016

MIT President shares vision for the future of innovation
  Posted October 2016


Taking on the gender gap with Girls Who Code
  Posted September 2016


Calling on interns to become inventors
  Posted September 2016


Students decrypt the secrets of cryptography
  Posted September 2016





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