Replicating a simple but elegant experiment

MIT Lincoln Laboratory's installation of a pendulum re-creates Foucault's seminal demonstration of Earth's rotation

Photo of the pendulum

Lincoln Laboratory's new pendulum is part of a multifaceted exhibit that showcases Foucault's 1851 experiment.

The installation of the pendulum was a collaborative project that enlisted a multidisciplinary team from the Laboratory and four physics students from Lexington High to develop a museum-quality display on Foucault's experiment and related science.

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Posted January 2015


 

MIT Lincoln Laboratory team takes honors at the 2014 Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge and Workshop

AVEC team

A team from MIT Lincoln Laboratory's Bioengineering Systems and Technologies Group was named a first-place subchallenge winner at the 2014 Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge and Workshop (AVEC 2014), the fourth annual competition that invites participants to use multimedia processing and machine learning to analyze subjects’ emotional states or estimate subjects’ level of depression.      full story

Posted December 2014


Lunar Laser Communication System wins R&D Magazine Editor's Choice Award at 2014 R&D 100 Awards Gala

Editor's Choice Award presented to team members representing Lincoln Laboratory and NASA.

The Lunar Laser Communication System received a 2014 R&D Magazine Editor's Choice Award for Information Handling during the 52nd Annual R&D 100 Banquet and Awards Presentation, held at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 7 November.       full story

Posted December 2014


Six innovative technologies developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory are honored with 2014 R&D 100 Awards

Awards recognize innovations in antenna design, high-speed microswitching,
space-object imaging, ground-penetrating radar, laser communications,
and chemical sensing

ABSAA panel, a 2014 R&D 100 Award winner

Six technologies developed by MIT Lincoln Laboratory were named recipients of R&D 100 Awards, given annually by R&D Magazine to recognize the 100 most technologically significant innovations introduced during the prior year.
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Posted July 2014


More Technology News

Eight from MIT elected to National Academy of Engineering

New members include the Institute's president and the director of Lincoln Laboratory
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Watch Jumbo Asteroid Zip Past Earth: A passing space rock should offer a rare, bright viewing treat for sky-watchers.
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NASA Lunar Mission Wins 2014 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award
  Posted in Lincoln Laboratory in the
  News, October 2014

Tiny particles could help verify goods: Chemical engineers hope smartphone-readable microparticles could crack down on counterfeiting.
  Posted in Lincoln Laboratory in the
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Gauging hazards in the air

Lincoln Laboratory staff help students design sensors for measuring air quality
  Posted June 2014

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Lab Notes

Articles on intriguing technical innovations

Load-Sensing Boots: Instrumented footwear technologies present new possibilities for tracking and preventing lower-limb musculoskeletal injuries.
  Posted August 2014

It's All in the Design: An exercise in visual analytics informs the approach for developing future usable network monitoring interfaces.
  Posted August 2014

Ingestible Biosensors: An electronic "pill" could optimize physiological status monitoring.
  Posted August 2014

Beyond What the Words Say:
Vocal features may predict the severity of depressive disorders.
  Posted August 2014

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More News and Awards

Beaver Works celebrates the "Maker" spirit
  Posted November 2014

Lincoln Scholar among the 2014 honorees of the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
Inaugural MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaver Works Barbara P. James Awards presented
  Posted July 2014

Robert Shin honored for advancing project-based learning at MIT
  Posted May 2014

Eric Evans Appointed as Vice-Chair of the Defense Science Board
  Posted April 2014

 

 

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