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Communications Archive

  • Computers That Speak Your Language

    Voice recognition that finally holds up its end of a conversation is revolutionizing customer service. Now the goal is to make natural language the way to find any type of information, anywhere.

  • Letters

    Insights and opinions from our readers.

  • Smart Specks

    Tiny networked sensors that communicate through wireless links are being readied for market.

  • Managing Antiterror Databases

    Software tricks borrowed from the world of particle physics are helping law enforcement agencies sift through mountains of information.

  • Excuse Me, Are You Human?

    Anti-spam schemes that force people to prove they aren’t machines won’t work.

  • Between Town and Gown

    In recent years the relationship between MIT and the city of Cambridge has grown more collaborative and cordial.

  • New Life For Undersea Fiber

    Once the marvel of the telecom world, the first undersea fiber optic cables have reached the point of telecom obsolescence. Now they’ll serve out their retirement gathering oceanographic data.

  • Media Tonic for War Fever

    Many Americans got their news and attitudes about the Iraq war from alternative sources showing far more skepticism than mainstream U.S. television.

  • Smart Bandage

    How a smart bandage works.

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