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MIT's latest web tool unearths bugs in just over a minute

MIT researchers' latest, greatest discovery should be welcome by web developers and consumers alike. Called Space, the debugging tool, which MIT announced Friday, can quickly detect application security flaws by poring over tens of thousands of lines of code at once.

Spotlight: MIT tops global list of best schools to study tech

The QS World University Rankings are out, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology took the top spot in the Computer Science & Information Systems category.Six of the top ten spots went to U.S. schools. 

Linux Foundation and MIT partner to launch open source cloud infrastructure introductory course

For those just dipping their toes into the open source cloud infrastructure pool, it appears there soon will be a simple way to get the basics down. The Linux Foundation has partnered with Massachusetts Institute of Technology to launch a free course through edX.

New MIT tool speeds up webpage loading time

Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and  Harvard University  have developed a way to greatly reduce page-load waits by streamlining the file retrieval process.

MIT researchers use Wi-Fi to see people through walls

MIT has created a device that will let users see people through walls with a good bit of detail, giving information including who the person is, where they're standing, arm and body movement and even chest movement from breathing. And what is it using for this X-ray vision capability? Wi-Fi signal reflections.

MIT's robo-cheetah autonomously runs and jumps over obstacles

The mechanical cat makes essentially the same calculations a human does in determining the size of an obstacle, the distance away, where to land the first footfall, when to begin the jump, what body parts to move in the jump, and when and how to land on the other side. That is a lot of calculations to do in very little time. The robo-cheetah does it all in about 100 milliseconds. 

News Scan: Making the move from CIO to the board; Nominations sought for best IT leader; More

The top news stories for Feb. 4, 2015.

MIT's new data visualization tool identifies, removes aberrant results

By combining human ability with computerized capabilities, problems in the analysis can be found faster. MIT's tool allows the human to quickly identify aberrant results and even reconfigure the visualization without them. 

Daimler Trucks North America connects the dots with truck sensors and service apps

Every Daimler Trucks North America truck sold over the last two years has been equipped with a sensor that sends information about the truck to the company's call center if it detects an abnormality, said Dieter Haban, chief information officer of Daimler Trucks North America, during a panel at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

Are you ready for the Second Machine Age?

I sat in on an interesting session Wednesday morning at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium being held in Cambridge, Mass., involving four MIT professors sharing their work and insights on the frontier between humans and machines.