massachusetts institute of technology

How to Get a Free College Education (With No Strings)

When future Apple CEO Steve Jobs dropped out of college, he didn't stop going to classes -- he just stopped paying for them. But when he audited a class, he had to be there. Today, an amazing array of educational opportunity can be found online.

One Eye on the Future: Iris Scanners Are Coming

You've seen iris scanners in movies and on TV, but the futuristic ID machines of sci-fi dreams aren't much found in the real world -- yet. Just wait, though: The Hoyos Group has the technology to make those scanners the next big thing and revolutionize everything from credit card machines to subway cards in the process.

MIT Reports Gains for Female Professors, but Obstacles Remain

Spurred largely by a 1999 report that cited gender discrimination among reasons why women accounted for less than 10% of MIT's science and engineering faculty, the school made a concerted effort to address the stereotypes and misconceptions that limited women's advancement through MIT's academia. The effort appears to have paid off.