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The days of wasting condiments — and other products — that stick stubbornly to the sides of their bottles may be gone, thanks to MIT spinout ...
A new look for nuclear power
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Tackling challenges at the intersection of engineering and sports
The second annual STE@M Day, hosted by Sports Technology and Education @ MIT (STE@M), took place last month in the MIT Z-Center, following a day ...
Powering desalination with the sun
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Bubbling with passion for environmental engineering
Environmental concerns piqued the interest of civil and environmental engineering PhD candidate Xiaojing “Ruby” Fu from a very early age. Growing up in Changsha, China, ...
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Amy Smith: Service Engineering
Amy B. Smith is an inventor who creates useful technologies for others. Yet before she could do that, she had to invent something else: a way to channel her skills into a path that was meaningful to her.
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Alexander Slocum
Neil and Jane Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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The Mechanics: Modeling, Experimentation, and Computation (MMEC) area seeks to enable rational engineering innovation through research and education. Research - We advance and enrich the spectrum of scientific tools and physical models for predicting and understanding thermo-mechanical phenomena.