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The boom in oil and gas produced through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is seen as a boon for meeting U.S. energy needs. But one byproduct ...
Big step in battling bladder disease
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Three MIT-led research teams win 2014 Department of Energy NEUP awards
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Droplets made to order
MIT researchers have developed a new way of creating surfaces on which droplets of any desired shape can spontaneously form. They say this approach could ...
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Thermal-Fluids Engineering: The Engine of Innovation
From the time of Caesar until the advent of the railroad in the 19th century, there were no major changes in mechanics that made a trip around the world faster, cheaper, or safer.
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Wai Cheng
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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Control, Instrumentation, & Robotics
The Control, Instrumentation, and Robotics (CIR) area seeks to promote research and education into identifying fundamental principles and methodologies that enable systems to exhibit intelligent, goal-oriented behavior, and developing innovative instruments to monitor, manipulate, and control systems.