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Life on an aquaplanet
Nearly 2,000 planets beyond our solar system have been identified to date. Whether any of these exoplanets are hospitable to life depends on a number ...
Aviation Week's 2014 Twenty20s include two with ties to MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Among the 20 students selected by Aviation Week magazine as "Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The Twenty20s" are Michael Stern, a Lincoln Scholar assigned to MIT Lincoln ...
Making things for fun
MIT senior Spencer Wilson says his family’s porch in rural southern Georgia was where he and his parents would often sit and “pull random ideas, ...
Adventures in product design
At a packed and festive presentation in MIT’s Kresge Auditorium that felt more like a movie premiere than the conclusion of a serious class, last ...
MechE 2.009 final product presentations approaching
During the fall semester, the students of 2.009 (Product Engineering Processes) have been creating innovative products around an “adventure” theme. Working in eight teams, with ...
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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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John Leonard
Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering

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Energy Science & Engineering
The Energy Science and Engineering area seeks to focus on technologies for efficient energy conversion and utilization, which aim to meet the urgent challenge of a safe, sustainable energy supply in the face of growing demand and increasing geo-political uncertainty.