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MechE students fulfill a lifelong dream in the reboot of ABC

MechE students fulfill a lifelong dream in the reboot of ABC's BattleBots.


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Villagers in Mexico are producing clean drinking water using a sun-powered system created by Steven Dubowsky.

Villagers in Mexico are producing clean drinking water using a sun-powered system created by Steven Dubowsky.


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Water-based “Band-Aid” developed by Xuanhe Zhao senses temperature and delivers medicine to the skin.

Water-based “Band-Aid” developed by Xuanhe Zhao senses temperature and delivers medicine to the skin.


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Professor Seth Lloyd, quantum mechanics expert, appointed to new Nam P. Suh Professorship.

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Pedro Reis develops predictive formula to characterize fabrication of thin shells and enable rapid prototyping.

Pedro Reis develops predictive formula to characterize fabrication of thin shells and enable rapid prototyping.


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Breakthrough fuel alternative discovered in undergraduate class 2.013 may allow electric vehicle charging on demand.

Breakthrough fuel alternative discovered in undergraduate class 2.013 may allow electric vehicle charging on demand.


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Led by MechE alumni, the MIT Electric Vehicle Team won second place in this year

Led by MechE alumni, the MIT Electric Vehicle Team won second place in this year's "Race to the Clouds."


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Jean-Jacques Slotine receives ASME Rufus Oldenburger Medal for his contributions to control theory of nonlinear systems and robotics.