• Mar. 21, 2019
    Lora Brugnaro says to think of her like a Weeble toy that constantly wobbles then falls down. She has cerebral palsy, which severely impacts her balance, and for years she has used a walker to help...
  • Mar. 13, 2019
    The next time you set a kettle to boil, consider this scenario: After turning the burner off, instead of staying hot and slowly warming the surrounding kitchen and stove, the kettle quickly cools to...
  • Mar. 12, 2019
    Tuberculosis is one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases: One-third of the world’s population is infected with TB, and more than 1 million people die from the disease every year. One reason...
  • Mar. 11, 2019
    MIT’s graduate program in engineering has again earned a No. 1 spot in U.S. News and Word Report’s annual rankings, a place it has held since 1990, when the magazine first ranked such programs. The...
  • Mar. 7, 2019
    When Staten Island-native Sarah Tress first arrived at MIT, she had never been outside of the United States. Now, almost four years later, she’s travelled across Asia, spending weeks at a time in...
  • Mar. 3, 2019
    MIT’s new mini cheetah robot is springy and light on its feet, with a range of motion that rivals a champion gymnast. The four-legged powerpack can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk...
  • Feb. 26, 2019
    Engineers at MIT and Penn State University have found that under the right conditions, ordinary clear water droplets on a transparent surface can produce brilliant colors, without the addition of...
  • Feb. 25, 2019
    MIT has been honored with 11 No. 1 subject rankings in the QS World University Rankings for 2019. The Institute received a No. 1 ranking in the following QS subject areas: Chemistry; Computer Science...
  • Feb. 17, 2019
    Flip a lobster on its back, and you’ll see that the underside of its tail is split in segments connected by a translucent membrane that appears rather vulnerable when compared with the armor-like...
  • Feb. 13, 2019
    MIT is known for its thriving innovation ecosystem: Numerous programs and funding mechanisms have evolved to ensure that new technologies and business models developed on campus can move beyond it to...
  • Feb. 12, 2019
    This past May, Larissa Nietner SM ’14 PhD ’17 and Scott Nill SM ’14 PhD ’18, dressed in academic regalia, crossed the stage at MIT’s doctoral hooding ceremony, and emerged on the other side with...
  • Feb. 12, 2019
    The rapidly growing desalination industry produces water for drinking and for agriculture in the world’s arid coastal regions. But it leaves behind as a waste product a lot of highly concentrated...
  • Feb. 10, 2019
    MIT engineers have devised a new, noninvasive way to measure the stiffness of living cells using acoustic waves. Their technique allows them to monitor single cells over several generations and...
  • Feb. 10, 2019
    Six MIT researchers are among the 86 new members and 18 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest...
  • Feb. 7, 2019
    An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing the injections that people with type 2 diabetes have to give...
  • Feb. 6, 2019
    Perovskites — a broad category of compounds that share a certain crystal structure — have attracted a great deal of attention as potential new solar-cell materials because of their low cost,...
  • Feb. 4, 2019
    The fall semester’s final meeting on Dec. 12 had something of a high-stakes feel ror members of class 22.033 (Nuclear Science and Engineering Design), “We’re pretty nervous,” said Jared Wilson, a...
  • Feb. 3, 2019
    Graduate students facing obstacles in their lives turn to their academic advisors more frequently than any other on-campus resource, according to the most recent MIT Enrolled Graduate Student Survey...
  • Jan. 30, 2019
    If one overarching message emerged from the 2018 SuperUROP Showcase, it was this: MIT undergraduates can do just about anything. The lively poster session, which marked the halfway point in the...
  • Jan. 30, 2019
    Imaging deep inside biological tissue has long been a significant challenge. That is because light tends to be scattered by complex media such as biological tissue, bouncing around inside until it...

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