• Jun. 11, 2018
    After a patient has a heart attack, a cascade of events leading to heart failure begins. Damage to the area in the heart where a blood vessel was blocked leads to scar tissue. In response to scarring...
  • Jun. 11, 2018
    During high school, Prosper Nyovanie had to alter his daily and nightly schedules to accommodate the frequent power outages that swept cities across Zimbabwe. “[Power] would go almost every day — it...
  • Jun. 10, 2018
    Ryan Eustice’s interest in self-driving cars began 12,500 feet below the surface of the Atlantic. As a PhD student in the joint MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Program, Eustice focused on...
  • Jun. 7, 2018
    A new system devised by MIT engineers could provide a low-cost source of drinking water for parched cities around the world while also cutting power plant operating costs. About 39 percent of all the...
  • Jun. 5, 2018
    For the seventh year in a row MIT has topped the QS World University Rankings, which were announced today. The full 2018-19 rankings — published by Quacquarelli Symonds, an organization specializing...
  • Jun. 5, 2018
    Departmental and Research News - Analysis conducted by Associate Professor Tonio Buonassisi in the journal Nature Energy provides a clear way to figure out the best type of solar panel for a given...
  • Jun. 5, 2018
    2017 was one of the most destructive hurricane seasons on record. Hurricane Harvey left the streets of Houston flooded. Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, leaving millions without power for months...
  • May. 31, 2018
    In spring 2018, the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) awarded nine grants totaling $1,350,000 through its Seed Fund Program, an annual competition that supports early-stage innovative research across the...
  • May. 31, 2018
    “Who is Bram Stoker?” Those three words demonstrated the amazing potential of artificial intelligence. It was the answer to a final question in a particularly memorable 2011 episode of Jeopardy!. The...
  • May. 30, 2018
    MIT graduate students Tyler Clites, Maher Damak, and Guy Satat are among 14 collegiate inventors awarded the 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, which recognizes young inventors who have designed and...
  • May. 29, 2018
    MIT senior Isabel “Izzy” Lloyd will graduate this spring with not only a degree in mechanical engineering, but with the pleasure of knowing she accomplished a goal she set for herself as a freshman:...
  • May. 28, 2018
    Compression therapy is a standard form of treatment for patients who suffer from venous ulcers and other conditions in which veins struggle to return blood from the lower extremities. Compression...
  • May. 17, 2018
    MIT engineers have designed a robotic glider that can skim along the water’s surface, riding the wind like an albatross while also surfing the waves like a sailboat. In regions of high wind, the...
  • May. 15, 2018
    The grand prize winner at this year’s MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition was an MIT spinout that’s developing a system that captures and recycles vaporized water from thermoelectric power plants...
  • May. 15, 2018
    On a recent April afternoon, MIT sophomore Francis Wang drove out of the Edgerton Center’s Area 51 garage, took a left on Massachusetts Avenue, a right onto Albany Street, and then a left through the...
  • May. 13, 2018
    If you tuned in for Beyoncé’s headlining performance at the Coachella Music Festival this past month, you may have spotted a familiar face on stage: Joe Brown ‘07. The choreographer and professional...
  • May. 13, 2018
    On Thursday evening, the Johnson Ice Rink was transformed into a world of pure imagination. Students taking 2.007 (Design and Manufacturing I) showcased their own imaginative designs in the class’...
  • May. 12, 2018
    Is sand a solid, a liquid, or a gas? It’s a question that has plagued scientist for centuries. If a jogger runs on a beach, sand acts as a solid and supports their weight. Put it in an hourglass, and...
  • May. 9, 2018
    Observing the world’s oceans is increasingly a mission assigned to autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) — marine robots that are designed to drift, drive, or glide through the ocean without any real...
  • May. 6, 2018
    The Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) at MIT has selected 10 projects to receive grants as part of its program to support educational innovation. J-WEL grants support initiatives that...

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