• Dec. 9, 2018
    The North Sea is one of the world’s richest offshore wind power resources. With thirteen countries sharing its coastline, tapping into this potential requires a mix of diplomacy and engineering....
  • Dec. 9, 2018
    In early January 2018, a nor’easter pummeled the East Coast. Many streets in Boston became impassable due to a record-breaking high tide. Seawater rushed down Seaport Boulevard in Boston’s Seaport...
  • Dec. 9, 2018
    Departmental News - Evelyn Wang, Gail E. Kendall (1978) Professor and director of MIT’s Device Research Laboratory, has been named head of the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her leadership...
  • Dec. 9, 2018
    When it comes to the health of the planet, agriculture and food production play an enormous role. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, roughly 37% of land...
  • Dec. 9, 2018
    The images are ubiquitous: a coastal town decimated by another powerful hurricane, satellite images showing shrinking polar ice caps, a school of dead fish floating on the surface of warming waters,...
  • Dec. 9, 2018
    In the large swath of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Baja California, the ocean floor is peppered with baseball-sized nodules that contain more cobalt, copper, and nickel than all the land-...
  • Dec. 5, 2018
    Five MIT students — Radha Mastandrea, Kathryn O’Nell, Anna Sappington, Kyle Swanson ’18, and Crystal Winston — have been awarded Marshall Scholarships to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom...
  • Dec. 5, 2018
    When you deform a soft material such as Silly Putty, its properties change depending on how fast you stretch and squeeze it. If you leave the putty in a small glass, it will eventually spread out...
  • Dec. 4, 2018
    MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand. The system may...
  • Dec. 3, 2018
    Ellen Roche is used to bridging two worlds. Originally from Galway, she has spent the past 14 years moving back and forth between the United States and her native Ireland. She has also spent time in...
  • Nov. 28, 2018
    Recent work from an MIT lab may help 3-D printing fulfill its long-standing promise to transform manufacturing by enabling the rapid design and production of customized and complex objects. The key...
  • Nov. 28, 2018
    By studying both the physical and genomic features of cancer cells, MIT researchers have come up with a new way to investigate why some cancer cells survive drug treatment while others succumb. Their...
  • Nov. 28, 2018
    Electric vehicle startup Rivian Automotive has spent the first nine years of its existence in stealth mode working to design vehicles around what it believes are future trends in mobility, such as...
  • Nov. 27, 2018
    MIT researchers have devised a new way of providing cooling on a hot sunny day, using inexpensive materials and requiring no fossil fuel-generated power. The passive system, which could be used to...
  • Nov. 26, 2018
    Three current MIT faculty members have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The new fellows are among a group of 416 AAAS members elected by...
  • Nov. 25, 2018
    Ernst G. Frankel MME ’60, SM ‘60, professor emeritus of ocean engineering who served on MIT’s faculty for 36 years, passed away on Nov. 18 at the age of 95. Frankel, who was also a former professor...
  • Nov. 25, 2018
    Most engineers first discover their affinity for engineering in childhood. Long before they use CAD software or a lathe, they get hands-on design and making experience playing with toys. For Amanda...
  • Nov. 16, 2018
    MIT senior Sarah Tress has been named a Rhodes Scholar. She will commence graduate studies at Oxford University next fall. MIT-Sarah-Tress-1024.jpg Photo: Ian...
  • Nov. 14, 2018
    Wherever there’s water, there’s bound to be bubbles floating at the surface. From standing puddles, lakes, and streams, to swimming pools, hot tubs, public fountains, and toilets, bubbles are...
  • Nov. 10, 2018
    School of Engineering faculty are embracing the new MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing as a bold response to the rapid evolution of computing that is altering and, in many cases,...

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