• 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. 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...
  • Jan. 29, 2019
    MIT engineers have designed an ingestible, Jell-O-like pill that, upon reaching the stomach, quickly swells to the size of a soft, squishy ping-pong ball big enough to stay in the stomach for an...
  • Jan. 29, 2019
    In the basement of MIT’s Building 3, a robot is carefully contemplating its next move. It gently pokes at a tower of blocks, looking for the best block to extract without toppling the tower, in a...
  • Jan. 23, 2019
    Richard H. "Dick" Lyon PhD ’55, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, passed away on Jan. 21 at the age of 89. Lyon, who taught noise, vibration, and sound quality in MIT’s Department of...
  • Jan. 22, 2019
    Nikayah Etienne’s mother, an immigrant from the Caribbean island of Dominica, was passionate about her daughter’s education. At her mother’s insistence, Etienne spent her Saturday mornings in the...
  • Jan. 20, 2019
    Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) — an intermediate form of cancer cell between a primary and metastatic tumor cell — carry a treasure trove of information that is critical to treating cancer. Numerous...
  • Jan. 10, 2019
    MIT graduate student Caroline Sorensen is using her talent for mechanical engineering to help advance a novel project within the domain of applied science: the commercialization of fusion energy...
  • Jan. 10, 2019
    Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments, this means finding a way to breathe that doesn’t involve oxygen...
  • Jan. 8, 2019
    The School of Engineering is welcoming 11 new faculty members to its departments, institutes, labs, and centers. With research and teaching activities ranging from the development of novel microscopy...
  • Dec. 20, 2018
    MIT President L. Rafael Reif and two engineering faculty members have been named 2018 fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). In alphabetical order: Linda G. Griffith is the School of...
  • Dec. 12, 2018
    Researchers at MIT, Draper, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to...
  • Dec. 11, 2018
    Felice Frankel has spent more than 25 years helping scientists and engineers create engaging and informative photographs and images depicting their work. Her images have appeared on the covers of...

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