• Aug. 31, 2016
    In Rohit Karnik’s lab, researchers are searching for tiny solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. MIT-Karnik-Rohit-1_1024.jpg “I try to guide my...
  • Aug. 29, 2016
    When farmers spray their fields with pesticides or other treatments, only 2 percent of the spray sticks to the plants. A significant portion of it typically bounces right off the plants, lands on the...
  • Aug. 28, 2016
    For those of you who take sandcastle building very seriously, listen up: MIT engineers now say you can trust a very simple equation to calculate the force required to push a shovel — and any other “...
  • Aug. 11, 2016
    The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) has announced four new grant recipients in its J-WAFS Solutions program. J-WAFS Solutions is sponsored by Abdul Latif Jameel...
  • Jul. 28, 2016
    The MIT Hyperloop team unveiled its pod on Friday, May 13, to a large crowd at the MIT Museum in Cambridge. Hyperloop_Unveil_1024.jpg Photo by Tony Pulsone After...
  • Jul. 24, 2016
    Desalination – the process of removing salt and other contaminants from water for human consumption – provides almost 90 billion liters of water per day worldwide. And though large-scale desalination...
  • Jul. 24, 2016
    Prakash Govindan, co-founder and CTO of water technology company Gradiant, remembers walking down to his town center as a young man in Chennai, India, with his brother, Srinivas. The hot sun on their...
  • Jul. 24, 2016
    What are some of the most important problems to solve when it comes to providing clean water globally? Depending on where you are, the challenges around water are different. In some places where you...
  • Jul. 23, 2016
    Despite having two degrees in mechanical engineering, a passion for thermodynamics, and a love for math, PhD candidate Jaichander Swaminathan spends most of his time these days fixing leaks. An MIT...
  • Jul. 16, 2016
    The air was hot and gritty. Shehazvi had to squint to see past the sun into the edge of town, past the cars and motorcycles whizzing by, past the scorched earth, to where old buildings stood...
  • Jun. 7, 2016
    When Edward (Ned) Burnell sees a design problem, he is always ready to find a better solution. Even while chatting with a journalist outside his office, he points out ceilings and windows in...
  • May. 22, 2016
    A team of MIT researchers has for the first time demonstrated a device based on a method that enables solar cells to break through a theoretically predicted ceiling on how much sunlight they can...
  • Apr. 11, 2016
    The Lemelson-MIT Program today announced the winners of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, a nationwide search for the most inventive college students. The Lemelson-MIT Program awarded $90,000 in prizes...
  • Apr. 5, 2016
    Performance across a wide range of new technologies from solar cells to fuel cells depends on interactions at interfaces between materials on the atomic scale. “The behavior is influenced, and often...
  • Apr. 3, 2016
    Most of the world’s nations have agreed to make substantial reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving these goals is still a considerable technological, economic, and political...
  • Mar. 28, 2016
    Mobilizing oxygen atoms from the crystal surface of perovskite-oxide electrodes to participate in the formation of oxygen gas is key to speeding up water-splitting reactions, researchers at MIT, the...
  • Mar. 1, 2016
    For a few weeks in early fall, Georges Bank — a vast North Atlantic fishery off the coast of Cape Cod — teems with billions of herring that take over the region to spawn. The seasonal arrival of the...
  • Feb. 29, 2016
    Acoustic-gravity waves are very long sound waves that cut through the deep ocean at the speed of sound. These lightning-quick currents can sweep up water, nutrients, salts, and any other particles in...
  • Feb. 28, 2016
    By understanding the role that eelgrass ecosystems play in preparing for and mitigating the effects of climate change we can better make the case for securing protection and restoration resources....
  • Feb. 15, 2016
    Amos Winter may be an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, but he describes one of the most important aspects of his job as “detective work.” That’s what he, MIT PhD candidate ...

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