• Jun. 26, 2013
        Melinda Hale Allison Yost   by Alissa Mallinson   Entrepreneurs abound in MechE, but they couldn’t do it without the MIT entrepreneurial community, comprising an army of faculty, students, and...
  • Jun. 12, 2013
    “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” A version of this quote, originally penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in “The Case-...
  • May. 30, 2013
    From the Fukushima tsunami disaster to the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, environmental disasters exact all-too-memorable damage to coastal communities. Imagine if it was possible to predict the exact...
  • Apr. 25, 2013
    Offshore wind could provide abundant electricity — but as with solar energy, this power supply can be intermittent and unpredictable. But a new approach from researchers at MIT could mitigate that...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    Professor Varanasi’s Condiment-Bottle Coating Gives Waste the Slip   Photo: Courtesy of the Varanasi Research Group by Alissa Mallinson   The Varanasi Research Group, led by Associate Professor...
  • Aug. 3, 2012
    Graduating Senior Lays Groundwork for Locating Fresh Water Sources     Photo credit: MIT News Office by Nancy Adams   Submarine groundwater discharge, or SGD, describes water flowing underground...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
      Peter Lehner (SB ’49)   Peter Lehner had always been interested in mechanics, even as a teenager. He loved rebuilding old cars and wanted to become an aircraft engineer after college. “I knew a...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
    Tiny robots may monitor underground pipes for radioactive leaks.   A spherical robot equipped with a camera may navigate underground pipes of a nuclear reactor by propelling itself with an internal...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
    MechE Teams Up with Sloan to Offer New Track in Ocean Systems Management   The Ocean Engineering Systems Management track will provide future managers in the shipping industry with both business...

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