• 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. 10, 2018
    MIT engineers have built a device that soaks up enough heat from the sun to boil water and produce “superheated” steam hotter than 100 degrees Celsius, without any expensive optics. On a sunny day,...
  • 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
    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. 8, 2018
    This fall, a team of four students in MIT’s course 6.811 (Principles and Practices of Assistive Technology, or PPAT) designed a device that will help Pauline Dowell, a legally blind MIT employee,...
  • Dec. 6, 2018
    Forbes calls its 2019 30 Under 30 honorees “a collection of bold risk-takers who are putting a new twist on the old tools of the trade.” So it should come as no surprise that the MIT community is...
  • 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. 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. 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,...
  • Nov. 5, 2018
    For the most part, the mature Atlantic cod is a solitary creature that spends most of its time far below the ocean’s surface, grazing on bony fish, squid, crab, shrimp, and lobster — unless it’s...
  • Oct. 24, 2018
    Elite athletes understand that to maximize performance, they can’t only train hard during workouts — they must also train smart. Unfortunately, unless you’re willing to live in a lab, it can be...
  • Oct. 18, 2018
    Members of the MIT engineering faculty receive many awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. Every quarter, the School of Engineering publicly recognizes their...
  • Oct. 15, 2018
    “In order to do the kind and scale of work that we do, international collaboration is essential. However, this can be difficult to fund,” Chris Voigt said. “J-WAFS is providing the support that we...
  • Oct. 9, 2018
    There is no cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease that gradually kills off the motor neurons that control muscles and is diagnosed in nearly 6,000 people per year in the United...
  • Oct. 8, 2018
    Last week Padma Lakshmi launched her appointment as a visiting scholar in the Center for Gynepathology Research by immersing herself in MIT labs and classrooms before delivering an evening talk. “I...
  • Oct. 8, 2018
    Four current and former MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program students (MIT-WHOI) and one postdoc from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) have been awarded...
  • Oct. 8, 2018
    MIT engineers have found a way to directly “pinprick” microscopic holes into graphene as the material is grown in the lab. With this technique, they have fabricated relatively large sheets of...

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