• Feb. 15, 2018
    Four MIT faculty are among the 83 new members and 16 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest...
  • Feb. 6, 2018
    Animals have evolved all manner of adaptations to get the nutrients they need. For nectar-feeding bats, long snouts and tongues let them dip in and out of flowers while hovering in mid-air. To help...
  • Feb. 1, 2018
    In 2006, a discovery opened up a new world of possibility for treating diseases. For the first time, researchers created stem cells without using embryos. Adult skin cells were reprogrammed into...
  • Jan. 29, 2018
    MIT engineers have just introduced an element of fun into microfluidics. The field of microfluidics involves minute devices that precisely manipulate fluids at  submillimeter scales. Such devices...
  • Jan. 29, 2018
    The human body is mostly made from soft materials. Our skin, muscles, and tissue are pliable, but the materials we use to interact with them are often rigid. Catheters, glucose sensors, insulin pumps...
  • Jan. 28, 2018
    3-D printing has come a long way since the first rapid prototyping patent was rejected in 1980. The technology has evolved from basic designs to a wide range of highly-customizable objects. Still,...
  • Jan. 28, 2018
    Skiers taking to the slopes at the Olympics in Pyeongchang in a few weeks have a common enemy: flat light. Flat light occurs on overcast days when light diffuses through moisture in the air, creating...
  • Jan. 21, 2018
    When it comes to processing power, the human brain just can’t be beat. Packed within the squishy, football-sized organ are somewhere around 100 billion neurons. At any given moment, a single neuron...
  • Jan. 7, 2018
    Dust, dirt, bacteria, flies — these are just some of the many contaminants surgeons need to worry about when operating in the field or in hospitals located in developing nations. According to a 2015...
  • Jan. 4, 2018
    To most, an operating room and a manufacturing plant are as different as any two places can be. But not to Dennis Orgill. “To some degree when you do an operation it’s much like manufacturing...
  • Dec. 13, 2017
    Each year the melting of the Charles River serves as a harbinger for warmer weather. Shortly thereafter is the return of budding trees, longer days, and flip-flops. For students of class 2.680 (...
  • Dec. 12, 2017
    Even superheroes need products to enhance their powers. Thor has a hammer. Wonder Woman has the lasso of truth. Batman has his suit. On Monday evening, teams of mechanical engineering students...
  • Dec. 6, 2017
    Each year the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) honors members who have achieved “extraordinary accomplishments” in their research fields by naming them IEEE Fellows. The...
  • Dec. 6, 2017
    Certain treatments for patients suffering from chronic diseases, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, require multiple intravenous or subcutaneous injections of specific drugs. Because of the pain...
  • Dec. 4, 2017
    MIT engineers have devised a 3-D printing technique that uses a new kind of ink made from genetically programmed living cells. The cells are engineered to light up in response to a variety of stimuli...
  • Nov. 28, 2017
    MIT engineers have developed a new desktop 3-D printer that performs up to 10 times faster than existing commercial counterparts. Whereas the most common printers may fabricate a few Lego-sized...
  • Nov. 13, 2017
    A drop or two of cold cream in hot coffee can go a long way toward improving one’s morning. But what if the two liquids didn’t mix? MIT scientists have now explained why under certain conditions a...
  • Nov. 7, 2017
    The reluctance of oil and water to mix together and stay that way is so well-known that it has become a cliché for describing any two things that do not go together well. Now, a new finding from...
  • Nov. 6, 2017
    In early October, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker celebrated National Manufacturing Day at UMass Amherst by awarding grants through the Massachusetts Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (M2I2...
  • Oct. 25, 2017
    Imagine hopping into a ride-share car, glancing at your smartphone, and telling the driver that the car’s left front tire needs air, its air filter should be replaced next week, and its engine needs...

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