• Jun. 26, 2016
    If you leave a cube of Jell-O on the kitchen counter, eventually its water will evaporate, leaving behind a shrunken, hardened mass — hardly an appetizing confection. The same is true for hydrogels....
  • Jun. 21, 2016
    If there is one word that embodies the spirit of MIT MakerWorks, the all-access Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) makerspace, it would have to be “students.” Not “maker,” although of...
  • Jun. 21, 2016
    MIT joined maker communities across the country to inspire Americans of all backgrounds to create, tinker, and innovate in honor of the National Week of Making, June 17-23. The week is part of the...
  • Jun. 13, 2016
    The following is adapted from a Masdar Institute article by Erica Solomon. A team of researchers at MIT and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has discovered a low-cost way to...
  • Jun. 12, 2016
    The MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) multimedia team has been recognized with a New England Emmy Award in the category of Health / Science Program / Special for “Hope Regenerated: A...
  • 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. 24, 2016
    A new approach to the design of a liquid battery, using a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass, could offer great advantages due to the system’s low cost and the...
  • 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...
  • May. 10, 2016
    It’s been more than 30 years since the invention of 3-D printing, and yet in some ways the technology is still a frontier of unexplored potential. Three-dimensional printing — and additive...
  • May. 5, 2016
    On Thursday evening, just before nightfall, a revolution was afoot at MIT. The battleground was set, the munitions were stocked, the targets were marked, and the soldiers were … robots. As hundreds...
  • 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...
  • Feb. 8, 2016
    Three members of the MIT community — Charles E. Leiserson, Emanuel M. Sachs, and Grant H. Stokes — are among the 80 new members and 22 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of...
  • Feb. 4, 2016
    Nearly one-third of the 2016 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductees hail from MIT. On May 5, the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark...
  • Jan. 31, 2016
    From developing smart 3-D scanners, to refining desalination techniques, to designing football helmets that can prevent concussions — undergraduates across the School of Engineering are midway...
  • Jan. 30, 2016
    A team from MIT took top honors Saturday at a competition at Texas A&M University to design the Hyperloop, a high-speed transportation concept dreamed up by Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk...
  • Jan. 21, 2016
    If you’ve ever blown up a balloon or pulled at a pair of pantyhose, you may have noticed that the more the material stretches, the more transparent it becomes. It’s a simple enough observation: the...
  • Jan. 6, 2016
    According to Forbes magazine, their fifth annual 30 Under 30 lists showcase “America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars” who are less than than 30 years old....
  • Jan. 3, 2016
    With the unstable cost of petroleum perpetually threatening to shoot upwards, and its potentially devastating effects on the environment waiting anxiously in the wings, many people are hopeful that...
  • Jan. 3, 2016
    Thomas Ober (SM ‘10, PhD ’13) was a post-doctoral associate at Harvard University when the application of Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation and co-owner of the Stewart-Haas NASCAR racing team,...
  • Jan. 3, 2016
    Professor John Heywood is one of the most recognizable and highly regarded names in internal combustion engines. His work with Professor James Fay and Professor James Keck in the MIT Sloan Automotive...

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