• Jul. 10, 2017
    Dear Alumni, Students, Faculty, and Friends, Sports are a great equalizer. They bring people from every country and background together. Since our students and faculty come from all over the world,...
  • Jul. 10, 2017
    For Professor Emeritus David Gordon Wilson, there is only one way to get to work – on his beloved bike. Cycling has been his preferred mode of transportation since he first rode on two wheels at the...
  • Jul. 9, 2017
    Departmental and Research News The Department of Mechanical Engineering ranks number 1 in the US News & World Reports annual rankings as well as QS World University Rankings for 2017.  Associate...
  • Jul. 8, 2017
    The peace and quiet that envelope a lone hiker on a leaf-riddled trail or a rock climber perched on the top of a cliff seem a world away from the noise of a social media feed. But Department of...
  • Jun. 29, 2017
    There comes a time in a team's life when it's impossible not to break into a grin. Which is what the MIT Motorsports team did when they snagged a Second Place Overall Spirit of Excellence Award at ...
  • Jun. 27, 2017
    On June 24, Boston-area journalists, videographers, and producers filled the halls of the Marriott Boston Copley Place for the 40th annual New England Emmy Awards. John Freidah, the Multimedia...
  • Jun. 27, 2017
    Dialysis, in the most general sense, is the process by which molecules filter out of one solution, by diffusing through a membrane, into a more dilute solution. Outside of hemodialysis, which removes...
  • Jun. 20, 2017
    The School of Engineering recently honored outstanding faculty, undergraduates, and graduate students, with the following awards:  Lorna Gibson, the Matoula S. Salapatas Professor of Materials...
  • Jun. 15, 2017
    A few hours after they received their MIT diplomas on the Institute’s famed Killian Court, 12 young women and men stood on the deck of the USS Constitution to receive commissions in the U.S. military...
  • Jun. 14, 2017
    The long range of airborne drones helps them perform critical tasks in the skies. Now MIT spinout Open Water Power (OWP) aims to greatly improve the range of unpiloted underwater vehicles (UUVs),...
  • Jun. 10, 2017
    More than 1 billion people globally need one or more assistive devices, such as prosthetics and communication devices, to address problems resulting from their disabilities. However, currently 90...
  • Jun. 7, 2017
    MIT has been ranked as the top university in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings. This marks the sixth straight year in which the Institute has been ranked in the No. 1 position. The...
  • Jun. 6, 2017
    Gihan Amarasiriwardena ’11 has always been a hacker, but not the traditional kind: He hacks clothing and outdoor gear. Since adolescence, he’s cobbled together custom waterproof jackets, heat-...
  • Jun. 4, 2017
    Eight years ago, Ted Adelson’s research group at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) unveiled a new sensor technology, called GelSight, that uses physical contact...
  • May. 31, 2017
    Two months ago, with great anticipation, Dora Aldama ’11 boarded for her first time a 787 Dreamliner plane, headed from Los Angeles to Shanghai. To a typical passenger, the twin-engine jet airliner...
  • May. 30, 2017
    Computer scientists have been working for decades on automatic navigation systems to aid the visually impaired, but it’s been difficult to come up with anything as reliable and easy to use as the...
  • May. 29, 2017
    On the 25th anniversary of the universal barcode in 1999, the barcode community gathered around Sanjay Sarma and his colleagues and said, “Let’s do this.” “Our idea,” says Sarma, vice president for...
  • May. 29, 2017
    When engineers design a new aircraft, they carry out much of the initial testing not on full-sized jets but on model planes that have been scaled down to fit inside a wind tunnel. In this more...
  • May. 22, 2017
    Like many kids, senior David Hesslink collected baseball cards when he was younger. Among his most prized cards was that of pitcher Randy Johnson who, like Hesslink, is one of the rare players to...
  • May. 18, 2017
    A team of MIT researchers has designed a breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete’s body heat and sweat. These flaps, which range from thumbnail-...

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