• Dec. 18, 2019
    For most people, getting an ultrasound is a relatively easy procedure: As a technician gently presses a probe against a patient’s skin, sound waves generated by the probe travel through the skin,...
  • Dec. 11, 2019
    As food demand rises due to growing populations with changing consumption patterns in Africa and around the globe, increased agricultural output is crucial. Since most agriculture across the African...
  • Dec. 10, 2019
    On Monday night, MIT’s Kresge Auditorium might as well have been a rock arena, for all the foot-stomping, pom-pom-waving zeal of the raucous, capacity crowd. And though a house band kept up a...
  • Dec. 9, 2019
    The road to commencement is a long one, especially for graduate students whose degree programs may take upwards of six years. There are many moments when focus may be lost and excitement may dwindle...
  • Dec. 8, 2019
    In its first year of operation, the Intelligent Towing Tank (ITT) conducted about 100,000 total experiments, essentially completing the equivalent of a PhD student’s five years’ worth of experiments...
  • Dec. 5, 2019
    In a classroom deep beneath the Stata Center, students huddle around a Lego set. One student adjusts a power supply, another watches a tiny screen, and a third grips the spindle of a little red disc...
  • Dec. 4, 2019
    Resting atop Thomas Peacock’s desk is an ordinary-looking brown rock. Roughly the size of a potato, it has been at the center of decades of debate. Known as a polymetallic nodule, it spent 10 million...
  • Dec. 3, 2019
    Oral contraceptives are one of the most popular forms of birth control: In the United States, about 12 percent of women between 15 and 49 use them. However, their effectiveness depends on being taken...
  • Nov. 25, 2019
    Six MIT faculty members have been elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The new fellows are among a group of 443 AAAS members elected by their peers in...
  • Nov. 25, 2019
    Last November, much of the buzz at the Los Angeles Auto Show was generated by a company few people had heard of. According to RJ Scaringe SM '07, PhD '09 founder and CEO of Rivian Automotive, that...
  • Nov. 25, 2019
    While so many faculty and researchers at MIT are developing technologies to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy sustainability, one class puts the power in students’ hands. In class 2.S999,...
  • Nov. 25, 2019
    In the early 20th century, just as electric grids were starting to transform daily life, an unlikely advocate for renewable energy voiced his concerns about burning fossil fuels. Thomas Edison...
  • Nov. 25, 2019
    In the quest to make buildings more energy efficient, windows present a particularly difficult problem. According to the Department of Energy, heat that either escapes or enters windows accounts for...
  • Nov. 25, 2019
    There are about a dozen aluminum pellets in the palm of Peter Godart’s hand. He has been working on harnessing enough energy from these small pellets to power desalination and generate electricity to...
  • Nov. 25, 2019
    Much of the conversation about energy sustainability is dominated by clean energy technologies like wind, solar, and thermal. However, with roughly 80% of energy use in the United States coming from...
  • Nov. 24, 2019
    Many first-year students arriving on campus each year share a driving force that brought them to MIT – a passion for making. Whether it’s tinkering with robots, building motors, or designing devices...
  • Nov. 22, 2019
    Ali Daher, Claire Halloran, Francisca Vasconcelos, Billy Anderson Woltz, and Megan Yamoah have been selected for the 2020 cohort of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship program. They will begin fully...
  • Nov. 18, 2019
    “He was here to dream, and I said 'OK, let's dream together,'” recalls Professor Mircea Dincă of his first encounter with Automobili Lamborghini Head of Development Riccardo Parenti in February 2017...
  • Nov. 17, 2019
    For Mgcini "Keith" Phuthi ’19, spending a summer in Africa was more than a trip back to his home continent after graduation. It was an opportunity to directly impact national policy regarding...
  • Nov. 14, 2019
    Senior Ali Daher from Amman, Jordan, is a recipient of the new Rhodes Scholarship for the Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine region. Daher will graduate this fall with a bachelor of science in...

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