• Jan. 29, 2019
    MIT engineers have designed an ingestible, Jell-O-like pill that, upon reaching the stomach, quickly swells to the size of a soft, squishy ping-pong ball big enough to stay in the stomach for an...
  • Jan. 29, 2019
    In the basement of MIT’s Building 3, a robot is carefully contemplating its next move. It gently pokes at a tower of blocks, looking for the best block to extract without toppling the tower, in a...
  • Jan. 23, 2019
    Richard H. "Dick" Lyon PhD ’55, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, passed away on Jan. 21 at the age of 89. Lyon, who taught noise, vibration, and sound quality in MIT’s Department of...
  • Jan. 22, 2019
    Nikayah Etienne’s mother, an immigrant from the Caribbean island of Dominica, was passionate about her daughter’s education. At her mother’s insistence, Etienne spent her Saturday mornings in the...
  • Jan. 20, 2019
    Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) — an intermediate form of cancer cell between a primary and metastatic tumor cell — carry a treasure trove of information that is critical to treating cancer. Numerous...
  • Jan. 10, 2019
    MIT graduate student Caroline Sorensen is using her talent for mechanical engineering to help advance a novel project within the domain of applied science: the commercialization of fusion energy...
  • Jan. 10, 2019
    Living in extreme conditions requires creative adaptations. For certain species of bacteria that exist in oxygen-deprived environments, this means finding a way to breathe that doesn’t involve oxygen...
  • Jan. 8, 2019
    The School of Engineering is welcoming 11 new faculty members to its departments, institutes, labs, and centers. With research and teaching activities ranging from the development of novel microscopy...
  • 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. 11, 2018
    Felice Frankel has spent more than 25 years helping scientists and engineers create engaging and informative photographs and images depicting their work. Her images have appeared on the covers of...
  • Dec. 11, 2018
    Small imperfections in a wine glass or tiny creases in a contact lens can be tricky to make out, even in good light. In almost total darkness, images of such transparent features or objects are...
  • Dec. 10, 2018
    Boaters who fall overboard, ambulance drivers who navigate speed bumps, and crutch or wheelchair users who want more freedom and control are among those who could benefit from the innovative devices...
  • 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
    The North Sea is one of the world’s richest offshore wind power resources. With thirteen countries sharing its coastline, tapping into this potential requires a mix of diplomacy and engineering....
  • 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
    Departmental News - Evelyn Wang, Gail E. Kendall (1978) Professor and director of MIT’s Device Research Laboratory, has been named head of the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her leadership...
  • 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. 9, 2018
    In the large swath of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Baja California, the ocean floor is peppered with baseball-sized nodules that contain more cobalt, copper, and nickel than all the land-...

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