• Apr. 7, 2016
    QS World University Rankings has unveiled its lineup of the world's top universities for 2016, by subject. MIT was honored with 12 No. 1 subject rankings, and 19 total top rankings (No. 5 or higher)...
  • Apr. 7, 2016
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) honored 160 new rising stars in science and engineering through its Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program. MIT faculty members James Swan, assistant...
  • Apr. 5, 2016
    Performance across a wide range of new technologies from solar cells to fuel cells depends on interactions at interfaces between materials on the atomic scale. “The behavior is influenced, and often...
  • Apr. 3, 2016
    Since the 1600s, chocolatiers have been perfecting the art of the bonbon, passing down techniques for crafting a perfectly smooth, even chocolaty shell. Now, a theory and a simple fabrication...
  • Apr. 3, 2016
    Most of the world’s nations have agreed to make substantial reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving these goals is still a considerable technological, economic, and political...
  • Mar. 29, 2016
    Amna Magzoub is not one to settle for the easy choice, and she certainly didn’t take the most traditional or direct path to mechanical engineering at MIT — she switched majors twice, determined to...
  • Mar. 28, 2016
    Mobilizing oxygen atoms from the crystal surface of perovskite-oxide electrodes to participate in the formation of oxygen gas is key to speeding up water-splitting reactions, researchers at MIT, the...
  • Mar. 22, 2016
    Professor Emeritus A. Douglas Carmichael passed away peacefully following a brief illness on November 9, 2015, at the age of 86. Professor Carmichael was a highly regarded thermodynamicist with a...
  • Mar. 16, 2016
    With over 130,000 square feet of hands-on makerspaces, MIT has more of these facilities on its campus than anywhere in the world. Yet, according to findings from a student-wide survey conducted last...
  • Mar. 15, 2016
    MIT’s graduate program in engineering has once more placed at the top of U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of the nation’s graduate programs. The Institute has held the No. 1 spot since 1990...
  • Mar. 1, 2016
    For a few weeks in early fall, Georges Bank — a vast North Atlantic fishery off the coast of Cape Cod — teems with billions of herring that take over the region to spawn. The seasonal arrival of the...
  • Feb. 29, 2016
    Acoustic-gravity waves are very long sound waves that cut through the deep ocean at the speed of sound. These lightning-quick currents can sweep up water, nutrients, salts, and any other particles in...
  • Feb. 28, 2016
    By understanding the role that eelgrass ecosystems play in preparing for and mitigating the effects of climate change we can better make the case for securing protection and restoration resources....
  • Feb. 25, 2016
    Sailing history is rife with tales of monster-sized rogue waves — huge, towering walls of water that seemingly rise up from nothing to dwarf, then deluge, vessel and crew. Rogue waves can measure...
  • Feb. 18, 2016
    Genetically engineering any organism requires first getting its cells to take in foreign DNA. To do this, scientists often perform a process called electroporation, in which they expose cells to an...
  • Feb. 18, 2016
    On Thursday, United States President Barack Obama named four MIT faculty among 105 recipients of the 2016 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor...
  • Feb. 15, 2016
    Amos Winter may be an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, but he describes one of the most important aspects of his job as “detective work.” That’s what he, MIT PhD candidate ...
  • 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...

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