• Feb. 21, 2014
    "A picture's worth a thousand words" is the first thing Chris Hill, principal research engineer at MIT, says to describe the ceiling-to-floor map of the world ocean and continents that covers the...
  • Feb. 13, 2014
    The heroes and villains in animated films tend to be on opposite ends of the moral spectrum. But they’re often similar in their hair, which is usually extremely rigid or — if it moves at all — is...
  • Feb. 11, 2014
    The development of drugs to treat acute stroke or aid in stroke recovery is a multibillion-dollar endeavor that only rarely pays off in the form of government-approved pharmaceuticals. Drug companies...
  • Feb. 10, 2014
    Twelve years ago, Amy Smith taught a class on adapting medical technologies for use in small-scale clinics. When a group of Haitian students became interested in developing technologies for Haiti,...
  • Feb. 10, 2014
    Thanks to the support of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and Saudi Aramco, the Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy (CCWCE) has established a postdoctoral fellowship program...
  • Feb. 6, 2014
    Nearly 70 percent of patients with advanced breast cancer experience skeletal metastasis, in which cancer cells migrate from a primary tumor into bone — a painful development that can cause fractures...
  • Feb. 5, 2014
    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering A. John Hart hopes progress in the science and technology of micro and nano manufacturing will enable new technologies in such areas as consumer...
  • Feb. 5, 2014
    Endometriosis, the invasive displacement of uterine tissue into surrounding organs, affects at least 10 percent of women. The disease, which is often misdiagnosed, can cause severe pain and...
  • Feb. 3, 2014
    Alumni from MIT’s 2004 Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Team and the Carl Hayden Community High School Falcon Robotics Team met this past November at the Edgerton Center to film a conversation about a...
  • Jan. 31, 2014
    Traditionally, 3-D scanning has required expensive laser scanner equipment, complicated software, and technological expertise.  But MIT spinout Viztu Technologies helped change that: Back in 2011,...
  • Jan. 27, 2014
    We are pleased to announce that Principal Research Scientist and Lecturer Hermano Igo Krebs, whose research focuses on robotics, neuro-rehabilitation, and human-machine interactions, recently became...
  • Jan. 24, 2014
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced recently that Pedro Reis will receive a 2014 Early Career Award from the NSF’s Structural Mechanics and Materials program for his project, “Smart...
  • Jan. 21, 2014
    You’ve probably seen it in your kitchen cookware, or inside old plumbing pipes: scaly deposits left over time by hard, mineral-laden water. It happens not only in pipes and cooking pots in the home,...
  • Jan. 19, 2014
    A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by MIT researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be...
  • Jan. 13, 2014
    MIT engineers have devised a way to measure the mass of particles with a resolution better than an attogram — one millionth of a trillionth of a gram. Weighing these tiny particles, including both...
  • Jan. 13, 2014
    “For whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself,” wrote English adventurer Sir Walter...
  • Jan. 7, 2014
    Their effect on the surface of the ocean is negligible, producing a rise of just inches that is virtually imperceptible on a turbulent sea. But internal waves, which are hidden entirely within the...
  • Jan. 7, 2014
    Since MIT spinout Atlas Devices’ flagship product, the Atlas Powered Rope Ascender (APA), first hit the market in 2007, it’s been touted by media as a real-world version of Batman’s famed utility-...
  • Jan. 2, 2014
    Researchers have tried a variety of methods to develop detectors that are responsive to a broad range of infrared light — which could form imaging arrays for security systems, or solar cells that...
  • Dec. 24, 2013
    In 2000, five MIT Media Lab alumni co-founded ThingMagic to help bring radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology — wireless readers and data-transmitting tags — to the supply chain. This meant...

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