• Dec. 5, 2011
      We are pleased to announce the promotions of Professor Domitilla Del Vecchio and Professor Evelyn Wang, each from the rank of Assistant Professor to the rank of Associate Professor without Tenure...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
      Robocon 2011 Held at MIT Every summer for the past 21 years, the International Design Competition (IDC) Robocon takes place, pitting multi-national teams of students against each other in a...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
      Peter Lehner (SB ’49)   Peter Lehner had always been interested in mechanics, even as a teenager. He loved rebuilding old cars and wanted to become an aircraft engineer after college. “I knew a...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
      Color map showing the distribution of pressure across the gel region (between the two rows of semi-circular posts) containing the cancer cells.   It’s no secret that cancer is deadly. But did you...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
      Yang Shao-Horn is tackling the world’s energy problem by exploring — and manipulating — the surfaces of particles only billionths of a meter in diameter. Hundreds of thousands of these particles...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
    Tiny robots may monitor underground pipes for radioactive leaks.   A spherical robot equipped with a camera may navigate underground pipes of a nuclear reactor by propelling itself with an internal...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
    MechE Teams Up with Sloan to Offer New Track in Ocean Systems Management   The Ocean Engineering Systems Management track will provide future managers in the shipping industry with both business...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
      Professional motorcycle rider Allan Brew, seated, with, from left, MITEVT team members Mark Jeunnette, Lennon Rodgers, Radu Gogoana, Randall Briggs, and Erick Fuentes.   It was the first...
  • Dec. 5, 2011
      Domitilla Del Vecchio works on intelligent transportation systems that communicate to prevent collisions. What areas does your research focus on? Broadly speaking, my group works in control...
  • Nov. 9, 2011
    Since the 1970s, when early autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) were developed at MIT, Institute scientists have tackled various barriers to robots that can travel autonomously in the deep ocean....
  • Nov. 8, 2011
    Since the 1970s, when early autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) were developed at MIT, Institute scientists have tackled various barriers to robots that can travel autonomously in the deep ocean...
  • Nov. 7, 2011
    Since the 1970s, when early autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) were developed at MIT, Institute scientists have tackled various barriers to robots that can travel autonomously in the deep ocean....
  • Nov. 4, 2011
    Each spring, huge patches of phytoplankton bloom in the oceans, turning cold, blue waters into teeming green pools of microbial life. This ocean “greening,” which can be seen from space, mirrors the...
  • Oct. 25, 2011
    With the world's energy needs growing rapidly, can zero-carbon energy options be scaled up enough to make a significant difference? How much of a dent can these alternatives make in the world's...
  • Oct. 20, 2011
    The MIT Sea Grant College Program has announced that nominations are now open for the Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization. All non-tenured MIT faculty members from any Institute department...

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