• Nov. 11, 2013
    When an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011, knocking out emergency power supplies, crews sprayed seawater on the reactors to cool them — to no avail. One...
  • Nov. 8, 2013
    Stephen H. Crandall, the Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus at MIT, a pioneer in random vibrations and rotordynamics, and a leader in transforming mechanics into an engineering science, passed...
  • Nov. 6, 2013
    An MIT mathematician and a celebrity chef have combined talents to create two culinary novelties inspired by nature. John Bush, a professor of applied mathematics, and renowned Spanish chef José...
  • Nov. 5, 2013
    The concept of a market-based mechanism to curb emissions of greenhouse gases — and thus slow the pace of climate change — has often been suggested in recent decades. But one particular version of...
  • Oct. 25, 2013
    MIT doctoral candidate Ronan K. McGovern SM '12 has received the Best Presentation Award of the Young Leaders Program at this year's World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, hosted by the...
  • Oct. 24, 2013
    For most healthy bipeds, the act of walking is seldom given a second thought: One foot follows the other, and the rest of the body falls in line, supported by a system of muscle, tendon, and bones....
  • Oct. 22, 2013
    “It’s all about the process,” says MIT professor Warren Seering. He’s referring to his spring design class, Course 2.739 (Product Design and Development) — but he could easily be talking about...
  • Oct. 16, 2013
    There are good bacteria and there are bad bacteria — and sometimes both coexist within the same species. Take, for instance, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a microbe common in soil and water. This...
  • Oct. 7, 2013
    If you take a stroll past the MIT Sailing Pavilion on Memorial Drive, you may see, among the usual glut of sailboats on the Charles River, two red child-sized kayaks riding the waves. Instead of the...
  • Oct. 2, 2013
    A house by the sea isn’t uncommon, but it takes a true love of the ocean to want to live beneath the sea. Yet when ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau asked MIT senior Grace Young to join his team of...
  • Oct. 2, 2013
    In a completely unexpected finding, MIT researchers have discovered that tiny water droplets that form on a superhydrophobic surface, and then “jump” away from that surface, carry an electric charge...
  • Oct. 1, 2013
    Beginning this fall, students everywhere will have an opportunity to better understand one of the classic experiences of an MIT undergraduate, when edX releases 2.03x Dynamics on Oct. 28. Mechanical...
  • Sep. 20, 2013
    Cancer cells metastasize in several stages — first by invading surrounding tissue, then by infiltrating and spreading via the circulatory system. Some circulating cells work their way out of the...
  • Sep. 20, 2013
    Steam condensation is key to the worldwide production of electricity and clean water: It is part of the power cycle that drives 85 percent of all electricity-generating plants and about half of all...
  • Sep. 19, 2013
    Professor Anette (Peko) Hosoi has been appointed associate head for education of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Professor John Leonard has been appointed associate head for research,...
  • Sep. 17, 2013
    Assistant Professors Cullen Buie and Sangbae Kim of the Department of Mechanical Engineering both recently received a DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA), which was granted to 25 tenure-track faculty...
  • Sep. 17, 2013
    MIT researchers have found a new family of materials that provides the best-ever performance in a reaction called oxygen evolution, a key requirement for energy storage and delivery systems such as...
  • Sep. 16, 2013
    Popular Science magazine has named two MIT junior faculty members — Pedro Reis and Feng Zhang — to its 2013 Brilliant 10 list of young stars in science and technology. The list will appear in the...
  • Aug. 29, 2013
    Two sailboats raced through a foggy San Francisco Bay this week, dueling for a chance to race against the defending champion of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA. In the end, Emirates Team New...
  • Aug. 19, 2013
    Rear Adm. Thomas J. Eccles NE, SM ’90 was recently recognized with the 2012 Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer Memorial Award from the United States Department of the Navy as part of its Acquisition...

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