• Jul. 24, 2016
    What are some of the most important problems to solve when it comes to providing clean water globally? Depending on where you are, the challenges around water are different. In some places where you...
  • Jul. 16, 2016
    The air was hot and gritty. Shehazvi had to squint to see past the sun into the edge of town, past the cars and motorcycles whizzing by, past the scorched earth, to where old buildings stood...
  • Jul. 14, 2016
    Read the full transcript of Professor Winter and Natasha Wright's live Reddit AskScience AMA (Ask Me Anything) that took place on Wednesday, July 20, at 4 p.m. EDT: redd.it/4trgnz  
  • Jul. 10, 2016
    In a race up a spectacular and treacherous mountain road to the 14,110-foot summit, the KOMMIT Electric Vehicle Team (EVT), led by members of the MIT Electric Vehicle Team and professional rider...
  • Jul. 4, 2016
    Researchers at MIT’s research center in Singapore have developed a new microfluidic device that tests the effects of electric fields on cancer cells. They observed that a range of low-intensity,...
  • Jun. 29, 2016
    A robot that can throw fire and saws into its opponents with a spinning blade; a 250-pound bot that can damage and throw competitors with a steel drum powered by its 100-horsepower motor; and a robot...
  • Jun. 26, 2016
    If you leave a cube of Jell-O on the kitchen counter, eventually its water will evaporate, leaving behind a shrunken, hardened mass — hardly an appetizing confection. The same is true for hydrogels....
  • Jun. 21, 2016
    If there is one word that embodies the spirit of MIT MakerWorks, the all-access Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) makerspace, it would have to be “students.” Not “maker,” although of...
  • Jun. 21, 2016
    MIT joined maker communities across the country to inspire Americans of all backgrounds to create, tinker, and innovate in honor of the National Week of Making, June 17-23. The week is part of the...
  • Jun. 13, 2016
    The following is adapted from a Masdar Institute article by Erica Solomon. A team of researchers at MIT and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has discovered a low-cost way to...
  • Jun. 12, 2016
    The MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) multimedia team has been recognized with a New England Emmy Award in the category of Health / Science Program / Special for “Hope Regenerated: A...
  • Jun. 12, 2016
    This year marks the launch of the MIT Teaching with Digital Technology Awards. Co-sponsored by the Office of Digital Learning (ODL), the Dean of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and the Office of the...
  • Jun. 9, 2016
    The MIT School of Engineering recently honored outstanding faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students, with the following awards:  Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching, given to a faculty member...
  • Jun. 7, 2016
    When Edward (Ned) Burnell sees a design problem, he is always ready to find a better solution. Even while chatting with a journalist outside his office, he points out ceilings and windows in...
  • May. 31, 2016
    When she first arrived at MIT, a freshman in 2012, Cara Lai was focused on engineering studies. But it wasn't long before Lai discovered that the breadth and depth of an MIT education is designed to...
  • May. 26, 2016
    Marie Elimbi Moudio ’16 is at home in the machine shop. Its familiar smells — oil, metal, dust — never fail to comfort her. She inhales deeply and thinks, “I’m a mechanical engineer. I make things...
  • May. 24, 2016
    A new approach to the design of a liquid battery, using a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass, could offer great advantages due to the system’s low cost and the...
  • May. 22, 2016
    A team of MIT researchers has for the first time demonstrated a device based on a method that enables solar cells to break through a theoretically predicted ceiling on how much sunlight they can...
  • May. 10, 2016
    It’s been more than 30 years since the invention of 3-D printing, and yet in some ways the technology is still a frontier of unexplored potential. Three-dimensional printing — and additive...
  • May. 9, 2016
    The School of Engineering has announced that seven members of its faculty have been granted tenure by MIT. “These newly tenured colleagues have demonstrated a commitment to outstanding research and...

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