• 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...
  • May. 5, 2016
    On Thursday evening, just before nightfall, a revolution was afoot at MIT. The battleground was set, the munitions were stocked, the targets were marked, and the soldiers were … robots. As hundreds...
  • Apr. 12, 2016
    A portable ultrasound scanner is a marvelous device for medical diagnostic imaging — safe, painless, relatively inexpensive, and available instantly in a medical office or at a patient’s bedside....
  • Apr. 11, 2016
    Water filters of the future may be made from billions of tiny, graphene-based nanoscrolls. Each scroll, made by rolling up a single, atom-thick layer of graphene, could be tailored to trap specific...
  • Apr. 11, 2016
    The Lemelson-MIT Program today announced the winners of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, a nationwide search for the most inventive college students. The Lemelson-MIT Program awarded $90,000 in...
  • Apr. 7, 2016
    Dr. Koichi Masubuchi, Professor Emeritus of Ocean Engineering, passed away on April 1, 2016, at the age of 92 years old, in Concord, Mass. Professor Masubuchi was a leading expert in welding science...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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