• Apr. 8, 2019
    “This is a $10 billion market and everyone knows it.” Those are the words of Chris Hartshorn, CEO of a new MIT spinout — Xibus Systems — that is aiming to make a splash in the food industry with...
  • Apr. 2, 2019
    Thomas (T.) Francis Ogilvie, professor emeritus of ocean engineering, passed away on March 30, at the age of 89. Ogilvie dedicated most of his career to improving how ocean engineering and naval...
  • Apr. 2, 2019
    A new collaboration between MIT.nano and NCSOFT, a video game development company based in South Korea, will seek to chart the future of how people interact with the world and each other via the...
  • Apr. 1, 2019
    The color of a material can often tell you something about how it handles heat. Think of wearing a black shirt on a sweltering summer’s day — the darker the pigment, the warmer you’re likely to feel...
  • Mar. 30, 2019
    When Crystal Winston was in elementary school, she carried around a notebook to jot down her ideas for new tools or machines. She was determined to become an inventor. Her dad nudged her in a more...
  • Mar. 26, 2019
    A rather imposing hourglass is one of the first things people notice in Ken Kamrin’s office. The beautiful timepiece, a gift from Kamrin’s wife, has decorated the space since his first day as a...
  • Mar. 26, 2019
    MIT is the recipient of a $30 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced this week at a two-day ceremony in Cairo. The award will support MIT over the next...
  • Mar. 21, 2019
    Lora Brugnaro says to think of her like a Weeble toy that constantly wobbles then falls down. She has cerebral palsy, which severely impacts her balance, and for years she has used a walker to help...
  • Mar. 13, 2019
    The next time you set a kettle to boil, consider this scenario: After turning the burner off, instead of staying hot and slowly warming the surrounding kitchen and stove, the kettle quickly cools to...
  • Mar. 12, 2019
    Tuberculosis is one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases: One-third of the world’s population is infected with TB, and more than 1 million people die from the disease every year. One reason...
  • Mar. 11, 2019
    MIT’s graduate program in engineering has again earned a No. 1 spot in U.S. News and Word Report’s annual rankings, a place it has held since 1990, when the magazine first ranked such programs. The...
  • Mar. 7, 2019
    When Staten Island-native Sarah Tress first arrived at MIT, she had never been outside of the United States. Now, almost four years later, she’s travelled across Asia, spending weeks at a time in...
  • Mar. 3, 2019
    MIT’s new mini cheetah robot is springy and light on its feet, with a range of motion that rivals a champion gymnast. The four-legged powerpack can bend and swing its legs wide, enabling it to walk...
  • Feb. 26, 2019
    Engineers at MIT and Penn State University have found that under the right conditions, ordinary clear water droplets on a transparent surface can produce brilliant colors, without the addition of...
  • Feb. 25, 2019
    MIT has been honored with 11 No. 1 subject rankings in the QS World University Rankings for 2019. The Institute received a No. 1 ranking in the following QS subject areas: Chemistry; Computer Science...
  • Feb. 17, 2019
    Flip a lobster on its back, and you’ll see that the underside of its tail is split in segments connected by a translucent membrane that appears rather vulnerable when compared with the armor-like...
  • Feb. 13, 2019
    MIT is known for its thriving innovation ecosystem: Numerous programs and funding mechanisms have evolved to ensure that new technologies and business models developed on campus can move beyond it to...
  • Feb. 12, 2019
    This past May, Larissa Nietner SM ’14 PhD ’17 and Scott Nill SM ’14 PhD ’18, dressed in academic regalia, crossed the stage at MIT’s doctoral hooding ceremony, and emerged on the other side with...
  • Feb. 12, 2019
    The rapidly growing desalination industry produces water for drinking and for agriculture in the world’s arid coastal regions. But it leaves behind as a waste product a lot of highly concentrated...
  • Feb. 10, 2019
    MIT engineers have devised a new, noninvasive way to measure the stiffness of living cells using acoustic waves. Their technique allows them to monitor single cells over several generations and...

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