• Mar. 25, 2014
    How the literary scholar proposed a maker-culture project In the fall of 2013, after having taught 21L.460 (Medieval Literature: Legends of Arthur) at MIT for six years, Arthur Bahr took a leap of...
  • Mar. 25, 2014
    The Atlantic razor clam uses very little energy to burrow into undersea soil at high speed. Now a detailed insight into how the animal digs has led to the development of a robotic clam that can...
  • Mar. 21, 2014
    The ocean plays a critical role in climate change, especially in setting the climate's response to increasing anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases. As excess heat accumulates in various parts...
  • Mar. 20, 2014
    In 2007, MIT scientists developed a type of microscopy that allowed them to detail the interior of a living cell in three dimensions, without adding any fluorescent markers or other labels. This...
  • Mar. 18, 2014
    MIT spinoff WiCare, founded by mechanical engineering alumna Danielle Zurovcik SM ’07, PhD ’12, has been named one of six finalists in this year’s Hult Prize competition. The Hult Prize Foundation is...
  • Mar. 16, 2014
    Consider the nearest water surface: a half-full glass on your desk, a puddle outside your window, or a lake across town. All of these surfaces represent liquid-vapor interfaces, where liquid meets...
  • Mar. 11, 2014
    MIT’s graduate program in engineering has been ranked No. 1 in the country in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings — a spot the Institute has held since 1990, when the magazine first ranked...
  • Mar. 5, 2014
    John Marshall, Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Oceanography, recently accepted the 2014 Sverdrup Gold Medal of the American Meteorological Society for his “fundamental insights into water mass...
  • Feb. 27, 2014
    One of today’s rising tech trends, wearable technology — such as fitness-tracking bracelets, smartwatches, and smartglasses — figured prominently at this January’s Consumer Electronics Show, held in...
  • Feb. 25, 2014
    If you’ve run out of drinking water during a lakeside camping trip, there’s a simple solution: Break off a branch from the nearest pine tree, peel away the bark, and slowly pour lake water through...
  • Feb. 25, 2014
    Researchers have devised a way of making tiny holes of controllable size in sheets of graphene, a development that could lead to ultrathin filters for improved desalination or water purification. The...
  • Feb. 21, 2014
    "A picture's worth a thousand words" is the first thing Chris Hill, principal research engineer at MIT, says to describe the ceiling-to-floor map of the world ocean and continents that covers the...
  • Feb. 13, 2014
    The heroes and villains in animated films tend to be on opposite ends of the moral spectrum. But they’re often similar in their hair, which is usually extremely rigid or — if it moves at all — is...
  • Feb. 11, 2014
    The development of drugs to treat acute stroke or aid in stroke recovery is a multibillion-dollar endeavor that only rarely pays off in the form of government-approved pharmaceuticals. Drug companies...
  • Feb. 10, 2014
    Twelve years ago, Amy Smith taught a class on adapting medical technologies for use in small-scale clinics. When a group of Haitian students became interested in developing technologies for Haiti,...
  • Feb. 10, 2014
    Thanks to the support of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and Saudi Aramco, the Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy (CCWCE) has established a postdoctoral fellowship program...
  • Feb. 6, 2014
    Nearly 70 percent of patients with advanced breast cancer experience skeletal metastasis, in which cancer cells migrate from a primary tumor into bone — a painful development that can cause fractures...
  • Feb. 5, 2014
    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering A. John Hart hopes progress in the science and technology of micro and nano manufacturing will enable new technologies in such areas as consumer...
  • Feb. 5, 2014
    Endometriosis, the invasive displacement of uterine tissue into surrounding organs, affects at least 10 percent of women. The disease, which is often misdiagnosed, can cause severe pain and...
  • Feb. 3, 2014
    Alumni from MIT’s 2004 Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) Team and the Carl Hayden Community High School Falcon Robotics Team met this past November at the Edgerton Center to film a conversation about a...

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