• Jan. 21, 2018
    When it comes to processing power, the human brain just can’t be beat. Packed within the squishy, football-sized organ are somewhere around 100 billion neurons. At any given moment, a single neuron...
  • Jan. 15, 2018
    What if you could run your air conditioner not on conventional electricity, but on the sun’s heat during a warm summer’s day? With advancements in thermoelectric technology, this sustainable solution...
  • Jan. 8, 2018
    MIT today announced the launch of the Institute’s third MITx MicroMasters program, in principles of manufacturing. The new program brings an advanced manufacturing curriculum to the MITx platform for...
  • Jan. 7, 2018
    Dust, dirt, bacteria, flies — these are just some of the many contaminants surgeons need to worry about when operating in the field or in hospitals located in developing nations. According to a 2015...
  • Jan. 4, 2018
    Using electrodes made of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can significantly improve the performance of devices ranging from capacitors and batteries to water desalination systems. But figuring out the...
  • Jan. 4, 2018
    To most, an operating room and a manufacturing plant are as different as any two places can be. But not to Dennis Orgill. “To some degree when you do an operation it’s much like manufacturing...
  • Jan. 2, 2018
    Nick Schwartz likes to describe himself as “a nerd with a heart.” Before finals period at the end of each fall semester, the mechanical engineering senior and nuclear fusion enthusiast dons a Santa...
  • Dec. 19, 2017
    The worldwide quest by researchers to find better, more efficient materials for tomorrow’s solar panels is usually slow and painstaking. Researchers typically must produce lab samples — which are...
  • Dec. 13, 2017
    Since 2014, the Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grant has supported MIT faculty with innovative and potentially paradigm-shifting research ideas, and this year is no exception: With Bose funding, six...
  • Dec. 13, 2017
    Each year the melting of the Charles River serves as a harbinger for warmer weather. Shortly thereafter is the return of budding trees, longer days, and flip-flops. For students of class 2.680 (...
  • Dec. 12, 2017
    Even superheroes need products to enhance their powers. Thor has a hammer. Wonder Woman has the lasso of truth. Batman has his suit. On Monday evening, teams of mechanical engineering students...
  • Dec. 6, 2017
    Each year the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) honors members who have achieved “extraordinary accomplishments” in their research fields by naming them IEEE Fellows. The...
  • Dec. 6, 2017
    Certain treatments for patients suffering from chronic diseases, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, require multiple intravenous or subcutaneous injections of specific drugs. Because of the pain...
  • Dec. 4, 2017
    MIT engineers have devised a 3-D printing technique that uses a new kind of ink made from genetically programmed living cells. The cells are engineered to light up in response to a variety of stimuli...
  • Dec. 3, 2017
    Three MIT students — Henry Aspegren '17, Katheryn Scott, and Joshua Woodard — were selected as Schwarzman Scholars and will begin postgraduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing next fall. An...
  • Dec. 3, 2017
    Three MIT students — Nick Schwartz, Olivia Zhao, and Liang Zhou — have been named winners of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. Funded by the British government, the Marshall Scholarship program...
  • Nov. 28, 2017
    MIT engineers have developed a new desktop 3-D printer that performs up to 10 times faster than existing commercial counterparts. Whereas the most common printers may fabricate a few Lego-sized...
  • Nov. 27, 2017
    MIT researchers have developed a new system that could potentially be used for converting power plant emissions of carbon dioxide into useful fuels for cars, trucks, and planes, as well as into...
  • Nov. 19, 2017
    Doctors have many drugs available to treat multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. However, there is no way to predict, by genetic markers or other means, how a patient will respond to a particular...
  • Nov. 19, 2017
    Mechanical engineering senior Matthew Chun and biology and literature double major Mary Clare Beytagh were selected this weekend as Rhodes Scholars and will begin postgraduate studies at Oxford...

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