• Jun. 30, 2019
    A newly developed material that is so perfectly transparent you can barely see it could unlock many new uses for solar heat. It generates much higher temperatures than conventional solar collectors...
  • Jun. 30, 2019
    The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) recently awarded seven grants totaling approximately $1 million through its Seed Fund Program, which supports early-stage innovative energy research at MIT through...
  • Jun. 26, 2019
    In many situations, engineers want to minimize the contact of droplets of water or other liquids with surfaces they fall onto. Whether the goal is keeping ice from building up on an airplane wing or...
  • Jun. 24, 2019
    For the past 20 years, officials from the U.S. Navy and leaders in the shipbuilding industry have convened on MIT’s campus each spring for the MIT Ship Design and Technology Symposium. The daylong...
  • Jun. 22, 2019
    Patagonia, the outdoor apparel and gear company, organizes an annual case competition as a platform for graduate students across the country to solve pressing challenges in environmental...
  • Jun. 20, 2019
    On a pedestal stands a pale yellow bud, which reveals a mosaic of bright colors when opened. MIT-Stephanie-chou-kinetic-sculpture-Mess-of-Gold 1024_0.jpg Stephanie...
  • Jun. 18, 2019
    Hearing aids, dental crowns, and limb prosthetics are some of the medical devices that can now be digitally designed and customized for individual patients, thanks to 3-D printing. However, these...
  • Jun. 17, 2019
    The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced that MIT D-Lab has won the National Design Award in the Corporate and Institutional Achievement category. Nominations were solicited from...
  • Jun. 17, 2019
    MIT has again been named the world’s top university by the QS World University Rankings, which were announced today. This is the eighth year in a row MIT has received this distinction. The full 2019-...
  • Jun. 16, 2019
    When a raindrop falls through a thundercloud, it is subject to strong electric fields that pull and tug on the droplet, like a soap bubble in the wind. If the electric field is strong enough, it can...
  • Jun. 16, 2019
    Over a century ago, a visitor to Henry Ford’s new assembly line in Highland Park, Michigan, could watch workers build automobiles from interchangeable parts, and witness a manufacturing revolution in...
  • Jun. 16, 2019
    The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) has announced the selection of their third cohort of graduate fellows. Two students will each receive one-semester graduate fellowships as...
  • Jun. 16, 2019
    The formation of air bubbles in a liquid appears very similar to its inverse process, the formation of liquid droplets from, say, a dripping water faucet. But the physics involved is actually quite...
  • Jun. 9, 2019
    It’s a process so fundamental to everyday life — in everything from your morning coffeemaker to the huge power plant that provides its electricity — that it’s often taken for granted: the way a...
  • Jun. 4, 2019
    A broad class of materials called perovskites is considered one of the most promising avenues for developing new, more efficient solar cells. But the virtually limitless number of possible...
  • Jun. 3, 2019
    Objects made with 3-D printing can be lighter, stronger, and more complex than those produced through traditional manufacturing methods. But several technical challenges must be overcome before 3-D...
  • Jun. 3, 2019
    The School of Engineering has announced that 17 members of its faculty have been granted tenure by MIT. “The tenured faculty in this year’s cohort are a true inspiration,” said Anantha Chandrakasan,...
  • May. 28, 2019
    Agricultural productivity technologies for small-holder farmers; food safety solutions for everyday consumers; sustainable supply chain interventions in the palm oil industry; water purification...
  • May. 15, 2019
    Eleven MIT graduating seniors and current graduate students have been named winners in the 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Student Fellowship Program. In addition to the 11 students accepting their awards,...
  • May. 14, 2019
    Unlike water, liquid refrigerants and other fluids that have a low surface tension tend to spread quickly into a sheet when they come into contact with a surface. But for many industrial processes it...

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