• 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...
  • Jan. 31, 2014
    Traditionally, 3-D scanning has required expensive laser scanner equipment, complicated software, and technological expertise.  But MIT spinout Viztu Technologies helped change that: Back in 2011,...
  • Jan. 27, 2014
    We are pleased to announce that Principal Research Scientist and Lecturer Hermano Igo Krebs, whose research focuses on robotics, neuro-rehabilitation, and human-machine interactions, recently became...
  • Jan. 24, 2014
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced recently that Pedro Reis will receive a 2014 Early Career Award from the NSF’s Structural Mechanics and Materials program for his project, “Smart...
  • Jan. 21, 2014
    You’ve probably seen it in your kitchen cookware, or inside old plumbing pipes: scaly deposits left over time by hard, mineral-laden water. It happens not only in pipes and cooking pots in the home,...
  • Jan. 19, 2014
    A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by MIT researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be...
  • Jan. 13, 2014
    MIT engineers have devised a way to measure the mass of particles with a resolution better than an attogram — one millionth of a trillionth of a gram. Weighing these tiny particles, including both...
  • Jan. 13, 2014
    “For whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whosoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself,” wrote English adventurer Sir Walter...
  • Jan. 7, 2014
    Their effect on the surface of the ocean is negligible, producing a rise of just inches that is virtually imperceptible on a turbulent sea. But internal waves, which are hidden entirely within the...
  • Jan. 7, 2014
    Since MIT spinout Atlas Devices’ flagship product, the Atlas Powered Rope Ascender (APA), first hit the market in 2007, it’s been touted by media as a real-world version of Batman’s famed utility-...
  • Jan. 2, 2014
    Researchers have tried a variety of methods to develop detectors that are responsive to a broad range of infrared light — which could form imaging arrays for security systems, or solar cells that...
  • Dec. 24, 2013
    In 2000, five MIT Media Lab alumni co-founded ThingMagic to help bring radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology — wireless readers and data-transmitting tags — to the supply chain. This meant...
  • Dec. 20, 2013
    Researchers at MIT have followed up on their discovery that droplets of water acquire an electric charge when jumping from certain condenser surfaces by finding a way to make use of that effect: They...
  • Dec. 13, 2013
    Former MIT president Charles M. Vest — a tireless advocate for research and science, and a passionate supporter of diversity and openness — died last night of pancreatic cancer at his home in the...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Whether you’re planning to ride a horse or a motorcycle, compete in swimming or wrestling, do some yoga or sell some veggies, organize your workshop or calm an elderly relative, MIT’s mechanical...

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