• Jun. 24, 2014
    Researchers compare the processing of biological fluid samples with searching for a needle in a haystack — only in this case, the haystack could be diagnostic samples, and the needle might be tumor...
  • Jun. 19, 2014
    Explosions caused by leaking gas pipes under city streets have frequently made headlines in recent years, including one that leveled an apartment building in New York this spring. But while the...
  • Jun. 19, 2014
    What’s the difference between the Eiffel Tower and the Washington Monument? Both structures soar to impressive heights, and each was the world’s tallest building when completed. But the Washington...
  • Jun. 16, 2014
    Feathers have long been recognized as a classic example of efficient water-shedding — as in the well-known expression “like water off a duck’s back.” A combination of modeling and laboratory tests...
  • Jun. 12, 2014
    The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recently presented three researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering — C. Justin Kamp, Alex G. Sappok, and Victor W. Wong — with the 2014 Arch T...
  • Jun. 10, 2014
      RoboClam Inspired by Efficient Razor Clam Razor clam, left, versus RoboClam, right. The Atlantic razor clam uses very little energy to burrow into undersea soil at high speed. Now a detailed...
  • Jun. 10, 2014
      Undergraduate Alfred A. H. Keil Ocean Engineering Development Award (For Excellence in Broad-Based Research in Ocean Engineering) Beckett Colson, Lampros Tsontzos   AMP Inc. Award (Outstanding ...
  • Jun. 10, 2014
    The Case of the Welcome “Hairball” by Alissa Mallinson   PhD student Folkers Rojas (SB ‘09, SM ‘11, PhD ‘14)Photo credit: Tony Pulsone What do a bathtub hairball and a MechE-developed blowout ...
  • Jun. 10, 2014
    Under the Sea By Jessica Fujimara, MIT News Office  Photo credit: Allegra Boverman   A house by the sea isn’t uncommon, but it takes a true love of the ocean to want to live beneath the sea. When...
  • Jun. 10, 2014
      Professor Sapsis’ research focuses on the area of stochastic dynamical systems in ocean engineering, including uncertainty quantification of turbulent fluid flows, passive protection configurations...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
      “As engineers, the untapped potential of the oceans calls to us…but we also feel responsible for protecting them.” Gang Chen, Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering and Department...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    by Alissa Mallinson   MechE’s 2N program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering is almost as old as the department’s main Course 2 program in mechanical engineering. The graduate program,...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    Dr. Dana Yoerger standing in front of the AUV SENTRY on the vessel Atlantis.   by Alissa Mallinson   Everything he’d learned up until that point, every study he’d conducted, every time out at sea...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    by Alissa Mallinson   It sounds too simple to be true, but Meg O’Neill credits much of her career success – and personal satisfaction – to her willingness to say one three-letter word. Meg O’...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    by Alissa Mallinson Vice Admiral Paul Sullivan For Vice Admiral Paul Sullivan, USN (Retired) (SM ‘80), a graduate and later an Associate Professor of Naval Architecture of what is today MechE’s 2N...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    Mission TULiP: A Robotic Pursuit on the Charles River By Genevieve Wanucha, Oceans at MIT One of Hover Group’s kayaks gets adjusted.   If you take a stroll past the MIT Sailing Pavilion on Memorial...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    New Methods and Software Can Predict Optimal Paths for Automated Underwater Vehicles By David Chandler, MIT News Office Pierre Lermusiaux Photo credit: M. Scott Brauer   Sometimes the fastest...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    Large-Scale Tests in the Lab and the South China Sea Reveal the Origins of Underwater Waves that Can Tower Hundreds of Feet By David Chandler, MIT News Office   Their effect on the surface of the ...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    The Sherlock Holmes of the Seas by Alissa Mallinson   Professor Emeritus Jerome Milgram Photo courtesy of the MIT Museum He refers to himself as a seagoing Sherlock Holmes. Known for many things,...
  • Jun. 9, 2014
    Engineering and the Ocean Environment: Challenge and Opportunity by Alissa Mallinson       Vast and seemingly impenetrable, the ocean inspires endless fascination. It is the topic of countless tales...

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