• Nov. 30, 2020
    Sensors that track everything from infection in the lungs to WiFi usage on a busy university campus are poised to enhance our understanding of, and approach to improving, human health at many levels...
  • Nov. 23, 2020
    Understanding the degradation of materials in extreme environments is a scientific problem with major technological applications, ranging from spaceflight to industrial and nuclear safety. Yet it...
  • Nov. 22, 2020
    The MIT Center for Multi-Cellular Engineered Living Systems (M-CELS), launched in September 2020, takes a new, multidisciplinary approach to designing purpose-driven living systems. Under the...
  • Nov. 20, 2020
    As president of Caterpillar’s Resource Industries Group, Denise Johnson SM '17 leads the mining and materials hauling business of the world’s largest heavy equipment maker. Even in the best of times...
  • Nov. 17, 2020
    Autoclaves, the devices used to sterilize medical tools in hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ and dentists’ offices, require a steady supply of pressurized steam at a temperature of about 125 degrees...
  • Nov. 16, 2020
    MIT.nano has announced its second annual seed grants to support hardware and software research related to sensors, 3D/4D interaction and analysis, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and gaming....
  • Nov. 11, 2020
    At the peak of the Covid-19 outbreak in Italy, doctors and healthcare professionals were faced with harrowing decisions. Hospitals were running out of ventilators, forcing doctors to choose which...
  • Nov. 11, 2020
    When MIT announced plans to welcome back some undergraduates, ramp-up research operations, and increase the number of staff on campus this fall, its administration was faced with the challenge of...
  • Nov. 11, 2020
    By its very nature, mechanical engineering is a “hands-on” field. While students studying mechanical engineering receive a solid foundation in fundamentals, at some point nearly every Course 2,...
  • Nov. 11, 2020
    Cartoons and illustrations have long been used to convey important health and safety messages. From emergency manuals on airplanes to posters in hotel rooms depicting what to do in case of a fire,...
  • Nov. 11, 2020
    An air of uncertainty descended on MIT’s campus in early March. Whispers and rumors about campus closing down swirled in the hallways. Students convened en masse on Killian Court to dance, hug, and...
  • Nov. 11, 2020
    As both a biomedical engineer and physician, Giovanni Traverso is uniquely positioned to tackle the challenges associated with Covid-19. Earlier this year, as the enormity of the pandemic became...
  • Nov. 9, 2020
    Each fall, graduate students, undergraduate students who have completed Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) projects, and postdocs gather to share their mechanical engineering...
  • Nov. 1, 2020
    Sanjay Sarma, MIT vice president for MIT Open Learning and the Fred and Daniel Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and William B. Bonvillian, lecturer in the MIT Program in Science,...
  • Oct. 28, 2020
    Asymptomatic people who are infected with Covid-19 exhibit, by definition, no discernible physical symptoms of the disease. They are thus less likely to seek out testing for the virus, and could...
  • Oct. 19, 2020
    Amidst the uncertainty and stressors of the dual scourges of Covid-19 and structural racism, a number of MIT professors are forging thoughtful ways to support students’ well-being and scholarly...
  • Oct. 18, 2020
    According to the 2019 NOAA Report on the U.S. Ocean and Great Lakes Economy, Massachusetts is the largest single contributor to the Northeast Blue Economy, accounting for over one-third of the region...
  • Oct. 15, 2020
    For smallholder farmers living in hot and arid regions, getting fresh crops to market and selling them at the best price is a balancing act. If crops aren’t sold early enough, they wilt or ripen too...
  • Oct. 13, 2020
    Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have significantly boosted the output from a system that can extract drinkable water directly from the air even in dry regions, using heat from the sun or another...
  • Oct. 11, 2020
    The closer people are physically to one another, the higher the chance for exchange, of things like ideas, information, and even infection. Now researchers at MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital have...

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