• Sep. 22, 2016
    On a Friday afternoon in September, a small clutch of people are gathered around Anthony McDougal to hear him describe his research on the biological and mechanical processes behind the brilliant...
  • Sep. 5, 2016
    MIT has been ranked as the top university in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings. This marks the fifth straight year in which the Institute has been ranked in the No. 1 position. The...
  • Aug. 29, 2016
    When farmers spray their fields with pesticides or other treatments, only 2 percent of the spray sticks to the plants. A significant portion of it typically bounces right off the plants, lands on the...
  • Aug. 28, 2016
    For those of you who take sandcastle building very seriously, listen up: MIT engineers now say you can trust a very simple equation to calculate the force required to push a shovel — and any other “...
  • Aug. 21, 2016
    How do you boil water? Eschewing the traditional kettle and flame, MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped, sponge-like device that soaks up natural sunlight and heats water to boiling...
  • Aug. 11, 2016
    The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) has announced four new grant recipients in its J-WAFS Solutions program. J-WAFS Solutions is sponsored by Abdul Latif Jameel...
  • Jul. 28, 2016
    The MIT Hyperloop team unveiled its pod on Friday, May 13, to a large crowd at the MIT Museum in Cambridge. Hyperloop_Unveil_1024.jpg Photo by Tony Pulsone After...
  • Jul. 24, 2016
    Desalination – the process of removing salt and other contaminants from water for human consumption – provides almost 90 billion liters of water per day worldwide. And though large-scale desalination...
  • Jul. 24, 2016
    Prakash Govindan, co-founder and CTO of water technology company Gradiant, remembers walking down to his town center as a young man in Chennai, India, with his brother, Srinivas. The hot sun on their...
  • Jul. 24, 2016
    What are some of the most important problems to solve when it comes to providing clean water globally? Depending on where you are, the challenges around water are different. In some places where you...
  • Jul. 23, 2016
    Despite having two degrees in mechanical engineering, a passion for thermodynamics, and a love for math, PhD candidate Jaichander Swaminathan spends most of his time these days fixing leaks. An MIT...
  • Jun. 29, 2016
    A robot that can throw fire and saws into its opponents with a spinning blade; a 250-pound bot that can damage and throw competitors with a steel drum powered by its 100-horsepower motor; and a robot...
  • Jun. 26, 2016
    If you leave a cube of Jell-O on the kitchen counter, eventually its water will evaporate, leaving behind a shrunken, hardened mass — hardly an appetizing confection. The same is true for hydrogels....
  • Jun. 12, 2016
    This year marks the launch of the MIT Teaching with Digital Technology Awards. Co-sponsored by the Office of Digital Learning (ODL), the Dean of Undergraduate Education (DUE) and the Office of the...
  • Jun. 9, 2016
    The MIT School of Engineering recently honored outstanding faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students, with the following awards:  Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching, given to a faculty member...
  • May. 24, 2016
    A new approach to the design of a liquid battery, using a passive, gravity-fed arrangement similar to an old-fashioned hourglass, could offer great advantages due to the system’s low cost and the...
  • Apr. 11, 2016
    Water filters of the future may be made from billions of tiny, graphene-based nanoscrolls. Each scroll, made by rolling up a single, atom-thick layer of graphene, could be tailored to trap specific...
  • Apr. 7, 2016
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) honored 160 new rising stars in science and engineering through its Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program. MIT faculty members James Swan, assistant...
  • Apr. 3, 2016
    Since the 1600s, chocolatiers have been perfecting the art of the bonbon, passing down techniques for crafting a perfectly smooth, even chocolaty shell. Now, a theory and a simple fabrication...
  • Jan. 24, 2016
    From gene mapping to space exploration, humanity continues to generate ever-larger sets of data — far more information than people can actually process, manage, or understand. Machine learning...

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