• Jun. 5, 2014
    Lallit Anand, the Warren and Towneley Rohsenow Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to receive the 2014 Daniel C. Drucker Medal. Established by the Applied Mechanics Division of the...
  • May. 20, 2014
    Researchers at MIT have discovered a new way of harnessing temperature gradients in fluids to propel objects. In the natural world, the mechanism may influence the motion of icebergs floating on the...
  • May. 13, 2014
    Researchers at MIT's School of Engineering, working with colleagues at the Pontificial University of Chile in Santiago, are harvesting potable water from the coastal fog that forms on the edge of one...
  • Mar. 25, 2014
    The Atlantic razor clam uses very little energy to burrow into undersea soil at high speed. Now a detailed insight into how the animal digs has led to the development of a robotic clam that can...
  • 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...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Fog-harvesting system developed by MIT and Chilean researchers could provide potable water for the world’s driest regions.   By David Chandler, MIT News Office   Photo courtesy of researchers. In...
  • Dec. 10, 2013
    Droplets Break a Theoretical Time Barrier on Bouncing   By David Chandler, MIT News Office   Those who study hydrophobic materials — water-shedding surfaces such as those found in nature and created...
  • Nov. 11, 2013
    When an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant in 2011, knocking out emergency power supplies, crews sprayed seawater on the reactors to cool them — to no avail. One...
  • Nov. 8, 2013
    Stephen H. Crandall, the Ford Professor of Engineering Emeritus at MIT, a pioneer in random vibrations and rotordynamics, and a leader in transforming mechanics into an engineering science, passed...
  • Nov. 6, 2013
    An MIT mathematician and a celebrity chef have combined talents to create two culinary novelties inspired by nature. John Bush, a professor of applied mathematics, and renowned Spanish chef José...
  • Sep. 17, 2013
    Assistant Professors Cullen Buie and Sangbae Kim of the Department of Mechanical Engineering both recently received a DARPA Young Faculty Award (YFA), which was granted to 25 tenure-track faculty...
  • May. 30, 2013
    From the Fukushima tsunami disaster to the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, environmental disasters exact all-too-memorable damage to coastal communities. Imagine if it was possible to predict the exact...

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