• Aug. 27, 2018
    Ian Marius Peters, now an MIT research scientist, was working on solar energy research in Singapore in 2013 when he encountered an extraordinary cloud of pollution. The city was suddenly engulfed in...
  • Aug. 26, 2018
    MIT’s Solar Electric Vehicle Team (SEVT) completed their first race in three years, the 2018 American Solar Challenge (ASC), last month. The team was awarded 5th place overall in the single-occupant...
  • Aug. 8, 2018
    The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) has announced that two MIT PhD students, Krithika Ramchander and Andrea Beck, have been awarded fellowships to pursue water resource...
  • Aug. 4, 2018
    Since 2012, a handful of Saudi Arabia’s top scientists and engineers have arrived on MIT’s campus every year for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Through the Ibn Khaldun Fellowship for Saudi Arabian...
  • Jul. 30, 2018
    A T-shirt that can change color to complement your mood (and help you pare down your wardrobe). An apron that transforms into a dress and has interchangeable pockets with high-tech functionality....
  • Jul. 22, 2018
      With droughts plaguing much of the western United States and millions of people across the globe living without access to safe water, the need for technologies that produce clean water is greater...
  • Jul. 16, 2018
    Members of the MIT engineering faculty receive many awards in recognition of their scholarship, service, and overall excellence. Every quarter, the School of Engineering publicly recognizes their...
  • Jul. 10, 2018
    About 40 percent of all the energy consumed by buildings worldwide is used for space heating and cooling. With the warming climate as well as growing populations and rising standards of living —...
  • Jul. 3, 2018
    New research suggests there’s a large untapped resource for many of the increasingly water-limited regions of the U.S. and around the world: brackish groundwater, which, in theory at least, would...
  • Jul. 1, 2018
    Four hungry MIT student-athletes were on a mission to find a filling, inexpensive meal and ended up creating the first robotic kitchen. “It was a natural solution to the problem of creating...
  • Jun. 27, 2018
    Watching the USS Constitution sail around Boston Harbor is always a breathtaking sight. In June, spectators along the harbor got a particularly impressive display. The Constitution was joined on its...
  • Jun. 25, 2018
    Prosthetic limb technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, giving amputees a range of bionic options, including artificial knees controlled by microchips, sensor-laden feet driven by artificial...
  • Jun. 21, 2018
    Evelyn Wang, the Gail E. Kendall (1978) Professor and director of MIT’s Device Research Laboratory, has been named head of the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, effective July 1....
  • Jun. 18, 2018
    MIT and the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen, China, have announced the launch of the Centers for Mechanical Engineering Research and Education at MIT and SUSTech....
  • Jun. 14, 2018
    Have you ever plugged in a vacuum cleaner, only to have it turn off without warning before the job is done? Or perhaps your desk lamp works fine, until you turn on the air conditioner that’s plugged...
  • Jun. 12, 2018
    With the push of a button, months of hard work were about to be put to the test. Sixteen teams of engineers convened in a cavernous exhibit hall in Nagoya, Japan, for the 2017 Amazon Robotics...
  • Jun. 10, 2018
    Ryan Eustice’s interest in self-driving cars began 12,500 feet below the surface of the Atlantic. As a PhD student in the joint MIT-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Program, Eustice focused on...
  • Jun. 7, 2018
    A new system devised by MIT engineers could provide a low-cost source of drinking water for parched cities around the world while also cutting power plant operating costs. About 39 percent of all the...
  • May. 31, 2018
    “Who is Bram Stoker?” Those three words demonstrated the amazing potential of artificial intelligence. It was the answer to a final question in a particularly memorable 2011 episode of Jeopardy!. The...
  • May. 28, 2018
    Compression therapy is a standard form of treatment for patients who suffer from venous ulcers and other conditions in which veins struggle to return blood from the lower extremities. Compression...

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