• Sep. 15, 2016
    Is there a streetlight burned out on your block? Unless you or your neighbors phone the right city department, there’s a good chance nobody knows about it. Most cities don’t have any comprehensive...
  • Sep. 8, 2016
    A sign above the door says it all: MakerLodge. Here MIT students build things: a four-legged robot, a zoetrope, a gumball machine, an alpha particle spark detector. In fact, a group of them helped...
  • 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. 12, 2016
    More than 13 million pain-blocking epidural procedures are performed every year in the United States. Although epidurals are generally regarded as safe, there are complications in up to 10 percent of...
  • 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...
  • Aug. 10, 2016
    Head injuries are a hot topic today in sports medicine, with numerous studies pointing to a high prevalence of sports-related concussions, both diagnosed and undiagnosed, among youth and professional...
  • 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. 27, 2016
    Delivering beer and other beverages to bars in Boston and other cities with old infrastructure — where many storage cellars have no elevator access — can damage workers’ health and businesses’ bottom...
  • Jul. 16, 2016
    The air was hot and gritty. Shehazvi had to squint to see past the sun into the edge of town, past the cars and motorcycles whizzing by, past the scorched earth, to where old buildings stood...
  • 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. 21, 2016
    If there is one word that embodies the spirit of MIT MakerWorks, the all-access Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE) makerspace, it would have to be “students.” Not “maker,” although of...
  • 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...
  • Jun. 7, 2016
    When Edward (Ned) Burnell sees a design problem, he is always ready to find a better solution. Even while chatting with a journalist outside his office, he points out ceilings and windows in...
  • May. 10, 2016
    It’s been more than 30 years since the invention of 3-D printing, and yet in some ways the technology is still a frontier of unexplored potential. Three-dimensional printing — and additive...
  • May. 5, 2016
    On Thursday evening, just before nightfall, a revolution was afoot at MIT. The battleground was set, the munitions were stocked, the targets were marked, and the soldiers were … robots. As hundreds...
  • Apr. 12, 2016
    A portable ultrasound scanner is a marvelous device for medical diagnostic imaging — safe, painless, relatively inexpensive, and available instantly in a medical office or at a patient’s bedside. But...
  • 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...
  • Feb. 15, 2016
    Amos Winter may be an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, but he describes one of the most important aspects of his job as “detective work.” That’s what he, MIT PhD candidate ...
  • Jan. 30, 2016
    A team from MIT took top honors Saturday at a competition at Texas A&M University to design the Hyperloop, a high-speed transportation concept dreamed up by Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk...
  • Jan. 6, 2016
    According to Forbes magazine, their fifth annual 30 Under 30 lists showcase “America’s most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars” who are less than than 30 years old....

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