• 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. 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
    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...
  • Aug. 19, 2020
    1970 was a milestone year for efforts to combat air pollution. On April 22, the first Earth Day was celebrated. The 1970 Clean Air Act was the first policy to establish federal regulations on car and...
  • Jul. 13, 2020
    On a cloudy day last August, Emily Zhang held her breath at the Hockenheimring racetrack in Germany’s Rhine Valley. Less than two weeks after the circuit hosted the German Grand Prix, it was the...
  • Jul. 13, 2020
    For humans, it can be challenging to manipulate thin flexible objects like ropes, wires, or cables. But if these problems are hard for humans, they are nearly impossible for robots. As a cable slides...
  • Jul. 12, 2020
    With great sadness, MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering shares the news that our colleague Victor Wong, Principal Research Scientist in the Sloan Automotive Laboratory, passed away on July 13...
  • Jun. 18, 2020
    In February, researchers from MIT and Takeda Pharmaceuticals joined together to celebrate the official launch of the MIT-Takeda Program. The MIT-Takeda Program aims to fuel the development and...
  • Jun. 8, 2020
    MIT engineers have designed a “brain-on-a-chip,” smaller than a piece of confetti, that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors — silicon-based components that...
  • May. 17, 2020
    As more Covid-19 patients experience acute respiratory distress, there has been much debate over the idea of sharing ventilators, which involves splitting air tubes into multiple branches so that two...
  • May. 14, 2020
    The Covid-19 pandemic continues to challenge how societies and institutions function at macro and micro scales. In the United States, the novel coronavirus has affected everything from the economy to...
  • Apr. 30, 2020
    Members of the MIT community from around the world gathered virtually on Sunday, April 26 to celebrate the 19th annual IDEAS Awards presented by the PKG Center for Public Service. IDEAS is MIT’s...
  • Apr. 19, 2020
    It was clear early on in the unfolding Covid-19 pandemic that a critical need in the coming weeks and months would be for ventilators, the potentially life-saving devices that keep air flowing into a...
  • Apr. 15, 2020
    The research described in this article has been published on a preprint server but has not yet been peer-reviewed by scientific or medical experts. Every day for the past few weeks, charts and graphs...
  • Mar. 25, 2020
    One of the most pressing shortages facing hospitals during the Covid-19 emergency is a lack of ventilators. These machines can keep patients breathing when they no longer can on their own, and they...
  • Mar. 16, 2020
    MIT’s graduate program in engineering has again earned a No. 1 spot in U.S. News and Word Report’s annual rankings, a place it has held since 1990, when the magazine first ranked such programs. The...
  • Feb. 25, 2020
    Four MIT researchers are among the 87 new members and 18 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering for 2020. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the...
  • Feb. 12, 2020
    For some infants, a wet diaper is cause for an instant, vociferous demand to be changed, while other babies may be unfazed and happy to haul around the damp cargo for lengthy periods without...
  • Feb. 11, 2020
    Most people only think about the systems that power their cities when something goes wrong. Unfortunately, many people in the San Francisco Bay Area had a lot to think about recently when their...

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