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The Wonders of Thin Structures
Pedro Reis' work focuses on the mechanics of large deformations of thin structures, towards devising novel functionalities over a wide range of length scales, from the very small to the very large.
Just returning from 15 days living undersea as part of Fabien Cousteau's Mission 31 project, MechE alumna Grace Young '14 reflects on her experience.
Programmable Aperture Light Field Cameras
PhD candidate Thomas Milnes explains his thesis research: the development of novel hardware and software techniques -- such as "digital aperture" and "programmable deconvolution" -- for the field of light field imaging.
Albatross robot takes flight
MIT engineers including Professor Michael Triantafyllou and Professor Jean-Jacques Slotine have designed an autonomous robotic glider that can skim along the water’s surface.
Engineers turn plastic insulator into heat conductor
A polymer thermal conductor developed by Professor Gang Chen could prevent overheating of laptops, mobile phones, and other electronics.
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