• Jan. 30, 2023
    Gel-like materials that can be injected into the body hold great potential to heal injured tissues or manufacture entirely new tissues. Many researchers are working to develop these hydrogels for...
  • Jan. 17, 2023
    True to Moore’s Law, the number of transistors on a microchip has doubled every year since the 1960s. But this trajectory is predicted to soon plateau because silicon — the backbone of modern...
  • Dec. 19, 2022
    Orchard-sprayer.jpg A farmer driving a tractor spraying pesticide and insecticide on a lemon plantation in Spain. Credit: Agzen Kripa Varanasi had just started his...
  • Dec. 17, 2022
    When Peter Williams was taking 2.002 (Mechanics and Materials II) this past semester, he won a trophy whose height is approximately equal to the width of three human hairs. Rather than feeling short-...
  • Dec. 13, 2022
    On Monday evening, inside a rainbow-lit Kresge Auditorium, a capacity crowd whooped and hollered and shook their pom-poms along to one of the most anticipated shows of the year: the final student...
  • Dec. 13, 2022
    Genetic engineering and personalized cell therapies could transform healthcare. In recent years, stem cells and gene-editing tools like CRISPR have been making headlines for the possibilities they...
  • Dec. 11, 2022
    For many of us, the act of breathing comes naturally. Behind the scenes, our diaphragm — the dome-shaped muscle that lies just beneath the ribcage — works like a slow and steady trampoline, pushing...
  • Dec. 7, 2022
    Since 1901, MIT has offered a graduate program unlike any other at the Institute. The Naval Construction and Engineering program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering educates active duty...
  • Dec. 1, 2022
    On a Monday evening early each December, Kresge Auditorium transforms into something resembling a pep rally. The sold-out crowd cheers loudly, waving colorful pom poms in the air as confetti rains...
  • Nov. 29, 2022
    Manufacturing had a big summer. The CHIPS and Science Act, signed into law in August, represents a massive investment in US domestic manufacturing. The Act aims to drastically expand the US...
  • Nov. 15, 2022
    Ritu-Raman-Is-an-Architect-of-Muscle-and-Nerve-01.jpg Ritu Raman in the lab. Photo Courtesy of L’Oreal USA RITU RAMAN VIEWS HUMAN BEINGS AS “SOFT AND SQUISHY AND...
  • Nov. 9, 2022
    One glance at the news lately will reveal countless headlines on the dire state of global water and food security. Pollution, supply chain disruptions, and the war in Ukraine are all threatening...
  • Nov. 7, 2022
    By taking advantage of a phenomenon that leads to fractures in metal, MIT researchers have designed medical devices that could be used inside the body as stents, staples, or drug depots, then safely...
  • Nov. 2, 2022
    Want to know if the Golden Gate Bridge is holding up well? There could be an app for that. A new study involving MIT researchers shows that mobile phones placed in vehicles, equipped with special...
  • Oct. 26, 2022
    On Oct. 12, MIT mechanical engineering alumnus Vishnu Jayaprakash SM '19, PhD '22 was named the first-place winner in the graduate category of the Collegiate Inventors Competition. The annual...
  • Oct. 16, 2022
    When the creation of the MIT Morningside Academy for Design (MAD) — a major interdisciplinary center housed in the MIT School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) — was announced last spring, it...
  • Oct. 4, 2022
    MIT is famous as a factory of ideas. You could also call MIT a factory for learning. But for one group of students over the past year MIT has been, in fact, a factory. The team of graduate students...
  • Oct. 2, 2022
    More than 70 MIT students, faculty, staff, and alumni gathered in MIT’s Killian Court recently to “Stand Up and Be Counted (for Women’s Health),” with a strong representation of individuals concerned...
  • Sep. 27, 2022
    One reason that it’s so difficult to deliver large protein drugs orally is that these drugs can’t pass through the mucus barrier that lines the digestive tract. This means that insulin and most other...
  • Sep. 21, 2022
    Tool use has long been a hallmark of human intelligence, as well as a practical problem to solve for a vast array of robotic applications. But machines are still wonky at exerting just the right...

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