• Jul. 22, 2020
    As the Covid-19 shutdowns and stay-at-home orders brought much of the world’s travel and commerce to a standstill, people around the world started noticing clearer skies as a result of lower levels...
  • Jul. 14, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) recently announced the names of 76 scientists who have been selected for their 2020 Early Career Research Program. The list includes four faculty members from MIT...
  • 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
    On June 18, 609 learners celebrated the completion of MITx MicroMasters programs in Data, Economics, and Development Policy (DEDP), Principles of Manufacturing, and Statistics and Data Science in an...
  • 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...
  • Jul. 9, 2020
    Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed a new face mask that they believe could stop viral particles as effectively as N95 masks. Unlike N95 masks, the new masks were...
  • Jul. 9, 2020
    On July 1, 2020, MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering celebrated the many talented staff members who have gone above and beyond in making sure MIT MechE continues to execute its educational and...
  • Jul. 9, 2020
    The property of water that enables a bug to skim the surface of a pond or keeps a carefully placed paperclip floating on the top of a cup of water is known as surface tension. Understanding the...
  • Jun. 30, 2020
    Over the course of their education at MIT, mechanical engineering undergraduate students have many opportunities to build things. From robots that can accomplish complex tasks to underwater vehicles...
  • Jun. 29, 2020
    By folding DNA into a virus-like structure, MIT researchers have designed HIV-like particles that provoke a strong immune response from human immune cells grown in a lab dish. Such particles might...
  • Jun. 24, 2020
    MIT’s Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation hosted IdeaStream, an annual showcase of technologies being developed across MIT, online for the first time in the event’s 18-year history. Last...
  • Jun. 22, 2020
    Last year, MIT engineers developed a double-sided adhesive that could quickly and firmly stick to wet surfaces such as biological tissues. They showed that the tape could be used to seal up rips and...
  • Jun. 18, 2020
    Claudia Chen ’20 was building automata at MIT long before she even submitted her application for admission. As a rising senior in high school, she participated in MIT’s Women’s Technology Program (...
  • 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. 17, 2020
    Making is central to MIT’s identity. It is the embodiment of MIT’s motto, "mens et manus" — "mind and hand." For many students, making is more than designing, engineering, arts, and crafts; it is an...
  • Jun. 16, 2020
    In two new textbooks, Professor of Mechanical Engineering James H. Williams, Jr. shares his engineering knowledge, joy, and teaching style that have inspired generations of MIT students as well as...
  • Jun. 9, 2020
    In late March, local leaders from academia, health care, and the private sector joined a conference call to hear state officials paint a grim picture: Hospitals in Massachusetts would need millions...
  • Jun. 9, 2020
    MIT has again been named the world’s top university by the QS World University Rankings, which were announced today. This is the ninth year in a row MIT has received this distinction. The full 2019-...
  • 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...

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