Five with ties to MIT earn top IEEE awards
January 22, 2013Beranek, Dennis, Chou, Jacobs and Langer are among 20 recipients recognized for decades of engineering achievements.
Microbiologists eavesdrop on the hidden lives of microbes
January 21, 2013Scientists track ocean microbe populations in their natural habitat to create a ‘day in the life’ montage.
Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last
January 20, 2013Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments.
Hard times in Chicago
January 18, 2013MIT anthropologist’s new book recounts the painful aftermath when steel plants suddenly closed in the American heartland.
Research update: Multiple steps toward the ‘quantum singularity’
January 18, 2013Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.
James Utterback honored as exemplar of excellence
January 16, 2013Professor was honored by KU Leuven at its bi-annual Leuven International Forum.
The right’s resistance to regulation
January 16, 2013Book details how conservatives have changed the terms of the environmental debate in recent decades.
Possible role for Huntington’s gene discovered
January 16, 2013Mutant forms of the gene disrupt chemical modifications that control access to genes necessary for normal brain cell function.
Study finds a new culprit for epileptic seizures
January 15, 2013Discovery that some seizures arise in glial cells could offer new targets for epilepsy treatment.
MIT educational video program heads to Malaysia
January 15, 2013BLOSSOMS Initiative kicks off at the country’s University of Technology.
Clark and Sollins receive Test of Time Award
January 14, 2013MIT researchers honored for their paper 'Tussle in Cyberspace: Defining Tomorrow’s Internet.'
Susan Solomon wins international climate award
January 14, 2013MIT professor honored by BBVA for discovering links between atmosphere, climate and human activity.
Pioneering applied mathematician Chia-Chiao Lin dies at 96
January 14, 2013An Institute Professor since 1966, he was an active member of the MIT faculty for 40 years.
Sports Shorts for Jan. 14: A weekly wrap-up of MIT varsity athletics
January 14, 2013Men’s volleyball ranked in preseason top-10; Sailing team 10th in Rose Bowl Regatta.
MIT students attend international talks on mercury
January 11, 2013Students will blog and tweet about their experiences in Geneva, Switzerland.
Protect yourself against flu
January 10, 2013MIT Medical provides flu shots, information on how to stay healthy.
New material harvests energy from water vapor
January 10, 2013Polymer film could be used in artificial muscle and to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices.
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Smithsonian recognizes MIT research on water desalination technology
January 9, 2013Magazine ranks nanoporous graphene as one of the top five surprising scientific milestones of 2012.
AIAA honors David Mindell for ‘Digital Apollo’
January 8, 2013MIT professor’s book earns Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Literature Award.
Using prizes to spur innovation
January 7, 2013MIT Professor Fiona Murray produces concrete guidelines on designing and executing Grand Innovation Prizes.
Sports Shorts for Jan. 7: A weekly wrap-up of MIT varsity athletics
January 7, 2013Men’s basketball opens conference play with victory; Faculty Athletics Rep. Hank Smith honored by NFF
Remembering ‘Papa Flash’
January 4, 2013MIT Professor Harold Edgerton’s high-speed photography and sonar devices revolutionized ocean exploration.
Research update: Jumping droplets help heat transfer
January 4, 2013Scalable nanopatterned surfaces designed by MIT researchers could make for more efficient power generation and desalination.
President Obama announces intent to appoint Esther Duflo to Global Development Council
January 3, 2013MIT development economist nominated for presidential policy council.