When fluid dynamics mimic quantum mechanics
July 28, 2013MIT researchers expand the range of quantum behaviors that can be replicated in fluidic systems, offering a new perspective on wave-particle duality.
Watching fluid flow at nanometer scales
March 31, 2013Researchers find that tiny nanowires can lift liquids as effectively as tubes.
Research update: A new model accurately predicts three-dimensional sand flow
March 25, 2013Model may be useful in improving the flow of grain in silos, and drug capsules in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
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.
Sitting still or going hunting: Which works better?
November 1, 2012If you’re a microbe floating in the ocean, there’s no single best strategy for getting food, MIT research shows.
Greenhouse gas can find a home underground
March 19, 2012New MIT analysis shows there’s enough room to safely store at least a century’s worth of U.S. fossil fuel emissions.
Peraire named head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
June 1, 2011Computational aerodynamics specialist succeeds Ian Waitz, who was named dean of engineering