Department snapshot: Aeronautics and Astronautics
October 3, 2012AeroAstro takes off in new directions — prompting a 50 percent spike in new undergraduate enrollments.
Oscillating microscopic beads could be key to biolab on a chip
September 25, 2012MIT team finds way to manipulate and measure magnetic particles without contact, potentially enabling multiple medical tests on a tiny device.
Automatic building mapping could help emergency responders
September 24, 2012A prototype sensor array that can be worn on the chest automatically maps the wearer’s environment, recognizing movement between floors.
MIT Postdoctoral Association marks its one-year anniversary
September 18, 2012
A world of OCW benefits: Powering career advancement
September 11, 2012Ziya Deniz Eralp’s search for management information and training led him to OCW and ultimately to MIT's System Design and Management Program.
15 MIT students named Siebel Scholars
September 10, 2012Graduate students in computer science, bioengineering and business honored.
Teaching a microbe to make fuel
August 21, 2012Genetically modified organism could turn carbon dioxide or waste products into a gasoline-compatible transportation fuel.
CEE's Humbyrd wins School of Engineering teaching and mentoring award
August 8, 2012Award recognizes and encourages extraordinary teaching and mentoring by a graduate student in the school.
New router enhances the precision of woodworking
August 8, 2012Handheld device precisely follows a digital plan with minimal guidance from a user.
DUSP, Consensus Building Institute team awarded grant for climate change role-play project
August 6, 2012Awarded $637,000 to develop joint project.
Writing graphics software gets much easier
August 2, 2012A new programming language for image-processing algorithms yields code that’s much shorter and clearer — but also faster.
Simons Center for the Social Brain offering seed grants, postdoc fellowships
July 26, 2012Deadline for application is August 31.
Research update: Chips with self-assembling rectangles
July 19, 2012New technique allows production of complex microchip structures in one self-assembling step.
Also labeled: Computer science and technology, Electrical engineering and electronics, Faculty, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Materials science, Microchips, Microsystems Technology Laboratories, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Self-assembly, Semiconductors, Students, National Science Foundation (NSF), Singapore-MIT
Researchers explain how dye-based nanotubes can help harvest light’s energy
July 6, 2012Tiny cylinders help reveal how natural-light-harvesting antennae collect light with exceptional efficiency.
Also labeled: Carbon nanotubes, Chemistry and chemical engineering, Energy, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Photonics, Photosynthesis, Physics, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Solar, Excitonics, Moungi Bawendi, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF)
Glen Urban, former MIT Sloan dean, retires to focus on research; leaves behind $1 million gift
June 11, 2012Establishes a PhD marketing fellowship at the school
President Susan Hockfield’s charge to the 2012 graduates
June 8, 2012‘Now is the moment for us to send you forth … to put MIT’s spirit and principles to work around the globe.’
Sal Khan salutes ‘the wizards of tomorrow’
June 8, 2012In commencement address, 1998 alumnus asks the Class of 2012 to perform a thought experiment in time travel.
System improves automated monitoring of security cameras
June 5, 2012New approach uses mathematics to reach a compromise between accuracy, speed.