Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
How to kick-start new energy technologies
December 22, 2011Three-year study produces proposals for boosting energy innovation to meet growing demand, curb global warming.
Need a new material? New tool can help
December 20, 2011Exhaustive reference system and interactive toolkit could revolutionize materials research, potentially enabling new types of manufacturing.
DARPA administrators: Just make it
December 14, 2011Agency Director Regina Dugan and Deputy Director Ken Gabriel speak about revitalizing U.S. manufacturing.
Chu: New materials could be transformative
December 1, 2011Citing historical examples, U.S. secretary of energy argues that the nation can still regain its manufacturing leadership.
A test of teamwork, engineering skill and endurance across the Australian Outback
November 29, 2011After placing 15th in the 2011 Veolia World Solar Challenge, MIT’s Solar Electric Vehicle Team reflects on their experience and looks ahead to the future.
Important step toward computing with light
November 23, 2011Research at MIT produces long-sought component to allow complete optical circuits on silicon chips.
Martin (1958) Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship dedicated
November 22, 2011Newly named and redesigned center to foster entrepreneurship at the school and around the world
2011–2012 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams selected from national pool of applicants
October 19, 2011High school teams awarded $10,000 grants to bring inspirational invention ideas to life.
Bristly particles could be boon for powerplants
October 17, 2011Multi-scale material may have applications in heat transfer, potentially helping powerplants be more efficient.
MIT Deshpande Center announces fall 2011 research grants
October 12, 2011Eight research teams receive $668,000 to develop new technological innovations
Everybody’s a winner
October 7, 2011Automatic window-shading invention tops a strong field of entries in materials competition.
Classes and academic research help launch companies
October 3, 2011A variety of course offerings are devoted to spurring new ventures.
‘Artificial leaf’ makes fuel from sunlight
September 30, 2011Solar cell bonded to recently developed catalyst can harness the sun, splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen.
Outside the classroom, students create future businesses
September 28, 2011Members of MIT’s ‘entrepreneurial ecosystem’ say it abounds in resources to help the would-be business founder.
Columbus Leonard makes another big save
September 23, 2011MIT water polo goalkeeper recalls an eye-opening experience on a trip to Nicaragua last spring.
The MIT-India connection
September 20, 2011The first MIT-India Conference will explore the role of technology in building India’s economy.
Said and Done for September 2011
September 15, 2011The humanities, arts and social sciences monthly digest
In the World: Design summit’s inventions find willing buyers
August 26, 2011Devices to improve lives in developing countries are so appealing that even the initial prototypes attract buyers.
Said and Done
August 17, 2011Humanities, arts and social sciences digest for July/August 2011.
While you’re up, print me a solar cell
July 11, 2011New MIT-developed materials make it possible to produce photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric, nearly as simply as printing a document.