Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Nutrient mix shows promise in fighting Alzheimer’s
January 8, 2010In clinical trial, new approach developed at MIT improves memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
Reporter’s Notebook: Emergency measures
December 9, 2009For drowning surfers, fallen bicyclists and injured mountaineers, students in MIT’s 2.009 class devise products that could save lives.
A new way to measure muscle
October 27, 2009MIT engineer Joel Dawson and colleagues built a handheld probe that could help doctors monitor muscle atrophy in patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease and similar ailments.
Teens aim to make a difference through invention
October 20, 200915 high schools awarded Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam Grants to tackle real-world problems; grant applications now available for 2010-2011 school year
The easy way to go green
October 19, 2009Alum's 'state-of-the-shelf' energy-efficient house is among a bevy of new ideas for curbing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions presented at MIT's annual Energy Night.
Deshpande Center's latest funding cycle supports goal of 'idea to impact'
October 17, 2009Since 2002, the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation has funded more than 80 projects with over $9 M in grants. The center supports a wide range of emerging technologies including biotechnology, biomedical devices, information technology, new materials, tiny tech, and energy innovations. Eighteen projects have spun out of the center as independent startups, having collectively raised over $150 million in outside financing from investors.
Energy savings in black and white
October 7, 2009MIT students develop concept for color-changing roof tiles that absorb heat in winter, reflect it in summer.
Hobby Shop project garners Popular Mechanics magazine award
October 7, 2009Greg Schroll '08 named "Most Brilliant Innovator" for his spherical robot.
Second Fridays Series begins at MIT Museum
October 5, 2009MIT Museum stays open late one evening per month. Free to all. Next program features hands-on activities on Oct. 9. The Museum will remain open until 8 p.m. every second Friday of the month and will feature faculty- or student-led programs.
MIT Museum opens new exhibition on Sept. 26
September 25, 2009Sampling MIT connects Museum visitors with ongoing research from labs and centers across MIT. Seven new exhibits, and an expanded store open in the Mark Epstein Innovation Gallery located on the first floor of the MIT Museum on Sept. 26.
3 Questions: Phillip Sharp calls for 'New Biology' push
September 24, 2009The U.S. needs an ambitious biology research initiative to tackle broad challenges involving food, energy, the environment and health, says Nobel laureate.
September 22, 2009Led by electrical engineering professor John Wyatt, team develops retinal implant that could help restore useful level of vision to certain groups of blind people
Cement’s basic molecular structure finally decoded
September 9, 2009
Robustness comes from messiness, not a clean geometric arrangement
3 from MIT among Technology Review's top young innovators
August 18, 2009Jose Gomez Marquez named 'humanitarian of the year'