Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E)
Students develop assistive technologies
January 8, 2013Undergraduate teams create helpful phone apps and devices for people with disabilities.
How to stop leaks — the way blood does
January 8, 2013Harnessing the principle that allows blood to clot, MIT researchers are working on new synthetic materials to plug holes.
Tiny tools help advance medical discoveries
January 8, 2013MIT researchers are designing tools to analyze cells at the microscale.
Also labeled: Biological engineering, Diagnostic devices, Mechanical engineering, Metamaterials, Microfluidics, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Biomedicine, Engineering Health, Health, Health care, Health sciences and technology, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), Medicine, Membranes, Imaging, Lab-on-a-chip, Cancer, Cells, Tumors, Optogenetics, Graduate, postdoctoral, Research
Using prizes to spur innovation
January 7, 2013MIT Professor Fiona Murray produces concrete guidelines on designing and executing Grand Innovation Prizes.
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.
Life in BASIC
January 2, 2013Nick Montfort and colleagues examine cultural significance of computer code in new book.
Recent Course X grad named one of Forbes magazine's '30 Under 30'
December 26, 2012Pedro Valencia PhD '12 honored for drug research.
Skoltech, MIT reflect on first year of collaboration
December 21, 2012Anniversary event celebrates international ties.
Historian/physicist David Kaiser wins Physics World’s 'Book of the Year Award'
December 20, 2012Kaiser is the head of MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics.
MIT researchers discover a new kind of magnetism
December 19, 2012Experiments demonstrate ‘quantum spin liquid,’ which could have applications in new computer memory storage.
Graduate student David Sengeh gives back to Sierra Leone
December 18, 2012Media Lab doctoral student created a competition to help youth in his home country create their own solutions.
Aiming deep with the Marine Robotics Team
December 13, 2012Jacqueline Sly ’14 and Tommy Moriarty ’14 discuss their experiences and lessons learned leading the Marine Robotics Team.
Final 2.009 projects make outdoor living better
December 11, 2012From rescue beacons to rain shields for bicycles, student innovations offer ways to improve experiences out in the elements.
School within a school: MIT Concourse
December 10, 2012A learning community in which MIT freshmen explore the sciences, humanities and social sciences in a small, close-knit community (with a kitchen!)
Sanergy, led by Legatum Center alumni fellows, wins social innovation award
December 5, 2012Aims to develop sustainable sanitation services in urban slums
Varanasi selected as outstanding young manufacturing engineer by SME
November 30, 2012MIT professor of mechanical engineering is one of just seven recipients of the award this year.
Said and Done for November/December 2012
November 29, 2012Digest of humanities, arts and social sciences
Photo finish: Sloanies team up to create Bounce Imaging
November 21, 2012Low-cost camera targeted for first responders, military
What can logistics do for you?
November 20, 2012In a new book, an MIT professor argues that investment in global transportation hubs can spur a ‘feedback loop’ of regional growth.
When it comes to fostering innovation, student group says 'Do it!'
November 19, 2012Lady Gaga collaborator and Interscope executive highlights do.it@MIT’s wide-ranging approach.
Two MIT teams' work make TIME Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012 list
November 14, 2012
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston will be MIT’s 2013 Commencement speaker
November 13, 2012MIT alumnus and co-founder of popular file-transfer service will address the Class of 2013 on June 7.
Fear of failureSubscribe
November 1, 2012Recent Legatum Center workshop discusses fear, and examines ways to overcome it in entrepreneurial pursuits.