‘Cool’ invention wins first place at MADMEC
October 16, 2013Thermoelectric bracelet that helps people maintain a comfortable body temperature takes home $10,000 from MIT’s annual materials-science design competition.
Faculty Highlight: Caroline Ross
September 27, 2013New techniques for combining complex oxide thin films promise electrical control of magnetic properties for data storage and computing.
White House cites new MITx course as key to improving U.S. innovation
June 24, 2013Professor Eugene Fitzgerald and Andreas Wankerl reconceptualize the innovation process in new MOOC
Holding the salt
June 16, 2013MIT graduate student David Cohen-Tanugi works to improve water filtration, desalination.
Angela Belcher wins $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize
June 4, 2013MIT professor honored for her innovations that take cues, and materials, from nature to tackle key societal issues.
Markus Buehler named head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
May 30, 2013An MIT faculty member since 2006, Buehler succeeds Andrew Whittle as CEE department head.
An electrical switch for magnetism
May 29, 2013MIT researchers develop a new approach to controlling the motion of magnetic domains; work could lead to low-power computer memory.
Planes, trains and automobiles: faster, stronger, lighter
May 19, 2013New technique advances carbon-fiber composites.
Research update: Team observes real-time charging of a lithium-air battery
May 12, 2013Imaging reveals what happens during charging; could lead to improved batteries for electric cars.
A blueprint for reversible wrinkling in composite materials
April 23, 2013A new model gives scientists guidelines to develop ‘smart’ composite materials with wrinkled microstructures.