3-D scanning, with your smartphone
January 31, 2014Startup Viztu Technologies developed commercial software that generated 3-D models from 2-D photos, before selling to a tech giant.
Pedro Reis receives Early Career Award from National Science Foundation
January 24, 2014Award will fund continued development of Smart Morphable Surfaces (or Smorphs), a new class of on-demand morphable structures.
How to tap the sun’s energy through heat as well as light
January 19, 2014New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.
Former MIT president Charles M. Vest dies at 72
December 13, 2013As the Institute’s leader from 1990 to 2004, he sparked a period of dynamism.
Engineering students demonstrate product prototypes
December 10, 2013Final 2.009 presentations provide new ideas for athletes, patients, hobbyists, and even horses.
Four MIT seniors win Marshall Scholarships
December 3, 2013Kate Koch, Colleen Loynachan, Kirin Sinha, and Grace Young will study for two years in the UK.
Droplets break a theoretical time barrier on bouncing
November 20, 2013MIT research could aid ice prevention, wing efficiency, and more.
Better batteries through biology?
November 13, 2013MIT researchers find a way to boost lithium-air battery performance, with the help of modified viruses.
Stephen H. Crandall, professor emeritus in MechE, dies at 92
November 8, 2013Crandall remembered for his pioneering work in the field of solid mechanics and random vibrations.
Students prepare for real-world product development through hands-on collaboration
October 22, 2013