How spider webs achieve their strength
February 2, 2012It’s not just the strength of the silk itself, a new study finds; the silk’s way of stretching and the structure of the whole web help it resist damage.
Kaitlyn Nealon named to Capital One Academic All-America Women's Soccer Team
December 1, 2011Sophomore defender becomes fourth player in the history of the women's soccer program to earn honor.
The new NSE strategy
November 29, 2011Strengthens core, opens boundaries; seeks better integration of technical and societal issues.
Living cells say: Can you hear me now?
November 17, 2011Researchers find that cells’ chemical signaling includes a way to tell whether signals are being received or not.
November 8, 2011Advanced mathematical techniques enable AUVs to survey large, complex and cluttered seascapes.
Highly efficient oxygen catalyst found
October 28, 2011New catalyst, made of inexpensive and abundant materials, could prove useful in rechargeable batteries and hydrogen-fuel production.
Where the wind blows
October 25, 2011How far can wind power go toward reducing global carbon emissions from electricity production?
Bristly particles could be boon for powerplants
October 17, 2011Multi-scale material may have applications in heat transfer, potentially helping powerplants be more efficient.
‘I speak MISTI’
September 13, 2011MIT program sends students abroad for experiences tailor-made for their academic and professional interests.
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.