Sharper ultrasound images could improve diagnostics
June 17, 2012New system developed at MIT allows precise measurements and tracking of disease progression.
Textured surface may boost power output of thin silicon solar cells
June 12, 2012MIT team finds new approach to trapping light efficiently in thin-film silicon solar cells.
Teaching self-assembling structures a new trick
June 7, 2012MIT researchers produce 3-D configurations that could lead to new microchips and other devices.
In the World: MIT-designed cooler preserves tuberculosis drugs, records doses
May 29, 2012A simple cooler could help patients battle antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis.
Entrepreneurial students dive into product design and development
May 14, 2012Joint MIT-RISD course yields concepts from iPad-friendly backpacks to waste-free sugar.
New technique predictably generates complex, wavy shapes
May 2, 2012May help improve drug delivery and explain natural patterns from brain folds to bell peppers.
Through a glass, clearly
April 25, 2012MIT researchers find a way to make glass that’s anti-fogging, self-cleaning and free of glare.
New method to prevent undersea ice clogs
April 11, 2012Surface coatings developed by MIT researchers could inhibit buildup of methane hydrates that can block deep-sea oil and gas wells.
MIT students teach hands-on learning abroad
April 9, 2012MISTI Global Teaching Labs attracts students looking to share the Institute's unique approach to science and engineering education.
Moving microfluidics from the lab bench to the factory floor
March 28, 2012The Center for Polymer Microfabrication designs manufacturing processes for a new generation of diagnostic tools.
March 26, 2012Inspired by a toy, the ‘buckliball’ — a collapsible structure fabricated from a single piece of material — represents a new class of 3-D, origami-like structures.