Two MIT professors win NSF Career awards
March 4, 2010
With $25 million grant, NSF funds center to investigate the creation of biological machines
February 23, 2010Headquartered at MIT, the new initiative aims to dramatically advance research in complex biological systems and engage underrepresented minority groups
New wheelchair gets its first real-world test
February 18, 2010Grad student’s device aims to meet the needs of millions of people in the developing world.
Reporter’s Notebook: Emergency measures
December 9, 2009For drowning surfers, fallen bicyclists and injured mountaineers, students in MIT’s 2.009 class devise products that could save lives.
Two from MIT win Marshall Scholarships
December 1, 2009Seniors Tanya Goldhaber and Vinayak Muralidhar will pursue graduate studies in Britain beginning next year.
Feeling the way
November 23, 2009Robotic device developed in MIT’s Touch Lab can help visually impaired people navigate around a virtual model of a real building.
Energy researchers find Obama an eager student
October 27, 2009In the President's visit to MIT labs he showed keen interest, quick understanding and warm appreciation, say his hosts
Tish Scolnik ’10 selected as one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 College Women
October 19, 2009The October issue of Glamour Magazine has named 2009 Truman Scholar Tish Scolnik as one of their Top 10 College Women, recognizing her work on mobility issues for the disabled.
Deshpande Center's latest funding cycle supports goal of 'idea to impact'
October 17, 2009Since 2002, the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation has funded more than 80 projects with over $9 M in grants. The center supports a wide range of emerging technologies including biotechnology, biomedical devices, information technology, new materials, tiny tech, and energy innovations. Eighteen projects have spun out of the center as independent startups, having collectively raised over $150 million in outside financing from investors.
Braille made simple
September 21, 2009MIT students develop device that could make labeling easier for the visually impaired. Product could be on the market next year.
Small springs could provide big power
September 21, 2009Mechanical engineer Carol Livermore and colleagues find that carbon nanotubes, used as springs, have potential to compete with batteries for energy storage.