A better way to shed water
October 22, 2012MIT researchers find that lubricated, nanotextured surfaces improved performance of condensers in power and desalination plants.
Department snapshot: Mechanical Engineering
October 17, 2012More MechE students choose to design their own education.
‘Invisibility’ could be a key to better electronics
October 12, 2012MIT team applies technology developed for visual ‘cloaking’ to enable more efficient transfer of electrons.
New technique reveals lithium in action
October 8, 2012Fundamental reactions behind advanced battery technology, revealed in detail by advanced imaging method, could lead to improved materials.
Understanding and predicting materials behavior
September 26, 2012Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering takes an interdisciplinary approach
Automatic building mapping could help emergency responders
September 24, 2012A prototype sensor array that can be worn on the chest automatically maps the wearer’s environment, recognizing movement between floors.
Inauguration festivities off to a stimulating start
September 19, 2012Innovation symposium touches on a dizzying array of topics, with themes of interdisciplinary collaboration, energy and innovation for the developing world.
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Researchers engineer light-activated skeletal muscle
August 30, 2012Technique may enable robotic animals that move with the strength and flexibility of their living counterparts.
Soft autonomous robot inches along like an earthworm
August 10, 2012Flexible design enables body-morphing capability.
Bringing power to the people — and heat as well
August 6, 2012Sun-powered system developed by MIT students could provide electricity, heat and cooling to rural schools and clinics.
Wrinkled surfaces could have widespread applications
August 1, 2012MIT team discovers way of making perfectly ordered and repeatable surfaces with patterns of microscale wrinkles.
New aircraft capable of fast, accurate and repeatable flight
July 26, 2012CSAIL's Robot Locomotion Group unveils new computer-controlled aircraft that can perform knife-edge turns.
Autonomous robot scans ship hulls for mines
July 17, 2012Algorithms enable robot to navigate and view propellers and other complex structures.
Mechanical engineers develop an ‘intelligent co-pilot’ for cars
July 13, 2012Semiautonomous system takes the wheel to keep drivers safe.
Sharper ultrasound images could improve diagnostics
June 18, 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 13, 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 30, 2012A simple cooler could help patients battle antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis.