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.
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 3, 2012May help improve drug delivery and explain natural patterns from brain folds to bell peppers.
Through a glass, clearly
April 26, 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 12, 2012Surface coatings developed by MIT researchers could inhibit buildup of methane hydrates that can block deep-sea oil and gas wells.