Two MIT teams' work make TIME Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012 list
November 14, 2012
On the hunt for rare cancer cells
November 12, 2012Jellyfish-inspired device that rapidly and efficiently captures cancer cells from blood samples could enable better patient monitoring.
Bringing the world to innovation
November 8, 2012With up to $25 million in new USAID funding, MIT’s D-Lab will gain greater ability to help people in the developing world find their own solutions.
MIT a linchpin of major new USAID program
November 8, 2012Institute researchers aim to spur development and evaluation of useful technologies to help the world’s poor.
MIT sailing receives trio of ICSA All-Academic Team honors
October 31, 2012
A better way to shed water
October 21, 2012MIT researchers find that lubricated, nanotextured surfaces improved performance of condensers in power and desalination plants.
Department snapshot: Mechanical Engineering
October 16, 2012More MechE students choose to design their own education.
‘Invisibility’ could be a key to better electronics
October 11, 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 23, 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 29, 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 9, 2012Flexible design enables body-morphing capability.
Bringing power to the people — and heat as well
August 5, 2012Sun-powered system developed by MIT students could provide electricity, heat and cooling to rural schools and clinics.
Wrinkled surfaces could have widespread applications
July 31, 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 16, 2012Algorithms enable robot to navigate and view propellers and other complex structures.