Study shows unified process of evolution in bacteria and sexual eukaryotes
April 5, 2012A single gene mutation can sweep through a population, opening the door for the concept of ‘species’ in bacteria.
Using new technology to measure nitrogen in coastal surface waters
April 3, 2012MIT Sea Grant-funded researcher, Matt Charette, is addressing the degradation of coastal waters in New England.
All in a day’s work: Design and print your own robot
April 3, 2012MIT project, funded with $10 million NSF grant, could transform robotic design and production
April 1, 2012New algorithms could enable heaps of ‘smart sand’ that can assume any shape, allowing spontaneous formation of new tools or duplication of broken mechanical parts.
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.
MIT graduate students head to Capitol Hill to deliver research-funding petition
March 26, 2012More than 10,000 signed petition in support of science and engineering work.
Calculating the cost of advanced manufacturing
March 21, 2012The Environmentally Benign Manufacturing group studies the life cycle of new technologies.
Sen. Kerry tours Alcator C-Mod tokamak
March 20, 2012Project is at risk of being terminated due to proposed federal budget cuts.
MIT-Germany Seed Fund winners announced
March 20, 2012Funds support collaborations between faculty and research scientists at MIT and in Germany.
New CSAIL research could help secure the cloud
March 14, 2012DARPA funding awarded to a project that aims to develop a smart, self-healing cloud computing infrastructure.
Guiding robot planes with hand gestures
March 13, 2012MIT researchers are developing a system that would allow aircraft-carrier crews to direct autonomous planes using ordinary hand gestures.
Five faculty to receive ACS awards
March 13, 2012
Fiber laser points to woven 3-D displays
March 12, 2012A fiber that can emit light along its length in any direction may herald flexible 3-D displays and medical tools that activate therapeutic compounds with bursts of light.