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.
McGovern Institute to honor synapses expert Roger Nicoll
March 8, 2012Named winner of the 2012 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience.
Koch Institute, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center announce launch of 'Bridge Project' to attack most-lethal forms of cancer
March 6, 2012Institutions, research teams, non-profit organizations join forces in novel approaches targeting pancreatic cancer, glioblastoma.
Political science PhD candidate Christopher Clary helping to shape U.S. defense policy
March 5, 2012
March 2, 2012As MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference kicks off, scholars and fans have produced a growing avalanche of quantitative research.
Measuring blood flow to monitor sickle cell disease
March 1, 2012New technology may help doctors predict when patients are at risk for serious complications.
Reversing Alzheimer’s gene ‘blockade’ can restore memory, other cognitive functions
March 1, 2012Neuroscientists show that HDAC2 enzyme could be a good target for new drugs.