Students with toys: Not just playing around
May 15, 2013In mechanical engineering department’s toy-design class, teams design creative board games, plush toys and puzzles.
Water purification process named 'Technology Idol of the Year'
May 15, 2013Humidification-dehumidification (HDH) carrier gas extraction process developed by researchers at MIT.
Mechanical engineering professor Joseph LeConte Smith Jr. dies at 83
May 14, 2013Longtime director of Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory taught at MIT from 1956 to 2008.
Wind power — even without the wind
April 25, 2013Innovative storage system could enable offshore wind farms to deliver power whenever it’s needed.
April 11, 2013MIT senior Paul Lazarescu uses his engineering talents to help people with disabilities and improve everyday technology.
Mary Boyce to lead Columbia University’s engineering school
March 26, 2013Mechanical Engineering department head named dean of the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Research update: A new model accurately predicts three-dimensional sand flow
March 25, 2013Model may be useful in improving the flow of grain in silos, and drug capsules in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Faculty describe experiments with digital learning on MacVicar Day
March 22, 2013Participants discuss how they are 'reimagining the MIT classroom.'
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Four professors named 2013 MacVicar Fellows
March 15, 2013Griffith, Miller, Schulz and Teng awarded the Institute’s highest undergraduate teaching honor.
New rankings acclaim MIT’s graduate programs in engineering, business
March 11, 2013MIT leads in seven engineering disciplines and three business fields, says U.S. News & World Report.
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Radical Innovation course resonates with Italian industry professionals
March 7, 2013Sanjay Sarma urges Italian companies to capitalize on the country's innovative heritage to launch skunkworks efforts.
MIT researchers develop solar-to-fuel roadmap for crystalline silicon
March 4, 2013New analysis points the way to optimizing efficiency of an integrated system for harvesting sunlight to make storable fuel.
Sterilizing with the sun
February 26, 2013Solar concentrating system could replace fuel-powered or electric devices in remote villages.
Daniel Jimenez named Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2013
February 13, 2013Alumnus to pursue graduate studies in engineering for sustainable development at Cambridge University.
‘Invisible’ particles could enhance thermoelectric devices
February 6, 2013New approach could improve the efficiency of devices that harness power from temperature differences.
Purification on the cheap
February 5, 2013System developed at MIT cleans ‘produced water’ from natural gas wells, could lead to improved desalination plants for developing countries.
MIT students create new medical devices
January 30, 2013Precision machine design class links doctors with students to find ways of meeting pressing medical needs for new technology.
Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last
January 20, 2013Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments.
Tiny tools help advance medical discoveries
January 8, 2013MIT researchers are designing tools to analyze cells at the microscale.
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Research update: Jumping droplets help heat transfer
January 4, 2013Scalable nanopatterned surfaces designed by MIT researchers could make for more efficient power generation and desalination.
Professor Roger Kamm visualizes sneaky tumor cells with 3-D assay
December 26, 2012Kamm is studying the mechanics of metastasis, the process of cancer-cell migration from one location in the body to another and the cause of more than 90 percent of cancer deaths.