Jacopo Buongiorno, professor and associate head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering and director of the Center for Advanced Nuclear Energy Systems
“The nuclear industry has been remarkably slow at keeping up with technological advances in other industries,” notes MIT Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) Professor Jacopo Buongiorno.
Nov 18, 2015
NASA's "Valkyrie" robot is 6 feet tall and weighs 290 pounds. Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory will test and develop the bot for future space missions.
Team led by Professor Russ Tedrake of CSAIL to develop algorithms for 6-foot-tall “Valkyrie” robot to travel to Mars and beyond.
Nov 17, 2015
A 1957 photograph shows President James R. Killian Jr. (left) and professor of electrical engineering Harold “Doc” Edgerton burying the time capsule.
Time capsule buried in 1957 unearthed during excavation for MIT.nano.
Nov 17, 2015
Tech Trek Report
The newsletter of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology System Design & Management program
Nov 16, 2015
Stills from the Weather Research and Forecasting Model.
Algorithm may be applied to a broad range of complicated problems.Algorithm may be applied to a broad range of complicated problems.
Nov 16, 2015
James Collins, the Termeer Professor of Bioengineering at MIT.
Reprogramming biology
Biological engineer James Collins designs genetic circuits with novel functions.
Nov 14, 2015
Streamlining mobile image processing
Technique for mobile image processing in the cloud cuts bandwidth use by more than 98 percent.
Nov 13, 2015
Doug Spreng '65
Doug Spreng ’65 believes nanotechnology could hold the biggest payoffs — for everyone.
Nov 13, 2015
Asu Ozdaglar
Professor of electrical engineering and computer science has been appointed to the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professorship in Electrical Engineering.
Nov 13, 2015
 Researchers say the new desalination method could be useful for cleaning the contaminated water generated by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Shown here is a holding pit for fracking water.
MIT team invents efficient shockwave-based process for desalination of water.
Nov 12, 2015
Markus Buehler
Institute-wide professorship recognizes Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering head's dedication and vision.
Nov 12, 2015
The intelligent indoor Grove Ecosystem produces fresh vegetables, herbs, and small fruits year-round.
Co-founders of the Somerville-based startup Grove enable people to grow their own produce with an intelligent indoor gardening appliance.
Nov 10, 2015
MIT postdoc Davide Ciceri holds a microfluidic device he designed to study leaching of potassium from the silicate mineral potassium feldspar. Ciceri and senior author Antoine Allanore, the Thomas B. King Assistant Professor of Metallurgy at MIT, report in a recent study that their microfluidic experiments demonstrate Brazilian feldspar releases potassium at a rate that is higher than previously reported.
Microfluidic experiments show feldspar releases potassium at a higher rate than expected, suggesting new possibilities for using ground rocks in agriculture.
Nov 10, 2015
Letter with wax seal
2,600 recently rediscovered early modern letters to be analyzed in groundbreaking international digital humanities project.
Nov 10, 2015
Anantha Chandrakasan
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science head Anantha Chandrakasan appointed to Institute-wide professorship.
Nov 10, 2015
(Left to right) Edward Boyden, Larry Guth, and Liang Fu
MIT physicists share prize in fundamental physics; Larry Guth and Liang Fu win New Horizons Prizes.
Nov 9, 2015
CSAIL researchers found that pictograms, often ridiculed for “dumbing down” complex topics, do not negatively affect memorability and, when employed appropriately, can dramatically improve information recall.
How to make better visualizations
Eye-tracking research reveals which types of visuals actually get the message across.
Nov 9, 2015
2015 CEE Rising Star Workshop participants hailed from many different universities.
Twenty women from across the country were selected to attend the MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE).
Nov 9, 2015
Engineered hydrogel being pulled away from a glass surface. The material shows a property called “tough wet adhesion” comparable to tendon and bone interface. The wavy edge instability at the interface is a hallmark of strongly adhered soft material on a rigid surface.
New “water adhesive” is tougher than natural adhesives employed by mussels and barnacles.
Nov 9, 2015
CEE Third Annual New Research Alumni Breakfast
Faculty discuss interdisciplinary research and educational initiatives in the CEE New Research Alumni Breakfast.
Nov 6, 2015
Materials Processing Center Director Carl V. Thompson addresses the annual Materials Day Symposium, "Quantum Materials," at MIT on Oct. 14.
Diamond spintronics and graphene-based infrared detectors are among leading-edge technologies reported at annual Materials Day Symposium at MIT.
Nov 6, 2015
Better solar cells or light detectors.
Quantum process increases the number of electrons produced when light strikes a metal-dielectric interface.
Nov 5, 2015
An example of the Non-Local Variations algorithm that automatically detects and visualizes small deformations between repeating structures in a single image. On the left is the original image. In the right image, the variability in the shape of the corn’s kernels is reduced, and the misalignment of rows is corrected.
Algorithms could offer new tools for graphics software or reveal structural defects.
Nov 5, 2015
A system that automatically converts 2-D video of soccer games into 3-D
Exploiting video game software yields broadcast-quality 3-D video of soccer games in real time.
Nov 4, 2015
MIT.nano site, as seen from Building 16
MIT.nano is one of the most ambitious — and challenging — construction projects in Institute history. Why did we make it so hard for ourselves?
Nov 4, 2015