A woman and her son, who live in Chellur, India, walk home with the reverse-osmosis-treated water she bought at Chellur’s community desalination plant.
MIT researchers design a solar-powered desalination device for rural India.
Jul 18, 2016
This figure shows a proposed microgrid zone, with the anchor building situated in the center. Concentric rings, indicating high to lower energy usage by the shading from red to light green, emanate out from the center point at increments of 50 meters. The buildings that fall within the rings are considered for analysis as opportunities for utilizing CHP systems.
A study conducted with the Boston Redevelopment Authority explores options for improving the resiliency of the city’s power distribution system.
Jul 7, 2016
Lit up at night, the PREPHub attracts the attention of passersby.  Photo courtesy of the MIT Urban Risk Lab.
Innovative structures called PREPHubs house basic services needed in the aftermath of a disaster.
Jul 4, 2016
Two students work together to assemble the Raspberry Pi camera.
High school–aged girls learn to construct cameras and program image filters
Jun 30, 2016
Roadside dumps like this one in Muzaffarnagar, India are the result of insufficient collection and treatment services.
MIT researchers are developing a decision-support tool to help cities in India sustainably manage the societal and environmental impacts of their waste.
Jun 24, 2016
 A localizing ground-penetrating radar system from the MIT Lincoln Laboratory complements existing technology, with the goal of achieving safe autonomous vehicles.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory radar system achieves centimeter-level localization; could help driverless cars stay in lane when road markings are obscured.
Jun 23, 2016
 David Hagan, a Tata Fellow and PhD candidate in civil and environmental engineering, is designing and building low-cost sensors that could be deployed in dense networks to monitor air pollution. Here, Hagan makes some last-minute tweaks to his prototype in a hotel room in New Delhi, India.
Research from MIT's Tata Center for Technology and Design is helping to quantify emissions in the world’s most polluted cities
Jun 15, 2016
As an undergraduate at MIT, Ned Burnell began thinking about the entire process of making products, and all of the decisions that lead to designing products in a particular way. This is what motivated him to pursue mechanical engineering.
From windmills to software, graduate student Ned Burnell creates better tools.
Jun 8, 2016
These micrographs show the fibers embedded in polymer and demonstrate how the fibers break apart into segments when they are stretched out in the cold-drawing process.
Stretching process can produce nanoscale rods or strips made of many material combinations.
Jun 6, 2016
An artist's drawing a black hole named Cygnus X-1. It formed when a large star caved in. This black hole pulls matter from the blue star beside it.
New algorithm could stitch together astronomical measurements made across the globe.
Jun 6, 2016
Top row (left to right): Robert Fadel, Dean Ian A. Waitz, Jim Long, Hsinhwa Lee, Ted Equi, Sandra Lopes, Joseph Baylon, Carolyn Carrington, Anthony Zolnik, Doreen Morris, Marlena Love, and Stephen Wetzel. Bottom row (left to right): Cathy Greene, Amy Bass, Sharon Leary, Bethany Walsh, Jessica Jones, and Kate Moynihan.
The 2016 Infinite Mile Awards in the School of Engineering
Jun 5, 2016
Political scientist Kenneth Oye has discovered that collaborating with technologists is a very effective way to inform good policy on the issues he cares about most — from climate change to synthetic biology. He believes that MIT has a leadership role in understanding and engaging with the consequences of the technologies we develop.
Political scientist Kenneth Oye has discovered that collaborating with technologists is a very effective way to inform good policy on the issues he cares about most — from climate change to synthetic biology. He believes that MIT has a leadership role in understanding and engaging with the...
Jun 5, 2016
Stephanie Couch
Stephanie Couch is joining the Lemelson-MIT Program as executive director
Jun 5, 2016
Five individuals with MIT ties are among 30 winners nationwide of the 2016 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Clockwise from top left: Eran Hodis, Lindsey Osimiri ’14, Vishwajith Sridharan, Abubakar Abid ’15, and Suan Lian Tuang ’14.
Five from MIT win 2016 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
Awards fund graduate studies for immigrants and children of immigrants.
Jun 5, 2016
Bialoweiza Forest is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain.
Research sheds light on delicate forest biodiversity
Quantitative study of Poland's Bialowieza Forest highlights processes shaping species coexistence and potential impacts of deforestation.
Jun 5, 2016
Stock image of mitotic cells
Technique combines analogue and digital processes in engineered cells.
Jun 3, 2016
Researchers have harnessed C2c2 in bacteria to manipulate cellular RNA.
Scientists program C2c2, discovered in bacteria as a viral defense mechanism, to manipulate cellular RNA.
Jun 2, 2016
Leila Pirhaji PhD ’16
With support she received at the Institute, Leila Pirhaji wants to bring computational systems biology to the marketplace.
Jun 2, 2016
Super Mario Brothers
Analysis shows popular video game is among the hardest problems in the “complexity class” PSPACE.
Jun 1, 2016
Making cities smarter
MIT researchers are creating tools that synthesize and collect data so that urban planners can vastly improve the quality of urban life.
Jun 1, 2016
"What is the truth? How do you interpret someone's story? These questions get asked all the time in medicine — and they are also asked all the time in literature. The study of literature is about the experience of being human, and that's inseparable from the practice of medicine." — Cara Lai, Class of 2016, majoring in literature and mechanical engineering
Senior Cara Lai cites MIT Literature studies as key to her preparation for medical practice.
Jun 1, 2016
Students created a mobile application (app) that detects whether lights are turned on or off. When the app senses a light source, the mobile device emits a sound. Above, the visually impaired client tests the app by holding his phone toward a light source.
Beaver Works hosted the Assistive Technologies Hackathon where students built helpful hardware and software for local community members.
Jun 1, 2016
Cody Dennett, PhD candidate in the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Nuclear science and engineering PhD student Cody Dennett simulates conditions inside reactors to measure microscopic defects in irradiated materials.
May 31, 2016
Professor Kristala Prather
Professor Kristala Prather engages undergrads in a discussion about the future of biofuels.
May 31, 2016