MIT chemical engineers have designed an implantable device that can deliver many drugs at once, allowing researchers to determine which drugs are the most effective against a patient's tumor.
Implantable device could allow doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy.
May 21, 2015
An illustration of T Lymphocytes on a Cancer Cell.
Stimulating both major branches of the immune system halts tumor growth more effectively.
May 21, 2015
At the online Idearator, a participant in an innovation tournament posts a proposal for a novel concept. Raters can rank the merits of the proposal on a scale of 1 to 10 stars and can post questions or offer feedback on the idea.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory staff hold workshops to foster inventive thinking.
Apr 27, 2015
 Map showing the full extent of the Nile with its two main branches, the White Nile, which flows from Lake Victoria, and the larger Blue Nile, which originates in the highlands of Ethiopia. The location of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), now under construction near Ethiopia’s border with Sudan, is shown in red.
Report from conference at MIT addresses potential effects of huge construction project.
Apr 22, 2015
Eight MIT faculty members are among 197 leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the academy
Among 197 elected this year to the prestigious honorary society.
Apr 22, 2015
In a new All Ears MIT podcast, four MIT faculty members discuss the history and science behind Earth’s warming climate
MIT faculty members discuss the history and science behind Earth’s warming climate, and whether anything can be done to mitigate a rising global temperature.
Apr 22, 2015
Mike Massimino
Astronaut and alumnus will be the first-ever speaker at MIT’s Investiture of Doctoral Hoods.
Apr 22, 2015
 Four MIT graduate students and an alumnus are among 30 winners nationwide this year of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. Clockwise from top left: current or incoming graduate students Stephanie Speirs, Yakir Reshef, Krzysztof Franaszek, and Andre Shomorony; and alumnus Allen Lin.
Recipients, all immigrants or children of immigrants, win $90,000 apiece to support graduate studies.
Apr 21, 2015
Amanda Giang
MIT graduate student studies how a new U.N. treaty could affect mercury emissions from coal power plants in Asia.
Apr 17, 2015
James Hansen, an early outspoken leader in warning about the risks of global climate change, delivers the 13th annual David Rose Lecture at MIT’s Wong Auditorium.
Former NASA scientist says we need to develop all carbon-free energy sources to avoid disaster.
Apr 16, 2015
Now engineers at MIT have devised a formula for estimating how fast a technology is advancing, based on information gleaned from relevant patents.
New method uses patent data to estimate a technology’s future rate of improvement.
Apr 15, 2015
 A new film of carbon nanotubes cures composites for airplane wings and fuselages, using only 1 percent of the energy required by traditional, oven-based manufacturing processes.
New technique uses carbon nanotube film to directly heat and cure composite materials.
Apr 14, 2015
Left to right: Dan Aguayo, Max Krohn, and Jeremy Stribling in 2005
A decade later, CSAIL alumni reflect on their paper generator and reveal a new fake-conference project.
Apr 14, 2015
The renovation of the glass lab, forge, and foundry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering was made possible by a fundraising campaign that has raised nearly $3 million to date.
DMSE reopens its renovated glass lab, forge, and foundry.
Apr 13, 2015
Team "WellDone" takes first place in the MIT Water Innovation Prize competition.
MIT’s first-ever competition for water startups sets the groundwork for students to initiate enterprises that tackle global water challenges.
Apr 13, 2015
MIT Professor Yang Shao-Horn, center, speaks to Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage (CEES) researchers from MIT and Moscow State University during a meeting at the MIT Materials Processing Center in February. Listening are MIT Professor Paula Hammond (left) and Skoltech CEES Director Keith Stevenson, who is based in Moscow.
Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy Storage brings together researchers from MIT and two Russian institutes to develop advanced batteries and fuel cells.
Apr 10, 2015
MIT biological engineering graduate student Bo Qing demonstrates how he loads a polydimethylsiloxane gel onto a post used in a nanoindenter to measure the gel's impact response. The instrument in the NanoMechanical Technology Lab at MIT pushes an indenter into the gel material, which is designed to mimic brain tissue, at very high loading rates. The work is part of a study under Associate Professor Krystyn Van Vliet, in conjunction with the U.S. Army Research Lab and Institute for Soldier Nanotechnology at
MIT graduate student Bo Qing studies synthetic gels that could be used in better equipment to protect against traumatic injuries.
Apr 9, 2015
Five EECS faculty have been promoted to full professor: Elfar Adalsteinsson, Luca Daniel, Polina Golland (top row, l-r), Jing Kong, and Antonio Torralba (second row, l-r). Three EECS faculty have been promoted to associate professor: Adam Chlipala, Yury Polyanskiy, and Vinod Vaikuntanathan (bottom row, l-r).
Five faculty are promoted to full professor; three faculty promoted to associate professor.
Apr 9, 2015
Anne White, the Cecil and Ida Green Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Engineering professor undertakes innovative research in reactor design while working toward the realization of nuclear fusion.
Apr 9, 2015
Emma Nelson
Fueled by her roots in China, senior Emma Nelson tackles environmental issues with engineering.
Apr 8, 2015
Munther Dahleh
MIT-wide effort aims to bring the power of data to the people.
Apr 8, 2015
MIT community announcement
The new entity will officially launch on July 1, 2015 and will be named the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS).
Apr 8, 2015
This illustration depicts phonons "tunneling" from one lattice of sodium chloride to another. New research shows that phonons can reach across a gap as small as a nanometer, “tunneling” from one material to another to enhance heat transport.
“Phonon tunneling” explains heat flow across nanometer-wide gaps, study finds.
Apr 7, 2015
In this image, laser light enters a synthetic diamond from a facet at its corner and bounces around inside the diamond until its energy is exhausted. This excites "nitrogen vacancies" that can be used to measure magnetic fields.
Magnetic-field detector is 1,000 times more efficient than its predecessors.
Apr 6, 2015