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Anisha Gururaj
Rhodes Scholar Anisha Gururaj aims to connect life-changing technologies with people who need them.
Dec 18, 2014
Bryan Ranger
More than 100 spend a weekend devising better personal protections, diagnostics, and medical records in the face of a deadly disease.
Dec 17, 2014
Across rural Tanzania, EGG Energy has helped replace thousands of polluting kerosene lamps, traditionally burned indoors for lighting, with cleaner, solar-powered LED bulbs. The startup's solar-home systems also power mobile chargers, televisions, radios, and other electronic devices.
EGG Energy brings solar-powered electricity to rural Tanzania, improving quality of life and the environment.
Dec 17, 2014
Kevin Shatzkamer, SDM '14
Brocade CTO and former distinguished engineer at Cisco combines engineering and management at SDM to hone leadership skills.
Dec 16, 2014
Atoms of niobium and nitrogen in an ultrathin superconducting film that helped MIT researchers discover a universal law of superconductivity.
Mathematical description of relationship between thickness, temperature, and resistivity could spur advances.
Dec 16, 2014
Left to right: Professor Richard Lester, head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering; James Del Favero SM '84; Zach Hartwig PhD '14; Professor Dennis Whyte, the newly-appointed director of the Plasma Science and Fusion Center
In inaugural Del Favero Doctoral Thesis Prize Lecture, Zach Hartwig PhD '14 explains why fusion research should be at the top of NSE's agenda.
Dec 16, 2014
Schematic of the Floquet-driven chiral edge state along the boundary of the laser-exposed region.
Researchers clear hurdles toward a new kind of 2-D microchip using different electron properties
Dec 15, 2014
Sangeeta Bhatia’s research draws on biological and medical sciences, and engineering.
Sangeeta Bhatia's research defies tradition, drawing on biological and medical sciences, and multiple engineering disciplines.
Dec 15, 2014
Digital Design communication
New theory could yield more-reliable communication protocols.
Dec 12, 2014
CSAIL researcher Lindsay Sanneman (left) shows students the "robot garden."
Robots, virtual visit from will.i.am aim to get kids excited about programming.
Dec 12, 2014
Comparison of manufacturers "definitively" planning vs. "considering" to move manufacturing activities back to the U.S.
Survey indicates 13.5 percent of manufacturers intend to move some manufacturing activities back to the U.S.
Dec 11, 2014
Spencer Wilson
From restoring a Volkswagen bus to designing collapsible bridges, Spencer Wilson finds fun in engineering.
Dec 10, 2014
new application for the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing system should allow scientists to more easily determine the function of individual genes
Technique allows rapid, large-scale studies of gene function.
Dec 10, 2014
Raichelle Aniceto (center) accepted a trophy recognizing her selection as one of Aviation Week's "Tomorrow’s Engineering Leaders." Presenting the award at the Aerospace and Defense Programs Conference in November are Wes Kremer (left), vice president for air and missile defense systems at Raytheon Missile Systems, and Greg Hamilton, president of Aviation Week, right.
Awards recognize promising work of young aerospace engineers.
Dec 10, 2014
104 SuperUROP students presented their work at the SuperUROP Dec. 4 Research Review. In the foreground (left to right), Bowen Baker, Stephanie Wang, and Ariana Eisenstein talk about their projects.
In its third year, SuperUROP is having a positive impact.
Dec 10, 2014
Eight student teams presented the results of a semester of work in course 2.009 (Product Engineering Processes). Capturing this year’s theme of “Adventure,” the product prototypes included sporting accessories, medical devices, and helpful devices for musicians and parents.
Product-engineering class demonstrations range from athletic aids to medical devices.
Dec 9, 2014
Eight student teams presented the results of a semester of work in course 2.009 (Product Engineering Processes). Capturing this year’s theme of “Adventure,” the product prototypes included sporting accessories, medical devices, and helpful devices for musicians and parents.
Product-engineering class demonstrations range from athletic aids to medical devices.
Dec 9, 2014
Eight student teams presented the results of a semester of work in course 2.009 (Product Engineering Processes). Capturing this year’s theme of “Adventure,” the product prototypes included sporting accessories, medical devices, and helpful devices for musicians and parents.
Product-engineering class demonstrations range from athletic aids to medical devices.
Dec 9, 2014
High pure-white potash awaits packaging and sale for use in soluble fertilizer and in industrial markets. Potash can be used as a replacement for potassium fertilizers for bananas and other agricultural products.
Diversity of sources and sustainable production methods are needed to meet world potassium fertilizer demand.
Dec 5, 2014
 In the X Mini, an oval rotor orbits a rounded triangular housing, creating three combustion chambers. Asymmetrical location of intake and exhaust ports on the rotor allows for overexpansion (shown in purple), where the engine has more time to extract energy from the fuel. It also accommodates constant volume combustion, where compressed gas is held in the chamber for an extended period (shown in blue), mixing with air and igniting completely before expanding for greater efficiency.
Startup’s rotary engine, based on novel thermodynamics, is lighter, quieter, more efficient than counterparts.
Dec 5, 2014
Julie Shah (left) and Been Kim
New system enables pattern-recognition systems to convey what they learn to humans
Dec 5, 2014
2.009's final product presentations are a major fall-semester event at MIT.
"Adventure"-themed products developed by mechanical engineering students will be revealed at a public event in Kresge Auditorium on Dec. 8.
Dec 5, 2014
2.009's final product presentations are a major fall-semester event at MIT.
"Adventure"-themed products developed by mechanical engineering students will be revealed at a public event in Kresge Auditorium on Dec. 8.
Dec 5, 2014
Lockheed Martin Fellow Slade Gardner describes improvements in production, design, and cost in making parts for air and spacecraft during Materials Day Symposium on Oct. 21 at MIT.
Materials Day Symposium highlights breakthroughs in simulation methods, manufacturing techniques, and improved alloys.
Dec 4, 2014
Sarychev Peak, in Russia, as seen from the International Space Station
Study shows that the effects of smaller eruptions have been underestimated in climate models.
Dec 3, 2014