2015 Interior Architecture/ Interior Design Award Winners
Jun 23, 2015
Michael Stern
The Beaver Works James Award recognizes three MIT mechanical engineering undergraduates for leadership
Jun 19, 2015
Researchers are using a small group of robotic helicopters to address the problem of drone package delivery. The scenario includes base stations (marked with a "B") and destinations (marked with a "D"). The colored lines represent the planned paths of the 4 helicopters.
Algorithm for planning multirobot collaborations makes complex models practical.
Jun 18, 2015
Researchers in the eastern tropical North Pacific used the sampling device shown here to gather water samples from various depths, at three different sampling locations.
Cycling of nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, is more intense than thought, and emissions are increasing.
Jun 18, 2015
Christopher Love
Christopher Love uses microscale technology to isolate rare cells, yielding insight into human disease.
Jun 18, 2015
Left to right: Senior Caitlin Mackey, junior Margaret Guo, and junior Sarah Wright
MIT is the all-time Division III leader in producing Academic All-Americas and currently ranks third across all NCAA Divisions with 227 honorees.
Jun 18, 2015
MIT postdoc Giovanna Bucci develops modeling tools to explore the complex mechanical and electrochemical interactions of lithium ions with battery materials. Mechanical stress is a significant force in batteries made of all solid materials, causing separation of electrolytes from electrodes and causing individual particles of battery materials to become isolated and unable to effectively transfer energy. This leads to deteriorating battery performance, and, eventually, to battery failure.
Modeling mechanical stress in solid-state lithium batteries yields insights into battery microstructure for MIT postdoc Giovanna Bucci.
Jun 17, 2015
First-year graduate students Adam Kuang (left) and Alex Creely
PhD candidates Adam Kuang and Alex Creely are thriving after their first year at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center.
Jun 17, 2015
aquatic vegetation are often considered “ecosystem engineers” for their ability to essentially create their own habitats
Model could help engineers design erosion-prevention strategies in marshes, wetlands, aquatic forests.
Jun 16, 2015
 A key to the new motion-magnification algorithm is a technique for very precisely extracting foreground objects from their backgrounds.
Video-processing algorithm magnifies motions indiscernible to naked eye, even in moving objects.
Jun 16, 2015
MIT researchers shows that mobile phone data can provide rapid insight into employment levels, precisely because people’s communications patterns change when they are not working.
Study: Usage patterns vary when people are not working.
Jun 15, 2015
The bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae, a common cause of pneumonia, can damage DNA in lung cells, a new study shows.
Hydrogen peroxide produced by some bacteria causes DNA double-strand breaks, cell suicide.
Jun 15, 2015
At IDDS in Tanzania last summer two participants, Mwanaharusi Goha from Tanzania and Helen Amorin from Ghana, work on building a bicycle-powered coffee bean sheller to be used by local farmers.
Annual summit expands to three sessions, focused on recycling, health care, and empowering desert communities.
Jun 12, 2015
 The MIT researchers' centimeter-long origami robot
Controlled by magnetic fields, tiny robot climbs inclines, swims, and carries loads twice its weight.
Jun 12, 2015
Leslie Dewan SB '07, PhD '13 is the CEO of Transatomic Power.
Students, researchers, and alumni among 14 honored as "young trailblazers."
Jun 12, 2015
A still from a video of MIT's first DARPA Robotics Challenge run, where they scored 7 points.
MIT team based robotic control algorithms on cutting-edge theory.
Jun 11, 2015
Polymer material produced by a 3-D printer includes soft, flexible material (clear or lighter tone) with particles of hard material (black) embedded, in predetermined arrangements. When the material is compressed, its surface become bumpy in a pattern determined by the hard particles.
MIT research produces soft material with controllable surface textures that can be varied by squeezing.
Jun 11, 2015
MIT research teams have received funding through five separate Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) and Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies (NEET) grants.
Jun 11, 2015
Research co-author Karima Nigmatulina bumps congratulatory elbows with advisor Richard Larson as co-authors Anna Teytelman and Stan Finkelstein look on.
New research suggests ways to reduce the likelihood that individuals and groups will become infected with influenza.
Jun 10, 2015
MIT.nano project manager Travis Wanat gives a tour of the construction site to students from civil and environmental engineering course 1.011 (Project Evaluation and Management).
An MIT class goes on a field trip — to the center of campus.
Jun 10, 2015
Researchers created a visualization of central places in France (blue), Spain (red), and Portugal (green). Each circle represents a mobile phone tower.
New research finds urban social networks are not determined geographically, but socially.
Jun 10, 2015
Image: iStock (edited by MIT News)
Proof that a 40-year-old algorithm is the best possible will come as a relief to computer scientists.
Jun 10, 2015
 James (Jay) Fay
Longtime MIT professor and member of the National Academy of Engineering made important contributions to fluid mechanics.
Jun 9, 2015
Robert Metcalfe
Ethernet co-inventor and 3Com founder will shape Start6, EECS’s innovation and entrepreneurship workshop.
Jun 8, 2015
 The MIT DARPA Robotics Challenge team poses after their two runs.
CSAIL team just misses winning the grand prize after programming a 400-lb humanoid robot to lift beams, climb stairs, and drive a car.
Jun 8, 2015