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BGI welcomes applications from aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, and spinoffs.
BGI welcomes applications from aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, and spinoffs anywhere on the globe working in one of four technology tracks.
Mar 16, 2015
Sterling Harper
Senior Sterling Harper tackles nuclear energy risk with virtual simulation tools.
Mar 16, 2015
First-place Team Adriana gathers with their client, for whom they built a battery-powered Bluetooth joystick/mouse with sip-and-puff capabilities. By inhaling ("sipping") or exhaling ("puffing"), the client, who has limited motor control because of her cerebral palsy, can activate the joystick. Using this assistive technology, the client was able to take pictures with her smartphone.
MIT students hack away at problems faced by local community members living with disabilities.
Mar 16, 2015
The Materials Processing Center is celebrating 35 years of service to the MIT faculty and materials-research community.
Service to faculty, collaboration with industry are hallmarks of campus-based Materials Processing Center at MIT.
Mar 15, 2015
Professor Vladimir Bulović holds the Fariborz Maseeh Chair in Emerging Technology at MIT, heads the MIT.nano project, and co-leads the MIT Innovation Initiative. His ONE Lab has been a hotbed of scientific discovery, and he holds 75 patents covering innovations in solar energy and photodetection, light emitting diodes, lasers, television displays and lighting, chemical sensors, programmable memories, and micro-electro machines.
MIT's associate dean for innovation is inventing at the nanoscale.
Mar 15, 2015
2015 MIT MacVicar Fellows (clockwise from top left) Arthur Bahr, Catherine Drennan, Hazel Sive, and Lorna Gibson.
Bahr, Drennan, Gibson, and Sive receive the Institute’s highest undergraduate teaching award.
Mar 13, 2015
CSAIL Director Daniela Rus highlighted her lab's role developing time-sharing and data encryption.
Complementary programs will address cybersecurity from the perspectives of technology, public policy, and organizational management.
Mar 13, 2015
Images show calcium ion influx into neurons as a result of magnetothermal excitation with alternating magnetic fields in the presence of magnetic nanoparticles.
New technique could lead to long-lasting localized stimulation of brain tissue without external connections.
Mar 12, 2015
Accion Systems has developed a commercial electrospray propulsion system made of tiny chips that provide thrust for small satellites.
MIT spinout’s electric-propulsion system improves maneuverability of small satellites.
Mar 11, 2015
Colorized transmission electron micrograph showing H1N1 influenza virus particles.
MIT study finds evidence that a new strain of H1N1 may carry dangerous mutations.
Mar 11, 2015
Discoverer of world’s most abundant and prolific photosynthetic organism delivers annual Killian Lecture.
Mar 11, 2015
MIT’s graduate program in engineering has again been ranked as the best in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings.
MIT is home to No. 1 graduate engineering program; Sloan is No. 5 business school.
Mar 10, 2015
Professor Vladimir Bulović discusses research that led to transparent solar cells, which can power an electronic book reader, as shown in video on television screen behind him. An MIT spinoff, Ubiquitous Energy, based in Redwood City, California, is commercializing the technology.
MIT Innovation Initiative aims to foster an even more consistent approach to building bridges from research findings to real world impact.
Mar 10, 2015
First image from a test of the radar instrument on NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite Feb. 27-28. The test was performed with SMAP's antenna in a non-spinning mode, which limits measurement swath widths to 40 kilometers (25 miles).
Professor of civil and environmental engineering Dara Entekhabi, science team leader of NASA's SMAP satellite, marvels at the project's first snapshot of Earth.
Mar 10, 2015
In the researchers' new system, a returning beam of light is mixed with a locally stored beam, and the correlation of their phase, or period of oscillation, helps remove noise caused by interactions with the environment.
Preserving the fragile quantum property known as entanglement isn’t necessary to reap benefits.
Mar 9, 2015
 Domitilla Del Vecchio
Mechanical engineering professor carries out pioneering work in the creation of biological circuits.
Mar 9, 2015
Why do layered materials form one kind of wrinkly pattern or another? MIT associate professor of mechanical engineering Xuanhe Zhao and postdoc Qiming Wang describe a patterning process that applies to everything, including folds of the brain, wrinkles on a cat, or the ridged skin of pumpkins.
New research provides a general formula for understanding how layered materials form different surface patterns.
Mar 9, 2015
Dennis Grimard
Dennis Grimard will help build and operate MIT.nano.
Mar 6, 2015
The exterior of Building 12, which will be demolished in the spring to make way for MIT.nano.
A seminar series on the nuts and bolts of constructing a 200,000 square-foot nanotechnology laboratory comes to MIT.
Mar 6, 2015
MIT SEED Academy Life Mastery instructor Jacqueline Nkuebe teaches students how to build resumes and write effective emails.
SEED Academy’s Life Mastery course at MIT helps local high school students develop critical skills.
Mar 5, 2015
MIT graduate students and alumni (left to right) Hans Rinderknecht (physics), Dan Casey PhD '12 (nuclear science and engineering), Alex Zylstra (physics), and Mike Rosenberg PhD '14 (physics) stand with a neutron spectrometer. Rinderknecht and Zylstra have just been awarded Lawrence Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Award acknowledges important contributions to inertial confinement research.
Mar 4, 2015
MIT electrical engineering graduate student Farnaz Niroui works in a glovebox, where she prepares a sample for deposition of gold. The glovebox is attached through a transfer line to a thermal evaporator that deposits the gold coating onto squeezable switches, or “squitches,” which Niroui designs, fabricates, and tests in the Organic and Nanostructured Electronics Lab at MIT.
MIT graduate student Farnaz Niroui demonstrates squeezable nano electromechanical switches with quantum tunneling function.
Mar 4, 2015
CEE graduate student Ruby Fu (right) mentors first-year Mini-UROP student Elise Bickford.
MIT freshmen had the opportunity to delve into Course 1-ENG research for credit and explore the myriad of disciplines offered within the department as part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Mini Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (Mini-UROP).
Mar 4, 2015
 Analysis of data from the Kepler space telescope has shown that roughly half of the dayside of the exoplanet Kepler-7b is covered by a large cloud mass. Statistical comparison of more than 1,000 atmospheric models show that these clouds are most likely made of Enstatite, a common Earth mineral that is in vapor form at the extreme temperature on Kepler-7b. These models varied the altitude, condensation, particle size, and chemical composition of the clouds to find the right reflectivity and color properties
Team describes use of method to determine properties of clouds surrounding the exoplanet Kepler-7b.
Mar 3, 2015
MIT Portugal is now accepting applications for its doctoral programs and advanced courses in the 2015-2016 academic year.
Call for 2015-2016 MIT Portugal Program PhDs and advanced courses
Mar 3, 2015