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A new era in 3-D printing
A new era in 3-D printing

Mechanical engineering researchers are inventing game-changing technologies and developing a Renaissance in 3-D printing.

3Q: Hal Abelson on empowering kids through mobile technology
3Q: Hal Abelson on empowering kids through mobile technology

Through MIT App Inventor, Abelson aims to show children how they can use technology to shape their world.

James Livingston, senior lecturer emeritus in materials science and engineering, dies at 88
James Livingston, senior lecturer emeritus in materials science and engineering, dies at 88

Longtime educator, collaborator, and mentor was an expert in magnetism and author of both scientific and historic nonfiction.

New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency
New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency

A slippery surface for liquids with very low surface tension promotes droplet formation, facilitating heat transfer.

Robert Langer wins 2019 Dreyfus Prize for Chemistry in Support of Human Health
Robert Langer wins 2019 Dreyfus Prize for Chemistry in Support of Human Health

Institute professor is honored for transformative work in drug delivery and tissue engineering.

Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing
Generating high-quality single photons for quantum computing

New dual-cavity design emits more single photons that can carry quantum information at room temperature.

Where design meets assembly for three MIT alumnae at Microsoft
Where design meets assembly for three MIT alumnae at Microsoft

Mechanical engineering alumnae Jacklyn Herbst ’10, MEngM ’11, Isabella DiDio ’16, and Ann McInroy ’18 bring shared MIT experiences to the same Microsoft team.

Structure of T cell epitopes a decisive factor in natural HIV control, study finds
Structure of T cell epitopes a decisive factor in natural HIV control, study finds

Researchers apply network theory to HIV protein structure, uncovering a vital link between connectivity and protective immune response.

Making it real
Making it real

Students in a cross-disciplinary projects course are working on real-world engineering problems posed by companies and MIT research labs.

MIT, Blue Origin to cooperate on sending research experiment to the moon
MIT, Blue Origin to cooperate on sending research experiment to the moon

MIT community input will help determine the focus of the study to be carried aboard Blue Moon lander.

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