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A new way to provide cooling without power
A new way to provide cooling without power

Device developed at MIT could provide refrigeration for off-grid locations.

Toy-making offers seriously fun introduction to engineering
Toy-making offers seriously fun introduction to engineering

Class takes first-year students through the stages of product design, from ideation and modeling to iteration and user testing.

MIT Open Learning launches Center for Advanced Virtuality
MIT Open Learning launches Center for Advanced Virtuality

The new center will explore how MIT can use virtual reality and artificial intelligence and other technologies to better serve human needs.

René García Franceschini: Engineering energy solutions for all
René García Franceschini: Engineering energy solutions for all

“The human impact that I have is equally, if not more, important to me than the technical rigor of the work I’m doing,” says the MIT senior.

Ernst Frankel, shipping expert and professor emeritus of ocean engineering, dies at 95
Ernst Frankel, shipping expert and professor emeritus of ocean engineering, dies at 95

Frankel MME ’60, SM ’60, an expert in ocean systems and economics, served on the faculty of MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Sloan School of Management.

Jumping through life and his passions at MIT
Jumping through life and his passions at MIT

Stewart Isaacs, a PhD student in AeroAstro and a world champion jump roper, credits his academic successes to his long career in competitive jump roping.

MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts
MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

The silent, lightweight aircraft doesn’t depend on fossil fuels or batteries.

Remembering Professor Emeritus Alan McWhorter, 1930-2018
Remembering Professor Emeritus Alan McWhorter, 1930-2018

Long-time EECS professor and Lincoln Laboratory division head is best known for research on transistors, lasers, and masers.

Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power
Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power

Researchers uncover the factors that have caused photovoltaic module costs to drop by 99 percent.

Exploring unknowns in cancer, the human brain, and the road ahead
Exploring unknowns in cancer, the human brain, and the road ahead

Double major Kerrie Greene builds connections in her research and her community.

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