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The best way of looking at the brain is from within

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 9:45am

Members of Polina Anikeeva’s lab are trying to build devices that match the physical properties of neural tissue. “It is problematic to have something with the elastic properties of a knife inside something with the elastic properties of a chocolate pudding.”

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2018 Festival of Learning

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 2:30pm

Please join us for the second annual ...

Jennifer Rupp wins international electrochemistry prize

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 2:00pm

Jennifer L. M. Rupp, who holds joint appointments at MIT as an assistant professor in the departments of Materials Science and...

Can computers help us synthesize new materials?

Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 12:15pm

Last month, three MIT materials scientists and their colleagues published a paper describing a new artificial-intelligence system that can...

New technique allows rapid screening for new types of solar cells

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:15am

The worldwide quest by researchers to find better, more efficient materials for tomorrow’s solar panels is usually slow and painstaking. Researchers typically must produce lab samples — which are often composed of multiple layers of different materials bonded together — for extensive testing....

Capturing the properties of very hot compounds

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

The thermodynamic properties of compounds such as aluminum oxide, which are known as refractory materials because they melt at temperatures above 2,000 degrees Celsius (3,632 Fahrenheit), have been difficult to study because few vessels can withstand the heat to contain them, and those that do...

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:45am

The School of Engineering has announced the addition of 16 new faculty members to its departments, institutes, labs, and centers during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. With research and teaching activities ranging from personalization in the microbiome to the application of machine...

Glass Lab December Sale

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:00am

Greetings!

The MIT Glass Lab's 2017 Holiday Sale is:

on  Monday, December 11 from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
and  Tuesday, December 12 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
in  Lobby 10 (...

DMSE Senior awarded 2018 Schwarzman Scholarship

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 11:15am

DMSE Senior Katheryn "Kate" Scott was selected as a Schwarzman Scholar and will begin postgraduate studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing next fall.

Schwarzman Scholars are chosen based on demonstrated leadership qualities and potential to bridge and understand cultural and political...

MIT's AIM Photonics Academy looks to expand

Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:45pm

MIT’s AIM Photonics Academy helped organize a gathering of more than 60 people at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts, earlier this month to explore opportunities in integrated...