MADMEC 2015 winners

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 4:00pm

Biomimicry — known as “innovation inspired by nature” — has led to the invention of bullet trains, vaccines, adhesives, and light bulbs, among other things.

Add to that list the winning invention of last night’s MADMEC competition: Influenced by the anti-reflective wings of the glasswing...

MIT hosts science communicators

Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 12:30pm

MIT will be the hub of the universe for science writers this October; the conference to be hosted by MIT-SHASS and the Knight Science Journalism fellowship program is the largest annual gathering of science communicators in the U.S.  Attendees will hear from and meet with many MIT faculty,...

MIT joins $171M public-private consortium on manufacturing flexible electronics

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 12:30pm

MIT is one of several universities in Massachusetts that will support a new federal initiative to boost manufacturing innovation in the area of flexible hybrid electronics (FHEs), a high-potential new generation of electronics that are still in the early stages of development. Government,...

Silicon photonics meets the foundry

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 8:30am

Advances in microprocessors have transferred the computation bottleneck away from CPUs to better communications between components. That trend is driving the advance into optical interconnection of components, now moving from systems to boards to chip packages to chips themselves.


2015 US News and World Report undergraduate program rankings

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:00am

We are thrilled that DMSE's undergraduate program is again ranked first in the nation by US News and World Report. Our creative faculty and teaching staff...

Metallic gels produce tunable light emission

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:30am

Researchers at MIT have developed a family of materials that can emit light of precisely controlled colors — even pure white light — and whose output can be tuned to respond to a wide variety of external conditions. The materials could find a variety of uses in detecting chemical and biological...

Changing the Energy Landscape

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:15am

Professor Sadoway was interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor for an article on the future of energy. His passion for using technology to better...

SMART Electronics Research

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 12:00pm

Eugene Fitzgerald pursues new models for innovation in electronics as part of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) has entered its eighth year of investigating new...

Unusual magnetic behavior observed at a material interface

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 11:45am

An exotic kind of magnetic behavior, driven by the mere proximity of two materials, has been analyzed by a team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere using a technique called spin-polarized neutron reflectometry. They say the new finding could be used to probe a variety of exotic physical...

Technology Review announces TR35

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:00am

35 Innovators Under 35

Congratulations to Professor Polina Anikeeva, named one of the 2015 TR35. This list recognizes the top young...