Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.
Donald Sadoway is working on a battery miracle — an inexpensive, incredibly efficient, three-layered battery using “liquid metal."
A silent film produced by MIT in 1934 to introduce viewers to the Institute.
Tucked deep within MIT's campus is a miniature world of model trains, elaborate miniature buildings and detailed sceneries. Now entering its 65th year, the Tech Model Railroad Club of MIT (TMRC) still caters to model railroaders, rail-fans and hackers alike.In this video we take a tour of the ...
Students show how household robots could use a little lateral thinking to compensate for their physical shortcomings.
The concept is getting a hands-on workout at MIT through projects that use the campus as a test lab.
Omid Veiseh, Joshua Doloff, Minglin Ma, Alan Chiu and Arturo Vegas explain the science behind their fascinating image, "Sushi Implant: Seaweed-Encapsulated Cells for Treating Diabetes." The image was selected as a winner of the 2013 Koch Institute Image Awards. See all the winners ...
The SuperPacApp helps voters get the information they need to make the most important decision of the year.
Jacqueline Durazo, a mechanical engineering major, discusses her work building robots and participating in pageants.
Stu Schmill of the MIT Admissions Office puts Stephen Colbert on notice for trashing MIT during a recent interview with Richard Hersh on the Colbert Report.
Harnessing the principle that allows blood to clot, MIT researchers are working on new synthetic materials to plug holes.
Rafael Garcia of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT takes an inside look at Peter Schiller's research on visual depth perception.
In the annual Head of the Zesiger, students design and then race boats constructed solely out of cardboard, paint and tape.
Speakers: Stephen Van Evera, Elizabeth Wood, Carol Saivetz, Bakyt Beshimov, Peter Krause, Jeanne Guillemin and Silvia Dominguez. Moderator: Richard Samuels
Students in Product Design (2.744) asked, "What if pencils could grow?"
A team of MIT researchers has developed a new way to generate nanofibers, using hardware built through standard chip-manufacturing processes.
An ear for music, it turns out, might be a key to making structural improvements in synthetic materials.
In 1961, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) gave MIT a PDP-1 computer and the games began. From discussions about "interesting displays" to new lessons in interactive programming, MIT's Kludge room became the birthplace of Spacewar!Celebrate the 50th anniversary of ...
This with/in/sight program on Nov. 7, 2012, featured three experts exploring the future of cancer diagnostics and treatments that are personalized to the unique attributes of each patient and their cancer: Nikhil Munshi, multiple myeloma physician at Dana-Farber Cancer ...