MIT researchers are finding ways to make it possible to sculpt items with distinctive signs of handicraft, while controlling the outcome so that the object doesn't stray too far from the desired form.
The MIT Community Service Fund (CSF) was established in 1968 to provide financial assistance to support MIT students, faculty, and staff volunteers in community-service initiatives.
Pedro Reis, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and civil and environmental engineering, describes the research activity in his Elasticity, Geometry, & Statistics Laboratory at MIT.
MIT researchers find a way to boost lithium-air battery performance, with the help of modified viruses.
Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Jeff Grossman explains photovoltaics/solar cells.
Associate Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences Ed Boyden explains optogenetics and how it is used in neurological research.
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Scott Aaronson explains quantum computing.
The cocktail boat and floral pipette are two culinary devices inspired by nature and created through a collaboration between scientists and chefs.
MIT graduate student Katy Olesnavage helps redesign the Jaipur Foot, a prosthesis used throughout the developing world.
Mascot TIM the Beaver continues MIT’s 100‑year affiliation with "nature’s engineer."
Small cubes with no exterior moving parts can propel themselves forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together to form arbitrary shapes.
Researchers at MIT explain what exactly an exoplanet or extrasolar planet is, why we study them, and how they can be detected.
MIT students work to design and test a model artificial gravity vehicle.
At MIT, foreign-policy experts discussed the situation in Syria.
The 14th annual Page Hazlegrove Lecture in Glass Art, sponsored by the MIT Glass Lab.
Researchers have developed a model called Artemis that accurately simulates rover mobility over various types of soil and terrain.
On Aug. 26, 2013, MIT President L. Rafael Reif formally welcomed first-year students, and their families, to the Institute.
MIT's noted public art, which may be enjoyed by the MIT community and visitors alike, includes numerous outstanding examples of works by major artists.
MIT Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Sangbae Kim describes his cutting-edge research in the area of biomimetics.