A new prediction tool developed by MIT engineers may give sailors a 2-3 minute warning of an incoming rogue wave, providing them with enough time to shut down essential operations on a ship or offshore platform.
Researchers at MIT and Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris have come up with a new theory that describes how a knot's configuration, or "topology," determines its mechanical forces. (Learn more: http://mitsha.re/RVIRY )Video: Melanie Gonick/MITAdditional footage: Stock imagery ...
The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects.
Engineers at MIT, along with computer scientists at Columbia University, have developed a method that predicts the pattern of coils and tangles that a cable may form when deployed onto a rigid surface. (Learn more about the method: ...
Cephalopods, which include octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish, are among nature's most skillful camouflage artists, able to change both the color and texture of their skin within seconds to blend into their surroundings -- a capability that engineers have long struggled to duplicate in synthetic ...
MIT researchers tested an algorithm for gauging the rotation of objects in zero gravity using only visual information, aboard the International Space Station (Learn more about the experiment: http://bit.ly/1osvusc) Understanding how objects are spinning in space, where their centers of mass ...
MIT Professor Rohit Karnik addresses real-world challenges with his micro and nanofluidics research. The studies he and his team have conducted on fluid flow at the molecular level have uncovered important data about its unique behavior and led to the development of new technologies that can ...
Researchers at MIT's School of Engineering, working with colleagues at the Pontificial University of Chile in Santiago, are harvesting potable water from the coastal fog that forms on the edge of one of the driest regions on earth. Using a simple system of suspended mesh structures, placed on ...
A new design for nuclear plants built on floating platforms, modeled after those used for offshore oil drilling, could help avoid such consequences in the future.
This class is an introduction to the dynamics and vibrations of lumped-parameter models of mechanical systems.
In this course, students learn about the fundamentals of photoelectric conversion: charge excitation, conduction, separation, and collection.
Introduces the fundamentals of machine tool and computer tool use. Students work with a variety of machine tools including the bandsaw, milling machine, and lathe.
Taught by award-winning professor David Wallace, 2.009: Product Engineering Processes is a rigorous capstone class for undergraduates in the Mechanical Engineering program at MIT.
Senior Guangtao (Taotao) Zhang, of China, reflects upon her undergraduate journey at MIT as a transfer student.
PhD candidate Folkers E. Rojas describes his thesis research that mitigates the impact of an offshore Blowout Preventer failure.
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 graduate student Katy Olesnavage helps redesign the Jaipur Foot, a prosthesis used throughout the developing world.
Prof. Vandiver introduces key historical thinkers in the study of dynamics.
Droplets falling from a superhydrophobic surface are drawn toward an electrically charged wire, bottom center, demonstrating that they carry an electric charge. Read more: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2013/droplets-get-a-charge-out-of-jumping-1002.html
MIT researchers have found a new family of materials that provides the best-ever performance in a reaction called oxygen evolution, a key requirement for energy storage and delivery systems such as advanced fuel cells and lithium-air batteries