An ear for music, it turns out, might be a key to making structural improvements in synthetic materials.
Scientists at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania are taking more than inspiration from nature — they’re taking ingredients.
Where other roboticists try to suppress the complex dynamics of mechanical systems, Russ Tedrake exploits them, to make control more efficient and versatile.
Researchers have engineered a soft autonomous robot that moves via peristalsis, crawling across surfaces by contracting segments of its body, much like an earthworm.
Dr. Randy Kirchain, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Material Systems Lab (MIT MSL)MIT MSL is working with industry to identify the materials supply constraints and price fluctuations that could impact the future viability of businesses. Dr. Kirchain will explain how ...
Megacities — cities with a population of at least 10 million people — are growing in size and number, and are expected to account for about 20 percent of world GDP within a decade.
Both the number and range of electronic data sources available to businesses are increasing at a phenomenal rate.
Doug Cooper shares some of the challenges and solutions for managing global supply chain talent, with a special focus on overseas assignments.
Jim Rice, MIT CTLCrossroads 2012: Supply Chains in Transition: The Driving Forces of ChangeJune 28, 2012 - 08:00am - 05:00pm EDTStata Center (Building 32-123)The growth of megacities, projected shortages of vital human and natural resources, and a dramatic increase in the amount of market data ...
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