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.
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 Materials Science and Engineering Jeff Grossman explains photovoltaics/solar cells.
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.
Small cubes with no exterior moving parts can propel themselves forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together to form arbitrary shapes.
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
Twelfth annual Page Hazlegrove Lecture in Glass Art, sponsored by the MIT Glass Lab in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Researchers have developed a model called Artemis that accurately simulates rover mobility over various types of soil and terrain.
Neutrophils, a type of white blood cell, follow patterns of weak adhesive molecules (dark lines) and are separated from a stream of blood flowing in a microfluidic channel.
Speaker: Ming Ma, Inventor of a new manufacturing method for brighter energy efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs)
Presenters: Newton North High School, Newton, Mass.Recorded on June 20, 2013
Speakers: Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Maria Oden
Speaker: Joshua Schuler - Executive Director, Lemelson-MIT Program Recorded on June 20, 2013
Speaker: Eric Grimson, MIT Chancellor Recorded on June 21, 2013
Justin Lai, Invention Education Associate Lemelson-MIT Program Recorded on June 20, 2013
Speaker: Carol Dahl, Executive Director, Lemelson-MIT Foundation Recorded on June 20, 2013
Presenters: Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology from Alexandria, Va.Recorded on June 20, 2013
Scientists at MIT and Oxford University have shown that the motility of phytoplankton — which are tiny ocean plants — helps them determine their fate in ocean turbulence.