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.
MIT researchers find a way to boost lithium-air battery performance, with the help of modified viruses.
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 students work to design and test a model artificial gravity vehicle.
Researchers have developed a model called Artemis that accurately simulates rover mobility over various types of soil and terrain.
Meet some of the MIT students who each year welcome thousands of visitors to campus.
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.
MIT researchers have developed an algorithm that can measure the heart rates of people depicted in ordinary digital video by analyzing imperceptibly small head movements that accompany the rush of blood caused by the heart’s contractions.
Through this popular annual loan program, individual students and student groups may borrow original works of art from the collection for their private rooms and communal spaces.
Social phobias affect about 15 million adults in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and surveys show that public speaking is high on the list of such phobias. For some people, these fears of social situations can be especially ...
This computer simulation shows a cross-section of the plasma inside a tokamak reactor. In this simulation, only the large-scale turbulence effects are modeled — which is adequate for some cases
Scenes from MIT's campus during the memorial ceremony for Officer Sean Collier on April 24, 2013.
Now in its 75th year, we take a look back how the Hobby Shop began, and how it evolved to what it is today.
New research has demonstrated for the first time that when inserted into a pool of liquid, nanowires naturally draw the liquid upward in a thin film that coats the surface of the wire.
Neil Gershenfeld, director of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, and Robert Atkinson, founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, discuss the potential role of localized 3-D printing in manufacturing.
Learn more about Community Water Solutions, an MIT-founded non-profit that empowers women in Ghana to launch profitable water businesses.
OrigaMIT is MIT's original origami club, which exists to promote, practice and teach origami folding, analysis and design.
A “cheetah” robot designed at MIT may soon outpace its animal counterparts in running efficiency: In treadmill tests, the researchers have found that it wastes very little energy as it trots continuously for up to an hour and a half.