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.
In the 41st annual Killian Lecture, Maria Zuber describes looking deep into the moon’s interior to chart its early history.
This array of videos shows spectrographic data (representing brain wave frequencies) from each of 44 electrodes attached to the scalp of a healthy volunteer undergoing propofol anesthesia. The spectrograms are arranged according to their approximate position on the ...
A team of MIT researchers has found a coating that outperforms others not only in preventing foggy buildups, but also in maintaining good optical properties without distortion.
Students show how household robots could use a little lateral thinking to compensate for their physical shortcomings.
Animation showing how the base of a water droplet forms small "necks" as it moves across a surface that has pillars etched on it.
MIT's Phillip Sharp on Kendall Square's growth over the last four decades.
MIT researchers have invented a new imaging system that allowed them to create this three-dimensional rendering of the cartilage that forms the skull of a five-day-old zebrafish larva.
President Obama recognized the 2011 National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipients at a White House ceremony on Feb. 1, 2013.
Researchers from MIT have now found a safe and efficient way to get large molecules through the cell membrane, by squeezing the cells through a narrow constriction that opens up tiny, temporary holes in the membrane.
Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments.
MIT researchers at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research have developed a new material that changes its shape after absorbing water vapor.