Patients with sickle cell disease often suffer from painful attacks known as vaso-occlusive crises, during which their sickle-shaped blood cells get stuck in tiny capillaries, depriving tissues of needed oxygen. Now, researchers from MIT, CMU and UPitt have developed a tiny microfluidic device ...
MIT researchers report the first self-contained autonomous soft robot, a "fish" that can execute an escape maneuver, convulsing its body to change direction, in just 100 milliseconds, or as quickly as a real fish can.
Thomas L. Neff, a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is featured in a Russian documentary about atomic recycling.
Within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering lives a place where students can come and put their materials knowledge into practice. The Foundry at MIT provides a space for students, faculty and staff to come innovate and create.
Researcher Ewen Mullins is testing potatoes that are engineered to resist blight in Ireland.
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.
Scientists have long thought that lunar craters arose during a period called the Late Heavy Bombardment. Now scientists from MIT and elsewhere have found that craters may not reflect the intensity of asteroid impacts from that period.
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.