Aiming for breakthroughs in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and other major illnesses, MIT and the pharmaceutical firm Pfizer Inc. held a formal groundbreaking for a new, multidisciplinary research center to be built on MIT property in the Kendall Square neighborhood. 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.
A penny-sized rocket thruster, designed by MIT's Paulo Lozano, may soon power the smallest satellites in space.
When anthropologist Stefan Helmreich decided to study scientists who chase some of the world's smallest creatures in some of the world's most forbidding places, his research took an unexpected twist.
The Mentor Advocate Partnership (MAP) is a volunteer mentoring program for MIT students seeking to foster their holistic development along both academic and nonacademic dimensions. Run by the Office of Minority Education, the MAP program is designed to help first-year ...
A time-lapse video showing members of MIT's Electric Vehicle Team working on the conversion of a car and a motorcycle from conventional gasoline power to all-electric operation. The conversions used batteries donated by MIT spinoff company A123 Systems.
CBS Sunday Morning featured MIT's Charm School during its Sunday, March 4, airing. Bill Geist reports.
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 led by MIT students this week successfully tested a prototype of what may be the most cost-efficient solar power system in the world--one team members believe has the potential to revolutionize global energy production. More infoVideo / Patrick Gillooly, MIT
Two students sent a camera-dangling balloon to near space and took stunning photography of Earth: all for $150.
A new semiautonomous driver system can take the wheel to keep drivers safe.
This video illustrates how referral between participants of the MIT team spread on the continental U.S. before and during the DARPA challenge. Each white line represents a referral from an existing participant's location of the MIT team to the the location of a new team participant. ~36 hours ...
MIT Professor Charles Stewart discusses how race played a roll in the election of Barack Obama, but in a way you might not expect. Read more about it here: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2009/racialpolarization-0120.html
MIT Professor Charles Stewart discusses how race played a roll in the election of Barack Obama, but in a way you might not expect.
Shah discussed how he uses his machine-learning algorithm to predict trends hours in advance of recognition by Twitter.
The researchers discussed their robot, the Milli-Motein, which is not only one of the world's smallest robots, but if can also reconfigure itself in a matter of seconds
Berkmen discusses her research with Professors Utkan Demirci and Ed Boyden in developing 3-D brain tissue constructs.
You can check a person's vital signs — pulse, respiration and blood pressure — manually or by attaching sensors to the body. But a student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program is working in the MIT Media Lab on a system that coul
Some scenes of researchers working at MIT in the early days of computer science and artificial intelligence.