Dirty carbon reveals a sophisticated side

Coal could someday be used to make a variety of useful devices, researchers suggest.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
April 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: electronics carbon coal research invention school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse

Students present mechanical engineering projects that have global impact

At the sixth annual Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition, graduate students and postdocs sharpen their communication and presentation skills.

Mary Beth Gallagher | Department of Mechanical Engineering • mit
Oct. 29, 2019 ~9 min

Tags: education teaching agriculture graduate research invention community students mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering alumniae special-events-and-guest-speakers biological-engineering academics desalination postdoctoral j-wafs

MIT spinout seeks to transform food safety testing

An affordable, easy-to-use handheld sensor, soon to enter the market, can indicate the presence of bacterial contaminants in food in seconds.

Andi Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab • mit
April 9, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: chemistry sustainability bacteria startups agriculture food supply-chains research invention mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering school-of-science innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie technology-and-society collaboration biological-engineering j-wafs


A better way to measure cell survival

New test rapidly evaluates the effect of drugs and potentially toxic compounds on cells.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 5, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: medicine cancer biology research invention drug-development school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih biological-engineering

MIT engineers fly first-ever plane with no moving parts

The silent, lightweight aircraft doesn’t depend on fossil fuels or batteries.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 21, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: physics energy aircraft emissions research invention drones batteries school-of-engineering aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering lincoln-laboratory

Study opens route to ultra-low-power microchips

Innovative approach to controlling magnetism could lead to next-generation memory and logic devices.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 12, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: electronics spintronics research invention school-of-engineering national-science-foundation-nsf nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse materials-research-laboratory magnets

“Artificial blubber” protects divers in frigid water | MIT News

MIT engineers develop a way to triple the survival time for swimmers in wetsuits.

David Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 19, 2018 ~9 min

Tags:  research  invention  school-of-engineering  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  nuclear-science-and-engineering  chemical-engineering  department-of-energy-doe

Robert Langer named 2018 US Science Envoy | MIT News

Institute Professor chosen to help forge connections and identify opportunities for sustained international cooperation.

Melanie Miller Kaufman | Department of Chemical Engineering • mit
June 18, 2018 ~2 min

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Three MIT graduate students awarded 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for Invention | MIT News

Award honors top collegiate inventors in the United States.

Stephanie Martinovich | Lemelson-MIT Program • mit
May 31, 2018 ~6 min

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