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Using desalination to address drought

Using desalination to address drought

Developed by Carlos Riva '75, a California water plant will be the largest seawater desalination facility in the Western Hemisphere

May 29, 2015Read more
The world needs post-silicon solar technologies

The world needs post-silicon solar technologies

A solar revolution, though difficult, may not be impossible

May 28, 2015Read more
Measuring hot electrons

Measuring hot electrons

MIT graduate student Qiong Ma is uncovering electrical properties of graphene-based devices using laser-light stimulation

May 28, 2015Read more
Students launch MIT INSPIRE competition

Students launch MIT INSPIRE competition

MIT hosts the first national high school-age competition for research projects in the humanities, arts, and social sciences

May 28, 2015Read more
Bladeless wind turbines may offer more form than function

Bladeless wind turbines may offer more form than function

Startup Vortex Bladeless makes a turbine that looks intriguing, but it may not solve wind power's challenges

May 27, 2015Read more
SuperUROP class of 2015 graduates with high accomplishment and promise

SuperUROP class of 2015 graduates with high accomplishment and promise

Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart thanks SuperUROP students for their research and innovation contributions; praises program's quintessential "MIT-ness"

May 26, 2015Read more
A better way to deliver innovation to the world

A better way to deliver innovation to the world

"To tackle our biggest societal challenges, we need an innovation pipeline that delivers every drop," Reif writes

May 26, 2015Read more
Should the British expand Heathrow Airport?

Should the British expand Heathrow Airport?

Balancing a growing demand for air travel with concerns over air pollution

May 22, 2015Read more
MISTI Global Seed Funds: 2015-16 call for proposals

MISTI Global Seed Funds: 2015-16 call for proposals

Funds support MIT's global engagement by promoting collaborations between MIT faculty and their counterparts abroad

May 22, 2015Read more
Coding for cooling

Coding for cooling

Nuclear science and engineering graduate student Benjamin Magolan helps model improved coolant flow inside the core of a nuclear reactor

May 21, 2015Read more