MIT Illuminations

November 30, 2022 PR Team

MIT Illuminations is a new, colorful installation and introduction to creative computation that expresses the dynamic, vibrant culture of MIT through the medium of programmable light. Located in the new MIT Welcome Center the installation has custom software written by…

Researchers at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms have made significant progress toward creating robots that could build nearly anything, including things much larger than themselves, from vehicles to buildings to larger robots. (Learn more: ) Watch more videos from…

Oscillating particles

October 13, 2022 PR Team

MIT chemical engineers showed that specialized particles can oscillate together, demonstrating a phenomenon known as emergent behavior. At left, two particles oscillate together, and at right, eight particles. (Learn more: https://news.mit.edu/2022/microparticles-oscillating-current-1013) Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube.com/user/MITNewsOffice?sub_confirmation=1 The Massachusetts Institute…

Who wants to build a rollercoaster?

September 21, 2022 PR Team

Every year during residence exploration week at MIT, or REX week, our undergraduate residence halls host activities to encourage new students to visit, get to know the vibe of the community, and hopefully choose to join. So, how do you…

Every fall, some 7,000 undergraduates arrive on campus, where staff and faculty have made ready 6,210 dorm rooms, 30 residence halls, 13,828 offices, 5,488 labs, and 119 academic buildings. Thank you, MIT employees! Watch more videos from MIT: http://www.youtube.com/user/MITNewsOffice?sub_confirmation=1 The…

Changing the game

May 31, 2022 PR Team

Nine MIT researchers were selected as finalists in the inaugural MIT Future Founders Initiative Prize Competition, encouraging women to pursue entrepreneurship in biotech. Participants gained hands-on opportunities to discover how to commercialize their ideas and explored instruction in market assessments,…

New gold standards

March 25, 2022 PR Team

Chemical Engineering Professor Ariel Furst and her dedicated team of students and postdocs are setting new standards for global health equity, sustainability, and clean energy as they develop inexpensive technologies that can be deployed on site in non-ideal conditions. Watch…

This is MIT

October 26, 2021 PR Team

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an independent, coeducational, privately endowed university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our mission is to advance knowledge; to educate students in science, engineering, technology, humanities and social sciences; and to tackle the most pressing problems facing…

A new kind of fiber developed by researchers at MIT and in Sweden can be made into cloth that senses how much it is being stretched or compressed, and then provides immediate tactile feedback in the form of pressure or…

A new study by researchers in MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering suggests that coronaviruses may be vulnerable to ultrasound vibrations, within the frequencies used in medical diagnostic imaging. (Learn more: https://news.mit.edu/2021/ultrasound-coronaviruses-damage-0316) Video: Courtesy of the researchers Watch more videos from…