What is it? »Mechanical engineer Sangbae Kim looks to animals to inspire his robot designs
September 25, 2009
To a robot designer like Sangbae Kim, the animal kingdom is full of inspiration.
"I always look at animals and ask why they are the way they are," says Kim, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at MIT. "As an engineer, looking at them and speculating is fascinating."
What is it? »Harnessing nanopatterns
September 24, 2009
New findings show that tiny textures on a surface can produce big differences in how some materials, and even living cells, behave
What is it? »Stimulating sight
September 23, 2009
Led by electrical engineering professor John Wyatt, team develops retinal implant that could help restore useful level of vision to certain groups of blind people
What is it? »Collaboration eyes computing boost for New England
June 11, 2009
What began earlier this decade as an effort to better coordinate information technology at MIT has blossomed into a major drive between the Institute, the state of Massachusetts and several key players in industry and academia to design and build an environmentally friendly high-performance computing center.
What is it? »Awards and Honors
June 10, 2009
Recent achievements by members of the MIT community.
What is it? »Drawing inspiration from nature to build a better radio
June 3, 2009
MIT engineers have built a fast, ultra-broadband, low-power radio chip, modeled on the human inner ear, that could enable wireless devices capable of receiving cell phone, Internet, radio and television signals.