What is it? »MIT commercial property price index continues fall
May 12, 2009
Transaction prices of commercial property sold by major institutional investors fell by almost 6 percent in the first quarter of 2009, according to an index developed and published by the MIT Center for Real Estate.
What is it? »'Bother bots' win the day
May 8, 2009
Each of the 150 students in the 2.007 Design and Manufacturing class had to build one or more robots from a kit of provided parts, and the bots battled it out in a series of elimination matches that concluded Thursday night before a cheering crowd.
What is it? »Eight teams win IDEAS awards
May 5, 2009
At an awards ceremony Monday night for MIT's annual IDEAS contest, eight teams were awarded prizes of up to $7,500 each for their efforts to create business ventures that could address pressing needs in the world's developing countries.
What is it? »Engineering first again in U.S. News graduate rankings
April 23, 2009
MIT's School of Engineering was again ranked No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report's annual evaluation of American graduate school programs, which hits newsstands next week.
What is it? »Wearable blood pressure sensor
April 8, 2009
High blood pressure is a common risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and aneurysms, so diagnosing and monitoring it are critically important. MIT engineers have built a wearable blood pressure sensor that can provide continuous, 24-hour monitoring.
What is it? »MIT spinoff gets Detroit contract
April 8, 2009
Auto manufacturer Chrysler said this week it has chosen A123Systems, a Watertown company based on technology developed at MIT, to make batteries for its new Envi line of electric and hybrid cars.
What is it? »MIT to host clean energy policy forum
April 7, 2009
Proposed federal rules aimed at promoting clean energy, combating climate change and creating new "green-collar" jobs will be the focus of a policy forum on April 13 at MIT featuring several of the key Washington players who are working to get them approved.