Three alumni win MacArthur grants
New synthetic surface helps maintain pluripotence
Robotic explorer would hop around the moon
A perching glider could lead the way to planes that land lightly
Measuring how candidate appearance affects election outcomes
Acoustic fibers can detect and produce sound
Environmental entrepreneur Ayr Muir ‘00, SM ‘01, sees a fast-food answer to global warming.
In MIT’s Human Dynamics Lab, Sandy Pentland, PhD ‘82, uses cell phones and wearable sensors to research nonverbal signals, information flow, and the value of face-to-face conversation.
Scientists are testing whether brain signals can control sophisticated prosthetic arms.
Announcements at its developer conference are aimed to show its customers that it can still deliver a broad audience.