MIT sets its sights on the future of fusion

5 days ago — 1 min read

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is looking to fast-track the development of practical fusion power.

An Ion drive space engine has been used on aircraft for first time!

2 months ago — 3 min read

Imagine an aircraft engine that has no moving parts, produces no harmful exhaust and makes no noise. That’s what researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US...

Disney create ‘Force Jacket’ for when you need a virtual hug

9 months ago — 1 min read

Disney might be best known for Star Wars but its R&D wing - Disney Research - has just unveiled first real-world mastery of the force - the "Force Jacket". The...

MIT Wins Mars City Design Architecture Prize 2017

1 year ago — 2 min read

The Mars City Design Architecture prize aims to take seriously the question of how people live on Mars. This year the international competition was won by "Redwood Forest" - a...

Meet the Robot with an Origami Exoskeleton

1 year ago — 1 min read

Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a simple robot which can fold its ‘exoskeletons’ to roll, float on water, glide or walk. Butterflies sprout wings and hermit...

MIT engineers a moisture-responsive workout suit

2 years ago — 1 min read

Engineers at MIT have designed a moisture-responsive workout suit. Ventilating flaps are lined with live cells and can open and close in response to an athlete’s sweat. The flaps (which...