Meet the Robot with an Origami Exoskeleton

2 months 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

6 months 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...

Watch – “Having a ball” at MIT

7 months ago — 1 min read

If you think of MIT as only one the world's leading Engineering institutions it might surprise you know that each year it hosts the MIT Open Ballroom Competition - the...

MIT offers sneak peak at the densest concentrations of nuclear science instrumentation and brain power on the planet

11 months ago — 0.5 min read

Two MIT graduate students have provided an inside look at MIT's network of nuclear facilities and labs that mimic the footprint of a national lab.

New Wi-Fi system ‘MegaMIMO 2.0’ designed to tackle spectrum crunch

1 year ago — 1 min read

MegaMIMO 2.0 is a new Wi-Fi system designed help with congested networks. It can transfer wireless data three times faster than existing Wi-Fi protocols, and can almost double the range....

“Solar Sponge” offers a completely new approach to solar steam generation

1 year ago — 2 min read

MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped sponge-like device which can soak up sunlight to generate steam through its pores. Researchers call the design a "solar vapour generator". It does not...