#MIT

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

3 years ago — Long 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

3 years ago — Quick 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

4 years ago — Long 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

4 years ago — Quick 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

4 years ago — Quick 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

4 years ago — Quick 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...