Reducing the speed of light using nanotech could lead to new ways to generate electricity, say MIT researchers.
Anyone who knew Miles C. Barr as a kid no doubt realized he'd go far one day.
Researchers at MIT say they have developed a new type of low-cost battery that could be the future of affordable energy storage systems.
Mysterious aurora-causing high-speed electrons detected by space probes have finally been explained, thanks to a massive computer simulation.
For ten years, it's been known that RNA interference could potentially kill cancer by shutting off malfunctioning genes - but there's been no efficient way to deliver the RNA.
Robots could soon be capable of real-time autonomous navigation by creating and continuously updating an internal three-dimensional map.
MIT's announced plans for a fully-online electronics course open to anyone in the world - and completely free.
So-called 'storms of the century' like last August's Hurricane Irene could become almost commonplace, thanks to climate change.
A quarter? Seriously, only a quarter? But that's the proportion of tweets that Twitter users say are a waste of time.
Tropical cyclones will cause $109 billion in damages by the end of the century, according to Yale and MIT researchers, because of economic growth as well as climate change.
Although researchers are well aware of the incredible strength of spider silk, the hardy nature of the tiny filaments cannot explain how webs routinely survive multiple tears and winds exceeding hurricane strength.
Many birds can zip at high speed through a forest without crashing into trees. But, say MIT researchers, there's a top speed at which this is possible, and it's an important factor in designing drones.
Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that the fast-growing, brilliantly bright sunflower offers guidance on how best to gather solar energy.
MIT economist Christopher Knittel recently published a report analyzing the fuel economy of vehicles on the streets in 2006.
If you're an average motorist, you're driving a car that's vastly more fuel efficient than the one you had in 1980 - and an MIT economist has explained why it almost certainly doesn't feel like it.
Ironically, Twitter use took off across the US bacause of traditional face-to-face interaction, an MIT study shows.
MIT's created a camera that can capture a trillion frames a second - the ultimate in slow motion, say its developers.
A new report published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recommends that a federal agency such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assume control over the US electric grid.
MIT researchers say they've filled in the missing link required for the creation of complete optical circuits on silicon chips.
MIT researchers have designed a computer chip that mimics how the brain’s neurons adapt in response to new information, known as plasticity.