MIT scientists have created what they say is the world's first practical 'artificial leaf', a solar cell the size of a playing card that mimics photosynthesis.
MIT research scientists are planning to check whether we're all Martians, descended from organisms that were carried here aboard meteorites.
Stock exchange trades now happen so quickly that the speed of light has become a factor, and exchanges may have to be relocated as a result, say researchers.
MIT scientists have discovered a new cloaking technology that can hide an object as large as a peppercorn.
An MIT Media Lab team is recreating the famous scene from Star Wars in which a hologram of Princess Leia pleads with Obi-Wan Kenobi to help her, using a real-time holographic video system.
MIT scientists have come a big step closer to creating an explosives scanner that's safer than X-ray scanning and can detect a wider range of substances.
MIT's well-known Product Engineering Processes class - aka 2.009 - has come up with its inventions for the year, all of which are food-related.
An MIT designer has created a wallet that becomes harder to open as you run out of money.
MIT's taken a step closer to practical fusion power with a technique that removes the contaminants that slow fusion reactions.
MIT scientists are developing an alternative to photovoltaic and solar-thermal systems for capturing the sun's energy.
You may feel that your mirror already gives you more information than you really want first thing in the morning.
One disadvantage of solar cells is that they take up a lot of room - and not every building has enough space.
MIT rsearchers have created tiny solar cells that can repair themselves after damage from the sunlight they're designed to process.
MIT has developed an autonomous floating robot that it says can absorb as much as 20 times its own weight in oil.
A new type of virus-based battery is under development for the US army and could soon be woven into military uniforms.
Take this, iPhone! Researchers over at MIT are now able to use Android phones to generate calculations that previously required a massive supercomputer.
An MIT team has teamed up with engineers from the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory to build a new type of lunar explorer that hops along the surface.
US broadband speeds aren't nearly as bad as they're painted, says MIT, thanks to a series of mis-estimates by a Federal Communications Commission survey.
MIT scientists have developed fibers that can detect and produce sound, and say they could be used to produce clothes that act as microphones.
A new network design could increase internet speeds by 100 times, by removing the need to convert optical signals to electrical ones.