An idea worth floating?

(USA) MIT researchers reckon autonomous boats offer one solution for tackling traffic congestion in cities. Places like Amsterdam and Venice are naturally the types of locations which could benefit from s...

Where we’re going, we don’t need maps

(USA) Researchers at MIT are taking a 'map-less' approach to find a way for driverless cars to operate on country roads. Big tech companies are conducting all their testing in city environments, where the...

Jobs in the ‘age of innovation’

(USA) MIT launched its new Task Force on the Work of the Future today. The two-year initiative will see the internationally-renowned institution bring together experts from a diverse range of disciplines ...

Arab startups continue to shine

An MIT-led Arab startup competition is showcasing the wealth of talent and innovation driving the region forward. The MIT Enterprise Forum (MIT EF) of the Pan Arab Region has revealed the identity of the 84 ...

Students make concrete discovery

MIT students have developed a method of strengthening concrete using plastic bottles. By replacing around 1.5% of cement with irradiated plastic the students found that concrete's strength was increased by 2...

New system could short circuit cancer

MIT researchers have created a synthetic gene circuit system that uses the immune system to fight cancer at its source. The circuit, encoded in DNA, triggers a therapeutic response to two 'specific cancer ma...

Innovation creates ‘shared prosperity’

More than $1 million has been awarded via an MIT-led programme to companies using technology to improve the prospects of working people. Around 1,000 organisations from around the world took part in the MIT ...

Startups take on tough challenges

(USA) MIT today welcomed seven startups developing 'tough' technologies to a new platform that supports innovations that will take time to commercialise. The first group joining The Engine initiative are ...

MIT Lab improves global food security

(USA) An MIT lab is spearheading new innovations designed to enhance global food and drink systems. The Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at MIT is pioneering a raft of new bre...

$240M AI deal agreed

(USA) IBM and MIT are to work together over the next decade to spearhead advances in artificial intelligence (AI). The pair will collaborate at a new $240 million MIT–IBM Watson AI Lab to unlock its poten...