West Lafayette, Indiana - How low can they go? We're talking gas prices here.

Davis, California - As sand dunes march across the Sahara, vast dunes cross the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. New research from a refurbished NASA wind tunnel reveals the physics of how particles move in Titan's methane-laden winds and could help to explain why Titan's dunes form in the way they do.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Communication protocols for digital devices are very efficient but also very brittle: They require information to be specified in a precise order with a precise number of bits. If sender and receiver - say, a computer and a printer - are off by even a single bit relative to each other, communication between them breaks down entirely.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - MIT senior Spencer Wilson says his family’s porch in rural southern Georgia was where he and his parents would often sit and “pull random ideas, and put them together into something new.”

Cambridge, Massachusetts - As a teaching assistant at the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2010, Amit Maimon MBA ’11 witnessed the origins of a technological phenomenon: Smartphones and tablets had started creeping into the classroom in the hands of students.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - MIT chemists have devised a new way to wirelessly detect hazardous gases and environmental pollutants, using a simple sensor that can be read by a smartphone.