MIT has also fared well in our Dezeen Hot List, on account of the ground-breaking, tech-based work of its faculty and students.
A project by the architecture department's Senseable City Lab grabbed readers attention this year. Researchers developed a conceptual traffic system that would enable driverless vehicles to whizz through intersections without colliding, eliminating the need for signals.
Architect Carlo Ratti – who leads the Senseable City Lab – also crept into the list of top posts about the school with a digital supermarket, which he presented at the Milan Expo 2015.
Unsurprisingly, projects carried out by the MIT Media Lab – the school's best-known and most widely published research laboratory – also proved popular. Neri Oxman worked with researchers to develop a technique for 3D-printing molten glass, meaning that transparent glass objects could be printed for the first time.