Featured video: Moooving the needle on methane

MIT researchers are developing a system for reducing emissions of the potent greenhouse gas at dairy farms and other sites. | Continue reading


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The many-body dynamics of cold atoms and cross-country running

Senior Olivia Rosenstein balances cross-country competitions with research in quantum gasses and early-universe radio wave signals. | Continue reading


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Heather Paxson named associate dean for faculty of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

In her new role, the professor of anthropology will seek to promote well-being and advancement within the SHASS community. | Continue reading


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Preparing MIT’s campus for cardiac emergencies

A new program is equipping every campus building with an automated external defibrillator. | Continue reading


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Researching extreme environments

PhD candidate Emma Bullock studies the local and global impacts of changing mineral levels in Arctic groundwater. | Continue reading


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To build a better AI helper, start by modeling the irrational behavior of humans

A new technique can be used to predict the actions of human or AI agents who behave suboptimally while working toward unknown goals. | Continue reading


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Advancing technology for aquaculture

MIT Sea Grant students apply machine learning to support local aquaculture hatcheries. | Continue reading


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Using deep learning to image the Earth’s planetary boundary layer

Lincoln Laboratory researchers are using AI to get a better picture of the atmospheric layer closest to Earth's surface. Their techniques could improve weather and drought prediction. | Continue reading


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New major crosses disciplines to address climate change

Combining engineering, earth system science, and the social sciences, Course 1-12 prepares students to develop climate solutions. | Continue reading


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New flight procedures to reduce noise from aircraft departing and arriving at Boston Logan Airport

The results of a six-year collaboration between MIT researchers, the FAA, and Massport will reduce aircraft noise in local communities while maintaining or improving fuel efficiency. | Continue reading


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Four MIT faculty named 2023 AAAS Fellows

Engelward, Oliver, Rothman, and Vuletić are recognized for their efforts to advance science. | Continue reading


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For more open and equitable public discussions on social media, try “meronymity”

A communication system whose users reveal only a few verified aspects of their identity can empower less confident participants to speak up, researchers report. | Continue reading


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Erin Kara named Edgerton Award winner

The award recognizes exceptional distinction in teaching, research, and service at MIT. | Continue reading


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Knight Science Journalism Program launches HBCU Science Journalism Fellowship

The fellowship will incubate early-career science journalists, providing them with a year of skill-building freelance experience and dedicated mentorship. | Continue reading


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Q&A: Claire Walsh on how J-PAL’s King Climate Action Initiative tackles the twin climate and poverty crises

Since 2020, K-CAI has innovated and tested climate policies in more than 35 countries and supported scale-ups that have reached over 15 million people. | Continue reading


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A home where world-changing innovations take flight

The Engine Accelerator offers “tough tech” startups space, support, and a network to help them scale up. | Continue reading


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Plant sensors could act as an early warning system for farmers

Sensors that detect plant signaling molecules can reveal when crops are experiencing too much light or heat, or attack from insects or microbes. | Continue reading


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3 Questions: Enhancing last-mile logistics with machine learning

MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics Director Matthias Winkenbach uses AI to make vehicle routing more efficient and adaptable for unexpected events. | Continue reading


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Women in STEM — A celebration of excellence and curiosity

An MIT Values event showcases three women's career journeys and how they are paving the way for the next generation. | Continue reading


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A blueprint for making quantum computers easier to program

A CSAIL study highlights why it is so challenging to program a quantum computer to run a quantum algorithm, and offers a conceptual model for a more user-friendly quantum computer. | Continue reading


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“Nanostitches” enable lighter and tougher composite materials

In research that may lead to next-generation airplanes and spacecraft, MIT engineers used carbon nanotubes to prevent cracking in multilayered composites. | Continue reading


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From neurons to learning and memory

Mark Harnett investigates how electrical activity in mammalian cortical cells helps to produce neural computations that give rise to behavior. | Continue reading


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A biomedical engineer pivots from human movement to women’s health

Postdoc Shaniel Bowen studies women's sexual anatomy and health while also working to interest young women in STEM careers. | Continue reading


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MIT tops among single-campus universities in US patents granted

For 10th consecutive year, the Institute ranks No. 2 among all colleges and No. 1 among colleges with one main campus, underlying the impact of innovation and critical role of technology transfer. | Continue reading


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A new way to detect radiation involving cheap ceramics

Work by MIT engineers could lead to plethora of new applications, including better detectors for nuclear materials at ports. | Continue reading


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A crossroads for computing at MIT

The MIT Schwarzman College of Computing building will form a new cluster of connectivity across a spectrum of disciplines in computing and artificial intelligence. | Continue reading


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Growing our donated organ supply

Graduate student Hammaad Adam is working to increase the supply of organs available for transplants, saving lives and improving health equity. | Continue reading


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New AI method captures uncertainty in medical images

By providing plausible label maps for one medical image, the Tyche machine-learning model could help clinicians and researchers capture crucial information. | Continue reading


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Improving drug development with a vast map of the immune system

Immunai’s founders were researchers at MIT when they launched their company to help predict how patients will respond to new treatments. | Continue reading


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MIT-Mexico Program fosters cross-border collaboration

For two decades, MIT-Mexico has funded student internships and teaching, as well as faculty research collaborations. | Continue reading


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With inspiration from “Tetris,” MIT researchers develop a better radiation detector

The device, based on simple tetromino shapes, could determine the direction and distance of a radiation source, with fewer detector pixels. | Continue reading


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QS World University Rankings rates MIT No. 1 in 11 subjects for 2024

The Institute also ranks second in five subject areas. | Continue reading


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Tackling cancer at the nanoscale

In MIT’s 2024 Killian Lecture, chemical engineer Paula Hammond described her groundbreaking work on nanoparticles designed to attack tumor cells. | Continue reading


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A faster, better way to prevent an AI chatbot from giving toxic responses

Researchers create a curious machine-learning model that finds a wider variety of prompts for training a chatbot to avoid hateful or harmful output. | Continue reading


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Has remote work changed how people travel in the U.S?

A new study finds sustained pattern changes — with a lot of regional variation. | Continue reading


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Physicist Netta Engelhardt is searching black holes for universal truths

She says one question drives her work: “Which pillars of gravitational physics are just not true?” | Continue reading


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MIT community members gather on campus to witness 93 percent totality

Hundreds of observers took advantage of great weather to view the 2024 partial eclipse. | Continue reading


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Extracting hydrogen from rocks

Iwnetim Abate aims to stimulate natural hydrogen production underground, potentially unearthing a new path to a cheap, carbon-free energy source. | Continue reading


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When an antibiotic fails: MIT scientists are using AI to target “sleeper” bacteria

Most antibiotics target metabolically active bacteria, but with artificial intelligence, researchers can efficiently screen compounds that are lethal to dormant microbes. | Continue reading


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MIT engineers design flexible “skeletons” for soft, muscle-powered robots

New modular, spring-like devices maximize the work of live muscle fibers so they can be harnessed to power biohybrid bots. | Continue reading


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This 3D printer can figure out how to print with an unknown material

The advance could help make 3D printing more sustainable, enabling printing with renewable or recyclable materials that are difficult to characterize. | Continue reading


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For Julie Greenberg, a career of research, mentoring, and advocacy

The longtime academic leader of the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology reflects on her time spent guiding students at the intersection of medicine and engineering. | Continue reading


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Reevaluating an approach to functional brain imaging

An MRI method purported to detect neurons’ rapid impulses produces its own misleading signals instead, an MIT study finds. | Continue reading


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Propelling atomically layered magnets toward green computers

MIT scientists have tackled key obstacles to bringing 2D magnetic materials into practical use, setting the stage for the next generation of energy-efficient computers. | Continue reading


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Q&A: Tips for viewing the 2024 solar eclipse

Brian Mernoff of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics offers best practices to get the most out of your eclipse experience. | Continue reading


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MIT Haystack scientists prepare a constellation of instruments to observe the solar eclipse’s effects

In a first, four different technologies will monitor changes in the upper atmosphere, locally and across the continent, as the sun’s radiation dips. | Continue reading


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Unlocking new science with devices that control electric power

Seron Electronics, founded by Mo Mirvakili PhD ’17, makes research equipment with applications including microelectronics, clean energy, optics, biomedicine, and beyond. | Continue reading


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Drinking from a firehose — on stage

For more than 50 years, the MIT Music Theater Guild has put on epic performances that involve students from every part of campus. | Continue reading


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