Understanding why autism symptoms sometimes improve amid fever

With support from The Marcus Foundation, an MIT neuroscientist and a Harvard Medical School immunologist will study the “fever effect” in an effort to devise therapies that mimic its beneficial effects. | Continue reading


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School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

Fifteen new faculty members join six of the school’s academic departments. | Continue reading


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Study explains why the brain can robustly recognize images, even without color

The findings also reveal why identifying objects in black-and-white images is more difficult for individuals who were born blind and had their sight restored. | Continue reading


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Turning up the heat on next-generation semiconductors

Research sheds light on the properties of novel materials that could be used in electronics operating in extremely hot environments. | Continue reading


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Sarah Millholland receives 2024 Vera Rubin Early Career Award

American Astronomical Society’s Division on Dynamical Astronomy honors the assistant professor and MIT Kavli member for contributions to the dynamics of multi-planet extrasolar systems. | Continue reading


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A community collaboration for progress

Graduate student Nolen Scruggs works with a local tenant association to address housing inequality as part of the MIT Initiative on Combatting Systemic Racism. | Continue reading


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MIT scientists learn how to control muscles with light

A new study suggests optogenetics can drive muscle contraction with greater control and less fatigue than electrical stimulation. | Continue reading


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Using wobbling stellar material, astronomers measure the spin of a supermassive black hole for the first time

The results offer a new way to probe supermassive black holes and their evolution across the universe. | Continue reading


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Adhesive coatings can prevent scarring around medical implants

New adhesive hydrogel coatings could prolong the lifespan of pacemakers, drug delivery depots, and other medical devices. | Continue reading


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The origin of the sun’s magnetic field could lie close to its surface

Sunspots and flares could be a product of a shallow magnetic field, according to surprising new findings that may help scientists predict space weather. | Continue reading


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Study: Under extreme impacts, metals get stronger when heated

The unexpected finding could be important for designing spacecraft shielding or in high-speed machining applications. | Continue reading


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Making steel with electricity

MIT spinout Boston Metal is commercializing a new method for making steel and other metals, to help clean up the emissions-intensive industry. | Continue reading


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H2 underground

At the 2024 MIT Energy Iniative Spring Symposium, experts weighed whether hydrogen stored in the earth might be a practical energy source of the future. | Continue reading


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2024 MAD Design Fellows announced

The 10 Design Fellows are MIT graduate students working at the intersection of design and multiple disciplines across the Institute. | Continue reading


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From NASA to MIT to Formlabs

Senior Audrey Chen landed an internship at NASA before she was old enough to drive. Here’s her secret to success. | Continue reading


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An expansive approach to making new compounds

To create molecules with unique properties, Associate Professor Robert Gilliard and his team deploy strategies from both organic and inorganic chemistry. | Continue reading


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Q&A: A graduating student looks back on his MIT experience

Christopher Wang, a senior in EECS, shares his favorite study spaces, how he discovered theater at the Institute, and what he'll miss most. | Continue reading


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Eleven from MIT awarded 2024 Fulbright fellowships

The Fulbright US Student Program funds research, study, and teaching opportunities abroad. | Continue reading


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Robotic palm mimics human touch

MIT CSAIL researchers enhance robotic precision with sophisticated tactile sensors in the palm and agile fingers, setting the stage for improvements in human-robot interaction and prosthetic technology. | Continue reading


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AEROS CubeSat launches to study ocean health

Portugal’s second-ever satellite was developed in collaboration with the MIT Portugal Program. | Continue reading


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Trying to make the grade

Political scientist Ben Ross Schneider’s new book examines why improving public education has been so difficult in Latin America. | Continue reading


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Janabel Xia: Algorithms, dance rhythms, and the drive to succeed

When the senior isn’t using mathematical and computational methods to boost driverless vehicles and fairer voting, she performs with MIT’s many dance groups to keep her on track. | Continue reading


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Jonathan Byrnes, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics senior lecturer and visionary in supply chain management, dies at 75

A cherished colleague, Byrnes left an “immense” legacy as a key member of MIT CTL’s education programs for more than 30 years. | Continue reading


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Researchers develop a detector for continuously monitoring toxic gases

The material could be made as a thin coating to analyze air quality in industrial or home settings over time. | Continue reading


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The beauty of biology

Senior Hanjun Lee planned to pursue chemistry at MIT. A course in genetics changed that. | Continue reading


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Navigating longevity with industry leaders at MIT AgeLab PLAN Forum

A symposium for financial professionals imagines a new industry around longevity planning. | Continue reading


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Jeong Min Park earns 2024 Schmidt Science Fellowship

The doctoral student will use the prize to find novel phases of matter and particles. | Continue reading


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Elaine Liu: Charging ahead

The MIT senior calculates how renewables and EVs impact the grid. | Continue reading


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New tool empowers users to fight online misinformation

The Trustnet browser extension lets individuals assess the accuracy of any content on any website. | Continue reading


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Scientists use generative AI to answer complex questions in physics

A new technique that can automatically classify phases of physical systems could help scientists investigate novel materials. | Continue reading


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2024 MIT Supply Chain Excellence Awards given to 35 undergraduates

Exceptional students from top programs across the US receive tuition fellowships and conditional acceptance to the MIT Supply Chain Management master’s program. | Continue reading


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Faces of MIT: Reimi Hicks

The MITES associate director of recruitment and admissions plays a key role in introducing middle and high school students to the world of STEM. | Continue reading


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John Joannopoulos receives 2024-2025 Killian Award

The MIT physicist is honored for pioneering work in photonics that helped to advance tools for telecommunications and biomedicine. | Continue reading


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Q&A: Exploring ethnic dynamics and climate change in Africa

Professor of political science Evan Lieberman discusses his research into perceptions among African and American citizens about the climate crisis and how their governments are responding. | Continue reading


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The MIT Bike Lab: A place for community, hands-on learning

The all-volunteer student-run bike shop, founded by graduate student Bianca Champenois, provides repair and maintenance services, emphasizes hands-on learning, and promotes sustainable transportation. | Continue reading


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Repurposed beer yeast may offer a cost-effective way to remove lead from water

A filter made from yeast encapsulated in hydrogels can quickly absorb lead as water flows through it. | Continue reading


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Newly discovered Earth-sized planet may lack an atmosphere

Circling a cold, Jupiter-sized star, the new world could offer an unobstructed view of its surface composition and history. | Continue reading


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Robotic “SuperLimbs” could help moonwalkers recover from falls

A new MIT system could help astronauts conserve energy and extend missions on the lunar surface. | Continue reading


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3 Questions: Technology roadmapping in teaching and industry

Professor Olivier de Weck's approach combines quantitative engineering analysis and strategic thinking to drive innovation. | Continue reading


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Five MIT faculty elected to the National Academy of Sciences for 2024

Guoping Feng, Piotr Indyk, Daniel Kleitman, Daniela Rus, Senthil Todadri, and nine alumni are recognized by their peers for their outstanding contributions to research. | Continue reading


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Professor Emeritus Jerome Connor, pioneer in structural mechanics, dies at 91

Longtime influential professor and expert in structural engineering remembered for his mentorship and contributions to the field. | Continue reading


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MIT’s Master of Applied Science in Data, Economics, and Design of Policy program adds a public policy track

Students have new avenues for learning and research on the most effective approaches to fighting poverty in the US and other high-income countries. | Continue reading


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Astronomers spot a giant planet that is as light as cotton candy

The new world is the second-lightest planet discovered to date. | Continue reading


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Scientists develop an affordable sensor for lead contamination

The chip-scale device could provide sensitive detection of lead levels in drinking water, whose toxicity affects 240 million people worldwide. | Continue reading


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MIT researchers discover the universe’s oldest stars in our own galactic backyard

Three stars circling the Milky Way’s halo formed 12 to 13 billion years ago. | Continue reading


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Four from MIT named 2024 Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The fellowship funds graduate studies at Stanford University. | Continue reading


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Taking RNAi from interesting science to impactful new treatments

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, founded by MIT professors and former postdocs, has turned the promise of RNAi research into a new class of powerful therapies. | Continue reading


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The power of App Inventor: Democratizing possibilities for mobile applications

More than a decade since its launch, App Inventor recently hosted its 100 millionth project and registered its 20 millionth user. Now hosted by MIT, the app also supports experimenting with AI. | Continue reading


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