Students witness science policy in action
February 12, 2013MIT students participate in the final mercury talks resulting in an international treaty.
Nevin S. Scrimshaw, pioneer in nutrition research, dies at 95
February 11, 2013Institute Professor emeritus and recipient of the World Food Prize was the founder of MIT’s former Department of Nutrition and Food Science.
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MIT engineers elected to national academy
February 7, 2013Three engineers are among this year’s 69 new National Academy of Engineering members.
Institute-Wide Task Force aims to sketch the MIT education of the future
February 6, 2013Saying ‘we are in the midst of an educational revolution,’ President L. Rafael Reif asks Professor Sanjay Sarma and EVP and Treasurer Israel Ruiz to lead an effort to envision the MIT of 2020 and beyond.
MLK Jr. Breakfast addresses elements of meritocracy
February 6, 2013Annual gathering features talks by former NBC executive as well as MIT students and administrators.
MISTI Global Seed Funds 2012-13 winners announced
February 5, 2013
Subra Suresh named next president of Carnegie Mellon University
February 5, 2013Former dean of the MIT School of Engineering to step down from NSF post.
SA+P faculty, alumni make their mark in TED
February 5, 2013A collection of TEDTalks videos featuring researchers and innovators with ties to MIT's School of Architecture + Planning.
Purification on the cheap
February 5, 2013System developed at MIT cleans ‘produced water’ from natural gas wells, could lead to improved desalination plants for developing countries.
Office of Digital Learning to host open house
February 4, 2013Event to share opportunities and services from MITx, OEIT and OCW.
Chisholm, Langer receive nation’s highest honors for scientists and inventors
February 4, 2013President Obama presented the two MIT professors with the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation on Friday.
MIT researchers improve quantum-dot performance
February 3, 2013New production method could enable everything from more efficient computer displays to enhanced biomedical testing.
MIT researchers honored for 'Revealing Invisible Changes'
February 1, 2013CSAIL team recognized by National Science Foundation for video that catches motions too subtle for the naked eye.
Addressing the complexities of meritocracy
January 31, 2013Goals of equality and inclusion are not enough, research shows, as MIT’s annual Diversity Summit seeks ways to further improve a merit-based environment.
Duflo, Lander, Lewin to lead spring-semester MITx courses
January 31, 2013EdX takes stock of last semester’s MITx courses; data will be used to improve education online and in the classroom.
Why are Japanese cartoons a global hit?
January 29, 2013MIT scholar’s new book heralds ‘creative collaboration’ with the masses as the key to anime’s worldwide popularity.
Whitehead, biology's Gerald Fink chosen to serve as AAAS president-elect
January 25, 2013
Cardiac development needs more than protein-coding genes
January 24, 2013Biologists find that long non-coding RNA molecules are necessary to regulate differentiation of embryonic stem cells into cardiac cells.
The Tech publishes letters from Professor Hal Abelson, President L. Rafael Reif
January 23, 2013Next steps described for analysis of MIT actions related to Aaron Swartz.
Capturing energy from the sun
January 23, 2013MIT investigators are inspired by a deep-sea bacterium that is able to harvest tiny amounts of incoming solar energy with exquisite efficiency.
Putting the squeeze on cells
January 23, 2013By deforming cells, researchers can deliver RNA, proteins and nanoparticles for many applications.