Smithsonian recognizes MIT research on water desalination technology
January 9, 2013Magazine ranks nanoporous graphene as one of the top five surprising scientific milestones of 2012.
Chips that can steer light
January 9, 2013Record-setting ‘optical phased arrays’ could lead to better laser rangefinders, smaller medical-imaging devices and even holographic TVs.
Guaranteed delivery — in ad hoc networks
January 9, 2013A new algorithm for message dissemination in decentralized networks is faster than its predecessors but, unlike them, guarantees delivery.
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Tiny tools help advance medical discoveries
January 8, 2013MIT researchers are designing tools to analyze cells at the microscale.
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Using prizes to spur innovation
January 7, 2013MIT Professor Fiona Murray produces concrete guidelines on designing and executing Grand Innovation Prizes.
Research update: Jumping droplets help heat transfer
January 4, 2013Scalable nanopatterned surfaces designed by MIT researchers could make for more efficient power generation and desalination.
Editing the genome with high precision
January 3, 2013New method allows scientists to insert multiple genes in specific locations, delete defective genes.
Professor Roger Kamm visualizes sneaky tumor cells with 3-D assay
December 26, 2012Kamm is studying the mechanics of metastasis, the process of cancer-cell migration from one location in the body to another and the cause of more than 90 percent of cancer deaths.
Recent Course X grad named one of Forbes magazine's '30 Under 30'
December 26, 2012Pedro Valencia PhD '12 honored for drug research.
Improving the accuracy of cancer diagnoses
December 24, 2012New spectroscopy technique could help doctors better identify breast tumors.
Skoltech, MIT reflect on first year of collaboration
December 21, 2012Anniversary event celebrates international ties.
Evolution: It’s all in how you splice it
December 20, 2012MIT biologists find that alternative splicing of RNA rewires signaling in different tissues and may often contribute to species differences.
New experiments, new insights into stress corrosion cracking
December 20, 2012MIT researchers now have new insights into how 'stress corrosion cracking' may be affected by nanoscale disruptions in the crystalline structure of metallic materials.
The What, Who, and How of DUE: Global Education and Career Development (GECD)
December 18, 2012Global Education & Career Development (GECD) comprises three complementary areas within one office.
Young African leaders propose paths to prosperity for the continent
December 18, 2012Members of Youth Think Tank meet with Legatum Center staff and fellows at MIT.
Graduate student David Sengeh gives back to Sierra Leone
December 18, 2012Media Lab doctoral student created a competition to help youth in his home country create their own solutions.
New online learning tool brings 'the crowd' into homework assignments
December 14, 2012
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System Design and Management student establishes MIT’s first mining club
December 14, 2012Mining, Oil and Gas Club has sparked interest outside of MIT, notes Juan Esteban Montero.
Sloan student is dressed for success — in her own line of clothes
December 5, 2012Aminata Kane MBA ’13 aims to have a positive social impact on the African continent while making great-fitting clothes.
Lindsey Anne Gilman: Better boiling for more efficient energy production
December 4, 2012
Study: At most a third of us show a consistent approach to financial risk
December 3, 2012Empirically rich new study finds most people alter their risk-management approach depending on the type of financial decision.
Photo finish: Sloanies team up to create Bounce Imaging
November 21, 2012Low-cost camera targeted for first responders, military