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New technique reveals lithium in action
October 8, 2012Fundamental reactions behind advanced battery technology, revealed in detail by advanced imaging method, could lead to improved materials.
MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet
October 7, 2012New sensor can detect four different molecules, could be used to program cells to precisely monitor their environments.
DeGraff awarded $1 million NSF grant to continue linguistics research in Haiti
October 3, 2012Funding will help develop classroom tools to teach science and math in Creole for the first time.
Weapon-wielding marine microbes may protect populations from foes
September 6, 2012In some populations, natural antibiotics are produced by a few individuals whose closest relatives carry genes conferring resistance.
A one-way street for spinning atoms
August 29, 2012Work correlating ultracold atoms’ spin with their direction of motion may help physicists model new circuit devices and unusual phases of matter.
Single-photon transmitter could enable new quantum devices
July 25, 2012Long-sought goal for quantum devices — the ability to transmit single photons while blocking multiple photons — is finally achieved.
Research update: Chips with self-assembling rectangles
July 18, 2012New technique allows production of complex microchip structures in one self-assembling step.
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Dripping faucets inspire new way of creating structured particles
July 18, 2012Researchers find new method for making spherical particles, from nanoscale to pinhead-sized — including complex beach-ball-like shapes.
Researchers explain how dye-based nanotubes can help harvest light’s energy
July 5, 2012Tiny cylinders help reveal how natural-light-harvesting antennae collect light with exceptional efficiency.
All in a day’s work: Design and print your own robot
April 3, 2012MIT project, funded with $10 million NSF grant, could transform robotic design and production
Scott Aaronson wins NSF’s Alan T. Waterman Award
March 8, 2012National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award will help fuel CSAIL researcher’s work.
MIT students to visit Washington to explore science policy careers
October 13, 2011New Federal Science Agency Visits program sends delegates to meet with scientists and policymakers at federal agencies to see science policy in practice.
Young scientists and babies: White House policy begins with alumna request
September 30, 2011A new White House initiative to provide workplace flexibility to young scientists — starting with the National Science Foundation — has MIT fingerprints all over it.
MIT part of $18.5 million effort to create mind-machine interface
July 14, 2011New multi-institution center will work on robotic interaction with nervous system
Suresh awarded prestigious Padma Shri from government of India
April 11, 2011NSF director and former MIT engineering dean receives highest civilian honor.
Martin Hackl's Experimental Syntax and Semantics Lab generates knowledge about meaning formation
February 15, 2011Role of linguistic form stronger than previously realized.
Suresh discusses the role of engineering in the study of infectious disease
December 13, 2010In public lecture at MIT, former dean describes progress in understanding malaria.
Harrell convenes thought-leaders to catalyze new research informed by science, humanities and arts disciplines
December 2, 2010
Subra Suresh to head National Science Foundation
September 30, 2010MIT’s dean of engineering has been confirmed by the United States Senate to direct the largest supporter of non-medical basic-science research in the country.