NASA selects MIT-led TESS project for 2017 mission
April 5, 2013$200 million project will launch telescopes to perform full-sky search for transiting exoplanets.
Obama hosts Dresselhaus, Graybiel and Luu in Oval Office
April 1, 2013The three MIT scientists are among six winners of the 2012 Kavli Prizes to visit the White House.
OCW provides challenges for talented young student
March 26, 2013Indian teen Tuhin Bagi uses MIT OpenCourseWare to enhance his studies and set his sights on future endeavors.
Research update: A new model accurately predicts three-dimensional sand flow
March 25, 2013Model may be useful in improving the flow of grain in silos, and drug capsules in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
New solar-cell design based on dots and wires
March 24, 2013MIT researchers improve efficiency of quantum-dot photovoltaic system by adding a forest of nanowires.
Study offers new way to discover HIV vaccine targets
March 21, 2013Ragon Institute researchers develop a method to identify weak points in viral proteins that could be exploited for vaccine development.
Predicted state of atomic collapse seen for first time
March 13, 2013Researchers observe a basic quantum-mechanical phenomenon theorized decades ago by pioneers of atomic theory.
Two earn School of Science teaching awards
March 7, 2013Kelner, Mavalvala honored for undergraduate education
Allen Family Foundation grants Gore $1.5 million for research
March 5, 2013
Undergraduate contributes to fusion reactor advancement
February 4, 2013Jake Jurewicz, a nuclear science and engineering-physics double major, received a fellowship to develop new simulation and visualization software at the National Fusion Facility in California.
MIT researchers improve quantum-dot performance
February 3, 2013New production method could enable everything from more efficient computer displays to enhanced biomedical testing.
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.
Improving the accuracy of cancer diagnoses
December 24, 2012New spectroscopy technique could help doctors better identify breast tumors.
Historian/physicist David Kaiser wins Physics World’s 'Book of the Year Award'
December 20, 2012Kaiser is the head of MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society, and a senior lecturer in the Department of Physics.
MIT researchers discover a new kind of magnetism
December 19, 2012Experiments demonstrate ‘quantum spin liquid,’ which could have applications in new computer memory storage.
Physics receives 2012 APS award for improving undergraduate physics education
December 7, 2012One of four institutions recognized
When the first stars blinked on
December 5, 2012The very first stars may have turned on when the universe was 750 million years old.
GRAIL reveals a battered lunar history
December 5, 2012Twin spacecraft create a highly detailed gravity map of the moon, finding an interior pulverized by early impacts.