Stacking 2-D materials produces surprising results
May 16, 2013New experiments reveal previously unseen effects, could lead to new kinds of electronics and optical devices.
Five from MIT win Early Career Awards
May 8, 2013Alexander-Katz, Detmold, Fu, Tisdale and Williams honored by Office of Science of the Department of Energy.
Understanding the turbulence in plasmas
April 29, 2013New experiments in a tokamak fusion reactor reveal details of a cooling process, potentially bringing practical fusion closer.
Nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2013Among 198 elected this year to the prestigious honorary society.
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Shedding light on the search for dark matter
April 10, 2013Physicists and astronaut discuss cosmic ray detector’s findings of possible signs of dark matter.
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 25, 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 14, 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