Robinson wins prestigious Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship
May 3, 2012First-year doctoral student earns DoE honor.
Facing the facts about our changing climate
April 18, 2012MIT researchers join Boston Globe panel in weighing climate risks and resolutions.
MIT graduate students head to Capitol Hill to deliver research-funding petition
March 26, 2012More than 10,000 signed petition in support of science and engineering work.
All the difference in the world
March 23, 2012In new book, economists Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson assert that above all else, political institutions — not culture or natural resources — determine the wealth of nations.
Sen. Kerry tours Alcator C-Mod tokamak
March 20, 2012Project is at risk of being terminated due to proposed federal budget cuts.
Political science PhD candidate Christopher Clary helping to shape U.S. defense policy
March 5, 2012
Jens Hainmueller: A 'numbers' guy takes on pressing public policy issues
February 15, 2012Political science associate professor ties together qualitative and quantitative ways of thinking about politics and society.
Nuclear security takes its place in NSE’s curriculum
January 31, 2012
Said and Done for January 2012
January 26, 2012The humanities, arts and social sciences monthly digest.
MIT faculty see promise in American manufacturing
January 25, 2012Study group is tackling hard questions about what it will take to stoke renewal.
MIT researcher: U.S. taking leadership on mercury in the environment
January 20, 2012Noelle Eckley Selin joins the EPA's regional administrator, Curt Spalding, and other public health experts to speak about the EPA's recent Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
A shale gas revolution?
January 3, 2012MIT report shows prosperous shale gas market could hurt future R&D, if we let it.
How to kick-start new energy technologies
December 22, 2011Three-year study produces proposals for boosting energy innovation to meet growing demand, curb global warming.
DARPA administrators: Just make it
December 14, 2011Agency Director Regina Dugan and Deputy Director Ken Gabriel speak about revitalizing U.S. manufacturing.
Two congressmen visit the Plasma Science and Fusion Center
December 6, 2011
Carbon capture? Go for the source
December 6, 2011New analysis shows pulling CO2 from the air would not be cost-effective in the foreseeable future.
With changes, the grid can take it
December 5, 2011MIT report shows that with new policies, U.S. electric grid could handle expected influx of electric cars and wind and solar generation.
Chu: New materials could be transformative
December 1, 2011Citing historical examples, U.S. secretary of energy argues that the nation can still regain its manufacturing leadership.
Rebuilding American manufacturing
November 30, 2011White House working group convenes at MIT to examine how new technologies can create economic growth and more jobs in the United States.