Microbiologists eavesdrop on the hidden lives of microbes
January 21, 2013Scientists track ocean microbe populations in their natural habitat to create a ‘day in the life’ montage.
Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last
January 20, 2013Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments.
Hard times in Chicago
January 18, 2013MIT anthropologist’s new book recounts the painful aftermath when steel plants suddenly closed in the American heartland.
Research update: Multiple steps toward the ‘quantum singularity’
January 18, 2013Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.
Finding his voice
January 17, 2013First-generation college student Eric Trac makes the most of MIT — whether through medical research or community service.
The right’s resistance to regulation
January 16, 2013Book details how conservatives have changed the terms of the environmental debate in recent decades.
Possible role for Huntington’s gene discovered
January 16, 2013Mutant forms of the gene disrupt chemical modifications that control access to genes necessary for normal brain cell function.
Study finds a new culprit for epileptic seizures
January 15, 2013Discovery that some seizures arise in glial cells could offer new targets for epilepsy treatment.
MIT researchers win Pyke Johnson Award
January 15, 2013Karplus, Paltsev honored for their study on the impacts of vehicle efficiency standards.
Clark and Sollins receive Test of Time Award
January 14, 2013MIT researchers honored for their paper 'Tussle in Cyberspace: Defining Tomorrow’s Internet.'
Susan Solomon wins international climate award
January 14, 2013MIT professor honored by BBVA for discovering links between atmosphere, climate and human activity.
New material harvests energy from water vapor
January 10, 2013Polymer film could be used in artificial muscle and to power micro- and nanoelectronic devices.
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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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How to stop leaks — the way blood does
January 8, 2013Harnessing the principle that allows blood to clot, MIT researchers are working on new synthetic materials to plug holes.
Tiny tools help advance medical discoveries
January 8, 2013MIT researchers are designing tools to analyze cells at the microscale.
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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.
Simons Center for the Social Brain offering seed grants, postdoc fellowships
January 3, 2013Deadline for applications is February 28.
New insights into how brain synapses transmit information
January 2, 2013Two essential proteins regulate the molecular machinery that controls neuronal communication and the release of signals between neurons.
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.
Flexible, light solar cells could provide new opportunities
December 21, 2012MIT researchers develop a new approach using graphene sheets coated with nanowires.
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.