Vehicle efficiency standards vs. a carbon tax: the costs and politics
November 14, 2012MIT researchers show merits of a carbon tax.
Two MIT teams' work make TIME Magazine's Best Inventions of 2012 list
November 14, 2012
Driving drones can be a drag
November 14, 2012Study shows distractions may alleviate boredom and improve drone operators’ performance.
Speeding algorithms by shrinking data
November 13, 2012A new approach to processing ‘big data’ creates succinct representations of huge data sets, so that existing algorithms can handle them efficiently.
On the hunt for rare cancer cells
November 12, 2012Jellyfish-inspired device that rapidly and efficiently captures cancer cells from blood samples could enable better patient monitoring.
Three awards for MIT research in anthropology, economics and political science
November 9, 2012Mikusheva receives Elaine Bennett Research Prize; Petersen wins Distinguished Book Award; Helmreich wins Rachel Carson Prize.
MIT a linchpin of major new USAID program
November 8, 2012Institute researchers aim to spur development and evaluation of useful technologies to help the world’s poor.
Medical devices powered by the ear itself
November 7, 2012For the first time, researchers power an implantable electronic device using an electrical potential — a natural battery — deep in the inner ear.
SAP Innovation Center joins the MIT Forum Manufacturing Technology Advisory Board
November 7, 2012
New method could help communities plan for climate risk
November 7, 2012MIT researchers develop tool to assess regional risks of climate change, potential impacts on local infrastructure and planning.
Undergraduate Winters presents winning poster at APS annual meeting
November 6, 2012Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering junior wins one of three poster awards.
MIT Libraries’ research contributes to award-winning redistricting software, DistrictBuilder
November 5, 2012Web-based resource gives citizens the opportunity to participate in the redistricting process.
MIT Auto-ID Labs launches ‘Cloud of Things’ initiative
November 2, 2012Initiative brings together academia, industry to support the development, adoption, best practices and commercial success of big-data applications in mobile retail commerce.
Sitting still or going hunting: Which works better?
November 1, 2012If you’re a microbe floating in the ocean, there’s no single best strategy for getting food, MIT research shows.
Nominations open for Doherty Professorship in Ocean Utilization
November 1, 2012Deadline for submissions is Nov. 29.
Paintballs may deflect an incoming asteroid
October 26, 2012With 20 years’ notice, paint pellets could cause an asteroid to veer off course.