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.
New experiments, new insights into stress corrosion cracking
December 20, 2012MIT researchers now have new insights into how 'stress corrosion cracking' may be affected by nanoscale disruptions in the crystalline structure of metallic materials.
MIT researchers discover a new kind of magnetism
December 19, 2012Experiments demonstrate ‘quantum spin liquid,’ which could have applications in new computer memory storage.
New technology may enable earlier cancer diagnosis
December 16, 2012Nanoparticles amplify tumor signals, making them much easier to detect in the urine.
System Design and Management student establishes MIT’s first mining club
December 14, 2012Mining, Oil and Gas Club has sparked interest outside of MIT, notes Juan Esteban Montero.
Aiming deep with the Marine Robotics Team
December 13, 2012Jacqueline Sly ’14 and Tommy Moriarty ’14 discuss their experiences and lessons learned leading the Marine Robotics Team.
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Inspiration from a porcupine’s quills
December 10, 2012Understanding the mechanisms behind quill penetration and extraction could help engineers design better medical devices.
Tiny compound semiconductor transistor could challenge silicon’s dominance
December 10, 2012MIT researchers develop the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever built.
Also labeled: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (eecs), Indium gallium arsenide, Microchips, Silicon, Transistors, Microsystems, Faculty, Moore's Law, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Semiconductors, Computer chips, Computing, electronics, Manufacturing, Computer science and technology, Electrical engineering and electronics, Microsystems Technology Laboratories
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.
Lindsey Anne Gilman: Better boiling for more efficient energy production
December 4, 2012
3 Questions: Engineering hurricane barriers of the future
December 4, 2012Oceans at MIT interviews MIT's Chiang C. Mei about the possibility of protecting East Coast cities from future storms.
Three from MIT named Marine Microbiology Initiative investigators
December 4, 2012Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation awards given to pursue high-risk research in marine microbial ecology.
Building a better world
December 4, 2012From fuel cells to bamboo, and from Tanzania to Brazil, MIT senior Arfa Aijazi crosses borders and disciplines to make an impact.
How ‘transparent’ is graphene?
December 4, 2012MIT researchers find that adding a coating of graphene has little effect on how a surface interacts with liquids — except in extreme cases.
Five from MIT named AAAS fellows
December 3, 2012Recognized by their peers for their efforts to advance science or its applications.
Study: At most a third of us show a consistent approach to financial risk
December 3, 2012Empirically rich new study finds most people alter their risk-management approach depending on the type of financial decision.
Buongiorno and McKrell awarded more than $400,000 by CEA, France
November 27, 2012The researchers will investigate transient boiling heat transfer phenomena under rapidly escalating heat fluxes.
Ozdaglar selected as the inaugural Steven and Renee Finn Innovation Fellow
November 27, 2012The fellowship provides tenured, mid-career faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineer and Computer Science with resources for up to three years to pursue new research and development paths.
Maria Zuber appointed vice president for research
November 27, 2012Claude Canizares will take a new role as a vice president with responsibility for international partnerships.
Also labeled: Earth and atmospheric sciences, Faculty, Haystack Observatory, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, Global, Koch Institute, Lincoln Laboratory, Masdar, MIT Administration, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), Physics, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, President L. Rafael Reif, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore-MIT, Skolkovo, Skoltech
Proving quantum computers feasible
November 27, 2012With a new contribution to probability theory, researchers show that relatively simple physical systems could yield powerful quantum computers.