Fiber laser points to woven 3-D displays
March 12, 2012A fiber that can emit light along its length in any direction may herald flexible 3-D displays and medical tools that activate therapeutic compounds with bursts of light.
McGovern Institute to honor synapses expert Roger Nicoll
March 8, 2012Named winner of the 2012 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience.
Koch Institute, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center announce launch of 'Bridge Project' to attack most-lethal forms of cancer
March 6, 2012Institutions, research teams, non-profit organizations join forces in novel approaches targeting pancreatic cancer, glioblastoma.
Political science PhD candidate Christopher Clary helping to shape U.S. defense policy
March 5, 2012
March 2, 2012As MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference kicks off, scholars and fans have produced a growing avalanche of quantitative research.
Measuring blood flow to monitor sickle cell disease
March 1, 2012New technology may help doctors predict when patients are at risk for serious complications.
Reversing Alzheimer’s gene ‘blockade’ can restore memory, other cognitive functions
March 1, 2012Neuroscientists show that HDAC2 enzyme could be a good target for new drugs.
Tiny 3-D chips
February 28, 2012MIT researchers develop a new approach to producing three-dimensional microchips.
Delivering RNA with tiny sponge-like spheres
February 27, 2012New RNA interference method holds promise for treating cancer, other diseases.
When (and where) work disappears
February 24, 2012Study: Overseas manufacturing competition hits U.S. regions hard, leaving workers unemployed for years and local economies struggling.
MISTI Global Seed Funds 2011-2012 winners announced
February 22, 2012
Companies looking at a more regional approach to manufacturing
February 21, 2012China no longer the obvious choice for manufacturing functions of large U.S.-based companies, paper says
New system allows robots to continuously map their environment
February 16, 2012Algorithm to build 3-D maps requires a low-cost camera, no human input.
Paola Cappellaro wins AFOSR Young Investigator Award
February 15, 2012Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering assistant professor is investigating a bottom-up approach to quantum information devices.
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.
Microchips’ optical future
February 15, 2012To keep energy consumption under control, future chips may need to move data using light instead of electricity — and the technical expertise to build them may reside in the United States.
Cuthbert receives $500,000 Digging into Data grant
February 10, 2012Will support innovative musicology research
Medicine, microorganisms and Mexico
February 6, 2012Biology major and Rhodes Scholar combines research and social service in the study of infectious diseases.