Humans and robots work better together following cross-training
February 11, 2013Swapping of roles improves efficiency as well as robots’ confidence and humans’ trust.
What’s the cost and financial value of college?
February 8, 2013At MIT, experts say evidence shows the payoff from college education remains high.
Bringing a new perspective to infectious disease
February 8, 2013Enlisted in the fight against HIV, MIT engineers and scientists contribute new technology, materials and computational studies.
IS&T addresses concerns about MIT’s network
February 5, 2013Information Services & Technology sheds light on recent service interruptions, as well as steps taken to mitigate risks to the MIT network.
Reducing wasted energy in commercial buildings
February 5, 2013Much energy is wasted heating and cooling indoor spaces when no one or almost no one is present. Now, MIT researchers have used their own campus to demonstrate a means of measuring that energy/occupancy mismatch.
Purification on the cheap
February 5, 2013System developed at MIT cleans ‘produced water’ from natural gas wells, could lead to improved desalination plants for developing countries.
Undergraduate contributes to fusion reactor advancement
February 4, 2013Jake Jurewicz, a nuclear science and engineering-physics double major, received a fellowship to develop new simulation and visualization software at the National Fusion Facility in California.
MIT researchers improve quantum-dot performance
February 3, 2013New production method could enable everything from more efficient computer displays to enhanced biomedical testing.
Toward practical compressed sensing
February 1, 2013Researchers show how the vagaries of real-world circuitry affect the performance of a promising new technique in signal processing and imaging.
Cardiac development needs more than protein-coding genes
January 24, 2013Biologists find that long non-coding RNA molecules are necessary to regulate differentiation of embryonic stem cells into cardiac cells.
Capturing energy from the sun
January 23, 2013MIT investigators are inspired by a deep-sea bacterium that is able to harvest tiny amounts of incoming solar energy with exquisite efficiency.
SuperUROP propels undergraduate research to next level
January 23, 2013Poster session showcases student advances in key technologies and attracts faculty, venture capitalists and industry sponsors.
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Putting the squeeze on cells
January 23, 2013By deforming cells, researchers can deliver RNA, proteins and nanoparticles for many applications.
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.