The Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback  MIT · 3 hours
The Committee on Animal Care (CAC) and the vice president for research welcome any information that would aid our efforts to assure the humane care of research animals used at MIT and the Whitehead... more
3Q: Scientists shave estimate of neutrino’s mass in half  MIT · 18 hours
Joseph Formaggio explains the discovery that the ghostly particle must be no more than 1 electronvolt, half as massive as previously thought. more
New approach suggests path to emissions-free cement  MIT · 1 day
MIT researchers find a way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production — a major global source of greenhouse gases. more
Uninfected patients key to improving Ebola response  MIT · 1 day
New methodology may be used to respond to other endemic diseases. more
Uncovering the hidden “noise” that can kill qubits  MIT · 1 day
New detection tool could be used to make quantum computers robust against unwanted environmental disturbances. more
MIT engineers develop “blackest black” material to date  MIT · 5 days
Made from carbon nanotubes, the new coating is 10 times darker than other very black materials. more
Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals  MIT · 6 days
System could help with diagnosing and treating noncommunicative patients. more
The answer to life, the universe, and everything  MIT · 1 week
Mathematics researcher Drew Sutherland helps solve decades-old sum-of-three-cubes puzzle, with help from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." more
Objects can now change colors like a chameleon  MIT · 1 week
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory team creates new reprogrammable ink that lets objects change colors using light. more
Hearing through the clatter  MIT · 1 week
Study reveals brain regions that respond differently to the presence of background noise, suggesting the brain progressively hones in on and isolates sounds. more
Using rigorous evaluation to reduce and prevent homelessness in North America  MIT · 1 week
New J-PAL North America publication highlights how rigorous research can improve policies to help people access and maintain stable, affordable housing. more
How to make a book last for millennia  MIT · 2 weeks
Study of Dead Sea Scroll sheds light on a lost ancient parchment-making technology. more
Creating new opportunities from nanoscale materials  MIT · 2 weeks
MIT Professor Frances Ross is pioneering new techniques to study materials growth and how structure relates to performance. more
Exotic physics phenomenon is observed for first time  MIT · 2 weeks
Observation of the non-Abelian Aharonov-Bohm Effect, predicted decades ago, may offer step toward fault-tolerant quantum computers. more
A tech intervention to tame tuberculosis  MIT · 2 weeks
An interactive program using mobile phones helps more patients conclude treatment successfully. more
How “information gerrymandering” influences voters  MIT · 2 weeks
Study analyzes how networks can distort voters’ perceptions and change election results. more
Soft robotics breakthrough manages immune response for implanted devices  MIT · 2 weeks
Discovery could enable longer-lasting and better-functioning devices — including pacemakers, breast implants, biosensors, and drug delivery devices. more
A summer at the MSRP-Bio reveals connections between proteins, people, and passions  MIT · 2 weeks
Undergraduate Meucci Ilunga spent 10 weeks investigating protein interactions, exploring career options, and making new friends. more
Comparing primate vocalizations  MIT · 2 weeks
Study shows Old World monkeys combine items in speech — but only two and never more, unlike humans. more
A comprehensive catalogue of human digestive tract bacteria  MIT · 2 weeks
Researchers identify nearly 8,000 strains of bacteria, while also clarifying their genetic and metabolic context. more
MIT’s fleet of autonomous boats can now shapeshift  MIT · 3 weeks
New capabilities allow “roboats” to change configurations to form pop-up bridges, stages, and other structures. more
New science blooms after star researchers die, study finds  MIT · 3 weeks
Deaths of prominent life scientists tend to be followed by a surge in highly cited research by newcomers. more
Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain’s blood vessels  MIT · 3 weeks
Magnetically controlled device could deliver clot-reducing therapies in response to stroke or other brain blockages. more
MIT engineers build advanced microprocessor out of carbon nanotubes  MIT · 3 weeks
New approach harnesses the same fabrication processes used for silicon chips, offers key advance toward next-generation computers. more
Ultrathin 3-D-printed films convert energy of one form into another  MIT · 3 weeks
Low-cost “piezoelectric” films produce voltage when under strain, could be used for flexible electronic components and more. more
Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students  MIT · 3 weeks
Focusing awareness on the present moment can enhance academic performance and lower stress levels. more
What’s the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions?  MIT · 3 weeks
Study finds that in some locations, lightweight gas-powered cars could have a bigger emissions-reducing impact than electric ones. more
A much less invasive way to monitor pressure in the brain  MIT · 4 weeks
New technique could help doctors determine whether patients are at risk from elevated pressure. more
New method classifies brain cells based on electrical signals  MIT · 4 weeks
Making electrophysiology more informative, team shows how to distinguish four classes of cells by spike waveform. more
Using CRISPR to program gels with new functions  MIT · 4 weeks
Smart materials change properties in response to specific DNA sequences; could be used in a variety of devices. more
Study links certain metabolites to stem cell function in the intestine  MIT · 4 weeks
Molecules called ketone bodies may improve stem cells’ ability to regenerate new intestinal tissue. more
Study: Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage  MIT · 4 weeks
When the Hajj comes in summertime, in some years it may not be safe for participants to remain outdoors. more
Artificial intelligence could help data centers run far more efficiently  MIT · 4 weeks
MIT system “learns” how to optimally allocate workloads across thousands of servers to cut costs, save energy. more
A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration  MIT · 4 weeks
Submerged system uses the vibration of “piezoelectric” materials to generate power and send and receive data. more
Physicists design an experiment to pin down the origin of the elements  MIT · 4 weeks
With help from next-generation particle accelerators, the approach may nail down the rate of oxygen production in the universe. more
Watching electrons using extreme ultraviolet light  MIT · 4 weeks
MIT researchers have developed a new technique to reveal the uncharted dynamics of electrons in materials. more
A new way to deliver drugs with pinpoint targeting  MIT · 4 weeks
Magnetic particles allow drugs to be released at precise times and in specific areas. more
Boosting computing power for the future of particle physics  MIT · 4 weeks
Prototype machine-learning technology co-developed by MIT scientists speeds processing by up to 175 times over traditional methods. more
Using Wall Street secrets to reduce the cost of cloud infrastructure  MIT · 4 weeks
“Risk-aware” traffic engineering could help service providers such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google better utilize network infrastructure. more
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