• Apr. 3, 2017
    Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells, which are white blood cells produced in bone marrow that churn out antibodies to help fight infection. When plasma cells become cancerous, they...
  • Apr. 2, 2017
    Three MIT-affiliated research teams will receive about $10M in funding as part of a $35M materials science discovery program launched by the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). Provided over four years...
  • Apr. 2, 2017
    From an electron’s point of view, graphene must be a hair-raising thrill ride. For years, scientists have observed that electrons can blitz through graphene at velocities approaching the speed of...
  • Mar. 29, 2017
    With graduation on the horizon, MIT students Gabe Alba and Victoria Gregory have work to do. They have a promising idea, a series of prototypes, and if all goes according to plan, a trendy product...
  • Mar. 26, 2017
    “Where I grew up, it is below 0 degrees Celsius five months of the year.” Julien Barber, a first-year graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT, is describing Winnipeg,...
  • Mar. 21, 2017
    How would you learn geometry without seeing the shapes? How would you calculate Pythagoras’ lengths without seeing the measurements? MIT graduate students Pranay Jain and Anshul Singhal asked these...
  • Mar. 19, 2017
    Trees and other plants, from towering redwoods to diminutive daisies, are nature’s hydraulic pumps. They are constantly pulling water up from their roots to the topmost leaves, and pumping sugars...
  • Mar. 14, 2017
    New research offers insights into how crystal dislocations — a common type of defect in materials — can affect electrical and heat transport through crystals, at a microscopic, quantum mechanical...
  • Mar. 14, 2017
    Alexander Feldstein '15, an MIT graduate student in aerospace engineering, and Kristen Railey '13, an MIT graduate student in mechanical engineering and former technical staff member in MIT Lincoln...
  • Mar. 13, 2017
    U.S. News and World Report has again placed MIT’s graduate program in engineering at the top of its annual rankings, continuing a trend that began in 1990, when the magazine first ranked such...
  • Mar. 12, 2017
    Three MIT professors have been selected as 2017 MacVicar Faculty Fellows, awarded for exceptional undergraduate teaching, mentoring, and educational innovation. This year’s honorees are: Caspar Hare...
  • Mar. 9, 2017
    Liquid droplets are natural magnifiers. Look inside a single drop of water, and you are likely to see a reflection of the world around you, close up and distended as you’d see in a crystal ball....
  • Mar. 8, 2017
    The MIT Libraries and MIT MakerWorkshop, a student-run makerspace and community, are partnering on a pilot project to provide access to tools and other equipment often used in makerspaces. A range of...
  • Mar. 7, 2017
    MIT has been honored with 12 No. 1 subject rankings in the QS World University Rankings for 2017. MIT received a No. 1 ranking in the following QS subject areas: Architecture/Built Environment;...
  • Mar. 6, 2017
    A good rain can have a cleansing effect on the land. But an MIT study published today in Nature Communications reports that, under just the right conditions, rain can also be a means of spreading...
  • Mar. 2, 2017
    For centuries, cellulose has formed the basis of the world’s most abundantly printed-on material: paper. Now, thanks to new research at MIT, it may also become an abundant material to print with —...
  • Feb. 22, 2017
    Residential solar power is on a sharp rise in the United States as photovoltaic systems become cheaper and more powerful for homeowners. A 2012 study by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) predicts...
  • Feb. 21, 2017
    Vaccines are among the most transformative and successful outcomes of modern medicine. For countries fortunate enough to have immunization coverage, their value can also lower or avert health care...
  • Feb. 16, 2017
    As the world transitions to a low-carbon energy future, near-term, large-scale deployment of solar power will be critical to mitigating climate change by midcentury. Climate scientists estimate that...
  • Feb. 14, 2017
    Engineers and biologists at MIT have teamed up to design a new “living material” — a tough, stretchy, biocompatible sheet of hydrogel injected with live cells that are genetically programmed to light...

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