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Doctors rely on more than just data for medical decision making
MIT Computer scientists find that physicians’ “gut feelings” influence how many tests they order for patients. 11 hours
Rebecca Masterson appointed AeroAstro principal research scientist
MIT Mechanical engineer and instrument scientist on NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is the first female principal research scientist in the department's history. 20 hours
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A new way to measure women’s and girls’ empowerment in impact evaluations
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New study again proves Einstein right
MIT Most thorough test to date finds no Lorentz violation in high-energy neutrinos. 4 days
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New materials improve delivery of therapeutic messenger RNA
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Making nuclear energy safer and more affordable
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Nanoparticles give immune cells a boost
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Project to elucidate the structure of atomic nuclei at the femtoscale
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J-PAL North America’s Education, Technology, and Opportunity Innovation Competition announces inaugural partners
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