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Activating a new understanding of gene regulation  MIT · 2 days
Study revelas the role of the activation domain, a part of transcription factors previously shrouded in mystery. more
Putting food-safety detection in the hands of consumers  MIT · 4 days
Simple, scalable wireless system uses the RFID tags on billions of products to sense contamination. more
Structure of fossil-fuel source rocks is finally decoded  MIT · 6 days
Detailed 3-D imaging of kerogen, a source of petroleum and natural gas, could improve estimates of recoverable amounts. more
Study opens route to ultra-low-power microchips  MIT · 6 days
Innovative approach to controlling magnetism could lead to next-generation memory and logic devices. more
Improving materials from the nanoscale up  MIT · 1 week
At the Materials Day Symposium, researchers focus on tools that probe atomic structures in action to yield better designs for metals, solar cells, and polymers. more
Extending the life of low-cost, compact, lightweight batteries  MIT · 1 week
New design could greatly extend the shelf life of single-use metal-air batteries for electric vehicles, off-grid storage, and other applications. more
See-through film rejects 70 percent of incoming solar heat  MIT · 1 week
Material could be used to coat windows, save on air-conditioning costs. more
Brain activity pattern may be early sign of schizophrenia  MIT · 1 week
In a study that might enable earlier diagnosis, neuroscientists find abnormal brain connections that can predict onset of psychotic episodes. more
Dopamine primes the brain for enhanced vigilance  MIT · 2 weeks
Neuroscientists discover a circuit that helps redirect attention to focus on potential threats. more
Highlighting new research opportunities in civil and environmental engineering  MIT · 2 weeks
At its annual alumni reception, CEE faculty shared innovative research projects ranging from machine learning to regional impacts of climate change. more
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Researchers find most fantasy sports are based on skill, not luck. more
Machine-learning system could aid critical decisions in sepsis care  MIT · 2 weeks
Model predicts whether ER patients suffering from sepsis urgently need a change in therapy. more
Why some Wikipedia disputes go unresolved  MIT · 2 weeks
Study identifies reasons for unsettled editing disagreements and offers predictive tools that could improve deliberation. more
Oceanographers produce first-ever images of entire cod shoals  MIT · 2 weeks
Wide-ranging acoustic images could help researchers identify populations on the brink of collapse. more
Chemical synthesis could produce more potent antibiotics  MIT · 2 weeks
Simple method for linking molecules could help overcome drug resistant infections. more
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Existing laser technology could be fashioned into Earth’s “porch light” to attract alien astronomers, study finds. more
To build new college, MIT seeks campus and alumni input  MIT · 2 weeks
Opportunities and new challenges were at the forefront of discussions about the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing. more
Fleets of drones could aid searches for lost hikers  MIT · 2 weeks
System allows drones to cooperatively explore terrain under thick forest canopies where GPS signals are unreliable. more
Study: Impact of mercury-controlling policies shrinks with every five-year delay  MIT · 2 weeks
Toxin will accumulate in the environment, particularly in remote regions, as countries delay implementing emissions controls. more
A new approach to liquid-repelling surfaces  MIT · 2 weeks
Novel surface design overcomes problem of condensation that bedeviled previous systems. more
Addressing the possibility of life on Mars  MIT · 3 weeks
Mars expert John Grotzinger tells the story of exploration and the search for ancient life on the red planet at the annual Carlson Lecture. more
First two-dimensional material that performs as both topological insulator and superconductor  MIT · 3 weeks
MIT researchers have demonstrated that a Tungsten ditelluride-based transistor combines two different electronic states of matter. more
Squeezing cells to cure diseases  MIT · 3 weeks
Startup SQZ Biotech aims to open a new path in immunotherapy with its cell-compressing technique. more
Monitoring the atmosphere, changing the world  MIT · 3 weeks
The AGAGE network celebrates 40 years of measuring ozone-depleting and climate-warming gases. more
Machines that learn language more like kids do  MIT · 3 weeks
Computer model could improve human-machine interaction, provide insight into how children learn language. more
Model paves way for faster, more efficient translations of more languages  MIT · 3 weeks
New system may open up the world’s roughly 7,000 spoken languages to computer-based translation. more
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Fibers containing systems for mixing, separating, and testing fluids may open up new possibilities for medical screening. more
MIT Portugal collaboration enters new phase  MIT · 3 weeks
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Q&A: Climate change, tough tech startups, and the future of energy intelligence  MIT · 3 weeks
MIT Energy Initiative Director Robert Armstrong offers his perspective on the takeaways from MITEI’s annual research conference. more
Simple, effective Earth-system modeling  MIT · 4 weeks
A faster, cheaper modeling method could improve our understanding of long-term atmospheric chemistry and provide a powerful tool for risk assessment. more
New CRISPR tool opens up more of the genome for editing  MIT · 4 weeks
Enzyme can target almost half of the genome’s “zipcodes” and could enable editing of many more disease-specific mutations. more
How should autonomous vehicles be programmed?  MIT · 4 weeks
Massive global survey reveals ethics preferences and regional differences. more
Helping blood cells regenerate after radiation therapy  MIT · 4 weeks
Method boosts differentiation of stem cells into mature blood cell types, may help leukemia and lymphoma patients. more
Study reveals how the brain overcomes its own limitations  MIT · 4 weeks
Strategies to compensate for uncertainty help the brain succeed at difficult mental computations. more
How to mass produce cell-sized robots  MIT · 4 weeks
Technique from MIT could lead to tiny, self-powered devices for environmental, industrial, or medical monitoring. more
Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry  MIT · 4 weeks
Tiny device could replace expensive lab-scale equipment for many applications. more
Studying the hotbed of horizontal gene transfers  MIT · 4 weeks
Global Microbiome Conservancy research reveals surprising new insights into human gut microbiomes. more
Monitoring electromagnetic signals in the brain with MRI  MIT · 4 weeks
Technique could be used to detect light or electrical fields in living tissue. more
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