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Designing ocean ecological systems in the lab  MIT · 12 hours
Associate Professor Otto Cordero and colleagues discover simple assembly rules for marine microbiomes. more
Advocating for federal research funding on Capitol Hill  MIT · 1 day
Students and postdocs from MIT's Science Policy Initiative meet with lawmakers on Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day 2019. more
Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors  MIT · 2 days
More effective surgery could boost survival rates for ovarian cancer. more
“Nanofiber yarn” makes for stretchy, protective artificial tissue  MIT · 2 days
Twisted fibers coated with living cells could assist healing of injured muscles and tendons. more
How slippery surfaces allow sticky pastes and gels to slide  MIT · 3 days
Engineered surface treatment developed at MIT can reduce waste and improve efficiency in many processes. more
Working out makes hydrogels perform more like muscle  MIT · 3 days
Mechanical “training” produces strong, fatigue-resistant, yet soft hydrogels with possible uses in medicine. more
Breakthrough in boiling  MIT · 3 days
High-fidelity simulations by MIT nuclear researchers point the way to optimizing heat transfer in current and next-generation reactors. more
Designing water infrastructure for climate uncertainty  MIT · 3 days
A new method identifies opportunities to learn and adapt to changing temperature and precipitation trends. more
Neuroscientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of Williams Syndrome  MIT · 4 days
Mouse study yields insights into the rare condition, may shed light on other neurological disorders. more
Can science writing be automated?  MIT · 1 week
A neural network can read scientific papers and render a plain-English summary. more
MIT faculty launch collaborations around the world  MIT · 1 week
MISTI Global Seed Funds program awards another $2 million to researchers across the Institute. more
Giving robots a better feel for object manipulation  MIT · 1 week
Model improves a robot’s ability to mold materials into shapes and interact with liquids and solid objects. more
Robots that can sort recycling  MIT · 1 week
CSAIL’s "RoCycle" system uses in-hand sensors to detect if an object is paper, metal or plastic. more
The fluid that feeds tumor cells  MIT · 1 week
The substance that bathes tumors in the body is quite different from the medium used to grow cancer cells in the lab, biologists report. more
A novel data-compression technique for faster computer programs  MIT · 1 week
Researchers free up more bandwidth by compressing “objects” within the memory hierarchy. more
TESS discovers its first Earth-sized planet  MIT · 1 week
Orbiting a nearby star, the new planet is the smallest identified so far by the TESS mission. more
Earliest life may have arisen in ponds, not oceans  MIT · 2 weeks
Study finds shallow bodies of water were probably more suitable for Earth’s first life forms. more
Astronomers capture first image of a black hole  MIT · 2 weeks
ESO, ALMA, and APEX contribute to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of the galaxy Messier 87. more
MIT spinout seeks to transform food safety testing  MIT · 2 weeks
An affordable, easy-to-use handheld sensor, soon to enter the market, can indicate the presence of bacterial contaminants in food in seconds. more
Shrinking the carbon footprint of a chemical in everyday objects  MIT · 2 weeks
New method for synthesizing the epoxides found in plastics, textiles, and pharmaceuticals could be powered by electricity. more
Greener, more efficient natural gas filtration  MIT · 2 weeks
Novel membrane material removes more impurities, without the need for toxic solvents. more
Engineers develop concept for hybrid heavy-duty trucks  MIT · 2 weeks
Long-haul trucks with electric motors combined with gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and greenhouse gases. more
Paving ahead: Model aims for infrastructure preservation  MIT · 2 weeks
MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub researchers outline a new pavement maintenance model that accounts for future uncertainties in cost and deterioration. more
Getting to the bottom of the “boiling crisis”  MIT · 3 weeks
New understanding of heat transfer in boiling water could lead to efficiency improvements in power plants. more
The power of play  MIT · 3 weeks
Video game developer NCSOFT joins with MIT.nano to apply the language of gaming to technology research and education. more
The future of agriculture is computerized  MIT · 3 weeks
Machine learning can reveal optimal growing conditions to maximize taste and other features. more
New facilities will keep Lincoln Laboratory at the forefront of advanced prototyping  MIT · 3 weeks
Facility modernization plan includes a new compound semiconductor laboratory and microsystem integration facility that will enable modern innovation. more
Center for Environmental Health Sciences announces 2019 call for pilot project proposals  MIT · 3 weeks
Proposals are invited for basic and translational environmental health sciences research. more
Machine learning moves popular data elements into a bucket of their own  MIT · 3 weeks
Counting search queries isn’t easy, but MIT CSAIL’s new LearnedSketch system for “frequency-estimation” aims to help. more
Advance boosts efficiency of flash storage in data centers  MIT · 3 weeks
New architecture promises to cut in half the energy and physical space required to store and manage user data. more
Keeping genetic engineering localized  MIT · 3 weeks
Researchers are developing a so-called "daisy-chain" gene-drive system that provides controls for genetic engineering of certain populations. more
3 Questions: Lisa Barsotti on the new and improved LIGO  MIT · 4 weeks
“If we are very lucky, we might observe something new … or maybe even something totally unexpected.” more
MIT and NASA engineers demonstrate a new kind of airplane wing  MIT · 4 weeks
Assembled from tiny identical pieces, the wing could enable lighter, more energy-efficient aircraft designs. more
Commerce and coercion  MIT · 4 weeks
When responding to disputes with foreign powers, China does not speak with one voice, political science doctoral candidate Kacie Miura finds. more
Dark matter experiment finds no evidence of axions  MIT · 4 weeks
In its first run, ABRACADABRA detects no signal of the hypothetical dark matter particle within a specific mass range. more
Biologists find a way to boost intestinal stem cell populations  MIT · 4 weeks
Study suggests that stimulating stem cells may protect the gastrointestinal tract from age-related disease. more
Ken Kamrin seeks fundamental behaviors in sand  MIT · 4 weeks
Mechanical engineering professor’s models of granular flow shed light on agriculture, soils, and geology. more
NASA winner demos red berries on the red planet
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NASA winner demos red berries on the red planet
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Bridge over coupled waters: Scientists 3-D-print all-liquid 'lab on a chip'
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It's 2019 – where's my supersuit?
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It's 2019 – where's my supersuit?
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What's on the far side of the Moon?
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Chemical engineers replicate feed, fight and flight responses in catalytic chemical reactions
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Chemical engineers replicate feed, fight and flight responses in catalytic chemical reactions
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Chemical engineers replicate feed, fight and flight responses in catalytic chemical reactions
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Chemical engineers replicate feed, fight and flight responses in catalytic chemical reactions
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Chemical engineers replicate feed, fight and flight responses in catalytic chemical reactions
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New Hubble measurements confirm universe is expanding faster than expected
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New Hubble measurements confirm universe is expanding faster than expected
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New Hubble measurements confirm universe is expanding faster than expected
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