Research update: Multiple steps toward the ‘quantum singularity’
January 18, 2013Over three days in December, four research groups announced progress on a quantum-computing proposal made two years ago by MIT researchers.
MIT educational video program heads to Malaysia
January 15, 2013BLOSSOMS Initiative kicks off at the country’s University of Technology.
MIT students attend international talks on mercury
January 11, 2013Students will blog and tweet about their experiences in Geneva, Switzerland.
Students develop assistive technologies
January 8, 2013Undergraduate teams create helpful phone apps and devices for people with disabilities.
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Life in BASIC
January 2, 2013Nick Montfort and colleagues examine cultural significance of computer code in new book.
Improving the accuracy of cancer diagnoses
December 24, 2012New spectroscopy technique could help doctors better identify breast tumors.
Skoltech, MIT reflect on first year of collaboration
December 21, 2012Anniversary event celebrates international ties.
Inspiring the next generation
December 19, 2012Telling Your Story workshop connects scientist and engineers with teachers and in the process helps to demystify STEM and excite the next generation of learners.
School within a school: MIT Concourse
December 10, 2012A learning community in which MIT freshmen explore the sciences, humanities and social sciences in a small, close-knit community (with a kitchen!)
Martin Schmidt to oversee MIT’s industry-facing offices
November 27, 2012Associate provost will oversee Technology Licensing Office and Office of Corporate Relations; retains duties around space planning.
All that is solid melts into air: Tomás Saraceno visits MIT
November 26, 2012CAST visiting artist creates inflatable and airborne biospheres: speculative models for alternate ways of living.
Rice University engineering students experience engineering leadership — MIT style
November 20, 2012Recapping the Gordon-MIT ELP's visit to the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL)
Inside the unconscious brain
November 5, 2012New study reveals brain-wave patterns that mark loss of consciousness during anesthesia.
MIT Libraries’ research contributes to award-winning redistricting software, DistrictBuilder
November 5, 2012Web-based resource gives citizens the opportunity to participate in the redistricting process.
MIT Auto-ID Labs launches ‘Cloud of Things’ initiative
November 2, 2012Initiative brings together academia, industry to support the development, adoption, best practices and commercial success of big-data applications in mobile retail commerce.
Belfer gift creates consortium targeting neurodegenerative diseases
October 29, 2012Collaboration unites Picower Institute at MIT with MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine.
The state of the U.S. election system
October 17, 2012New report from MIT and Caltech notes gains in voting-machine technologies, but warns they could be cancelled out by errors introduced through mail and Internet voting.
Three Washington, D.C. biology teachers create online video lessons for MIT BLOSSOMS Program
October 12, 2012
Measuring the universe’s ‘exit door’
September 27, 2012For the first time, an international team has measured the radius of a black hole.
Understanding and predicting materials behavior
September 26, 2012Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering takes an interdisciplinary approach
MIT’s place in the world
September 20, 2012Inaugural symposium addresses the Institute’s global engagement.
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Study maps pollution’s pathway to the Arctic, sets path for future research
September 10, 2012MIT researchers have built a model that will be further developed as part of an NSF-funded project to track how chemicals get to remote Arctic environments.
Researchers identify biochemical functions for most of the human genome
September 5, 2012New map provides a reference for interpreting function of disease-associated regions.
ChemLab Boot Camp: MIT OpenCourseWare launches reality series
August 14, 2012A new series of videos to be published this fall follows 14 MIT freshmen through their introduction to hands-on science.
The wisdom of crowdsSubscribe
August 10, 2012A recent paper out of Manolis Kellis' group shows the wisdom of crowds when it comes to selecting methods for analyzing gene regulatory networks.