Trained dogs can detect cancer and other diseases by smell. A miniaturized detector can analyze trace molecules to mimic the process.
Feb. 17, 2021 • ~7 min
Reconnecting muscle pairs during amputation gives patients more sensory feedback from the limb.
Feb. 15, 2021 • ~9 min
Expanding tissue samples before sequencing allows researchers to pinpoint locations of RNA molecules.
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~7 min
Aims to reduce carbon emissions through changes in procurement, waste tracking, airline travel, and other areas of operation.
Jan. 26, 2021 • ~9 min
Facility within MIT.nano offers equipment and capabilities for visualizing data, creating immersive environments.
Jan. 11, 2021 • ~10 min
The year’s popular research stories include astronomical firsts, scientific breakthroughs, and engineering milestones addressing Covid-19 and other global problems.
Dec. 22, 2020 • ~5 min
MIT serves as a laboratory for a multifaceted approach to address the Institute’s own contributions to climate change.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~10 min
Study finds China’s industrial-park policy is better for productivity when political connections are not a factor.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~7 min
Archaeologists used to dig primarily at sites that were easy to find thanks to obvious visual clues. But technology – and listening to local people – plays a much bigger role now.
Dec. 4, 2020 • ~10 min
Applications and challenges of sensing technology have been accelerated by Covid-19.
Dec. 1, 2020 • ~6 min