Toward a disease-sniffing device that rivals a dog’s nose

Trained dogs can detect cancer and other diseases by smell. A miniaturized detector can analyze trace molecules to mimic the process.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 17, 2021 ~7 min

New surgery may enable better control of prosthetic limbs

Reconnecting muscle pairs during amputation gives patients more sensory feedback from the limb.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 15, 2021 ~9 min

A high-resolution glimpse of gene expression in cells

Expanding tissue samples before sequencing allows researchers to pinpoint locations of RNA molecules.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 28, 2021 ~7 min

School of Architecture and Planning creates climate action plan

Aims to reduce carbon emissions through changes in procurement, waste tracking, airline travel, and other areas of operation.

School of Architecture and Planning • mit
Jan. 26, 2021 ~9 min

MIT.nano’s Immersion Lab opens for researchers and students

Facility within MIT.nano offers equipment and capabilities for visualizing data, creating immersive environments.

MIT.nano • mit
Jan. 11, 2021 ~10 min

Top MIT research stories of 2020

The year’s popular research stories include astronomical firsts, scientific breakthroughs, and engineering milestones addressing Covid-19 and other global problems.

MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 22, 2020 ~5 min

With campus as a test bed, climate action starts and continues at MIT

MIT serves as a laboratory for a multifaceted approach to address the Institute’s own contributions to climate change.

Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability • mit
Dec. 18, 2020 ~10 min

When playing favorites can hurt growth

Study finds China’s industrial-park policy is better for productivity when political connections are not a factor.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 7, 2020 ~7 min

How do archaeologists know where to dig?

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.

Stacey Camp, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University • conversation
Dec. 4, 2020 ~10 min

Sensing the body at all scales

Applications and challenges of sensing technology have been accelerated by Covid-19.

Becky Ham | MIT.nano • mit
Dec. 1, 2020 ~6 min

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