Immune system-stimulating nanoparticle could lead to more powerful vaccines

The potent new adjuvant could be used to help make vaccines against HIV and other infectious diseases.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
today ~7 min

Climate modeling confirms historical records showing rise in hurricane activity

New results show North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in frequency over the last 150 years.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
today ~7 min

Interactive tool helps people decide how best to protect themselves and others from COVID-19

Is it risky to sing in a choir? What are the risks of eating in a small restaurant? How much difference does it make to open windows or clean surfaces? New

Cambridge University News • cambridge
today ~5 min

An energy-storage solution that flows like soft-serve ice cream

Researchers make the case for a semisolid electrochemical compound as a cost-efficient, grid-scale battery backup for wind and solar power.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Nov. 30, 2021 ~10 min

Artificial intelligence that understands object relationships

A new machine-learning model could enable robots to understand interactions in the world in the way humans do.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 29, 2021 ~8 min

Timber or steel? Study helps builders reduce carbon footprint of truss structures

New analysis could help identify optimal materials for the crisscrossing struts that bolster bridges, towers, and buildings.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 29, 2021 ~5 min

For the brain, context is key to new theory of movement and memory

Mathematical model could help in physical therapy and shed light on learning more generally. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 24, 2021 ~8 min

Two-metre COVID-19 rule is ‘arbitrary measurement’ of safety

A new study has shown that the airborne transmission of COVID-19 is highly random and suggests that the two-metre rule was a number chosen from a risk

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 23, 2021 ~5 min

Peeking into a chrysalis, videos reveal growth of butterfly wing scales

The findings could inform the design of new materials such as iridescent windows or waterproof textiles.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 22, 2021 ~8 min

New 10-minute test detects Covid-19 immunity

Paper-based blood test developed by SMART researchers can rapidly determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Nov. 22, 2021 ~8 min