Simulating neutron behavior in nuclear reactors

Amelia Trainer’s work is fundamental to understanding how nuclear reactors operate. A passion for computer modeling and poetry have stood her in good stead through her research career.

Poornima Apte | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
today ~7 min

Engineers develop a new kind of shape-memory material

The ceramic-based material could be used for highly efficient actuators for aircraft or other uses, with minimal moving parts.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~8 min

Four from MIT receive NIH New Innovator Awards for 2022

Awards support high-risk, high-impact research from early-career investigators.

Phie Jacobs | School of Science • mit
Oct. 4, 2022 ~5 min

Scientists chart how exercise affects the body

A new study maps the genes and cellular pathways that contribute to exercise-induced weight loss.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 4, 2022 ~8 min

Learning on the edge

A new technique enables AI models to continually learn from new data on intelligent edge devices like smartphones and sensors, reducing energy costs and privacy risks.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 4, 2022 ~9 min

Wiggling toward bio-inspired machine intelligence

Inspired by jellyfish and octopuses, PhD candidate Juncal Arbelaiz investigates the theoretical underpinnings that will enable systems to more efficiently adapt to their environments.

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics • mit
Oct. 2, 2022 ~8 min

Providing new pathways for neuroscience research and education

Payton Dupuis finds new scientific interests and career opportunities through MIT summer research program in biology.

Leah Campbell | School of Science • mit
Sept. 29, 2022 ~8 min

Breaking through the mucus barrier

A capsule that tunnels through mucus in the GI tract could be used to orally administer large protein drugs such as insulin.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 28, 2022 ~6 min

New program to support translational research in AI, data science, and machine learning

The MIT-Pillar AI Collective will cultivate prospective entrepreneurs and drive innovation.

School of Engineering • mit
Sept. 27, 2022 ~4 min

Neurodegenerative disease can progress in newly identified patterns

A machine-learning method finds patterns of health decline in ALS, informing future clinical trial designs and mechanism discovery. The technique also extends to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Lauren Hinkel | MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab • mit
Sept. 27, 2022 ~10 min