MIT students and postdocs advocate for increased federal support of scientific research on Capitol Hill

Students and postdocs from MIT's Science Policy Initiative meet with lawmakers on science-engineering-technology Congressional Visit Days 2022.

Science Policy Initiative • mit
May 12, 2022 ~3 min

Ultrathin fuel cell uses the body’s own sugar to generate electricity

Engineers have developed a glucose power source that could fuel miniature implants and sensors.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
May 12, 2022 ~8 min

Technique protects privacy when making online recommendations

Researchers devise an efficient protocol to keep a user’s private information secure when algorithms use it to recommend products, songs, or shows.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
May 12, 2022 ~7 min

MIT expands research collaboration with Commonwealth Fusion Systems to build net energy fusion machine, SPARC

New five-year agreement will support SPARC science, increase graduate students and postdocs, and support interdisciplinary work toward fusion power plants.

Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
May 10, 2022 ~6 min

Nine Cambridge scientists among the new Fellows announced today by the Royal Society

The nine Cambridge researchers were all selected for their exceptional contributions to science.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 10, 2022 ~10 min

Study finds cells take out the trash before they divide

Cells may use this strategy to clear out toxic byproducts and give their offspring a clean slate.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 10, 2022 ~7 min

Team creates map for production of eco-friendly metals

New understanding of metal electrolysis could help optimize production of metals like lithium and iron.

Elizabeth A. Thomson | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
May 9, 2022 ~6 min

MIT to launch new Office of Research Computing and Data

Professor Peter Fisher will lead effort to grow and enhance computing infrastructure and services for MIT’s research community.

Office of the Vice President for Research • mit
May 5, 2022 ~7 min

Unpacking black-box models

Researchers create a mathematical framework to evaluate explanations of machine-learning models and quantify how well people understand them.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
May 5, 2022 ~7 min

Taste of the future: robot chef learns to ‘taste as you go’

A robot ‘chef’ has been trained to taste food at different stages of the chewing process to assess whether it’s sufficiently seasoned.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 4, 2022 ~7 min