Companies use MIT research to identify and respond to supply chain risks

Pinpointing risks can also help businesses save money as they become more resilient.

Becky Ham | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
June 15, 2022 ~7 min

Stronger security for smart devices

Researchers demonstrate two security methods that efficiently protect analog-to-digital converters from powerful attacks that aim to steal user data.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
June 14, 2022 ~9 min

Nanoparticle sensor can distinguish between viral and bacterial pneumonia

Using this diagnostic, doctors could avoid prescribing antibiotics in cases where they won’t be effective.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 13, 2022 ~7 min

Engineers build LEGO-like artificial intelligence chip

The new design is stackable and reconfigurable, for swapping out and building on existing sensors and neural network processors.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 13, 2022 ~7 min

Researchers discover a new hardware vulnerability in the Apple M1 chip

CSAIL scientists’ novel hardware attack against the Apple M1 chip defeats the last line of security while leaving no trace.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
June 10, 2022 ~6 min

New CRISPR-based map ties every human gene to its function

Jonathan Weissman and collaborators used their single-cell sequencing tool Perturb-seq on every expressed gene in the human genome, linking each to its job in the cell.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
June 9, 2022 ~9 min

'Jurassic World' scientists still haven't learned that just because you can doesn't mean you should – real-world genetic engineers can learn from the cautionary tale

As genetic engineering and DNA manipulation tools like CRISPR continue to advance, the distinction between what science ‘could’ and ‘should’ do becomes murkier.

Andrew Maynard, Professor of Responsible Innovation, Arizona State University • conversation
June 9, 2022 ~11 min

Keeping web-browsing data safe from hackers

Studying a powerful type of cyberattack, researchers identified a flaw in how it’s been analyzed before, then developed new techniques that stop it in its tracks.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
June 9, 2022 ~9 min

MIT unveils new Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel

A state-of-the-art facility replaces a nearly 80-year-old campus landmark to become the most advanced wind tunnel in U.S. academia.

Sara Cody | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
June 8, 2022 ~20 min

Study finds natural sources of air pollution exceed air quality guidelines in many regions

MIT research highlights the opportunity to rethink global air quality guidelines.

Stephanie Martinovich | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
June 7, 2022 ~7 min