Turning carbon dioxide into valuable products

Assistant Professor Ariel Furst and her colleagues are looking to DNA to help guide the process.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Sept. 7, 2022 ~14 min

MIT students contribute to success of historic fusion experiment

Students are part of large team that achieved fusion ignition for the first time in a laboratory.

Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Sept. 6, 2022 ~4 min

Analyzing the potential of AlphaFold in drug discovery

Study finds computer models that predict molecular interactions need improvement before they can help identify drug mechanisms of action.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 6, 2022 ~8 min

Desalination may be key to averting global water shortage, but it will take time

Drinkable water resources are becoming increasingly scarce. Are technologies such as desalination capable of averting such a crisis?

Kiran Tota-Maharaj, Reader in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Aston University • conversation
Sept. 1, 2022 ~8 min

MIT’s MOXIE experiment reliably produces oxygen on Mars

Day and night, and across seasons, the instrument generates breathable oxygen from the Red Planet’s thin atmosphere.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 31, 2022 ~7 min

A simple way to significantly increase lifetimes of fuel cells and other devices

MIT researchers find that changing the pH of a system solves a decades-old problem.

Elizabeth A. Thomson | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Aug. 31, 2022 ~8 min

AI that can learn the patterns of human language

On its own, a new machine-learning model discovers linguistic rules that often match up with those created by human experts.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 30, 2022 ~10 min

Microscopy technique reveals hidden nanostructures in cells and tissues

Separating densely packed molecules before imaging allows them to become visible for the first time.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 29, 2022 ~8 min

Assay determines the percentage of Omicron, other variants in Covid wastewater

Developed by the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, the assay can provide new details about the type of SARS-CoV-2 circulating in a community.

Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology • mit
Aug. 25, 2022 ~11 min

Designing zeolites, porous materials made to trap molecules

MIT engineers are controlling pore openings for maximum molecule capture.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Aug. 24, 2022 ~16 min