Researchers 3D print key components for a point-of-care mass spectrometer

The low-cost hardware outperforms state-of-the-art versions and could someday enable an affordable, in-home device for health monitoring.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
April 4, 2024 ~8 min

A new computational technique could make it easier to engineer useful proteins

MIT researchers plan to search for proteins that could be used to measure electrical activity in the brain.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
April 3, 2024 ~8 min

MIT researchers discover “neutronic molecules”

Study shows neutrons can bind to nanoscale atomic clusters known as quantum dots. The finding may provide insights into material properties and quantum effects.

David L. Chandler | MIT News • mit
April 3, 2024 ~9 min

Characterizing social networks

A new method to measure homophily in large group interactions offers insights into how groups might interact in the future.

Stephanie Martinovich | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
April 2, 2024 ~6 min

Researchers create “The Consensus Game” to elevate AI’s text comprehension and generation skills

MIT CSAIL researchers are using ideas from game theory to improve the reliability of language generation in language models.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
March 29, 2024 ~8 min

A first-ever complete map for elastic strain engineering

New research by a team of MIT engineers offers a guide for fine-tuning specific material properties.

Peter Reuell | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
March 29, 2024 ~8 min

After the Baltimore bridge collapse, we need clear-eyed assessments of the risks to key infrastructure

The collapse of the Francis Scott Key bridge is already affecting global supply chains.

Marios Chryssanthopoulos, Professor of Structural Systems, University of Surrey • conversation
March 28, 2024 ~7 min

Second round of seed grants awarded to MIT scholars studying the impact and applications of generative AI

The 16 finalists — representing every school at MIT — will explore generative AI’s impact on privacy, art, drug discovery, aging, and more.

Mary Beth Gallagher | School of Engineering • mit
March 28, 2024 ~4 min

Baltimore Key Bridge: how a domino effect brought it down in seconds

We’ll need to learn the lessons from this disaster.

Mohamed Shaheen, Lecturer in Structural Engineering, Loughborough University • conversation
March 28, 2024 ~5 min

Bridges can be protected from ship collisions – an expert on structures in disasters explains how

A civil engineer explains why ships taking out bridges is rare, and describes how bridge builders protect the structures from ship collisions.

Sherif El-Tawil, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan • conversation
March 28, 2024 ~8 min