Researchers find conversations don’t end when people want them to

Conversations don’t end when people want them to because few people know how to end them politely, a Harvard study finds.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
March 3, 2021 ~6 min

Tech breakthrough combines motion capture and neural learning

Harvard researchers develop a new motion-tracking system that delivers an unprecedented look at how animals move and behave naturally.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 25, 2021 ~7 min

Understanding how evolution shaped the insect visual system

Harvard researchers develop in vitro method for probing what colors an insect sees.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 24, 2021 ~8 min

Harvard researchers analyze bacteria in the human mouth

Harvard microbial ecologists take an up-close look at mouth bacteria.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 2, 2021 ~6 min

Harvard researcher tracks clonal raider ant to Bangladesh

Harvard researcher tracks globally invasive ant population to Bangladesh.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Feb. 1, 2021 ~9 min

COVIDU app helps model spread of COVID-19 on campuses

Harvard researchers launched new disease-modeling app for colleges and universities.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Jan. 21, 2021 ~5 min

Mark Vogelsberger wins 2020 Buchalter Cosmology Prize for simulating a “fuzzy” universe

Associate professor of physics shares the honor with colleague Phillip Mocz for their novel dark matter research.

Kelso Harper | MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research • mit
Jan. 14, 2021 ~3 min

MIT in the media: 2020 in review

In a particularly newsworthy year, news and views from the MIT community made headlines.

MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 22, 2020 ~9 min

3 Questions: Phillip Sharp on the discoveries that enabled RNA vaccines for Covid-19

Curiosity-driven basic science in the 1970s laid the groundwork for today’s leading vaccines against the novel coronavirus.

School of Science • mit
Dec. 11, 2020 ~9 min

Saurabh Amin: Striving to make our infrastructure safer

The systems engineer focuses on making transportation, electricity, and water infrastructure more resilient against disruptions.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 6, 2020 ~7 min