The coronavirus vaccine was developed faster than any vaccine in history. It took just 332 days from the first sequencing of the virus genome to the first vaccines given to the public.
Dec. 18, 2020 • ~5 min
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The collapse of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was a result of financial neglect – and was a long time coming.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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MISTI Global Seed Funds are open for proposals after Covid pivot.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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NCSOFT-sponsored grants to advance hardware and software for immersive experiences.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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Harvard and Chinese scientists study Cambrian fossils using micro-CT and 3D models.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~11 min
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National Science Foundation awards proposal for space weather modeling.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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Presidents of MIT and Indiana University urge America’s leaders to support bipartisan innovation bill.
July 24, 2020 • ~3 min
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Faculty from the departments of physics, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering were selected for the 2020 Early Career Research Program.
July 15, 2020 • ~10 min
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Annual MITEI awards support research on battery storage, smart grids, and carbon emissions reduction.
June 30, 2020 • ~9 min
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