Turning up the heat on next-generation semiconductors

Research sheds light on the properties of novel materials that could be used in electronics operating in extremely hot environments.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
May 23, 2024 ~9 min

New calculations offer a closer peek at Pluto’s ocean

New research offers a peek at the ocean that likely covers Pluto under a shell of nitrogen, methane, and water ice.

Chris Woolston-Washington U. in St. Louis • futurity
May 22, 2024 ~5 min

Successful city parks make diverse communities feel safe and welcome − this Minnesota park is an example

City parks are like outdoor living rooms: If people feel welcome and relaxed, they will settle in.

Dan Trudeau, Professor of Geography, Macalester College • conversation
May 22, 2024 ~9 min

Using wobbling stellar material, astronomers measure the spin of a supermassive black hole for the first time

The results offer a new way to probe supermassive black holes and their evolution across the universe.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
May 22, 2024 ~9 min

The origin of the sun’s magnetic field could lie close to its surface

Sunspots and flares could be a product of a shallow magnetic field, according to surprising new findings that may help scientists predict space weather.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
May 22, 2024 ~8 min

US participation in space has benefits at home and abroad − reaping them all will require collaboration

You have the US space program to thank for some of the technology in your phone and laptop.

Cheyenne Black, Graduate Research Assistant in the Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis, University of Oklahoma • conversation
May 22, 2024 ~7 min

Blue Origin Sends Oldest Person into Space

VOA Learning English • voa
May 20, 2024 ~3 min

Webb detects most distant black hole merger to date

An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Cambridge, has used the James Webb Space Telescope to find evidence for an ongoing merger of two

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 16, 2024 ~4 min

Black holes are mysterious, yet also deceptively simple − a new space mission may help physicists answer hairy questions about these astronomical objects

Studying theoretical, fast-spinning black holes is helping physicists understand more about the elusive black holes out in the universe.

Gaurav Khanna, Professor of Physics, University of Rhode Island • conversation
May 15, 2024 ~7 min

Robotic “SuperLimbs” could help moonwalkers recover from falls

A new MIT system could help astronauts conserve energy and extend missions on the lunar surface.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
May 15, 2024 ~8 min