A pivot from accounting to neuroscience

Through a summer research program at MIT, Patricia Pujols explored the neuromuscular junction, and a future in science.

Alison Gold | School of Science • mit
Aug. 26, 2021 ~8 min

Study provides suggestions for keeping classroom air fresh

MIT team looks at classroom configurations and offers modifications to enhance safety during Covid-19 pandemic.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 13, 2021 ~10 min

Life in space: Preparing for an increasingly tangible reality

The Space Exploration Initiative supports research across and beyond MIT in two microgravity flights this spring.

Sarah Beckmann | MIT Media Lab • mit
July 28, 2021 ~10 min

Researchers virtually open and read sealed historic letters

History unfolds as an interdisciplinary research team uses computational tools to examine the contents of “locked” letters.

MIT Libraries • mit
March 2, 2021 ~9 min

Keeping an eye on the fusion future

Daniel Korsun’s undergraduate career at MIT prepared him to look more deeply into fusion magnet technology and design.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Feb. 22, 2021 ~5 min

Storm in a cosmic teacup: A new paradigm for understanding plasma turbulence

PhD candidate Lucio Milanese uncovers new fundamental mechanism in turbulence.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Jan. 12, 2021 ~9 min

MIT.nano’s Immersion Lab opens for researchers and students

Facility within MIT.nano offers equipment and capabilities for visualizing data, creating immersive environments.

MIT.nano • mit
Jan. 11, 2021 ~10 min

Want cheaper nuclear energy? Turn the design process into a game

Researchers show that deep reinforcement learning can be used to design more efficient nuclear reactors.

Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence • mit
Dec. 17, 2020 ~5 min

Pushing the envelope with fusion magnets

MIT Energy Fellow David Fischer irradiates high-temperature superconducting tape to test its resilience and prepare for the first pilot fusion plant.

Paul Rivenberg | Plasma Science and Fusion Center • mit
Nov. 6, 2020 ~6 min

An interdisciplinary approach to sustainable PPE

United under the Sustainability Incubator Fund, researchers strategize sustainable sourcing solution for crises at the local and global level.

Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability • mit
Oct. 29, 2020 ~8 min