3 Questions: How to control biofilms in space

MIT and University of Colorado researchers are collaborating on an experiment to be sent to the International Space Station.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 1, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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3 Questions: How artificial intelligence is supercharging materials science

Associate Professor Juejun Hu shines a light on the impact machine learning and AI are having on materials science and engineering.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | Oct. 3, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

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3 Questions: Why sensing, why now, what next?

Brian Anthony, co-leader of SENSE.nano, discusses sensing for augmented and virtual reality and for advanced manufacturing.

MIT.nano | Sept. 20, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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3Q: Scientists shave estimate of neutrino’s mass in half

Joseph Formaggio explains the discovery that the ghostly particle must be no more than 1 electronvolt, half as massive as previously thought.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Sept. 16, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

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3 Questions: An experiment illuminates the value of public transportation

Urban studies research from MIT sheds light on the ways low-income riders use mass transit.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | June 19, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

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3Q: Yet-Ming Chiang on reopening the case of cold fusion

The materials science and engineering professor is part of a multi-institution effort to investigate the possibility of cold fusion in a scientifically rigorous way.

Rachel Kemper | Department of Materials Science and Engineering | May 27, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

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3Q: The fact finders

Lydia Snover and her Institutional Research team gather data to help the Institute to study itself.

Kathy Wren | MIT News Office | May 22, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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3 Questions: Lisa Barsotti on the new and improved LIGO

“If we are very lucky, we might observe something new … or maybe even something totally unexpected.”

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | April 1, 2019 | mit
~4 mins   

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Microgravity research after the International Space Station

Researchers say new facilities in space should be available to scientists from any country.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | March 12, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

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