Curiosity-driven basic science in the 1970s laid the groundwork for today’s leading vaccines against the novel coronavirus.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~9 min
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Fabric samples are headed to the International Space Station for resiliency testing; possible applications include cosmic dust detectors or spacesuit smart skins.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~11 min
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MIT postdoc finds the angle at which we view neutron star collisions could significantly impact age measurements.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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Designed for students, the program explores on a grand scale how technology can aid or hinder human rights.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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“Our mission here is to save humanity from extinction due to climate change,” says MIT professor.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
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A biophysicist employs super-resolution microscopy to peer inside living cells and witness never-before-seen phenomena.
July 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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In the Maldives, an MIT team is conducting experiments to combat sea-level rise by redirecting natural sand movement.
May 11, 2020 • ~9 min
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Soon, your clothes may be able to monitor your vital signs, analyze the results, and warn you of health risks.
May 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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MIT professor and intensivist/trauma surgeon explains the new challenges that Covid-19 brings to treating patients in acute respiratory distress.
April 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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Danagoulian and his research team developed a system that could greatly improve the process for verifying compliance of nuclear warheads.
April 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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