Astronomers find a “cataclysmic” pair of stars with the shortest orbit yet

The stars circle each other every 51 minutes, confirming a decades-old prediction.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~7 min

Engineers develop a new kind of shape-memory material

The ceramic-based material could be used for highly efficient actuators for aircraft or other uses, with minimal moving parts.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~8 min

With fractured genomes, Alzheimer’s neurons call for help

Study indicates ailing neurons may instigate an inflammatory response from the brain’s microglia immune cells.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Oct. 4, 2022 ~8 min

Four from MIT receive NIH New Innovator Awards for 2022

Awards support high-risk, high-impact research from early-career investigators.

Phie Jacobs | School of Science • mit
Oct. 4, 2022 ~5 min

Scientists chart how exercise affects the body

A new study maps the genes and cellular pathways that contribute to exercise-induced weight loss.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 4, 2022 ~8 min

Learning on the edge

A new technique enables AI models to continually learn from new data on intelligent edge devices like smartphones and sensors, reducing energy costs and privacy risks.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 4, 2022 ~9 min

Small eddies play a big role in feeding ocean microbes

Swirling waters replenish nutrients in open ocean, a new study finds, and could mitigate some climate change effects.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 3, 2022 ~7 min

Wiggling toward bio-inspired machine intelligence

Inspired by jellyfish and octopuses, PhD candidate Juncal Arbelaiz investigates the theoretical underpinnings that will enable systems to more efficiently adapt to their environments.

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics • mit
Oct. 2, 2022 ~8 min

Making each vote count

MIT PhD candidate Jacob Jaffe uses data science to identify and solve problems in election administration.

Leda Zimmerman | Department of Political Science • mit
Sept. 30, 2022 ~8 min

Providing new pathways for neuroscience research and education

Payton Dupuis finds new scientific interests and career opportunities through MIT summer research program in biology.

Leah Campbell | School of Science • mit
Sept. 29, 2022 ~8 min