Technique reveals deeper insights into the makeup of nacre, a natural material

Discovery could lead to new designs for improved and more sustainable materials inspired by nature.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
yesterday ~5 min

Tags: environment nature research school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering materials-science-and-engineering bioinspiration

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

Tags: sustainability covid-19 pandemic supply-chains research community idss center-for-transportation-and-logistics institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop mit-sloan-school-of-management mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing concrete-sustainability-hub

Saudi Arabia faces increased heat, humidity, precipitation extremes by mid-century

High-resolution climate projections could enable a robust adaptation and resilience response.

Mark Dwortzan | Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change • mit
Oct. 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: climate-change environment global-warming research modeling school-of-science global eaps joint-program-on-the-science-and-policy-of-global-change middle-east

Podcast series from J-PAL North America shares stories behind the impact of summer jobs in the US

Featuring advocates, program coordinators, researchers, and program participants, podcast series paints a holistic picture of summer youth employment programs and how research helps strengthen them.

J-PAL North America • mit
Oct. 29, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: social-media poverty media economics policy research government school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences abdul-latif-jameel-poverty-action-lab-j-pal

Designing new mirror materials for better gravitational-wave detection

Nicholas Demos, a first-generation college graduate and MathWorks Fellow in MIT’s Kavli Institute, is improving our ability to listen to the cosmos.

Kelso Harper | MIT Kavli Institute • mit
Oct. 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: physics astrophysics astronomy profile research stars black-holes students awards-honors-and-fellowships graduate-postdoctoral school-of-science kavli-institute space-astronomy-and-planetary-science ligo

Testing sewage to home in on Covid-19

Letting an algorithm decide which maintenance holes to test for evidence of coronavirus could improve pandemic containment efforts.

Scott Murray | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
Oct. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: public-health cities artificial-intelligence covid-19 pandemic disease viruses research computer-science-and-technology idss health-sciences-and-technology mit-schwarzman-college-of-computing

Truncated immune system receptors may regulate cellular activity

Unexpected findings in chemokine receptors once believed to be non-functional open up new fields of scientific inquiry.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT Media Lab • mit
Oct. 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 viruses research cells proteins media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning school-of-science koch-institute

How a worm may yield insights into the gut-brain relationship

Gurrein Madan, brain and cognitive sciences graduate student and MathWorks Fellow, studies gut–brain signaling with implications for human health.

Alison Gold | School of Science • mit
Oct. 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health neuroscience research students awards-honors-and-fellowships graduate-postdoctoral school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences picower-institute

Elegance in C. elegans

Gurrein Madan, brain and cognitive sciences graduate student and MathWorks Fellow, studies gut–brain signaling with implications for human health.

Alison Gold | School of Science • mit
Oct. 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health neuroscience research students awards-honors-and-fellowships graduate-postdoctoral school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences picower-institute


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