Vibrating atoms make robust qubits, physicists find

The new qubits stay in “superposition” for up to 10 seconds, and could make a promising foundation for quantum computers.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~8 min

Building technological tools for nuclear disarmament

Associate Professor Areg Danagoulian credits mentorship with helping him establish a path through nuclear physics.

Zach Winn | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~9 min

Where legal, voting by those in prison is rare, study shows

The findings suggest voting by incarcerated people is unlikely to affect electoral outcomes, in contrast to some assumptions.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 25, 2022 ~6 min

MIT Energy Initiative launches the Future Energy Systems Center

New MITEI consortium focuses on speeding the energy transition, engaging with industrial leaders to deploy clean energy advances at scale.

MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Jan. 24, 2022 ~5 min

Life Sciences Supermind Report outlines proposed solutions to re-imagine the global health ecosystem

Collective intelligence methodology identifies key findings to accelerate the pace of innovation and build health resilience.

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence | MIT Media Lab • mit
Jan. 24, 2022 ~6 min

Physicists discover “secret sauce” behind exotic properties of a new quantum material

New work on superconducting kagome metal will aid design of other unusual quantum materials, with many potential applications.

Elizabeth A. Thomson | Materials Research Laboratory • mit
Jan. 21, 2022 ~10 min

Scientists make first detection of exotic “X” particles in quark-gluon plasma

The findings could redefine the kinds of particles that were abundant in the early universe.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 21, 2022 ~7 min

TESS Science Office at MIT hits milestone of 5,000 exoplanet candidates

Catalog of planet candidates nearly doubles in size during 2020-21.

MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research • mit
Jan. 20, 2022 ~3 min

Babies can tell who has close relationships based on one clue: saliva

Sharing food and kissing are among the signals babies use to interpret their social world, according to a new study.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 20, 2022 ~6 min

An all-in-one approach to diabetes treatment

MIT engineers are working on a new kind of device that could streamline the process of blood glucose measurement and insulin injection.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 20, 2022 ~7 min