Meet the 2022-23 Accenture Fellows

This year's fellows will work across research areas including telemonitoring, human-computer interactions, operations research,  AI-mediated socialization, and chemical transformations.

School of Engineering • mit
yesterday ~5 min

Paper-thin solar cell can turn any surface into a power source

Researchers develop a scalable fabrication technique to produce ultrathin, lightweight solar cells that can be seamlessly added to any surface.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~8 min

Computational system streamlines the design of fluidic devices

This computational tool can generate an optimal design for a complex fluidic device such as a combustion engine or a hydraulic pump.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
yesterday ~8 min

Study: Without more data, a black hole’s origins can be “spun” in any direction

Current measurements of black holes are not enough to nail down how the invisible giants form in the universe, researchers say.

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

Pursuing a practical approach to research

Professor Koroush Shirvan, who recently won a prestigious award from the American Nuclear Society, pursues avenues to lower the costs of nuclear energy.

Poornima Apte | Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering • mit
Dec. 8, 2022 ~7 min

Using light to manipulate neuron excitability

A new optogenetics-based tool allows researchers to control how neurons respond to electrical input.

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

An automated way to assemble thousands of objects

A new algorithm for automatic assembly of products is accurate, efficient, and generalizable to a wide range of complex real-world assemblies.

Rachel Gordon | MIT CSAIL • mit
Dec. 7, 2022 ~8 min

A faster way to preserve privacy online

New research enables users to search for information without revealing their queries, based on a method that is 30 times faster than comparable prior techniques.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 7, 2022 ~9 min

A healthy wind

Health benefits of using wind energy instead of fossil fuels could quadruple if the most polluting power plants are selected for dialing down, new study finds.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 2, 2022 ~8 min

How touch dampens the brain’s response to painful stimuli

Rubbing an aching body part can bring some relief. Neuroscientists at MIT's McGovern Institute are looking to find out why.

Jennifer Michalowski | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
Dec. 1, 2022 ~5 min