Coupling power and hydrogen sector pathways to benefit decarbonization

MIT-led team finds holistic optimization of electric power and hydrogen supply chain infrastructure is favorable for emission reductions and decreased infrastructure costs.

Kelley Travers | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Oct. 21, 2021 ~9 min

Dinosaurs may have lived in social herds as early as 193 million years ago

Fossils indicate a communal nesting ground and adults who foraged and took care of the young as a herd, scientists say.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 21, 2021 ~8 min

Astronomers detect signs of an atmosphere stripped from a planet during giant impact

Such planetary smashups are likely common in young solar systems, but they haven’t been directly observed.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 20, 2021 ~7 min

How diet affects tumors

A new study finds cutting off cells’ supplies of lipids can slow the growth of tumors in mice.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 20, 2021 ~8 min

New cancer treatment may reawaken the immune system

By combining chemotherapy, tumor injury, and immunotherapy, researchers show that the immune system can be re-engaged to destroy tumors in mice.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 19, 2021 ~6 min


How the brain navigates cities

We seem to be wired to calculate not the shortest path but the “pointiest” one, facing us toward our destination as much as possible.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 18, 2021 ~7 min

How marsh grass protects shorelines

As climate change brings greater threats to coastal ecosystems, new research can help planners leverage the wave-damping benefits of marsh plants.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 18, 2021 ~5 min

Study shows fragile X treatment can incur resistance, suggests ways around it

While the brain acquires resistance to continuous treatment with mGluR5 inhibitor drugs, lasting effects may still arise if dosing occurs intermittently and during a developmental-critical period.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Oct. 15, 2021 ~10 min

Accelerating the discovery of new materials for 3D printing

A new machine-learning system costs less, generates less waste, and can be more innovative than manual discovery methods.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 15, 2021 ~7 min

New fibers can make breath-regulating garments

“Robotic” textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing, and potentially help patients recovering from postsurgery breathing changes.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 15, 2021 ~8 min

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