Climate modeling confirms historical records showing rise in hurricane activity

New results show North Atlantic hurricanes have increased in frequency over the last 150 years.

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

An energy-storage solution that flows like soft-serve ice cream

Researchers make the case for a semisolid electrochemical compound as a cost-efficient, grid-scale battery backup for wind and solar power.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
Nov. 30, 2021 ~10 min

Community policing in the Global South

Professor Fotini Christia is part of a team examining the challenges of implementing community policing across a range of countries.

Stephanie M. McPherson | Institute for Data, Systems, and Society • mit
Nov. 29, 2021 ~7 min

Artificial intelligence that understands object relationships

A new machine-learning model could enable robots to understand interactions in the world in the way humans do.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 29, 2021 ~8 min

Timber or steel? Study helps builders reduce carbon footprint of truss structures

New analysis could help identify optimal materials for the crisscrossing struts that bolster bridges, towers, and buildings.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 29, 2021 ~5 min

How molecular clusters in the nucleus interact with chromosomes

A new study finds the clusters form small, stable droplets and may give the genome a gel-like structure.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 24, 2021 ~6 min

One year on this giant, blistering hot planet is just 16 hours long

A newly discovered “ultrahot Jupiter” has the shortest orbit of any known gas giant.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 23, 2021 ~7 min

Report: Economics drives migration from Central America to the U.S.

A new survey underscores how material needs lead to movement within the Americas — at a high cost to those trying to relocate.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 23, 2021 ~7 min

Peeking into a chrysalis, videos reveal growth of butterfly wing scales

The findings could inform the design of new materials such as iridescent windows or waterproof textiles.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 22, 2021 ~8 min

Nanograins make for a seismic shift

A new study finds curious properties of tiny crystals hold clues to earthquake formation.

EAPS • mit
Nov. 22, 2021 ~5 min