A careful rethinking of the Iraq War

Roger Petersen’s new book details military operations and political dynamics in Iraq, shedding new light on the challenges of state-building.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News • mit
today ~8 min

How cognition changes before dementia hits

Study finds language-processing difficulties are an indicator — more so than memory loss — of amnestic mild cognitive impairment.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News • mit
yesterday ~7 min

How early-stage cancer cells hide from the immune system

A new study finds precancerous colon cells turn on a gene called SOX17, which helps them evade detection and develop into more advanced tumors.

Anne Trafton | MIT News • mit
Feb. 28, 2024 ~6 min

Study unlocks nanoscale secrets for designing next-generation solar cells

The work will help researchers tune surface properties of perovskites, a promising alternative and supplement to silicon, for more efficient photovoltaics.

David L. Chandler | MIT News • mit
Feb. 28, 2024 ~10 min

New AI model could streamline operations in a robotic warehouse

By breaking an intractable problem into smaller chunks, a deep-learning technique identifies the optimal areas for thinning out traffic in a warehouse.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Feb. 27, 2024 ~7 min

MIT engineers 3D print the electromagnets at the heart of many electronics

The printed solenoids could enable electronics that cost less and are easier to manufacture — on Earth or in space.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Feb. 23, 2024 ~8 min

Researchers harness 2D magnetic materials for energy-efficient computing

An MIT team precisely controlled an ultrathin magnet at room temperature, which could enable faster, more efficient processors and computer memories.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Feb. 22, 2024 ~8 min

Electrons become fractions of themselves in graphene, study finds

An exotic electronic state observed by MIT physicists could enable more robust forms of quantum computing.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News • mit
Feb. 21, 2024 ~9 min

Automated method helps researchers quantify uncertainty in their predictions

An easy-to-use technique could assist everyone from economists to sports analysts.

Adam Zewe | MIT News • mit
Feb. 21, 2024 ~7 min

Smart glove teaches new physical skills

Adaptive smart glove from MIT CSAIL researchers can send tactile feedback to teach users new skills, guide robots with more precise manipulation, and help train surgeons and pilots.

Alex Shipps | MIT CSAIL • mit
Feb. 20, 2024 ~8 min