MIT engineers grow “perfect” atom-thin materials on industrial silicon wafers

Their technique could allow chip manufacturers to produce next-generation transistors based on materials other than silicon.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 18, 2023 ~7 min

Computers that power self-driving cars could be a huge driver of global carbon emissions

Study shows that if autonomous vehicles are widely adopted, hardware efficiency will need to advance rapidly to keep computing-related emissions in check.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 13, 2023 ~8 min

Holding information in mind may mean storing it among synapses

Comparing models of working memory with real-world data, MIT researchers find information resides not in persistent neural activity, but in the pattern of its connections.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Jan. 12, 2023 ~8 min

Study: Extreme heat is changing habits of daily life

New research quantifies how much very hot temperatures restrict outdoor activity in China.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 12, 2023 ~5 min

Moving water and earth

A new understanding of how particle shape controls grain flow could help engineers manage river restoration and coastal erosion.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2023 ~7 min

Enzyme “atlas” helps researchers decipher cellular pathways

Biologists have mapped out more than 300 protein kinases and their targets, which they hope could yield new leads for cancer drugs.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2023 ~7 min

Program teaches US Air Force personnel the fundamentals of AI

MIT researchers developed and studied a customized AI training program for users with varied backgrounds, which could be delivered across large organizations.

Adam Zewe | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2023 ~10 min

Research collaboration to examine parent-child learning interactions’ impact on child skill and curiosity

J-PAL North America and the University of Chicago’s Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab will evaluate two approaches to text-based parental engagement programs that motivate two distinct kinds of learning interactions.

J-PAL North America • mit
Jan. 10, 2023 ~5 min

Riddle solved: Why was Roman concrete so durable?

An unexpected ancient manufacturing strategy may hold the key to designing concrete that lasts for millennia.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 6, 2023 ~8 min

New MIT internships expand research opportunities in Africa

University placements through MISTI aim to help grow the African research ecosystem.

Kristen Wilcox | Office of the Associate Provost for International Activities • mit
Jan. 5, 2023 ~6 min