Study suggests mechanical properties of spike proteins can predict infectivity and lethality of different coronaviruses.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~8 min
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Discovery could lead to new designs for improved and more sustainable materials inspired by nature.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~5 min
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Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, MIT students have carved out meaningful hands-on experiences.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~10 min
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Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure.
Oct. 1, 2020 • ~6 min
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New analysis can help scientists and engineers better assess flood risk and habitat creation associated with restoration efforts.
Sept. 25, 2020 • ~3 min
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Annual MITEI awards support research on battery storage, smart grids, and carbon emissions reduction.
June 30, 2020 • ~9 min
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Removable adhesive could make it easier for surgeons to close up internal wounds.
June 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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MIT analysis uncovers the basis of the severe rainfall declines predicted by many models.
June 17, 2020 • ~7 min
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Study finds simple changes in road resurfacing practices could improve gas mileage for heavy vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
June 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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New roll-to-roll production method could enable lightweight, flexible solar devices and a new generation of display screens.
June 5, 2020 • ~6 min
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