Saurabh Amin: Striving to make our infrastructure safer

The systems engineer focuses on making transportation, electricity, and water infrastructure more resilient against disruptions.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 6, 2020 ~7 min

An escape route for seafloor methane

Leakage from frozen layers was a puzzle, but a new study shows how the potent greenhouse gas breaks through icy barriers.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 30, 2020 ~8 min

Vibrations of coronavirus proteins may play a role in infection

Study suggests mechanical properties of spike proteins can predict infectivity and lethality of different coronaviruses.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 19, 2020 ~8 min

Technique reveals deeper insights into the makeup of nacre, a natural material

Discovery could lead to new designs for improved and more sustainable materials inspired by nature.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Oct. 30, 2020 ~5 min

Learning by doing, remotely

Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, MIT students have carved out meaningful hands-on experiences.

Elizabeth Durant | Office of the Vice Chancellor • mit
Oct. 19, 2020 ~10 min

Antarctic sea ice may not cap carbon emissions as much as previously thought

Study suggests sea ice blocks the flow of carbon both into and out of the ocean, in roughly equal measure.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

MIT researchers highlight the impacts of logjams in river restoration projects

New analysis can help scientists and engineers better assess flood risk and habitat creation associated with restoration efforts.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering • mit
Sept. 25, 2020 ~3 min

MIT Energy Initiative awards eight seed fund grants for early-stage MIT energy research

Annual MITEI awards support research on battery storage, smart grids, and carbon emissions reduction.

Kelley Travers | MIT Energy Initiative • mit
June 30, 2020 ~9 min

Super-strong surgical tape detaches on demand

Removable adhesive could make it easier for surgeons to close up internal wounds.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 22, 2020 ~6 min

Why the Mediterranean is a climate change hotspot

MIT analysis uncovers the basis of the severe rainfall declines predicted by many models.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
June 17, 2020 ~7 min

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