Advancing nuclear detection and inspection

With new tech, assistant professor of nuclear science and engineering Areg Danagoulian probes deep inside cargo containers and ballistic warheads to ferret out fissile materials.

Leda Zimmerman | Nuclear science and engineering | Nov. 14, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: nuclear-science-and-engineering research nuclear-security-and-policy security-studies-and-military school-of-engineering physics international-relations cryptography profile alumniae policy faculty

3 Questions: How to control biofilms in space

MIT and University of Colorado researchers are collaborating on an experiment to be sent to the International Space Station.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 1, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research microbes nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering surface-engineering nasa materials-science-and-engineering 3-questions faculty students graduate postdoctoral school-of-science space astronomy-and-planetary-science

Biological engineer Paul Blainey creates new tools to advance biomedical research

His technology platforms have benefited genomics, diagnostics, and drug screening.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Oct. 19, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research biological-engineering faculty broad-institute school-of-engineering profile imaging microfluidics genetics drug-development

The permanent struggle for liberty

Daron Acemoglu’s new book examines the battle between state and society, which occasionally produces liberal-democratic freedom.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Sept. 24, 2019 | mit
~11 mins   

Tags: school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences economic politics books-and-authors faculty research history government

Creating new opportunities from nanoscale materials

MIT Professor Frances Ross is pioneering new techniques to study materials growth and how structure relates to performance.

Denis Paiste | Materials Research Laboratory | Sept. 5, 2019 | mit
~17 mins   

Tags: materials-research-laboratory materials-science-and-engineering school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology microscopy research mitnano dmse faculty profile 2-d graphene

New science blooms after star researchers die, study finds

Deaths of prominent life scientists tend to be followed by a surge in highly cited research by newcomers.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | Aug. 29, 2019 | mit
~5 mins   

Tags: sloan-school-of-management research faculty economics history-of-science national-science-foundation-nsf

Data-mining for dark matter

Tracy Slatyer hunts through astrophysical data for clues to the invisible universe.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | Aug. 15, 2019 | mit
~9 mins   

Tags: astronomy astrophysics data center-for-theoretical-physics faculty laboratory-for-nuclear-science physics research school-of-science diversity-and-inclusion

Removing carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust

MIT researchers are developing a battery that could both capture carbon dioxide in power plant exhaust and convert it to a solid ready for safe disposal.

Nancy W. Stauffer | MIT Energy Initiative | July 29, 2019 | mit
~15 mins   

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For Catherine Drennan, teaching and research are complementary passions

Professor of biology and chemistry is catalyzing new approaches in research and education to meet the climate challenge.

Leda Zimmerman | MIT Energy Initiative | June 26, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: biology chemistry school-of-science faculty climate-change education teaching academics research mit-energy-initiative emissions energy sustainability

The politics of ugly buildings

In new book, MIT’s Timothy Hyde looks at the architectural controversies that have helped shape Britain.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office | May 24, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: school-of-architecture-and-planning architecture arts history books-and-authors faculty research

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